Student Announce January 25, 2024

COVID-19 Testing Update

Welcome Back! Health and Wellness Services hopes everyone feels relaxed and healthy after Winter Break! As our supply of COVID-19 tests has been exhausted due to reaching their extended expiration dates, we can no longer provide over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. If you need a COVID-19 test, you can order free tests to be shipped to your college address through this link: Free COVID-19 Tests or visit a local pharmacy to purchase them. 

As always, if you are feeling under the weather, you can call to make an appointment at Health and Wellness Services to be evaluated by our medical staff. 

Phone: 607-587-4200, Email:

Wash your hands, stay hydrated, and stay active to help have a Healthy Spring Semester!  

- Erika Tracy

Mardi Gras Dinner - SAVE THE DATE

Mardi Gras Dinner

Thursday, February 22, 2024, seating 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Limited seating, reservations required.

$25.00 per person, all-inclusive

Soup – Cajun Corn Soup

Salad Station – Assorted Mardi Gras Salads

Entrée Station – Shrimp Etouffee, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and Crab Cakes with Cajun Sauce

Italian Station – Muffaletta Pizza, Mardi Gras Creamy Chicken Pasta, and Hush Puppies

Grill Station – Fried Clam Po Boy Sandwiches, and Fried Okra

Dessert – Assorted Mardi Gras Desserts

For reservations, call ext. 3170

Proceeds to benefit Culinary Arts Scholarships

- Mary Ellen Wood

Intramural Sign-Ups

Interested in participating in Intramurals this semester? Come sign up in the SLC Park Space with the Recreation staff! We will be hosting volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, and soccer. Below are the sign-up dates and times! Can't make it to one of those sign-ups? No worries! Sign-up at the Recreation Office SLC 318! 

Intramural Sign-up Dates and Times: 

  • Wednesday January 24, 2024, 11am-1pm 
  • Thursday January 25, 2024, 1-3pm 
  • Friday January 26, 2024, 12-2pm 
  • Monday January 29, 2024, 11am-1pm 
  • Tuesday January 30, 12-2pm 
  • Wednesday January 31, 2024, 1-3pm 
- Brooke Scianna

ESports Tryouts

Are you interested in playing for one of the Alfred State Esports teams? Well, tryouts are coming up! Here is a list of the teams, tryout dates, times, and locations. Please note, that these teams do have rank requirements but each team is different and coaches may make exceptions based on tryout performance:

  • Overwatch: 
    • Friday, January 26 in SLC 319 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • League of Legends:
    •  Saturday, January 27 in SLC 319 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Valorant:
    • Saturday, January 27 in SLC 202 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Call of Duty:
    • Saturday, January 27 in SLC 319 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Super Smash Bros:
    • Saturday, January 27 in SLC 319 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Counter-Strike 2:
    • Sunday, January 28 in SLC 319 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Apex Legends:
    • Sunday, January 28 in SLC 202 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Rainbow Six Siege:
    • Sunday, January 28 in SLC 319 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For more information please feel free to join or discord:

You can also email with any questions.

- Donald Schrader

2024–25 Financial Aid Update - Student Records and Financial Services

  • The 24-25 FAFSA is now available periodically while Federal Student Aid monitors site performance and improves the form.  We will notify you as soon as the FAFSA is available without periods of interruption.   
  • There is an issue with the TAP application link at the end of the FAFSA.  Most students can apply for TAP directly on the HESC website after they complete the FAFSA. Those who receive an error message can apply in early February.    

Please contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office with any questions regarding applying for financial aid for the 2024–25 academic year.    

- Jasmaine Werth

Orientation Leader Applications Available

Interested in a PAID summer job? Orientation Leader applications are now available for pick up in the Office of Student Engagement, SLC 204 or they can be sent electronically if requested via email to The application deadline is January 31, 2024. Spend the summer developing your leadership skills, building your resume, and making connections. On top of this being a paid position, you will receive free on-campus summer housing and participate in team bonding excursions on and off campus.

