Student Announce January 26, 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

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

2023 1098-T Tax Information Available to Eligible Students

IRS Form 1098-T has been issued to eligible Alfred State students for the 2023 Tax Year. Students who have provided consented to receive their 1098-T electronically are now able to access the form on-line. Students who have not provided the electronic consent will receive the 1098-T form in the mail, postmarked by January 31, 2024. You may also access the information in your portal at More information regarding 1098-T forms can be found within our FAQ section at the very bottom of the page.
Please Note: SUNY Alfred State College cannot provide tax advice. If you have questions about how to calculate your education tax credit, you should consult your tax professional or refer to the IRS Website.

- 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

Need Textbooks Sooner? Add Funds to CSA!

Students who are expecting a refund, but need book money or supplies, can add pending financial aid funds to their CSA (Campus Spending Account). CSA accounts allow students to use pending financial aid funds to purchase books and supplies.
Should you have any questions please view our How To Video, or CSA Instructions guide for more information. Students are also welcome to contact the Student Records and Financial Services office for more information on your CSA.

- Tamara Knapp

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

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



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

New Gym Supervisor and expanded Orvis Gym Hours Jason Doviak

In an effort to provide additional recreation time to students, the Orvis Gymnasium will be open this semester until midnight on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  It will be open until 1 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  You must bring your college ID and a change of sneakers in order to enter the gym.  Please present your ID to the gym supervisor.  You must exit the building by closing time so all activities should end approximately 10 minutes before closing time.  Students failing to cooperate with supervisor requests will have their gym access suspended.  Open gym will begin at 10 PM on most night unless there is a group scheduled in the facility.  An open gym schedule will be posted on the athletics website under “recreation.” 

- Catherine Dimino

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

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

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