Student Announce December 11, 2023

Gingerbread Building & Hot Cocoa Bar!

Join the Student Union Staff on December 12th in the Pioneer Lounge from 6PM - 8PM to build some gingerbread houses and enjoy a hot cocoa bar!

- Sandra Burdick

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 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

Campus Store Holiday Hours!

Don't Forget Your Alfred State Gifts and Gear for the Holidays! 

WED. DEC. 20TH - TUES. DEC. 26TH: Closed for Inventory/Holidays

WED. DEC. 27TH - FRI. DEC. 29TH: Open 8AM - 4PM

MON. JAN. 1ST: Closed for the Holiday

- Amy Keyes

Registration Giveaway Winners!

Registration Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to the following students who won a $50 gift card in the early registration giveaway:

  • E. Hann, F. Blake, M. Baty, N. Cleary

Thank you for all who have registered for your January classes. If you have not yet registered, please meet with your advisor, and get your pin number to register on BannerWeb! 

- Nicole Schroeder

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

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

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

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

Questions? Send us a message on our social media or email us at


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- Sandra Burdick

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

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


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

- Amy Keyes

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

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