Student Announce January 30, 2024

Last Day to Add a Class

If you are still adjusting your semester schedule, please keep in mind that the last day to add a full term class is 4 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024 and the last day to add a first seven-week part of term, online course is 4 p.m. on Tuesday January 30.  

Please see Academic Regulations 502.10A and 502.10B for more information.   


- Tamara Knapp

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

"Dazzle" Opening Reception

The Department of Digital Media and Animation invites you to "Dazzle", a solo exhibition of visual art from DMA Professor Sara Kramer. The exhibition will be on display from February 5 through March 1.


Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 5-7pm

Location: Brett Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm


Kramer received a BA in Fine Art from Purdue University and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Kramer maintains an interdisciplinary practice, working primarily with drawing, soft sculpture, and wearable art. A focus on home craft materials and methods reflects the impact of skills learned in childhood from Kramer's mother. "Dazzle" uses the idea of camouflage as a starting point to ask questions about identity, presentation, honesty, and deception. 

- Sara Kramer

6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC)

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC) is taking place at SUNY Alfred State on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.mThe theme is “Building Bridges of Hope in Times of Struggle”.It promises to be a jam-packed day filled with breakout sessions, prizes, a keynote speaker, live musical performance, catered African-American Cuisine, and panel discussion. The speakers who will participate in the keynote and educational sessions will impart valuable insights of leadership, professionalism, networking, and mentorship opportunities. 


The SOCLC is an inclusive event open to all student leaders with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, Populations of Color (BIPOC) student leadership development.


Register here: to save your spot. 


You don’t wanna miss it!

- Cassaundra Stone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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 2:00 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