Student Announce March 14, 2024

50 days to Graduation!

The countdown to graduation is on! Can you believe we're almost 50 days away from commencement?! Stop by the MacKenzie Commons on Friday, March 22 from 5-7PM to enjoy conversations, music, and light refreshments with your fellow classmates and faculty/staff. This is for graduating students only!  

- Calsey Bump

Paintball Battle

Get ready for the ultimate paintball battle on March 23rd, 2024! ๐ŸŽ‰

Uniquely Tailored is teaming up with the Campus Activities Board and Ujima for an epic paintball event that you won't want to miss! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ซ

๐ŸšŒ Bus Pick-Up: 12:30 PM
๐Ÿ“ Location: Right outside the Rock Wall at Alfred State

Don't forget your Alfred State ID! ๐Ÿ†” It's your ticket to a student discount of $33. Without it, students will have to pay $55. ๐Ÿ’ฐ

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! ๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿ’ฅ

See you there! ๐ŸŽ‰

- Unique Isom

Zeta Psi Omegaโ€™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

Courses Approved as Acceptable for General Education Requirements

Course Approved as Acceptable for General Education Requirements

The following courses have been approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs as acceptable for General Education requirements under the Social Science category effective fall 2024.

PSYC 1043 - Psychology of Gender

PSYC 2043 - Psychology of Grief

PSYC 2063 - Community Psychology

The Records Office will update the listing on the portal.  The complete listing of courses acceptable for General Education will be updated and can be found here: .


- Lisa Gardner

Course Approved as Acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements

Course Approved as Acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements

The following courses have been approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs as acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences under the Social Sciences category effective fall 2024.

PSYC 1043 - Psychology of Gender

PSYC 2043 - Psychology of Grief

PSYC 2063 - Community Psychology

The Records Office will update the listing on the portal.  The complete listing of courses acceptable for Liberal Arts and Sciences will be updated and can be found here: under "Records Offices Resources" / "Approved Liberal Arts (LAS) Courses".

- Lisa Gardner

Tuesday Talks: Interviewing & Resume Best Practices

Are you currently seeking employment or want to get ahead of other job seekers upon graduating? Join Maureen Sibble, Director of Career Development & Planning, and Keri Edsall, Financial Aid Counselor, on Tuesday, March 19 @ 6 p.m. in PHS 106 to learn how you can prepare for job interviews and about the services the Career Development Center offers.

Upcoming Tuesday Talks:

April 2                 Investing

April 16               Student Loan Repayment

- Calsey Bump

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

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 

- 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 โ€œHousingโ€ 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 โ€œMy roommate profile.โ€
  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

Trash to Fashion โ€“ 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 yearโ€™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

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 โ€“ 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

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

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