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It’s officially spooky season at Saint Rose 🎃  Let’s ring in the best time of year with all a jam-packed edition of In the Know, shall we? 

P.S. Is your club or student organization hosting an event soon? Maybe you have some important or exciting news to share with other students? Get the word out! Email your In the Know submissions to Sarah at by Friday to get featured in the next edition.

What’s New and Next


Workin’ 9 to 5 🎶  The Huether School of Business Virtual Career Fair is this Wednesday! Polish up your resume and register today. 

It’s Fire Safety & Prevention Week! The Office of Residence Life is hosting a bunch of fun activities to remind us how not to set things on fire. Head to the calendar section for more details!

Protect yourself online! Did you know October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? Click here for tips on how to keep yourself and your data safe online. 

Apply for the Higher Education Relief Fund: We know that you and your families have been impacted by COVID-19 in many ways during this last year. To help with the financial burdens students have been experiencing, the federal government recently enacted a new set of direct grants to students through the Higher Education Relief Fund (HEERF) to assist with expenses related to coronavirus.  

The College of Saint Rose will be receiving money to help students in need during this challenging time. In order for us to quickly make these grants available to you, we need you to apply. If you haven’t completed the application yet, a new link was sent to your Saint Rose email on September 29. 


For other specific questions regarding your student account, please email

For other specific questions regarding your financial aid, please email

For all other questions, please email

Here’s to the students who lunch (and learn): Sign up for one of the Career Center’s Lunch and Learn Virtual Employer Sessions! This is a great opportunity to connect with local AND non-local recruiters, learn about the hiring process, and, most importantly, get hired. This week, you can meet with folks from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, NBT Bancorp, and the Crossroads Center for Children – scroll down to the calendar section for more details! You’ll find a full schedule of employers (with Zoom links!) on the HireStrose website



All vaxxed up? Remember to send us a copy of your vaccine card ASAP or you won’t be able to register for Spring 2022 classes! Send your copy to

Let your voice be heard! Take our quick survey to let campus dining know how they’re doing. You have until October 15 to take it, and all participants will be entered into an awesome prize drawing! Fill out the survey here. 

Download the RAVE Guardian app! Our number one priority is your health and safety, which is why we are requiring that all of our students download RAVE Guardian, a mobile safety app. Learn more about how to download the app here

And don’t forget to sign up for RAVE Alerts: Saint Rose uses the RAVE Alert system to quickly communicate emergency information, like weather alerts, closings, delays, and other serious situations, to our students, faculty, and staff. If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up to receive the alerts through Banner.

When I say “mask,” you say, “up!” This is your weekly reminder that you need to mask 👏 up 👏 when you’re inside all College buildings, regardless of your vaccination status. Please make sure your mask is completely covering your mouth and nose – they’re not doing a whole lot if they’re under your chin! Stay up-to-date with the COVID-19 Dashboard. 

Know the rules: Reminder that the new Student Handbook is up on the website. Let it be your guide if you ever need a helping hand!

Cleaning out your closet? Why not donate your gently used clothes (or maybe even that shirt you bought but just haven’t gotten around to wearing yet) to our clothing drive for Things of My Very Own? Our Community Service team is looking for socks, coats, sweaters, gloves, shirts, and pants in youth sizes 12-20. Donations will be accepted in the EAC and the Sanctuary through October 15.

The EAC pool is open! To keep everyone safe, we’re requiring that any students who want to come to open swim hours sign up ahead of time. You can sign up to swim here. Before you do, make sure you read through the re-opening guidelines.

Apply for Intercultural Pathways! Intercultural Pathways is a student development program for first-year students, brought to you by the ALANA is Leadership Mentorship and Ambassadors of Inclusion Programs. See Dr. Galen Gomes in the Student Development Suite in the EAC for further information or to apply. Learn more about Intercultural Pathways here.

