Student Announce February 29, 2024

Paintball Battle

Get ready for the ultimate paintball battle on March 23rd, 2024! 🎉

Uniquely Tailored is teaming up with the Campus Activities Board and Ujima for an epic paintball event that you won't want to miss! 🎨🔫

🚌 Bus Pick-Up: 12:30 PM
📍 Location: Right outside the Rock Wall at Alfred State

Don't forget your Alfred State ID! 🆔 It's your ticket to a student discount of $33. Without it, students will have to pay $55. 💰

Grab your friends, gear up, and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience! 🎯💥

See you there! 🎉

- Unique Isom

'Small Changes with Big Results' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Small Changes with Big Results Workshop on Thursday, February 29th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. Do you want to make a change or improve something in your life? This workshop will provide the tools and strategies to turn small changes into big results.

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule on the Student Success Webpage:

- Samantha Brockway

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

International Women's Week Celebration!

March kicks off Women’s Week at ASC. There will be celebrations for historical accomplishments, career achievements, and creative excellence by women. Please see the schedule of events below, we are excited to see you there!

  • Saturday 3/2
    • Princess Diaries Pajama Party | Pioneer Lounge | 10PM-1:30AM
      • Come dressed in your best pair of appropriate pajamas to enjoy Princess Mia pizza, Queen Clarise corn dogs, tiaras, music, and more!
  • Monday 3/4 - 
    • Female Empowerment Mixer | MacKenzie Commons | 5PM-7PM 
      • This is a networking event to meet with our female faculty/staff on campus that make a difference. One of our ASC students will be opening the mixer with spoken word!
    • Women's History and Voter Registration Table | SLC Park space | 10 am-2 pm
  • Tuesday 3/5
    • 2 Twenty Minute Rev & Flow Express Classes | SLC 310 | 2-3PM
      • Work out to female musicians with the opportunity to learn more about their lyrics!
    • Write a Letter to a Woman who has Inspired You Table | SLC park space | 11AM-1PM
  • Wednesday 3/6
    • Make Your Own Period Basket Table | SLC park space | 2-4PM
    • Mash Up Rev & Flow/Zumba | Pioneer Dance Studio | 1:30-2:30PM
    • Name That Tune - Empowering Women Theme | SLC Park space | 7:30-8:30PM
    • Write a Letter to a Woman who has Inspired You Table | SLC park space | 11AM-1PM
  • Thursday 3/7
    • Women in Trades Celebration | AOS campus | 11AM-1PM
    • Rev & Flow | Pioneer Dance Studio | 5-6PM
    • Zumba | Pioneer Dance Studio | 6-7PM
    • Write a Letter to a Woman who has Inspired You Table | SLC park space | 11AM-1PM
  • Friday 3/8 - 
    • Wear purple to celebrate womanhood! Gather in the SLC park space at 10AM for a photo!
    • Write a Letter to a Woman who has Inspired You Table | SLC park space | 11AM-1PM
- Calsey Bump

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

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

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

Student Commencement Speaker Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for Student Commencement Speakers.

Students, faculty, staff, or administrators may nominate candidates. The nominees must be graduating students who feel comfortable speaking to an audience and are representative of the graduating class within their school (SAS, SAMET). We plan to feature brief (3 minute) speeches by one student from each school. Students interested in representing SAT and Northland should contact their instructors to express interest.

The nomination form can be found here:

The priority deadline for nominations is Friday, March 8. Please direct any questions to   

- Nicholas Stefanski

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

Aid for Part-Time Study Grant

Alfred State College has been awarded funding through NYS for the Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) grant for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 for the Spring semester. 

Part-time students may obtain an application online by clicking Aid for Part Time Study Form or by emailing

Students who submitted an application during the Fall 2023 semester and received the APTS grant do not have to submit another application for spring semester.

Some of the eligibility criteria for the APTS grant include:
- Be a matriculated student and consistently enrolled between three (3) and eleven (11) credit hours per   semester.
- Be a New York State resident
- Completed 2023-2024 FAFSA application
- Meet satisfactory academic progress
- Not receiving TAP or Part-Time TAP this semester

Students must submit a 2021 New York State Income Tax return for student (or parent if applicable) with the student or parent's signature along with the signed APTS application. Applications will not be reviewed until all documentation has been submitted and signed.

Forward the completed application and required tax forms to  The deadline for the Spring semester is Friday, March 29, 2024.

Submission of an APTS application does not guarantee receipt of an award. Students will be notified of an award through BannerWeb after Friday, March 29, 2024. Students who are not eligible will receive an email through their Alfred State email account indicating the reason for ineligibility.

- Jasmaine Werth