Student Announce November 30, 2023

Oasis Open House- 11/30

Join us from 2-4 PM on Thursday (11/30) at SLC 415 to enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while touring this newly redesigned wellness space.  Open to the Alfred State community, this space can help manage stress, find balance, and promote rest/relaxation- especially during this busy time of the semester.  Check out the new grant-funded amenities which include new full-body massage chairs and other calming & relaxing elements.

- Erika Tracy

Alfred State Dance Team Christmas Showcase

Come one and all to celebrate a holiday showcase by the Alfred State Dance Team at the Pioneer Center Lounge 1st Floor on Thursday, November 30th at 9:00pm and Friday, December 1st at 7:00pm. 


Watch an all-dance act of Christmas music, and we are excited to celebrate the holidays with you. Please reserve your spots for the selected shows, as seating is limited available for both days. You can reserve on PioneerLink or Croq. 


If you have questions about the showcase? Please reach out to our Co-Presidents at or for seating.


We hope to see you soon!”


Thank you and have a great day!

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

MEET Dept.- Senior Engineering Project Showcase - Friday, Dec. 1st

On Friday, Dec. 1st from 1-2:00 PM in the SLC Park Space, the Mechanical & Electrical Engineering senior project groups will be displaying posters. The posters will detail their work on specific industry projects. Most industry representatives will be present along with MEET Dept faculty. Come show your support for your fellow Pioneers and take a look! 

- Heather Jackson

Family Feud Late Night Edition

Brother to Brother, CAB, & The Cultural Life Center are proud to present the first in a series of Family Feud Events at Alfred State.

This is an opportunity to be among the first to participate in the tournament-style version of Family Feud at A-State with planned variations and events expanding during the upcoming Spring semester (Professionals, Mixed Team, Special Populations, Res Halls).

This first event is part of the late-night programming with a call for 5 person teams. The event will take place in the Underground Lounge in the Pioneer Center. Teams will compete in the traditional "Family Feud" competitions with survey rounds and "Fast Money" where the team can compete for Gift Cards and a chance to advance to a "Champions Bracket" and future tournaments.

The event will occur Thursday, Nov 30th from 9:00 PM EST to 12:30 AM in the Pioneer Center's Underground Lounge (Games Nation Lobby)

Use this link to sign up your 5 person team today to compete.

- Brian Saltsman

Performing Arts Winter Concert

This Friday, December 1st at 7:00pm in the Cappadonia Auditorium, come ring in the holiday season and support the Performing Arts at Alfred State in our annual Winter Concert. Come rock out and carol your way through some of Broadway’s best tunes with Rock Band, Voices and Instrumental Music. A dessert reception will follow.  We hope to see you there!

- Sarabeth Matteson

Orientation Leader Applications Available - SLC 204

Interested in a summer job? Orientation Leader applications are now available for pick up in the Office of Student Engagement, SLC 204. The application deadline is January 31, 2024.

Orientation Leaders are responsible for the successful preparation of students and parents for each new student’s academic career at Alfred State. You will be expected to provide effective guidance to new students and parents, as well as overall support to help make each Orientation program a success. 

Please reach out to with any questions regarding the position or application process. 

- Calsey Bump


SELL/RETURN TEXTBOOKS at the Alfred Campus Store December 4-9 and December 11-15!

- Amy Keyes

Intensive Study Hours

I hope this finds you well and the end of the semester is going smoothly for you! I am sending this email as a reminder that Intensive Study Hours have start Sunday December 3 at 8:00 PM and last until the end of the semester, 10:00 PM on December 15th.  Intensive Study Hours were implemented to make sure that the residence halls are quiet, so students are able to better focus on preparing for finals and completing final projects in the last two weeks.  The important information can be found below:

