Student Announce February 15, 2024

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


Refunding for the Spring 2024 semester has begun.  Students can check on an available refund by visiting  Students who have opted to receive their refund electronically (ACH/Direct Deposit) need not take any additional steps.  


If you have not already done so, you can enroll in this method for future refunds by visiting and selecting the E-REFUND icon.  This is the fastest and most convenient way to receive your refund!


For students not enrolled in E-REFUND, checks are available in the Student Records and Financial Services Office located in the Agriculture Science Building. Students attending the Wellsville Campus can pick up their refund checks at the Zero Energy House.  Students will be required to present their Student ID card before receiving their check. Refund checks for Wellsville students are sent from the Alfred campus to the Wellsville campus, and as a result, may take a few more days.  Refunds for students studying online or at the Northland campus will be mailed.


Any refund checks not picked up after 5 business days will be sent to the student’s home address that is on file.  If students prefer to have their check sent to their home address, please email the Student Records and Financial Services Office at


Please Note: Refunds are based on enrollment status.  If students are enrolled in part of term courses, their full refund may not be available until participation has begun in 12 credit hours for the semester. Additionally, Refunds may be issued as funds are received and as a result students may receive multiple refunds throughout the semester.            


If you have any questions in regard to a refund check please email the Student Records and Financial Services Office email address at

- Tamara Knapp

Student Senate - Open Positions

There are currently two open positions on the Student Senate Executive Board. 

  1. Vice President of Student Engagement: 
    1. Is an elected representative who is responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to student affairs, sitting on committees such as Homecoming/Family Weekend, Hot Dog Day, and Student Senate Finance Committee as well as any other committees with the approval of the President & Chair of the Student Senate. They are responsible for establishing strong communication links with the office of Recreation, Office of Civic Engagement, and Athletics Department. They must be aware of areas of concern including equitable utilization of the Student Activities Fee funds, related program offerings, and other issues determined appropriate and relevant. They shall also meet or exceed the expectations set forth for the member of the Executive Board of the Student Senate within the Policies and Procedures of the organization.
  2. Vice President of Student Life:
    1. is an elected representative who is responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to student life. They shall chair the Campus Round Table. They are responsible for establishing strong communication links with the Senior Director of Residential Services, Director of Civic Engagement and A.C.E.S. This chair should act as one of the Student Senate representatives on the Faculty Senate Student Life Committee. This chair shall serve as the liaison to Greek Senate and Commuter Council. They are responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to the special needs of commuting students. They shall also meet or exceed the expectations set forth for the members of the Executive Board of the Student Senate within the Policies and Procedures of the organization.


      Potential Candidates must have a minimum 2.25 last semester and cumulative GPA and be free from 5pm - 8pm every Tuesday.

If you are interested in either of these positions please e-mail President & Chair, Kaytlin Cottrell, as soon as possible.


- Tyler Ribble

Student Senate Budget Request Packets - 2024-25 Academic Year

The Student Senate budget request packet is now accessible for all clubs and organizations. Please ensure that you review the instructions page carefully to submit your request correctly.

You can download the request packet: here

All requests must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, March 8th. Please send your submissions to Student Senate at student

For any inquiries or assistance, please contact


- Tyler Ribble

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! This is a free event.

- Benjamin Harris

Calling All Commuter Students!

My name is Michael Bianco, I'm from Metuchen, NJ, and I am the Vice President of Commuter Affairs for the Student Senate, and Committee Chair and Treasurer of the Commuter Council. The role of Commuter Affairs is to liaison commuter concerns to Student Senate meetings, host Commuter Council meetings, and engage in commuter focused operations. The Commuter Council is responsible for creating event opportunities on campus that engage commuter students, and also taking on multiple initiatives that are important to commuters that aim to better the commuter experience on campus overall.

Planning events for commuters cannot be only based on Council approval, we need YOUR help! Executive Board positions are open and all positions are posted in the CC Constitution.

For more information on these positions please contact me at, and if anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

- Calsey Bump

Feeling Sick?

Health and Wellness Services is here to help should you be feeling ill.    Below is a quick reminder on how to access care from our team of registered nurses and nurse practitioner.  