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



ERGO is funded by the Student Senate and is freely distributed each semester.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit their original works of art, poetry, and prose by sending them to  Dr. Aniko Constantine (SDC Bldg., Rm. 309), is the Faculty Advisor for ERGO.  If you wish, your submission could be published anonymously or under a pseudonym.

The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Development Center faculty lounge located on the 2nd floor, Rm. 242.  This meeting is open to any students interested in possibly joining ERGO.  This committee will meet 5 or 6 times during the semester.

Take a moment and review one of our previous publications located in several of the buildings around campus.  


- Debra Tomm

Nominate for a Civic Engagement Award (deadline January 30th)

College Council’s Leadership Through Civic Engagement Award 

Do you know a member of our campus community (faculty, staff, or student) that is having a big impact on our culture of care and championing community service? If so, please nominate them for the College Council's Leadership Through Civic Engagement Award! 

  • Who: Anyone may nominate a student or faculty/staff member. Nominations for faculty/staff should be for civic engagement service within the past two years and no self-nominations are permitted.
  • Description: College Council recognizes members of the Alfred State community annually for leadership in civic engagement.  Reviewers assess nominations based on 5 primary categories (leadership, teamwork, partnership, impact, and innovation).
  • How to Nominate: Use the online application (link here) to find further instructions and to upload and submit your nomination letter(s).
  • Recognition: College Council selects up to 2 faculty/staff and unlimited # of deserving student awardees. Student awardees are recognized at Honors Convocation while faculty/staff awardees are recognized at the Reward & Recognition Luncheon. 
  • Due Date: January 30 for nominations

This is a great way to recognize members of our campus that are hard at work fostering a caring community! Whether it is a student who is always taking initiative and enhancing team dynamics or a faculty or staff member who is leading the way with partnerships and innovation that enhance our civic impact, help us recognize and celebrate all the ways our community members are showing up and making a difference by nominating folks you feel exemplify the spirit of this award. 

- Cyan Corwine

Student Parking Information, Hang Tag Registration & Pick Up - University Police

After registering your vehicle online, students should pick up parking passes at the University Police Department. The University Police Department is located in the brick Victorian style house, called the TG House located on Lower College Drive in parking lot #3. We are open 24/7.

Parking registration information can be found here:

If for some reason you are unable to register your vehicle online, you can pay the $95 parking registration fee at Student Records and Financial Services and then bring the receipt to the University Police Department and we will issue your permit to you at that time. You will need to provide the vehicle license plate, year, make/model and color.

Your vehicle must have an Alfred State parking hang tag displayed on the rearview mirror by 1/29. If you are unable to get your pass prior to 1/29, you may stop by our office for a temporary parking pass. 

Students that reside on the Alfred Campus please be sure to park in a designated student parking spot (NOT commuter, faculty & staff, visitor, future pioneer or accessible parking spaces). * If you live on campus, but drive to the Wellsville Campus everyday, you still must park in Student Parking NOT Commuter Parking.


WELLSVILLE CAMPUS COMMUTERS: Students that only commute to the Wellsville Campus can pick their parking passes up on the Wellsville campus from your department secretary.

- Jaime Dennis-Howe

Feeling Sick?

Health and Wellness Services is here to help should you be feeling ill.    Below is a quick reminder on how to access care from our team of registered nurses and nurse practitioner.  

Alfred Campus:  Call us at 607-587-4200.  We will schedule an available time for you to be evaluated and treated by our medical staff.  Another option is for you to self-schedule a morning appointment via this health portal link.  Setting up an appointment is the best way for you to be seen promptly upon arrival at our location in TA Parish.  Appointments can be scheduled throughout the day except between 12:00-1:00.  We are open 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday when classes are in session.    

Wellsville Campus:  Call us at 607-587-3141 or visit the health center on the first floor of the Pioneer Student Union for a walk-in appointment.  If the health center is temporarily closed, there will be a note with directions on how to contact help.  We are open 7:30-3:30 Monday through Friday when classes are in session.    

Learn more about the services we can provide by visiting us online at this link.  