  • Intensive Study Hours begin Sunday, December 3 at 8 PM and last until December 15.
  • Intensive Study Hours include the weekends.   
  • Intensive Study Hours are perpetual quiet hours with a relief period from 4PM- 7Pm.  This means that regular hours are from 4 PM-7Pm each day and outside of that time period, quiet hours will be enforced.
  • No overnight guests and guests after 10 PM
  • This email and the flyers around the building count as your warning. 
  • A first violation will result in the situation being documented, and you will receive a hand delivered letter that night that you have your first violation and that a second violation will result in relocation. 
  • A second violation will result in relocation from the residence hall and you will move into another spot on campus for the rest of the semester and you would not be allowed back into your regular residence hall until you are done with finals to grab any items you would need for back home/ return anything from your temporary assignment that you would not need to bring home over break. 
- Lee Wascher

Tuesday Talks: Guide to the new FAFSA - 12/5

Are you returning for the 2024-2025 academic year? Join Financial Aid Counselor, Keri Edsall, on Tuesday, December 5 @ 7 p.m. in PHS 106 for an overview of the FAFSA Simplification Act, how to complete the updated FAFSA, and help determining your FAFSA contributor(s).

- Calsey Bump

What’s Going Around- Health and Wellness Services

Upper respiratory viruses continue to be the most common medical diagnosis at Health and Wellness Services.  Symptoms may include a runny nose, sore throat and a persistent cough that could last up to a couple weeks.  In addition, there have recently been diagnosed cases of flu (Influenza A) on campus. Flu symptoms may include feeling feverish or chills, a cough, sore throat, muscle aches, and/or fatigue.

Recommendations from our medical team include rest, fluids, and over-the-counter pain relievers and possibly decongestants. These infections are usually viral and typically resolve within two weeks on their own.  Overall, ways to lower your risk of infection include the following:  plenty of sleep, stay physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you wish to be evaluated by our team.  Alfred Campus- call us at 607-587-4200 to set up a time to visit (appointment only).  Wellsville Campus- call 607-587-3141 or visit the health center in the PSU for a walk-in appointment.

- Jonathan Hilsher

Leadership Suite Applications Are Open

Do you belong to a club or organization actively involved in making a difference in the larger community? Are you solving problems, taking on opportunities, and using your passion and skills to help others? This could take the form of volunteerism, community service trips, public awareness campaigns, fundraising efforts, advocacy, and education.

If so, we invite you to view our Civic Engagement Pioneer page to submit a Leadership Suite proposal. Leadership Suites are designed to celebrate and get others involved in community-minded causes and initiatives locally, regionally, and/or globally.  

Suite applications must be submitted by December 10th, 2023, to be considered for Spring 2024.

- Cyan Corwine

Winter Aid Application Available

Winter course registration is now available!  Register for courses and complete the Winter Aid Application if you are interested in using financial aid.  Your eligibility information will be sent to your Alfred State College email after your application is reviewed.   

- Angela Allen

Thursdays are for REV+FLOW this Holiday!

REV+FLOW this Holiday season with a FREE fitness class for students, faculty and staff on Thursdays from 5 - 6 pm in The Studio at the Pioneer Center. There are two classes left (Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th) so it's time to add some festive Holiday music to the playlist!! Experience what your body can do through strength, toning, balance, and flexibility moves to music! Yoga mats and light hand weights are provided.

If you have questions, contact Lynn Hayes at

- Lynn Hayes

FREE Consolidated Shipping for Course Material OFFER!

CONSOLIDATED FREE SHIPPING for your Course Materials if you ship them to the Alfred Campus Store 11.29.23 - 1.9.23! Contact the Campus Store with any questions: 607-587-4020

- Amy Keyes

Late Night Breakfast - 12/10

Kick off finals week with a Late Night Breakfast served by your faculty & staff on Sunday, December 10 from 10PM-12AM in the Terrace, CDH. This is the time to take a quick break from studying and enjoy a meal & conversations with friends and professionals. This breakfast is meant to help you relax and destress from finals! If you have a meal plan it will be one meal swipe; however, if you do not, you are still welcome as you will get a meal voucher!

