Student Announce February 12, 2024

Cast your vote for the 2024 Hot Dog Day T-Shirt Design!

Please take a moment out of your day to cast your vote for the 2024 Hot Dog Day T-Shirt design!  Voting is open until February 18th.  Use the QR Code or this link to vote:


- Sandra Burdick

Valentine's Day Dinner at The Terrace

Join us for a special dinner menu at The Terrace for Valentine's Day! Wednesday, February 14th at 4:30pm - 7:30pm

- Amy Keyes

Accepted Student Days - Save the Dates!

Admissions is excited to announce we are hosting Accepted Student Day events on campus on the dates below. We are looking forward to celebrating with our future Pioneers!

o   Thursday, February 29, 2024 - General Program (All Majors)

o   Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - School of Applied Technology

o   Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - School of Arts and Sciences 

o   Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - School of Architecture Management & Engineering Technology

o   Wednesday April 24, 2024 - General Program (All Majors)

If you have any questions please contact Christina Rawady at 

- Christina Rawady

Women's Empowerment Mixer - Please join us!

To kick off International Women's Week, please join us on Monday, March 4 in the MacKenzie Commons from 5-7PM for a Women's Empowerment Mixer. It will be an evening of inspiring conversations regarding inclusion, womanhood, and sisterhood. The evening will provide opportunities to meet and conversate with our female faculty/staff and other students while enjoying light refreshments.

- Calsey Bump

Miscast Cabaret - Friday Night!

Alfred State Drama Club presents the Miscast Cabaret! Join us this Friday, February 16th at 6pm in the Orvis Auditorium for an evening of musical performances done by people in unlikely roles. Come by and support these skilled performers!

- Benjamin Harris

Black Excellence Ball

The inaugural Back Excellence Ball will be held on Saturday February 24th from 10pm to 2am in the ground floor of the Pioneer Center. This event is being sponsored by Brother to Brother, Sister Circle, the Cultural Life Center, and Campus Activities Board. Making use of the entire ground floor of the Pioneer Center the evening will feature music, light refreshments including Mocktails, and light desserts. This event is a celebration and recognition of the contributions of the Black community to our campus, community, and beyond.

The dress code is DRESS TO IMPRESS and anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be a $5 entry fee, with the proceeds going to support Brother to Brother and Sister Circle in their efforts to provide continuing programming and leadership support here at Alfred State including attendance at the Men of Color Conference at SUNY Binghamton in April.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Brian Saltsman (

- Brian Saltsman

Alfred State Debate Club Mock Trial

Are you interested in the Criminal Justice field? Maybe you wanted to be a actor or a lawyer? Well them you should reach out and ask about one of the many roles that will be offered during the Debate Clubs Mock Trial later this year! 

All are welcome! Student and Staff alike! 

Reach out to Chandler Kemp at for more information


- Chandler Kemp

Join the Volleyball Club!

Want to be apart of a fun, inclusive, and engaging club sport but don't want to play on a athletic team? Join the Alfred State Volleyball Club today!

From doing fun trainings, engaging games, and later this year a large scale tournament, we are always looking for new members! 

Contact Chandler Kemp at for more information! 

- Chandler Kemp

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

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

"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: Bret 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

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

First Year Prom - Committee Inquiry

Calling all first-year students! Do you excel at event planning, have exciting ideas, or just want to be more involved on campus? The Office of Student Engagement is looking for first-year students who would be interested in joining a First Year Prom committee. If interested, please email Calsey Bump, Assistant Director of First Year Engagement, at by February 14

- Calsey Bump

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