Student Announce January 29, 2024

Commuter Parking Reminders - University Police

There are three dedicated parking lots for students that commute to the Alfred Campus, they are 4, 9 and 13. Parking lot 4 is located by the old 10 Elm Building. Parking lot 9 begins at the Alumni House and lines up with parking lot 13 which is located across the street from the Mackenzie Complex and next to the Health Center. These three parking lots are ONLY to be utilized by students that possess an Alfred State Commuter parking pass. If you live on the Alfred Campus and have a blue Student Parking permit, you are not authorized to park in Commuter parking *even if you drive your vehicle to the Wellsville Campus every day. In addition to these lots, commuter students may also park in any other designated student lot. Commuters are not authorized to park in Faculty and Staff, Visitor or Future Pioneer spots. If your housing status has changed, it is your responsibility to stop by the University Police Department to turn in your old permit and pick up the correct permit. Alfred State Parking Regulations can be viewed online at:


- Jaime Dennis-Howe

Facilitated Community Conversation about Black Love

On Monday Feb. 12 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm the Cultural Life Center, Cultural Life Assembly, and Brother to Brother will sponsor a community conversation entitled "Black Love: How we love ourselves and one another". The event will be held in the Small Events Space on the 3rd floor of the Student Leadership Center.

Dr. Brian Saltsman will facilitate the discussion and include members of the Alfred State campus community.

The discussion will focus on topics such as how those present have seen depictions of Black love (inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ experience), how we have experienced Black love in our lives, the concept, practice, and expression of healthy Black love, and how/why Black love is unique. We are striving to have a discussion among those present and to be able to share openly the insight and experiences which are hallmarks of the experience known as Black Love. We hope that many members of our campus community will be able and willing to join us for this deeply enriching and promising event.

- Brian Saltsman

'Starting the Semester Strong' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Starting the Semester Strong Workshop on Wednesday, January 31st at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. This workshop will cover a Self-Management System, explaining the multiple layers we all must keep flowing smoothly to be our most productive selves. Including, asking for help when these flows are blocked by barriers. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule on the Student Success Webpage:

- Samantha Brockway

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

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

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

Nominate an Alfred State employee who has made a difference! Enter for a Chance to win!

Greetings Students!

Please take a moment to nominate an employee on campus who has gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in your time here at Alfred State.  This employee can be from any capacity of campus life! You may also submit multiple nominations if you want to recognize multiple individuals on campus.  When you submit your nomination, you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Campus Store.  The nominations form will open on Monday January 29th and close February 9th, 2024. 

The brief nominations form can be submitted through this link:

We appreciate your continued support in recognizing the hard-working employees we have here at Alfred!

Thank you,

Nicole Davis
Student Life Committee,  Chair

- Nicole Davis

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

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

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



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

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