IMPORTANT – Don’t forget to complete your required online prevention education courses: At Saint Rose, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment. The College has a responsibility per federal and state regulations to provide each student with education and awareness training in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. We have partnered with EVERFI to provide trainings that will help us all be informed on topics vital to achieving our goal. As part of our comprehensive prevention program all new/incoming students are required to complete the following online trainings: Sexual Assault Prevention and AlcoholEdu (for new undergraduate students) and Sexual Assault Prevention (for new graduate students). This online education will empower students to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect their years at Saint Rose and beyond.

New/incoming students should have received an email in their Saint Rose account with the subject: The College of Saint Rose Please do not delete this message because it contains the link to begin your assignment(s). Please contact Amanda Bastiani at if you have not received the email to start these prevention courses online.

Thank you for your ongoing support in helping to make our campus community safe! If you have any questions, or you are looking for ways to get involved, please contact Amanda Bastiani, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Prevention Education and Response, at Follow @saintroselovebetter on Instagram for 24/7 access to information and resources. Find more information regarding our policies, reporting options, and resources here.

get to know saint rose


We’re sure you’ve spent some time getting to know your professors, but have you thought about learning more about the staff that keeps the College’s wheels turning every day, too? “Get to Know Saint Rose” is a weekly Q&A with a different Saint Rose staff member to help you learn more about the resources available to you while you’re here.

Meet Jack Vignone from the Athletics Department!

Jack Vignone, Head Coach of Esports.

Fast Facts:

Name: Jack Vignone

What he does: Head Coach of Esports

Where he works: Athletics Department

How long he’s been at Saint Rose: 8 months

His alma mater: University of Albany

Fun fact: Jack coaches parkour at Albany Ninja Lab 🤸

Get to know Jack:

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is seeing players improve together, win together, and enjoy time together. The main reason I went into coaching is I had more of a passion to help players improve and win than going after winning myself. 

What’s something you want students to know about you?

I’m here to help. I’ve been working in esports for four to five years now and have made a lot of great connections through it. However this is my first full-time job in esports. I worked as a pharmacy technician out of college and kept putting time into esports because I was passionate about it. Everything might not work out in the time frame you want it to, but putting in the effort pays off over time.

If you could give students one piece of advice to carry them through their time here, what would it be? 

Make great connections while you are here at Saint Rose. Professional connections, great friendships, mentorships, internships, etc. Great connections pay off big time in the long run and college is a great time to make a lot of them.

Thanks, Jack!



Need some extra study help? Fall tutoring is back! Our tutors will be offering in-person and online tutoring options for students this semester. Check the Navigate app to see what’s available!

Looking for a quiet place to work between classes? Check out our listing of Study Stops.

Neil Hellman Library COVID protocols explained: Thanks to the many students who are following the library’s COVID rules. They’re happy to see you all using the library! However, they wanted to give you a quick refresher on their COVID protocols:

  • No moving of furniture/chairs to sit together – they are configured to be three feet apart.
  • Wear a mask at all times – make sure it’s covering your nose AND mouth!
  • No food, but drinks with covered tops are OK – take a sip, then put your mask back on.

Let’s all do our part to keep everyone on campus healthy! 

Speaking of the library, did you know they have 60 computers (both Macs and PCs) that you can use? If you’re a laptop person, you can borrow one at the circulation desk to use while in the library (first come, first served). Need printing? The library has four printers (two with color printing) that are also copiers, scanners, and fax machines. Check out the library website for hours and online content.



They’re iconic on and off the field! Congrats to the Saint Rose men’s and women’s soccer teams for receiving the Team Academic Award from United Soccer Coaches! The Team Academic Award was created to recognize student athletes’ commitment to excellence in the classroom. In order to be considered, teams need to have a composite grade point average of at least 3.0. Special shout out to the women’s team for achieving this honor for the 21st consecutive year in a row. Okay, smarties!!

The College of Saint Rose Soccer Teams United Soccer Coaches Award Graphic



Your mental health matters. The College’s Counseling Center is always here for you when you need support, whatever that looks like. Follow them on Instagram for mental health and self-care tips at @csrcounselingctr! You can also learn more about the services offered by our counselors here. 

