Student Announce December 5, 2023


REMINDER - Student Dining Dollars EXPIRE at the end of the semester and do not carry over! Be sure to use them so that you don't lose them! The Nook (CDH) is a great place to utilize your Dining Dollars and offers a variety of food options that you won't find anywhere else on Campus!

- Amy Keyes

First Interest Meeting for Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Dear Alfred Students,

We are excited to announce the first interest meeting for the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Alfred State College! The MSA aims to foster a sense of community, understanding, and support for Muslim students and those interested in learning more about Islamic culture. The meeting will happen this coming Thursday, December 7th in SLC room 408.

Join us for our first gathering to:

  • Learn about the goals and mission of the MSA
  • Meet fellow students interested in promoting diversity and inclusivity
  • Discuss the upcoming spring semester
  • Share ideas for future activities and projects

Whether you are a Muslim student looking for a supportive community or someone interested in learning more about Islamic culture, all are welcome to attend. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, build lasting friendships, and contribute to a campus environment that celebrates diversity.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at or (585)360-3289.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and working together to create a vibrant and inclusive community at Alfred University.

Best regards,

Sinan Isikdemir

- Sinan Isikdemir

Shuttle Schedule for the Holidays!

Shuttles break on December 15th at 5pm. Shuttles will resume the regular schedule on January 22nd. 

*Extra buses will run at 6am on December 16th 

*Buses will pick up students at the Rochester Airport on January 19th at 5pm 


- Amy Keyes

Pink Pride T-shirts $15 Gene Doorley

Pink Pride T-shirts  $15

The volleyball Team has several shirts left to sell, from the Pink Pride campaign.                                                    

Sizes available   SM, MED, LRG, XLG 

All proceeds go to Allegany County Cancer Services, ACCS - right here in Allegany County. 

To purchase shirts, please contact Gene Doorley or one of the volleyball players and we will make sure to get a shirt to you. 

We can take cash or check, or you can Venmo me as well.

Phone – 607-587-4569     Email –

- Catherine Dimino

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


Join us on Wednesday, December 6th at The Terrace for our Holiday Dinner! 4:30pm - 7:30pm

- Amy Keyes

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


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

- Amy Keyes

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

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

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

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

Launch of the 2024–25 FAFSA Form – Student Records and Financial Services

There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form!  The changes include expanded eligibility for federal student aid and a more streamlined application process.

As a result, the new FAFSA form will be available in December 2023, not in October.

What can students do now?

  • Learn more about FAFSA Simplification 
  • Stay Informed.  Check your email and student portal regularly for updates.  We will notify you as soon as the new FAFSA form is available.
  • NYS residents can review information on the TAP Grant and apply starting November 1, 2023.   

Please contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office with any questions regarding the launch of the 2024–25 FAFSA Form. 

- Angela Allen

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