Student Announce April 4, 2024

SOLAR ECLIPSE - Shuttle Schedule

Monday, April 8th the morning shuttle schedule will remain the same. 

The afternoon/evening shuttle schedule is as follows: Buses will leave Wellsville Campus at 1:15pm, 2:15pm and 5pm.

- Amy Keyes

Relay for Life Event: Join Us in the Fight Against Cancer!

We are excited to announce the upcoming Relay for Life event, a powerful gathering where we come together to celebrate, honor, and fight back against cancer.

Event Details:

  • Date: April 14th
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Orvis Gymnasium


  • Cost: $15 per person
  • How to Register: Sign up as a team or join individually by visiting here

Activities and Amenities:

  • Games and prizes throughout the day
  • Dinner will be provided
  • Inspirational survivor and caregiver ceremonies
  • Luminaria ceremony to remember loved ones lost to cancer
  • Opportunities to fundraise for cancer research, education, and patient support

Contact Information: For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Jacob Thom at

Join us as we come together as a community to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Your participation and support are invaluable in our mission to create a world where cancer no longer takes lives.

- Tyler Ribble

PAMS Closing Early April 8

Due to the rare and awe-inspiring solar eclipse scheduled for Monday, April 8, Print and Mail Services will be closing early at 2 p.m. Please plan accordingly and prioritize any urgent tasks that may require mailing services before our early closing time.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Regular operating hours will resume the following day.


Best regards,


- Chloe Dunn

Calling All Commuter Students! - Munch & Mingle with University Police

Calling all commuters! The Commuter Council will be sponsoring a Waffle Bar & University Police Tips Munch & Mingle for all commuter students on Thursday, April 4 from 11am – 1pm in the Central Dining Hall, Student Gathering Space (conference room next to the Terrace). One of our University Police Officers, will give an overview on the resources and opportunities that are available to you while you enjoy a free lunch!

Save the following date for more Munch & Mingles: 

  • April 25 - ACES (Student Gathering Place, CDH)

In a rush to class & want to grab a FREE pastry & coffee on the way? Save the following dates for Commuter Appreciation Grab & Go Breakfast in the SLC Park space from 7:30-9:30AM: 

  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30 

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

- Calsey Bump

April is Global Volunteer Month, and our incredible student body is springing into action!

We encourage our campus community to support the many initiatives our incredible students are spearheading from April 6th- April 14th (and beyond) as part of the Civic Leadership Spring into Action Campaign.  Below are just a few of the ways you can get involved or get the word out to help our Student Events be as successful as possible.

Saturday, April 6th 

  • Delta Chi Omega will host their annual Project Prom Dress Extravaganza to help provide community members in need of gowns with a free dress in the SLC Small Events Space from 10-2 this Saturday, April 6th (special thanks to all our dress donors and to ACES for coming on board to provide light refreshments!). 
  • Vet Tech Club will host a Not One More Vet (NOMV) Dog-Walk-a-Thon fundraiser beginning at 10AM at Campus stadium– bring your pup for a walk around campus (don’t forget those doggy poo bags) and donate $10 to a good cause while improving yours and your pet’s wellbeing! While last minute sign-ups are permitted, please pre-register by clicking here to help Vet Tech Club know what to expect on the day. Contact club advisors Kathleen Bliss or Meghan Smith for more details.

Sunday, April 7th 

  • Greek Life and Athletics will be doing two separate town and campus clean-ups. 
    • Greeks generally meet at Community Bank at around 1pm, contact Greek Philanthropy Chair, Jocelyn Chametzky ( for more details. 
  • Athletics will be coordinating efforts from 5-7pm on Sunday to support clean up across campus, village side streets, and an Alfred Station location.  Contact Civic Leadership and Athletic service lead, Adriana Gill ( for more information.

Week-long Fundraising Initiatives

  • Rainbow Union leadership suite (SLC 410), will be hosting a food-safe certified bake sale in SLC Park Space from Monday April 8th  – Thursday April 11th from 2-6, fundraising for the Trevor Project (contact club president El Rienhardt ( for more details
  • Jennifer Ross (  and her Nutrition Class are doing a Stearns Chicken BBQ fundraiser to support campus food security initiatives in partnership with Civic Leadership. Tickets are pre-sale throughout the week of April 8th and meals are $10 a piece and will be served out of their classroom on Monday, April 15th and Thursday, April 18th. Class representatives are canvasing campuses to sell tickets, but if you have not seen them and want to purchase, please contact Jennifer Ross directly.
  • Performing Arts (SLC 305) will be tabling in the SLC all week to not only promote tickets for their show but to fundraise for their philanthropy, Mary Cariola Center

Thursday, April 11th

  • AIAS/STAR leadership suite (SLC 315) will have a table in SLC park space from 2-4pm to highlight all the community projects they have been involved with over the semester. Learn a bit more about what they do and how they make positive contributions to our wider community.
  • Civic Leadership and NSLS will live stream the Ignite Social Impact virtual summit Thursday, April 11th from 9:45AM - 4:30 and Friday, April 12th from 9:45-10:45 out of SLC 314! Check out the virtual line up at above link and drop in for any sessions that you are interested in (space is limited and will be first come/first serve). In addition, both organizations will be supporting the bring your kiddos to work day initiative and hosting a session centered around sustainability with attendees.

