Student Announce March 8, 2024

Parking for Spring Break - University Police

If you are planning to leave your vehicle on campus during Spring Break please park the vehicle in parking lot 31. The entrance to parking lot 31 is behind Peet Hall. 

- Jaime Dennis-Howe

SLC Hours of Operation for Spring Break

The SLC Hours of Operation for Spring Break are as follows:

Friday, March 8th: Close at 8PM

Saturday 3/9 and Sunday 3/10: CLOSED

Monday 3/11 through Friday 3/15: Open 7AM – 6PM

Saturday 3/16: CLOSED

Sunday 3/17: Open Noon – 11PM

Monday 3/18: Resume regular hours

Have a fun and safe break!


- Sandra Burdick

Orvis Gymnasium Closed during Spring Break

Orvis Gymnasium will be closed during Spring Break starting Friday, March 8, 2024, through March 18, 2024. Sorry for any inconvenience. Have a safe break.

- Catherine Dimino

Parking Lot Closure

On March 11th, 2024, the entrance and part of loop road at Hillcrest Drive along with the parking lot between R/C and Getman (Lot #40), will be closed due to our infrastructure project continuing to move forward and make Alfred State a better place to live and learn. Please have all vehicles moved from Lot #40 before you head out for your much deserved Spring Break by Sunday, March 10th at 6pm. All other parking lots will be open. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact facilities at x4750.

- Rachel Brandow

Zeta Psi Omega’s Annual Red Gala

  • March 18th from 6-8PM in the Allegany room 
  • Join the sisters of Zeta Psi Omega as we host our annual Red Gala in support of our philanthropy Love 146. Love 146 is an organization that works to bring awareness to child sex trafficking and exploitation as well as provide support to those that have been affected by these heinous acts. There will be a raffle, a sit down dinner, and a brief demonstration! Those coming are encouraged to wear red in support of Love 146, however it is not required

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:  By Appointment Only- 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

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. 💰

Make sure to RSVP on Pioneerlink to ensure a seat on the bus!!

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

See you there! 🎉

- Unique Isom

Trash to Fashion – Sign up to create a trash-ion look for our Earth Day action and awareness initiative!

Calling all creatives and environmental advocates. The Center for Civic Leadership is preparing for an action-packed Earth Day celebration (April 22nd) and this year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastics. 

In our effort to call awareness to two big Earth Day initiatives, plastic pollution and Fast Fashion we invite our campus community to sign up to create a Trash to Fashion look to showcase as part of our days events. We have a few different categories you can enter under, and we will have prizes awarded for crowd favorite, creativity, and most impactful environmental message. 

Interested in designing a piece for the Trash to Fashion Showcase? Register here!

- Cyan Corwine

Jenna Curcuru, "The Blind Chupacabra" of TikTok

On Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 PM in the Orvis Auditorium, the Allied Health Department will be hosting a virtual presentation by Jenna Curcuru, PA-C, renowned as "The Blind Chupacabra" on TikTok.

Jenna Curcuru, 43 and retired as a Physician's Assistant, Surgical Technologist, Cosmetologist, and Pastry Chef, will share her remarkable journey of resilience and adaptation following her diagnosis of Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus at the age of ten. Despite facing numerous medical challenges, Jenna's spirit remains undeterred.  Jenna offers the unique opportunity to provide different perspectives as a provider, patient, and caregiver of her only son, who has been diagnosed as terminally ill. 

Throughout her challenges, Jenna has approached adversity with a blend of sharp wit, sarcasm, joy, and an indomitable attitude. In her words, "My son and I are thriving each day, and are grateful for each day spent on this side of the grass."

Interested students, faculty, staff, and administrators are cordially invited to attend Jenna Curcuru's presentation. We hope you can join us for this enlightening event.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 20
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Orvis Auditorium, Alfred State College
- Jennifer Warren

TIE Etiquette Dinner

This will be 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

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