- Calsey Bump

Fall 2023 Final Exam Schedule

The Fall 2023 Final Exam Schedule is available at the following link:


Students should contact their course instructors if they have questions regarding their exam schedules.

- Tamara Knapp

University Police

Community Action Angels – Holiday Fund Raising Initiatives:

University Police, is again trying to raise money for ACCORD's Community Action Angels.

This year ACCORD is encouraging cash donations so they can purchase gift cards, donations of gift cards in any denomination for WalMart or DG or Amazon or other stores, and new winter coats for boys and girls, any age. 

Food will be a need this year, too. Their pantry has served about 40% more clients each month since July and they welcome donations of any kind of shelf stable products.

At this time, all donations can be dropped off at the University Police Department by Friday, December 8th. 

If you have any questions or would like to work on this initiative with the University Police Department  please contact Lt. Kris Bianchi (

Your support goes a long way to help make the holiday season brighter throughout our community.

- Kristofer Bianchi

Winter Break Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023, for the Winter Break. The Residence halls will reopen for the Spring semester on Friday, January 19, 2024. Residential Services is aware that the final bus scheduled to leave Alfred leaves before 10:00 p.m. If you are here for an academic reason and cannot make travel arrangements for the evening of Friday, December 15 please contact your Residence Director to remain on campus that night. However, you must plan travel arrangements for the morning of Saturday, December 16.

Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls.

All others may be charged with trespassing.

Students will only be approved who:

  • Live over 500 miles away (according to your home Banner Address)
  • Have a Special Circumstance (ex. You do not have a place to go)
  • Working for the college during the break (with Supervisors Approval)
  • Student athlete commitments for games/practice (confirmed with Athletics)
  • Sunday, December 17 bus to New York City

If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the "Winter Break Housing Request" form on eRezLife. To access this form, please sign in to, select "sign up for housing," and then select the "Winter Break Housing Request" form. 

Please note, that this form will close on Monday, December 11. 

Prior to leaving for winter break please be sure to: 

  • Close all windows and blinds/ shades
  • Unplug ALL electronics (including refrigerators)
  • Take out all garbage
  • Lock your room door

Your room will be inspected by a member of the Residential Life staff and the staff will unplug any electronic devices that are left plugged in. Please notify your Resident Assistant of an approximate time you will be leaving campus. 

If you have any questions, please contact Residential Services at 607-587-4371 or email:

- Erika Winans

Winter Break Transportation Options

Megabus to New York City 

  • Thursday December 14 depart from West University St @ 2:45 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 15 depart from West University St  7:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17 depart from West University St @ 7:45 a.m. 

Flight out of Rochester  

  • Saturday, December 16 depart from shuttle stop in front of Shults hall at 6 a.m.  

Transportation from Alfred University to the Rochester Airport, Amtrak, or Rochester Bus Station

  • Monday, December 11 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, December12 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, December 13 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Thursday, December 14 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 15 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 16 leaves AU Powell Center @ 6 a.m., 12 p.m., & 6 p.m. 

If you need transportation to Rochester through Alfred University please contact Max Koskoff at and provide the following information: 

  • Name
  • Mobile Number
  • Indicate where you need to be dropped off at - Airport, Bus Terminal, or Amtrak Station
  • Airline or Bus Terminal
  • Scheduled Departure Time

If you are requesting transportation to the Rochester International Airport please fill out the Online Travel Request Form

As a reminder the Residence Halls will close for Winter Break on Friday, December 15 at 10 p.m. If you are requesting to remain on campus for a portion, or duration of Winter Break please be sure to fill out the Winter Break Housing Application in eRezLife.

- Erika Winans

Alfred State Cybersecurity Team

Do you want to learn how to protect your computer from threats? Do you want to see how network admin's protect different services like emails and different computers?

Well come join the Cybersecurity team! 

We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-6pm in the SET building, room 446. 

We look forward to meeting you!

- Zachary Clarke