Student Announce December 4, 2023

'Start Finals Prep Now' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Start Finals Prep Now workshop on Wednesday, December 6th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. Students will learn the different stages of exam prep that includes before, during and after checklists, the study cycle, and mistakes to avoid in order to do their very best on Final Exams. In addition, students will learn strategies to address the causes of testing anxiety and leave with an individualized plan to overcome their own personal test taking anxieties.

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Fall 2023 Workshop Schedule on the Student Success Webpage:

- Samantha Brockway

Women's Swim Mid-Season Tryouts - Zach Healy

Are you a former HS Swimmer!? The Alfred State Women’s Team is having a Mid-Season Team Tryout!! 

With our conference championship meet just around the corner the Women’s Swimming & Diving Team is looking to hopefully fill out our roster to a full eighteen women! Currently at a very strong twelve our women are the reigning AMCC Conference Champions, and just a few key pieces away from repeating! This is where you come in as you can potentially help secure valuable points and help get us over the hump! Below is a list of times that scored at the last conference championship, and if you’re close or even faster than some of them you could potentially be one of those key pieces!! 

Please Email Coach Healy Immediately if Interested!!


Event          Time

50 Free       :28.43

100 Free      1:07.50

200 Free      2:15.10

500 Free       5:55.79

1000 Free    14:51.34

1650 Free    26:09.26

100 Back    1:14.38

200 Back    2:41.02

100 Breast 1:24.88

200 Breast 2:58.29

100 Fly      1:30.41

200 Fly      3:30.00

200 I.M.    2:24.85

400 I.M.    7:00.00

1m 11 Dive   Any Experience/Gymnasts


- Catherine Dimino

Digesting the Feed: Exploring the impact our digital diets have on our minds, bodies, and communities at large

The Civic Leadership team invites you to come learn with Professor Evan Enke (Chair of Computer Information Technology Department) as we unpack our digital diet and take a closer look at the ways we passively and actively consume content and share our data. Come explore how our digital habits are exposing and exploiting our individual and communal vulnerabilities and discover ways to better process, check, and protect yourself in the digital age. 

  • When: Wednesday, December 6th from 5-6pm
  • Where: PHS 106

It is our hope that this session becomes the first of many as we identify ways to be more critically engaged and civically motivated in the way consume and regurgitate information. Should you have any questions regarding this event, wish to be involved in future sessions, or willing to promote as a potential extra credit offering, please contact Cyan Corwine in Global and Civic Wellbeing ( 

- Cyan Corwine

Attention December Graduates

In accordance with SUNY policy, if you have any financial obligations with Alfred State or you have not returned all equipment or supplies borrowed from the college, such as library books, athletic equipment, etc., your diploma will be held until these obligations have been cleared.  View and pay your holds now

- Tamara Knapp

Holiday Cookie Decorating in the Pioneer Lounge

Join the Student Union Staff in the Pioneer Lounge on December 4th from 6PM - 8PM to decorate some holiday cookies!  Cookies, with frosting and decorations and a fruit punch will be provided.  

- Sandra Burdick

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

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

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

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

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