Help us stop the spread! We’re going to keep saying it every week, but the only way we’ll get through this next wave of the pandemic is by working together! Keep yourself and your friends safe by properly wearing your masks inside (we’re talking mouth AND nose covered, people), limiting contact with people outside of your bubble, and checking the restart website for updates. 

Introducing Saint Rose’s Chest Binder Program: Saint Rose students who identify as trans and/or nonbinary are eligible to get one FREE chest binder from the Counseling Center every semester. For more info, call our counselors at 518.454.5200, or send them an email at

Things that make you go yum


Hey, vegans! Did you know that the Main Dining Hall has a huge array of options for you now? We’re talking vegan cheese at the pizza station (shout out to Daiya), tofu scramble, and black bean burgers at the grill station, AND an all-vegan line at the Rustic Roots station! If you ever have any specific requests, our wonderful dining team is always happy to help. Questions? Get in touch with General Manager Lori Holmes at

Want to speak to a dietician? You have one at your disposal through our Hospitality Services. Email Donna Duffy at with any and all of your food- and diet-related questions. It’s free!

Do you have concerns or feedback about your food or dining experience? Contact General Manager Lori Holmes at


Dining Hall

Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to noon

Camelot Room 

Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Lally Cafe – Opening soon!

Student life and things to do




6 p.m. Blessing of the Animals at the Sanctuary

We know you’re probably missing your furry friends at home, so why not send them some positive vibes at the Office of Spiritual Life’s Blessing of the Animals tomorrow? Bring along your pet or a photo of your pet and we’ll offer a blessing for the animal friend in your life!


Noon Smarties Practice Fire Safety at the EAC

Come get some handy-dandy resources on fire safety and learn how to be safe on campus!

6 p.m. Saint Rose Women’s Soccer vs. Saint Michael’s at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex

Our women’s soccer team has been killing it this semester, right?? Come show them some love ⚽️💛


11 a.m. Domestic Violence Awareness on the Campus Green (Rain location: EAC Main Lounge)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the College’s Title IX Office is partnering with the Counseling Center and Equinox, Inc. to raise awareness on campus this Wednesday. Come by the Campus Green to learn more about what the Title IX Office is doing to protect our students, and be entered to win a basket of goodies, too! Oh, there’ll be a bunch of cute therapy dogs with them, so you and your friends can come get some much-needed puppy love 🐶💜

Noon Virtual Lunch and Learn with Colonie Youth Center

Come learn about the Colonie Youth Center! The CYC provides a variety of childcare, recreation, and wellness services to help enhance the living experience of all people in the Capital Region. Right now, they’re hiring a Child Care Worker and a Child Care Supervisor. Join via Zoom:

VARIOUS TIMES – Saint Rose Virtual Career Fair

Calling all students seeking internships and full-time opportunities: the Huether School of Business is hosting a virtual Career Fair THIS WEDNESDAY! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with 30+ employers. You’ll have the opportunity to attend from 2 to 3 p.m., 3 to 4 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. Register here! Make sure you have your resume updated and ready to upload when you register, too.

2:30 p.m. Golden Knight Social on the Campus Green

Join us on the quad for our monthly Golden Knight Social! We’ll have music, a cornhole tournament (!!!), and tasty snacks – what more could you ask for? 

2:45 p.m. INSPIRE Concert on the Campus Green

Join the Office of Spiritual Life for a gathering of music and art that inspires us! Plan to come to this afternoon of performances from students and staff offering songs, poems, dance, or spoken word that inspires them. All are welcome! Sign up to perform here. 

6 p.m. “After the Fire” Documentary Screening in Standish A&B

Come watch this gripping documentary detailing tales of incredible courage and cowardice in the aftermath of the 2000 Seton Hall Fire in New Jersey.