Alfred Campus:  Call us at 607-587-4200.  We will schedule an available time for you to be evaluated and treated by our medical staff.  Another option is for you to self-schedule a morning appointment via this health portal link Setting up an appointment is the best way for you to be seen promptly upon arrival at our location in TA Parish. Appointments can be scheduled throughout the day except between 12:00-1:00.  We are open 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday when classes are in session.    

Wellsville Campus:  Call us at 607-587-3141 or visit the health center on the first floor of the Pioneer Student Union for a walk-in appointment.  If the health center is temporarily closed, there will be a note with directions on how to contact help.  We are open 7:30-3:30 Monday through Friday when classes are in session.    

Learn more about the services we can provide by visiting us online at this link.  

As always, call 911 if you develop symptoms requiring emergency assistance which might include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or persistent pain/pressure in the chest.  An on campus after-hours contact is University Police at 607-587-3999.  Otherwise, area weekend and after hour options for healthcare include the following options:

• Urgent Care:  

o St. James Urgent Care in Hornell (open 10:00AM-8:00PM daily) 

o Jones Memorial Urgent Care in Wellsville (open 2:00PM-7:00PM daily)  

• Emergency Room:

o Jones Memorial Hospital (Wellsville) 

o St. James Hospital (Hornell)  

- Clarissa Richmond

First Interest Meeting for Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Dear Alfred Students,

We are excited to announce the first interest meeting for the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Alfred State College! The MSA aims to foster a sense of community, understanding, and support for Muslim students and those interested in learning more about Islamic culture. The meeting will happen this coming Thursday, February 15th, at 6 pm in the Cultural Life Center.

Join us for our first gathering to:

  • Learn about the goals and mission of the MSA
  • Meet fellow students interested in promoting diversity and inclusivity
  • Discuss the upcoming spring semester
  • Share ideas for future activities and projects

Whether you are a Muslim student looking for a supportive community or someone interested in learning more about Islamic culture, all are welcome to attend. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, build lasting friendships, and contribute to a campus environment that celebrates diversity.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at or (585)360-3289.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and working together to create a vibrant and inclusive community at Alfred State College.

Best regards,

Sinan Isikdemir

- Sinan Isikdemir

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

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

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

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

Spring Break 2024 Transportation Options

Residence halls close on March 8 at 10 p.m. and open back up on March 17 at 12 p.m. 

Students must fill out a Break Housing Application if they will be here for any portion of the break. Please refer to the break housing application for requirements to be eligible to stay on campus. 


Friday, March 8 

  • Depart from Alfred to NYC at 7:45 am from West University St
  • Depart from Alfred to NYC at 2 p.m. from Orvis
  • Depart from Alfred to NYC at 2:15 from West University St. 

Sunday, March 17

  • Depart from NYC to Alfred at 10:15 a.m.*

*If March 17 bus sells out - purchase ticket into Rochester and fill out the Online Travel Request form to get a ride from Rochester bus station to campus*

Rochester Airport & Amtrak 

Saturday, March 9

  • Depart from Alfred at 6 a.m. 

Sunday, March 17 

  • Pick up at 5 p.m. from Rochester 

The Online Travel Request Form must be filled out 1 week prior to departure or pick up. 

- Erika Winans

Spring Break Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024, for the Spring Break. The Residence halls will reopen at Noon on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Residential Services is aware that the final bus scheduled to leave Alfred leaves before 10:00 p.m. If you are here for an academic reason and cannot make travel arrangements for the evening of Friday, March 8, please contact your Residence Director to remain on campus that night. However, you must plan travel arrangements for the morning of Saturday, March 9.

Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls.

All others may be charged with trespassing.

Students will only be approved who:

  • Live over 500 miles away (according to your home Banner Address)
  • Have a Special Circumstance (ex. You do not have a place to go)
  • Working for the college during the break (with Supervisors Approval)
  • Student athlete commitments for games/practice (confirmed with Athletics)

If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the "Break Housing Request" form on eRezLife. To access this form, please sign in to, select "sign up for housing," and then select the "Break Housing Request" form. 

Please note, that this form will close at Noon on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. 

Prior to leaving for spring break please be sure to: 

  • Close all windows and blinds/ shades
  • Take out all garbage
  • Lock your room door

Your room will be inspected by a member of the Residential Life staff to ensure windows and blinds/ shades are closed and your room door is locked. Please notify your Resident Assistant of an approximate time you will be leaving campus. 

If you have any questions, please contact Residential Services at 607-587-4371 or email:

- Erika Winans