Student Announce February 28, 2024

Science and Technology Fair on Friday, March 1

On Friday, March 1, the annual Science and Technology Fair will take place in the Student Leadership Center 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

The Science and Technology Fair is open to regional elementary, junior high, and senior high school students. The fair allows students to display their love for science and to be rewarded for the time and energy that they put into their projects. We are expecting around 41 student projects, and they cover subjects including agriculture, biology, chemistry, physics, computers, earth sciences, engineering, environmental science, forensic science, health, and medicine. The fair is open for public viewing from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

The Science and Technology Fair is made possible with funding provided by ACES, Alfred State Science Society, the Physical and Life Sciences Department, and Fisher Scientific. For more information, please contact Kathy Price at 3672 or

- Katherine Price

TIE Etiquette Dinner

Come join us Thursday, April 4th in the Allegany Room (CDH), for a dinner where students and staff members will be able to interact in a great setting. This will be a great opportunity to mingle with different professors and on campus Professionals and Staff members. We will be having a social happy hour with mocktails from 5-6pm, after a presentation on dinner etiquette will start promptly at 6pm followed by the dinner. Anyone that is interested in attending this event please RSVP on Pioneer Link as soon as possible. 

James Fuller 
T.I.E. | Vice President & Events Coordinator 

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

Calling All COMMUTERS - Munch & Mingle - 2/29

Calling all commuters! The Commuter Council will be sponsoring a Munch & Mingle for all commuter students on February 29 from 11am – 1pm in SLC 314. Our Director of Career Services, Maureen Sibble, will give an overview on the resources and opportunities that are available to you while you enjoy a free lunch afterwards!

Save the following dates for more Munch & Mingles: 

  • March 7 - Student Success Center (Student Gathering Place, CDH)
  • April 4 - University Police (Student Gathering Place, CDH)
  • April 25 - ACES (Student Gathering Place, CDH)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Bianco, Commuter Council Chair, at 

- Calsey Bump

3v3 Women's Basketball Interest Form

The Sports Business Club is looking to gage interest of the students to see if they would want to participate in their 3v3 women's basketball tournament. If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form.

- Brooke Scianna

Update on Orvis pool space and future use

As previously communicated and planned, Alfred State has ceased operation and will begin draining of the campus pool at the Orvis location.  Since November, after learning through a professional engineering study that the structural integrity of the building and the underneath space prevents continued pursuit of this location as a pool location, a fifteen-member Pool Task Force has worked to develop recommendations for the future of the space.  

This month, we received those recommendations and are now communicating a planned space conversion to the SUNY Construction Fund for their action.  Accepting the task force’s first recommendation, the new facility is proposed to consist of a much-needed open space with sports court flooring.  We are proposing a retractable divider to support multiple activities including our wrestling teams, track teams, student recreational use, and campus events. We want to thank the members of the Task Force who worked collaboratively to identify recommended uses for the space that would most benefit the campus community.  

Plans remain actively underway to facilitate supporting the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Programs by partnering with a neighboring pool to support our existing athletes as they complete their degrees. We will continue a master planning process that will explore the feasibility and potential for a pool elsewhere on campus and will continue to provide updates to our campus community as they become available. 

- Russell Nunley

Student Survey Helping 3- Tier Class Important Project- Professors Chase/ Gorman/ Bryant

Students, your classmates in over 6 different disciplines are working together on an important campus project and need your feedback to the survey link below. The survey will end on Wed. 2/28/24 in order for them to gather and analyze data. We appreciate your help as the results will end up benefitting YOU in the end.

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Fall 2024 Housing Application Launches March 1

Fall 2024 Housing Application Launches March 1

New, transfer, and returning students can log into Housing to complete your housing application for the fall 2024 semester beginning on March 1! 

Please note the actual room selection will being at a later date. Keep an eye on Student Announce for further details. 

Please follow these instructions: 

  1. Log into your
  2. Select the “Housing” icon
  3. All housing application forms are available under the Housing Overview tab. You will also have a recommended action to 'Apply for Housing' that will take you to the housing overview.
  4. Click the "Apply Now" button beside the housing you wish to apply.
  5. If you haven't completed your housing profile and profile questions, you may be required to complete both the housing profile and housing profile questions before proceeding to the housing application form.
  6. Once you have completed the housing profile and profile questions, you will be re-directed to your homepage. You can then use the recommended action or the housing overview to reopen the application. Select your Residence building preference by choosing the building that you would most like to live from the list on the left. You can reorder or remove preferences in the box on the left. Click "Save" to save your data, or click "Save and Continue" to proceed.
  7. Complete all questions on the application form. Mandatory questions on the application are marked with a red asterisk mark. After completing your application form, click "Save" to save your data, or click "Save and continue" to continue with your housing application process.
  8. On the Confirm Application page, carefully review your application details and check off the three terms listed indicating that you understand and agree with all statements.

Once your housing application is completed activate your RoomeeZ profile to find potential roommates! Please follow these instructions to activate and create your RoomeeZ profile.

  1. Turn on your profile under “My roommate profile.”
  2. Fill out the required fields on your roommate profile.
  3. Select which information you want shared with other students.
  4. Enter any social media and contact information you want to share.

You are now complete and can search for a potential roommate with other students who have created a RoomeeZ profile.

- Erika Winans

Fall 2024 Group Housing Application Launches March 4

Fall 2024 Group Housing Process - Application opens March 4 

            Application open March 4 through March 8

            March 18 – Group Leader will be notified of the decision via email if placed through the group process

  1. All members of the group need to complete their housing application (please see Housing Application Announce or for further instructions) 
  2. Select one student to represent your group
  3. Log into your
  4. Select the “Housing” icon
  5. Under “Forms” locate and select the “Group Housing Sign-up” form
  6. Complete the form, once done select “Submit for Review” 

Group Housing Process and Information 

Our group process allows a group to sign up for a MacKenzie Rowhouse, MacKenzie Commons Apartment, Townhouse, or Main Gate Suite for the 2024-2025 academic year

Group sizes can range from 1 - 12 people.

Groups can be COED (male/female/non-binary persons) living together. Those that wish to live in a COED area will need to agree to live in a COED area later in the form.

Areas that are single rooms: MacKenzie Commons Apartments and Townhouses. All other areas are double occupancy rooms.

If your group does not fill the space in which they are placed, another group may be added to fill the remaining space. The combined groups will be based on the group criteria (i.e. single gender or COED).

The Office of College Housing cannot guarantee that all groups will be placed, it all depends on the applicant pool and available space.

Groups that are placed through our group process do not need to sign up for rooms during individual sign-ups.

Those that leave the group placement are not guaranteed to be placed back into the previous placement.

Groups are scored and placed based on a matrix of the following information:

  • Years in residence
  • GPA
  • Accrued credit hours
  • Judicial history (negative score)
- Erika Winans

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. 


Apply to be a Resident Assistant!

The Office of Residential Services is now taking applications for the Resident Assistant Position for Fall 2024.

RA's get leadership development, mentorship with professionals, soft skill development and a resume builder, opportunities to advance into paid positions, and getting their room paid for!

Use this link to apply:
The application will close on March 31st at 4:30pm.

To qualify for the RA position, candidates must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and no current student conduct status.

If you have questions about the position or the hiring process, please contact Residence Director Patrick Defoe by email at

- Patrick DeFoe

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

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