Student Announce December 6, 2023

"Destress Fest" This Friday!

Need to break some stuff? Need some extra gum or note cards? Need a massage? Come over to the SLC on Dec. 8th at 6pm to destress and get ready to rock finals week! There will be a smash room, finals survival kits, and much more! 

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

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

'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


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


Join us TODAY at The Terrace for our Holiday Dinner! 4:30pm - 7:30pm

- Amy Keyes

The Hot Dog Day Design Contest is open NOW through 2/4/2024!!!

Submit designs here:

The 52nd annual Hot Dog Day will be held on April 20, 2024!

The winning design is used on the T-shirts, posters, and other event merch.



The T-shirt design must be your own original, unpublished work. By entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your work, and Hot Dog Day has exclusive rights to use your design.

Designs must completed and final - sketches will not be considered

Designs must include the event name "Hot Dog Day" and the year somewhere in the design

Designs that depict alcohol and drug use or imagery will not be considered.

If you include the name of one college, include the name of the other (Alfred University/ Alfred State College)

One person can submit multiple designs

Past designs may be updated and resubmitted if not chosen.

Please submit your design as a high-resolution JPG or PNG of just the design image.

Submissions are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 4th 2024


The winning design will receive the following prizes;

Free 2023 Hot Dog Day Shirt, poster, and any other promotional merch.

Name credit on the poster as the designer

$100 cash or gift card

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- Sandra Burdick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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