As always, call 911 if you develop symptoms requiring emergency assistance which might include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or persistent pain/pressure in the chest.  An on-campus after-hours contact is University Police at 607-587-3999.  Otherwise, area weekend and after hour options for healthcare include the following options:
• Urgent Care:  
o St. James Urgent Care in Hornell (open 10:00AM-8:00PM daily) 
o Jones Memorial Urgent Care in Wellsville (open 2:00PM-7:00PM daily)  
• Emergency Room:
o Jones Memorial Hospital (Wellsville) 
o St. James Hospital (Hornell)  

- Clarissa Richmond

Open Room Changes - Residential Services

Open Room Changes - January 25 through February 1

This provides students the option to move to any open bed on campus. Please follow the steps below if you are interested in changing your room. 

Internal Building Move Requests (I want to move some where else in my building)  - Thursday, January 25 through Monday, January 29

  • See your Residence Director during their office hours

External Building Move Requests (I want to move to a different building) - Tuesday, January 30 through Thursday, February 1

  • See Residential Services in the Townhouse Commons between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with Erika Winans or Patrick Smith
  • After Hours availability in Getman with Mary Chamberlain or in MacKenzie East with Lee Wascher RD Offices from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Pending on the move, there may be an increase or decrease in the cost of housing. Students are encouraged to review the Room Rates prior to completing any move. Information on room rates can be found on our Housing Costs page.

This process must be completed within 48 hours (2 business days) of starting the room change. 

During Open Room Changes, RDs will also be consolidating room and/or suites depending on the vacancies that are present. Students may be required to move from their room or accept a new roommate depending on the RDs plan for the building. More information on room consolidations can be found on our Room Selection page.

All moves must be completed by Noon on Monday, February 5

Please contact Residential Service at 607-587-4371 or if you have any questions.

- Erika Winans

Group Fitness Classes

The Office of Campus Recreation would like for you to join us for four different fitness classes every week in the Studio! The Studio is located on the top floor of the Pioneer Center to the right of the fitness center on the Alfred State Campus. No experience is necessary for any of the classes! All classes are free! 

Equipment will be provided for the classes that need it. All classes are posted to Pioneer Link under the Recreation page!

Below is the schedule for the semester! 

Mondays 1/29/24 - 4/29/24

  • Boxing with Collen Wahl from 5:00-6:00pm 

Tuesdays 1/23/24-4/30/24

  • Line Dancing with Nancy Furlong from 5:00-6:00pm 


  •  REV+FLOW with Lynn Hayes from 5:00-6:00pm (1/25/24 - 5/2/24)

R+F utilizes low impact, high intensity movement that strengthens bodies and sculpts muscles through targeted movements and resistance training. 

  • Zumba with Meghan Smith from 6:00pm-7:00pm (2/1/24 - 4/4/24)

If you have any questions, please feel free to email We hope to see you there!

- Brooke Scianna

Accompanist Position

Calling all Pianists: Alfred State Voices is looking for an accompanist to start immediately. The position is paid and rehearsal schedules are flexible. Contact Sarabeth Matteson at for details.

- Sarabeth Matteson

Residential Change Agents Applicants needed.

The Office of Residential Services and Cultural Life Center seek Residential Change Agent (RCA) applicants for the spring semester of 2024. RCAs are responsible for living in and coordinating culturally diverse activities and events inside residence halls for first-year students. This employment is paid with a half-room voucher, with the understanding that the chosen students would be housed in a residence hall for first-year students to offer better service. In addition, roommates will still be matched with the RCAs. Some expectations include the following:


A cumulative and semester GPA of 2.25 or above must be maintained.

Develop Work with the CLC to develop and administer activities and materials about diversity, equality, inclusion, and social justice for first-year residential facilities.

Engage residents in meaningful and timely discussions to help students better comprehend how to engage in a diverse world and workforce.

Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs and campus-wide efforts by working in the main office of the Cultural Life Center.


To apply students should upload their resume here: Alfred State JobLink

- Cassaundra Stone