Saturday, April 13th

  • Join our Wellsville Campus Student Affairs Coordinator, Justin Cornelius ( to take part in Wellsville Chamber of Commerce village clean up initiative from 10-2pm.  The Chamber has requested that we have a rough estimate of how many members campus community members will be joining so please email Justin directly, if you would like to sign up so we can coordinate and supply extra clean-up equipment!

Sunday, April 14th 

  • Join Various Leadership Suites and Greeks for the revival of Relay for Life to fight against cancer! $15 registration fee and a full day (12-8) of activities planned in Orvis Gymnasium. Register here or contact Jacob Thom at for more information!

Month-long Fundraising Initiatives

  • Pi Nu Epsilon leadership suite (SLC 307) is hosting a clothing/domestic shelter basic needs drive to support ACCORD throughout the month of April. Please contact Bee Williams ( for more details regarding needs and ways to get involved.
  • Criminal Justice Club (SLC 411) & Student Senate (SLC 304) are partnering once again with UP and Civic Leadership to bring back the Food-for-Fine-Forgiveness program throughout the month of April. Students can drop off $10 of non-perishable food in exchange for one parking fine reduction to either of these leadership suites during the month of April. Only one fine reduction per person. Food benefits wider campus community.
  • Vet Tech club leadership suite (SLC 316), invites you to donate to the Allegany County SPCA Paws for a Cause event throughout the month of April. It costs just $1 per paw, which get proudly displayed with the name of your choice in the SLC window all month. If the club reaches $500, SPCA has a donor identified that will match that, doubling our impact!

These are just some of the amazing ways our students are leading the way with service this Global Volunteer Month. Please get out and support them in their efforts as we Spring into Action and nurture our caring community! If you have another event that you would like to lead during the month, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cyan Corwine (

- Cyan Corwine

Graduation Packet Pick-Up!

Students can begin picking up their graduation packet starting April 8th at the Alfred Campus Store or Wellsville Campus Store during regular store hours. Students that would like to attend commencement and have not paid the commencement fee,  would need to pay $60 at the time of picking up their graduation packet.  Bachelor students will need to purchase an academic hood from the Campus Store(additional $30).  If you are an online student or not on campus this semester, please call the Alfred Campus Store, 607-587-4020, to have your graduation package shipped to you (shipping charges will apply).

- Amy Keyes

Get Totality Ready for Fall 2024!!

Get Totality Ready for Fall 2024!!

It’s time to start registering for Fall 2024 classes! Complete the checklist here or grab one at the registration table at Big Blue’s Solar Sizzle on 4/8/2024 in the SLC green space. Return the completed checklist to Student Records and Financial Services in the Agriculture Building by 4/26/2024 for your chance to win 1 of 10 Amazon gift cards! 

- Nicole Schroeder

Eclipse safety and travel information – are you ready?

On Monday afternoon, the much-anticipated solar eclipse will occur across a great swath of New York and there are some impacts you should consider:

  • The Big Blue Solar Sizzle will occur from 2pm-4:30pm by the SLC plaza to enjoy this rare event!  Classes and campus schedules operate as normal: Big Blue to host Solar Sizzle | Alfred State
  • Alfred is in a location where we expect 99.7% sun coverage but are about 15 miles outside the true path of totality.  Because of this, our location is in a zone where the wearing of (ISO) 123120-2 certified eclipse glasses is recommended during the ENTIRE event (when looking at the sun).  We recommend people prepare by obtaining glasses ahead of time – when we’re out, we’re out!


  • The Access Allegany bus route schedules are NOT impacted – they will run regular routes
  • The Hornell Area Transit will be Closing at 1:30 pm.  All morning runs are as scheduled so the last run of the day will be at 12:35 pm; if you rely on this bus service, contact your faculty member(s) to request an excused absence
  • For those commuting in the direction of Erie (Buffalo) or Monroe (Rochester) counties or other populated areas in the path of totality, expect major traffic delays in the hours before with intensification in the immediate hour(s) after and plan accordingly to allow extra time

The campus belltower will play songs to commemorate the occasion:

  • 3:01 pm – Sunshine on My Shoulders
  • 3:06 pm – Dancing in the Dark
  • 3:11 pm – Black Hole Sun
  • 3:16 pm – Enter Sandman
  • 3:19 pm – Total Eclipse of the Heart
  • 3:25 pm – Here Comes the Sun

Other resources:

- Deena Smith

Dog Walk-a-Thon

Join Vet Tech Club in supporting Not One More Vet!“Our mission is to transform the status of mental wellness in the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education,
resources, and support.”