Noon Virtual Lunch and Learn with The Center for Disability Services

Here’s another great opportunity to get involved with a wonderful local organization! Learn more about how to work with the Center for Disability Services this Thursday. Join via Zoom: 

1 p.m. Fire Extinguisher Training on the Campus Green

Get hands-on training experience on how to properly use a fire extinguisher from the Albany Fire Marshall!

5:30 p.m. 2021 Jurist in Residence Program: Can I Say That? Free Speech 101 at the Touhey Forum

Join Senior Federal Judge Loretta A. Preska ’70, US District Court, Southern District of New York, Will Creeley, Legal Director, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.), Alice Green, Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany and L. Oliver Robinson, Superintendent of the Shenendehowa Central School District for what promises to be a lively exchange on a timely topic. If you can’t make it in person, the event will be streamed on the College’s Facebook and YouTube channels. For in-person attendance pre-registration is required and due to COVID restrictions, limited. RSVP here.

7 p.m. Fire Safety and Prevention Week Gourmet Microwave Meals in the Main Lounge

Learn how to make a safe and delicious meal with just a microwave and stay for the raffle prize!

7:15 p.m. Saint Rose Big Brothers Big Sisters Interest Meeting in Albertus 216

Enjoy working with kids? The Big Brothers Big Sisters club here on campus is having an interest meeting for all students interested in working with and mentoring local Albany children. This is a great way to connect with our mission, so head over to Albertus on Thursday!


TIME TBA – Saint Rose Men’s Golf Fall Shootout at the Pinehaven Country Club

Our men’s golf team is hosting their Fall Shootout this Friday. Keep an eye on the athletics calendar for an official time!

7 p.m. Saint Rose Women’s Volleyball vs. Southern Connecticut State at the Nolan Gymnasium

Let’s show Southern Connecticut State just what #goldblooded means! End your week by cheering on our women’s volleyball team!


National Coming Out Day on the Green

October 11, time TBA

Help us commemorate the 32nd anniversary of National Coming Out Day! Saint Rose Identity will be out on the Campus Green all day celebrating the courage and power it takes to be authentically you. Stay tuned for more info next week! 

Community Service Involvement Meeting at the Sanctuary

October 12 and 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Looking for ways to get involved on campus? Join our community service team! This is a great opportunity to address the needs of our neighbors, better understand the College’s mission, and get to know other students. 

National Day on Writing: Why I Write in the EAC Main Lounge

October 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Calling all poets, essayists, and novelists-to-be! This year, the Writing Center will be holding an event to celebrate the National Day on Writing in the EAC Main Lounge. Come by anytime throughout the event to take part in fun writing games and activities!


Saint Rose Identity Meetings: Join the College’s LGBTQIA+ and Allies club every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Albertus 213! Sign up for their mailing list to stay up to date on all things Identity 🏳️‍🌈

Saint Rose Student Events Board Meetings: Help the SEB bring the events you want to see to campus! Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in Standish A and B. 

Saint Rose Chronicle Meetings: Extra, extra! Ok, we know that’s corny, but if you’re interested in being Albany’s next great student journalist, the College’s newspaper meets every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Hearst 121. Come check it out!

Debate Club Meetings: Do you want to speak up? Join the Saint Rose Debate Club! Meetings are every Monday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Huether 203.

Art Break: Come get crafty on Wednesday’s from 1 to 2 p.m., downstairs in the Sanctuary! Sign up here.

College Mass: College Mass is held every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul, 900 Madison Avenue, Albany (corner of Madison and Partridge). All are welcome. Contact Joan Horgan at for more information.

Guided Mindful Meditation via Zoom: Starting Sunday, September 12 at 9:30 p.m., the Office of Spiritual Life will start hosting a weekly guided meditation on Zoom. Questions? Email Joan at

The Happiness Support Project: The Happiness Support Project is held every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Interfaith Sanctuary. We could all use some extra cheer these days, so join in to help increase your skills at creating more happiness in your life and the lives of those around you!

