Student Announce April 10, 2024

Herp's Alive!

Herps Alive is a traveling, educational herpetology program. Licensed and insured, they offer hands-on displays, lectures, roving programs and custom-designed residencies. They have appeared on nearly 200 college campuses in 36 states and nearly 300 other venues, preforming thousands of programs for tens of thousands of people since they started as a high school project in 1976. 

Herps Alive will be visiting Alfred State on Thursday, April 11th and will be in the SLC Park Space from 11AM - 1PM.  Stop by to partake in this hands on experience and learn more about reptiles.  

Sponsored by Student Union Staff and CAB

- Sandra Burdick

Summer Bill and Financial Aid

Summer course registration is now available!  


  • Students interested in using financial aid to pay their Summer Semester bill, should complete the 24-25 FAFSA and the Summer Aid Application after they register for Summer and Fall (if applicable) classes. Due to FAFSA processing delays, Summer aid requests will not be reviewed until the first week in May. Students will receive an email once reviewed.  
  • If students register for any Summer courses that start on May 28th, the bill for all sessions registered is due Thursday, May 16th at 4 pm.  Students who do not process their bill by the due date may have their courses dropped for non-payment.  
  • Bills are available at; by selecting the “Pay/View Your Bill” icon; and then Summer 2024.  Payment Plan options will be available through June 24th.   


Please contact the Office of Student Records and Financial Services with any questions.

- Jasmaine Werth

'How to Overcome a Bad Day' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the How to Overcome a Bad Day Workshop on Wednesday, April 10th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. Everyone has had one - a day that just does not go as planned. Sometimes we wake up and just feel off, or sometimes it feels everyone we try to do goes wrong. This workshop will discuss options on how to overcome these days. Learn how to learn how to control your day, rather than be a victim of a bad day.

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

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

- Samantha Brockway

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

If you could please answer these two questions and help The Debate Club find the most popular pros and cons of In-Person Classes compared to Online Classes. 

Please click the link below to answer: 

- Chandler Kemp

Lot 3 Closure-University Police

Parking lot 3 will be closing on 4/12 at 4 pm for the Open House this Saturday. Please have your vehicle moved out of lot 3 by 4 pm on 4/12.   The lot will reopen on 4/13 at 4 pm.   Suggested alternate parking is lot 1 or lot 4.  

- Gregory Howe

Food For Fine

Do you have a parking ticket? Or want to donate to the campus food pantry? Bring 9-12 good condition, non-expired, canned food items to SLC Criminal Justice Suite 411 during office hours (hours posted on our door), or the Student Senate Suite 304. One ticket forgiveness per participant. Partnership with Civic Engagement, Student Senate, and University Police.  

- Lillian Haley

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 back 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

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

April Birthday Celebrations at The Terrace

Join us this Thursday, April 11th at The Terrace during Lunch and Dinner hours to celebrate our April Birthdays! 11am-2pm & 4:30pm-7:30pm

- Amy Keyes

Vet Tech Poster Fair

The senior vet tech students have been hard at work researching animal diseases that don't have a treatment and theorizing a new drug for them. They will be presenting their work at a poster fair on Friday April 12 from 10-11:20am in the SLC Small Events Space. Visitors to the poster fair will have the opportunity to act as investors and "fund" the projects they like best. Come check out all their hard work!

- Meghan Smith

Public debate on AI in higher education – Wednesday, April 10 at 5 PM in the Allegany room

Please join the Alfred State College Debate Club and the E&H department for a public debate on the following resolution: Resolved: Alfred State College should fully embrace online learning as a viable and equivalent educational format by offering equal access to both online and traditional versions of every course, major, and degree program. Groups of student debaters will deliver prepared arguments to be followed by an open mic and public caucus on the resolution. Coffee and appetizers will be served. Come and make your voice heard on this important and timely issue!

- Nicholas Stefanski

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

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

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 11:00AM-7:00PM daily)  

• Emergency Room:

o Jones Memorial Hospital (Wellsville) 

o St. James Hospital (Hornell)  

- Clarissa Richmond

Reproductive Clinics

No matter what your reproductive goals are, we’re here to help. Clinic appointments are available with the Allegany County Department of Health at TA Parish Hall, please call 585-268-9250 or text 585-808-7626 to set up an appointment. Free or Low-Cost services are 100% confidential including STI testing & treatment and FREE condoms. 

- Clarissa Richmond

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

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

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 Thursdays 5 - 6 pm

REV+FLOW on Thursdays!! Join us for this FREE fitness class for students, faculty and staff on Thursdays from 5 - 6 pm in The Studio at the Pioneer Center. Experience what your body can do through functional mobility including strength, toning, balance, and flexibility. REV+FLOW is high intensity and low impact using light hand weights (optional) and yoga mats, which are provided at the Studio.

If you have questions, contact Lynn Hayes at


- Lynn Hayes

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

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