Student Announce December 7, 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

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, at 6pm 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

SNAP Eligibility - Resource Table

Have you ever wondered if you qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? 

The Center for Civic Leadership is partnering with Directions in Independent Living to provide a resource table on December 12th from 10-2pm in the SLC Park Space to help interested students understand the eligibility requirements and application steps. 

  • Food insecurity and hunger can affect anyone. Under federal law, college students who are between the ages of 18 and 49 years old and are attending an institution of higher education at least half-time (6 credits or more) MAY be eligible to receive food assistance through SNAP benefits if they meet certain criteria. One of the criteria is participation in a program of career and technical education as defined under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (see 7 CFR 273.5).
  • While Alfred State College cannot determine whether you are eligible for SNAP we do want to make sure you are guided to appropriate resources. SNAP eligibility is ultimately determined by each County’s local Department of Social Services and you can check your eligibility by going through self guided checklist on That said, different counties have noted service providers that can help further support people with understanding those eligibility requirements and we are bringing one of our counties supports to campus to help at this session! 
  • Applying in a different county or curious about supports closer to your zip code?! You can search to see if there are other supporting agencies near you! 
  • Should you determine you meet basic eligibility requirements and choose to proceed with an Application, you will need a SNAP Student Enrollment Verification form to submitted with your application. This form helps verify that you are enrolled at least half-time in a program of career and technical education as defined under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and therefore satisfy the requirements of this criteria and, in efforts to support our students, Alfred State’s Records Office has integrated this important form into your banner system!!
    • Students can now access their SNAP Student Enrollment Verification Form at > Select the link for “​Register for classes” under the Banner SSB 9 (Beta) data block > click “Snap Enrollment Verification Form” > Log in (if needed) > Select term > "Click for a printable version of the SNAP Verification Form".

If you are curious about enrollment requirements or wish to receive guidance on steps to follow, please stop by our resource table on Tuesday, December 12th from 10-2! 

We will bring our valued partner from Directions in Independant Living back in the spring as well! Should you have any questions, please reach out to Cyan Corwine in Global and Civic Wellbeing (

- Cyan Corwine

Intensive Final Exam Review - Math and Physics

The Mathematics and Physics department will be hosting intensive final exam review sessions this week and next in preparation for final exams. 

Thursday 12/7  Davis  4:00 – 5:00  MATH 1054  5:00 – 6:00  MATH 1004  6:00 – 7:00  MATH 1103  SDC 138

                         Whitehouse   5:00 – 7:00   1063, 1084, 2074, 6114   SDC 108

Friday 12/8   Kendall   2:00 – 4:00   PHYS 1024, 1044   SET 114/117

                     Whitehouse   5:00 – 7:00   MATH 1323   SDC 139

Monday 12/11  Raish   1:00 – 3:00   MATH 6114   EJB 415

                         Bocchi   6:30 – 8:00   MATH 1004, 1014, 1033, 1034, 1063, 1084, 1113,   1123, 1143, 2043, 2124   SDC 109

                         Kelly   5:00 – 6:00  MATH 1014 (1033, 1034, 1054)   6:00 – 7:00   MATH 1033, 1034 (1014, 1054)   SDC 108

Tuesday 12/12   8:00 – 10:00 AM   Final Exams: MATH 1033, 1034, 1054, 1063, 1084, 1323, 2074, 7123, 6114 (Various locations)

                          Bocchi   6:30 – 8:00   MATH 1004, 1014, 1113,  1123, 1143, 2043, 2124   SDC 109

                         Quagliato   2:45 – 4:45   Final Exam: PHYS 1014   SET 114

                         Struckmann   5:00 – 6:00   MATH 1014   EJB 219

Wednesday 12/13  2:45 – 4:45 PM   Final Exams: MATH 1004, 1014, 1103, 1123, 1143, 1203, 2043, 2124, 7113, 7123 (Various locations)

Thursday 12/14   Buell   8:00 – 10:00 AM   Final Exam: PHYS 8013   SET 208

                            5:00 – 7:00 PM   Final Exams: NASC 1003, PHYS 1024, PHYS 1044, PHYS 2023   Orvis Gym

Friday 12/15   Buell   8:00 – 10:00 AM   Final Exam: PHYS 1203  SET 117

- Simon Whitehouse

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

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

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

Reminder - Return Library Materials

If you have any library materials checked out, please return them before leaving campus to avoid replacement costs.  

- Jane Vavala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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