Yoga at the Sanctuary: Keep the good vibes flowing every week with the Office of Spiritual Life’s weekly (beginner-friendly) in-person yoga class. Classes are every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Just bring your mask and a yoga mat (or borrow one of ours!). 



Health Services
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For any non-urgent medical issue, students can call 518.454.5244 or email for assistance, and their cases will be triaged by the LPN or nurse practitioners. Based on the presenting concerns, the triage outcome may lead to a telehealth or in-person appointment with the nurse practitioner.

Counseling and Psychological Services
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please call the center at 518.454.5200 or email them at to speak with a counselor over the phone or through a Zoom session.

Neil Hellman Library
Regular library hours begin August 30, 2021. You must have a valid CSR ID to swipe into the building. Check out the library website for details.
Sunday: 4 to 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

The Writing Center
Schedule an appointment through Navigate! Learn about the Writing Center’s services here.
Monday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
*Please note that all appointments scheduled for Sundays or after 4 p.m. will be held online.

Tutoring Center
Schedule an appointment for tutoring through Navigate.
Find hours on the Tutoring Center’s webpage.

Fitness Center
Slots are available in 45-minute increments by advance sign-up online. Masks are required.
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Career Services
Career Services meets with undergraduate and graduate students via individual appointments. Make an appointment using the Navigate app.

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon

Package Pickup
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

The USPS outgoing mail deadline is 9:30 a.m. USPS Mail received after 9:30 a.m. will be posted the next business day.

Reach the Mailroom at or 518.458.5443

Print Center
Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Reach them at or 518.337.4820. Check out their services on the Print Center and Mailroom webpage.

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Want your club, team, or department’s social media listed below? Email Sarah at to be added. 

Official College accounts:












Other accounts to follow:


Communications: @saintrosecom

Nursing: @saintrosenursing

English: @StroseEnglish (Twitter) / @stroseenglish (TikTok)

Psychology: @stroseschoolpsych

Teacher Education: @saintroseteachereducation


Academic Advisement: @saintroseacademicadvising

Academic Success Center: @csracadsuccess2

Admissions: @strose_admissions 

Counseling Center: @csrcounselingctr 

Career Center: @csrcareercenter 

Hospitality: @saintroseeats 

Graduate Admissions: @saintrosegrad 

Residential Life: @strosereslife 

Writing Center: @collegeofstros1 


Baseball: @saintrosebase 

Cheerleading: @strosecheer 

Cross Country/Track & Field: @saintrose_xctf

Men’s Basketball: @saintrosembb 

Men’s Lacrosse: @saintrosemlax 

Women’s Lacrosse: @saintrosewlax 

Men’s Golf: @saintrosemgolf 

Women’s Golf: @saintrosewgolf 

Men’s Soccer: @saintrosemsoc 

Women’s Soccer: @saintrosewsoc 

Softball: @saintrosesball 

Swimming: @saintroseswimdive

Volleyball: @saintrosevball


Student Association: @Saintrose_sa (Instagram) / @strosesga (TikTok)

American Choral Directors Association: @stroseacda

The Council for Exceptional Children: @cecsaintrose

English Club: @englishclub_strose

Natural Science Association: @strose.nsa

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association: @strosensslha

Student Art League: @studentartleague

Best Buddies Saint Rose: @bestbuddiesstrose

Big Brothers Big Sisters: @strosebbbs

Colleges Against Cancer: @cacstrose

Commuter Council: @srcommutercouncil

Saint Rose Identity Club: @identitystrose

The ALANA Steppers: @alanasteppers

The Saint Rose Chronicle: @strosechronicle

Crate of Apes Comedy Club: @crateofapes

The Girls Next Door: @gndsaintrose

Golden Knights Dance Team: @gkdanceteam

The Golden Notes: @goldennotescsr

Golden Vybz: @goldenvybz_

Sabor Latino: @strosesaborlatino (Instagram) / @saborlatino.strose (TikTok)

Saint Rose Television: @srtvstation

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