Where: Alfred State College
10 Upper College Drive
Meet at Stadium
When: Saturday, April 6th, 10:00 am

$10 donation asked per dog/human pair.

Please pre-Register using the QR code so we know who to expect.  

- Kathleen Bliss

Fall Registration Drop-In Hours - AAC

It’s almost time to register for Fall classes!

The Academic Advising Center will be hosting drop-in hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm the week of April 8th to April 12th in SDC 203. Stop in for help with choosing classes, creating your schedule, navigating Schedule Planner or DegreeWorks, questions about changing your major or any other academic advising questions. Remember – any advising questions can be sent to


Don’t forget to make an appointment with your primary Academic Advisor to get class recommendations, your registration PIN, and your day/time for registering!

- Samantha Brockway

Esports Room Open Hours

Esports will be hosting Open Hours in SLC 319 starting Friday, April 5, and ending on Sunday, May 5. Feel free to stop by the room to play some of the games we have on the computers or play your own!

Open Hours will be as follows: 
Fridays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sundays: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We hope to see you there!

- Donald Schrader

First Year Prom - RSVP!

Celebrate the end of your first year at Alfred State with your peers at our inaugural First-Year Prom on Saturday, April 6! A team of first-year students have been working hard to put this together for their class and are excited to announce that the theme is: Starfall Ball. Enjoy the evening "under the stars" in the MacKenzie Commons from 8:30PM-1AM. There will be a DJ, decor, dancing, hors d'ourves, and more! 

  • This is for first-year students ONLY, & one guest per student is allowed. 
  • Non-ASC students are allowed as a guest, but must fill out the guest form on eRezLife.
  • If you need assistance with finding proper attire, please contact our Director of Student Engagement at
  • Ticket cost is $10 for a single guest and $15 for a couple. We accept cash or you can stop by the campus store to use CSA.
  •  In order to attend, you must RSVP on Pioneer Link! 

The committee will have informational tables where you can pay/ask questions in the SLC park space on the following dates. If you have any questions, please email our Assistant Director of First-Year Engagement at

  • March 19
  • March 21
  • March 26
  • March 28
  • April 1
  • April 3
  • April 5
- Calsey Bump

Parent and Family Experience Portal

Alfred State College is excited to announce our partnership with CampusESP to design a new web tool that allows parents and family to stay connected to their student. The ASC Parent and Family Experience portal was launched last week. Check out more information here,

- Calsey Bump

Paws For a Cause

The Vet Tech Club and their Opt to Adopt Suite are happy to announce that for the month of April they are partnering with the Allegany County SPCA for their Paws for a Cause event.  Students will be in the SLC selling paw prints for $1 each that you can put your name on and we will post.  If we can earn $500 the SPCA has a matching donor that will bring the total up to $1000! Don't have cash-There is also a QR code at our table and the Suite where you can donate!

- Kathleen Bliss

Special Olympics - Volunteers Needed

The Alfred State Athletic Department is looking for volunteers needed on May 3rd for the annual Special Olympics event, hosted at the Alfred State College stadium. Please email Taylor Button ( or Anne Holmok ( for more information if you have interest in assisting with this event. 

- Taylor Button

Spring 2024 Dinner Theater

Prepare for an enchanting evening of theater as the Drama Club proudly presents "Alibis," a spellbinding series of mini-plays that will captivate your imagination.

Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, April 11: General Admission Show
    • Show starts at 7:00 PM
    • Doors open at 6:30 PM
  • Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13: Dinner Theater
    • Doors open at 5:30 PM
    • Dinner is served at 6:00 PM

Ticket Information:

  • To purchase tickets, please contact the campus store.
  • Tickets can be purchased with cash, card, 2 meal swipes, or dining dollars for students.

Ticket Prices:

  • Thursday (April 11): General Admission - $5 for students, $10 for general admission. Tickets for Thursday's show will be available for purchase up to the date of the performance.
  • Friday (April 12) & Saturday (April 13): Dinner Theater - $25 per ticket. Tickets for the dinner theater performances must be purchased by Friday, April 5th. No exceptions will be made.

