Student Announce December 12, 2023

Update on Derek Correa

Dear Alfred State Community,

I want to send an update on student Derek Correa as we near the end of our semester.  Derek continues to heal and make progress.  Within this week, Derek has made strides to include nodding yes or no to questions, given some hugs, and has written something: “thank you.” Derek is moving to a specialized medical center that focuses on his treatment needs.  This progress and incredibly positive update is among the best gifts our campus can receive this holiday season.  There is still a long road ahead and you can find more about Derek’s path to recovery on the family’s GoFundMe page here

As you spend time this holiday season with family or friends, please remember Derek and his family as they focus on the most important things of all. 

- Paul Welker

Governor Kathy Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen Technical Sergeant Christopher P. Rock

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Dec. 12, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of fallen technical sergeant Christopher P. Rock. 


"Technical Sergeant Christopher P. Rock was a valiant servant to his family, community and the state of New York," Governor Hochul said. "Sergeant Rock leaves behind a legacy of service and mentorship that will never be forgotten, and my heart goes out to all of those whose lives he touched." 


On Dec. 3, 2023, Sergeant Rock passed away from an illness stemming from his assignment in and around the world trade center site following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. He had retired from the New York State Police after 26 years of dedicated service on Sept. 27, 2013. Sergeant Rock is from Kerhonkson, NY, and is survived by his wife.

- Chloe Dunn

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

What’s Going Around- Health and Wellness Services

Upper respiratory viruses continue to be the most common medical diagnosis at Health and Wellness Services.  Symptoms may include a runny nose, sore throat, and a persistent cough that could last up to a couple of weeks.  In addition, there have been cases of flu (Influenza A) on campus.  Flu symptoms may include feeling feverish or chills, a cough, sore throat, muscle aches, and/or fatigue. Learn more by visiting the NYS Health Connector - Flu Tracker Weekly - NYAPD.  Recommendations from our medical team include rest, fluids, and over-the-counter pain relievers and possibly decongestants. These infections are usually viral and typically resolve within two weeks on their own.  Overall, ways to lower your risk of infection include the following:  plenty of sleep, staying physically active, managing your stress, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating nutritious food.

We are also seeing an uptick in Strep Tonsilitis.  Symptoms include a fever, sore throat, and/or large tonsils/lymph nodes- typically in the absence of cold symptoms.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you wish to be evaluated by our team through the end of this week.  Alfred Campus- call us at 607-587-4200 to set up a time to visit (appointment only).  Wellsville Campus- call 607-587-3141 or visit the health center in the PSU for a walk-in appointment.

- Erika Tracy

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


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

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


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

- 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

Reminder - Return Library Materials

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

- Jane Vavala

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