Student Announce February 7, 2024

Tailgate Meal at TimberLineZ!

Join us on SUPERBOWL SUNDAY at TimberLineZ! Sunday, February 11th at 6pm! Stay and watch the game with us or take a meal to go! Meals will be served until sold out so be sure to get there at 6pm! See ya there!

- Amy Keyes

Students Looking To Change Their Major?

  • The Degree Program Change Form is used to change from one degree program (major) to another. 
  • Degree Program Changes for the Spring 2024 semester cannot be processed after February 16, 2024.  Any requests received after the deadline will be processed for the next semester.
  • Students must notify both their current department chair and the department chair of the new program and both chairs must approve and sign the Degree Program Change Form. 
  • The new department chair must list each course to be excluded from the new program.   Please refer to Academic Regulation 305.3 for more information on course exclusion policies.    
- Tamara Knapp

KAPPA SIGMA EPSILON Annual Student Leadership Award

The Kappa Sigma Epsilon (KSE) Annual Student Leadership Achievement Award was created by the KSE Fraternity at Alfred State to assist students enrolled in Alfred State College with a high school average of 80 or higher. Due date for application is April 1st, 2024. 


To be eligible for consideration for the annual award, the student(s) must:

a. Complete application process outlined on the Alfred State College (ASC) website

b. Remain in good academic standing at the end of the first semester – provide



The scholarship money received may only be applied toward non-tuition or costs associated with attending Alfred State.


Any question regarding this award,

please contact Daniel Garcia. 


- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Cheer Team - Candy Gram Sale

Stop by the SLC to support the Cheer Team and buy that special someone a candy gram! The team will be tabling from February 7-14 in the SLC park space from 2-4PM. Prices vary from $3-$7. If you have any questions, please email Zeniya Day at 

- Calsey Bump

The Oasis

The Oasis space is now open to the Alfred State community.  Designed to help manage stress, find balance, and promote rest/relaxation, it includes three massage chairs along with other new wellness amenities. This space is open & staffed from 1:00-9:00 Monday-Friday & from 4:00-10:00 on weekends.   Visit us in the Student Leadership Center- Room 415. 

- Clarissa Richmond

Celebrate Valentines Day by Digitally Preserving Black History During our Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

February 14th is a day of love & action for Black history! 

Help us celebrate the life and legacy of Fredrick Douglass on his chosen birthday! The English and Humanity’s department and the Center for Civic Leadership are partnering once again to bring the Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon to Alfred State and our wider community. This civic event is made even sweeter by delicious Douglass Day themed birthday cakes donated by our Culinary Baking students as part of the Douglass Day Bake Off competition.

This year’s Douglass Day will feature the general correspondence of Fredrick Douglass from the Library of Congress, spanning dates from 1841-1912, including everything from public letters to more personal family items. We will live stream the event and have instructions to help guests join in the live transcribing efforts

  • When: February 14th 
  • Where: Hinkle Library Classroom 
  • Time: 12PM – 3PM 

Notable Items:

  • Computers: The event is hosted in a computer lab, but you can also bring your own laptop to join transcribing efforts
  • Transcription Time: Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, your efforts and involvement are welcomed and valued (you can even keep transcribing after the live stream ends!)
  • Voter Awareness Resources: We will once again be joined by The League of Women Voters to provide participants with voter registration and awareness resources.

No efforts are wasted efforts! We welcome all levels of engagement and hope to have your support with digitally archiving Black history for future generations! 

Douglass Day 2024 is presented by the Center for Black Digital Research at the Pennsylvania State University and will be co-presented with the Library of Congress and the By The People crowdsourcing platform 

The Center for Civic Leadership would like to thank the English and Humanities Department, Culinary Department, and Hinkle Library for your collaborative support in bringing this opportunity to our community!  Should you have any questions or should faculty wish to send students for extra credit, please reach out to Cyan Corwine ( and Travis Mattison (

- Cyan Corwine

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

Apply to Graduate May 2024

All students completing degree requirements this semester need to apply to graduate (diplomas are not automatically awarded) by visiting > Graduation and Commencement > Apply for Graduation.  Prospective graduates should contact their academic department to ensure graduation requirements have been met and view their degree progress on DegreeWorks

The deadline to apply for a May 2024 diploma is February 26, 2024. 

  • There is NO fee for the graduation application.
  • Students with a minor OR students in a 4-year program looking to earn the corresponding 2-year degree (once requirements are met) must apply to graduate by filling out a Paper Degree Application
  • Please DO NOT apply for August 2024 graduation at this time. 
  • Graduating students who plan to return this fall (in a new program) must apply for readmission through the Admissions Office.  Readmission Applicants are unable to register until their application is approved. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office at or call 587-4253.

- Tamara Knapp

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 weeks.  In addition, there have been cases of the flu (Influenza A & B) 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, stay physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.


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.

- Clarissa Richmond

Last Call - Dodgeball/Basketball Sign-ups

Last call to sign up for intramural dodgeball and intramural basketball is this week. If you are interested, please email by Thursday 2/8/24. Thank you!

- Brooke Scianna

Community Needs Hub - Spring Open Hours

Our Civic Leadership team has the Community Needs Hub up and running for the spring semester! The thrift store and pantry are well-stocked and waiting for you to visit! For those that have yet check out our space, we are located on the ground floor of Peet Hall and accessible through the two external doors that face the outer campus loop.

Spring Hours of Operation 

  • Tuesday: 10:30-4:30
  • Wednesday: 10:30-3:30
  • Thursday: 10:30-3:30
  • Friday: 10:30 – 4:30
  • Saturday: 9:30-10:30
  • Sunday: 12:30-2:30 

*Please note that we are cash only! In addition, while we aim to have abide by the above hours, there are occasionally changes in staff availability, so we have a large blue feather flag that says OPEN to help signify when we are open for business. 

If you are interested or in need of our Pantry services, please note that our Food Pantry Requests can be completed at anytime. If submitted when you are in the Community Needs Hub, our team will fill your bag on the spot and you can walk out with your goods.  If completed outside of operational hours, our team will fill the request once received and email you about coordinating a pick up time. 

In addition to the above, we want to express our gratitude to all the donors!  For those interested in donating clothing, hygiene items, or non-perishable food, we can receive donations during opening hours or in our donation bin located in the SLC on the 3rd floor (near the central entrance). Our space is small, and we do not have the ability to wash any items, so please make sure any donated clothing is clean and in good condition (no undergarments please!).   


- Cyan Corwine

Exploring Our Democracy - Civic Film Series

The Center for Civic Leadership and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences invite you to join us for a monthly film and discussion series, designed to entertain while exploring various aspects of our democracy. 

When: 7-9PM 

  • February 20th
  • March 19th
  • April 16th 

Where: SET 215

What: Exploring our Democracy

  • Engaging viewers in a series of films that factually, dramatically, fictitiously, and satirically explore the functions of our democracy and roles of the presidency.
  • Discussion facilitated by Social and Behavioral Science faculty.

Voter Registration information and snacks provided!

The event is open to all.  Should you have any questions or wish to support by engaging your students, please email Dr. Angela Graves (, Mike Colomaio ( , and/or Cyan Corwine (

- Cyan Corwine

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

FREE Pancake Dinner at Union University Church Center

ALL are invited to a FREE pancake dinner at Union University Church Center (5 Church Street) on Tuesday February 13th from 5pm-7pm! February 13th is Shrove Tuesday that has a fun tradition of eating pancakes in preparation of Lent. ALL are welcome to simply eat pancakes and enjoy! 

- Mary Perkins