Location: Lake Lodge 6107 Terbury Rd Alfred Station, NY 14803

For questions or more information please reach out to Director, Abby Hurley,

- Tyler Ribble

Pool table ready for use in Mackenzie Commons

Did you know there is a pool table in the Mackenzie Commons?  We now have new pool sticks and supplies that you can sign out.  Just check in with the Mackenzie Student Union Staff at the desk daily anytime between 3PM - 11PM to sign out the equipment. 

- Sandra Burdick

REV+FLOW plus Zumba!

REV+FLOW and Zumba together on Thursdays!! Join us for FREE fitness classes for students, faculty and staff on Thursdays from 5 - 6 pm (REV+FLOW: Functional mobility) and from 6 - 7 pm (Zumba: Dance Party) in The Studio at the Pioneer Center. Experience what your body can do through strength, toning, balance, and flexibility with REV+FLOW. Then experience a cardio and Latin-inspired dance party!

If you have questions, contact Lynn Hayes at or Meghan Smith at


- Lynn Hayes

Bowling Fundraiser

🎳 Get ready to roll with Pi Rho Zeta at our fabulous Bowling Fundraiser! 🎳

📅 Date: Saturday, April 6th 🕕 Time: 6-8 PM 📍 Location: Maple City Bowling, Hornell

For just $25, you get a fantastic deal: an hour of bowling AND shoes included! 🎟️

Contact to snag your tickets and join the fun! Let's strike up some excitement together! 

- Tyler Ribble

NYC Bus Trip - April 27th

NYS Bus Trip sponsored by Student Senate. 

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the campus store. Seating is limited so pick yours up fast.

The bus will pick students up from the SLC parking lot at 5:00am and arrive at the New York Public Library at approximately 10:45am.

The bus will leave from the New York Public Library at 8:00pm and arrive back to Alfred at approximately 1:45am. 

Students interested in going must purchase their ticket by Wednesday, April 24th. Be aware that all students attending must provide their own funds to purchase food and other desires during their trip. 

For any and all questions please e-mail

- Tyler Ribble

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

Run for Student Senate Executive Board

Interested in running for the Student Senate Executive Board?

All positions earn a base pay of $15/hour for a maximum of 8 hours per week.

Elections will take place April 10th - April 12th.

A mandatory interest meeting will be scheduled for all potential candidates between Monday, March 18 – Tuesday, April 9th. Failure to attend will result in removal from the ballot.

Must be available every Tuesday from 5:00p to 8:00p for the academic year 2024-2025. 

For more information please read the Student Senate Constitution:

To apply go here:


- Tyler Ribble

2024-2025 Individual Room Selection for New Students

Fall 2024 Room Selection for New Students          

Selecting your Room! 

Room selection will begin April 1, 2024 for students whose tuition deposit is received by March 26.  

For those who have not paid their tuition deposit by March 26, room selection will begin on April 15, 2024. 

You will need to have your housing application completed in order to select your room! 

Selecting your room instructions:

  1. Log into your
  2. Select the “Housing” icon
  3. Return to "Housing Overview" 
  4.  Select the green "Browse Rooms"
  5. You can search for specific rooms by building/section and/or other residence preferences set up. This may take a couple of attempts pending on your preferences and room availability. "No bed available" will appear if there is not a room available through the preferences you set up. 
  6. Click the "bed" icon to select your room of choice. 
  7. Dialog window will be prompted with details of the selected room. 
  8. Click the "choose this bed" button
  9. Review the details of your room reservation. Click on "Assign me now" to confirm your assignment.  Click the "look at other rooms" link to browse other rooms. 

Please note individual room selection will close on August 1, 2024

- Erika Winans

2024-2025 Individual Room Selection for Returning and Transfer Students

Fall 2024 Room Selection for Returning and Transfer Students          

Selecting your Room! 

Room selection will begin March 25, 2024 and will be released based on completed credit hours as follows: 

Monday, March 25 – 90+ Credit Hours Completed

Tuesday, March 26, 60+ credit hours completed

Wednesday, March 27, 30+ credit hours completed

Thursday, March 28 , 29 or less credit hours completed

You will need to have your housing application completed in order to select your room! 

Selecting your room instructions:

  1. Log into your
  2. Select the “Housing” icon
  3. Return to "Housing Overview" 
  4.  Select the green "Browse Rooms"
  5. You can search for specific rooms by building/section and/or other residence preferences set up. This may take a couple of attempts pending on your preferences and room availability. "No bed available" will appear if there is not a room available through the preferences you set up. 
  6. Click the "bed" icon to select your room of choice. 
  7. Dialog window will be prompted with details of the selected room. 
  8. Click the "choose this bed" button

Review the details of your room reservation. Click on "Assign me now" to confirm your assignment.  Click the "look at other rooms" link to browse other rooms.

Please note Individual Room Selection will close on August 1, 2024

- Erika Winans

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

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