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Campus Resources for Engaging Alumni

This page provides a quick summary of how to partner with the Office of Alumni Engagement. We look forward to collaborating with you. Contact us to start a discussion about how we can assist you with alumni events, guest speakers, and more. For more information about the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association or the Office of Alumni Engagement, visit us on campus in Bacon Hall or online at oneontaalumni.com. You can also call (607) 436-2526, or email alumni@oneonta.edu.

Alumni Information and Updates

All employees, students, and affinity groups are encouraged to share with us positive news and updates regarding alumni. All public alumni news is shared in the Class Notes section of Reflections magazine. Alumni accomplishments and milestones are acknowledged by handwritten notes. Some news is also shared on social media.

The Division of College Advancement maintains and manages the alumni database. The Office of Alumni Engagement coordinates all written and electronic communication to alumni from all academic units, offices, and affinity groups. All alumni contact information collected by a department, sports team, student club, or Greek organization should routinely be sent to the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Interested in connecting alumni to your class or student organization?

Whether you’re planning to have an alum speak in your class, you want an alum keynote speaker for a banquet, or your student group wants to have alumni back for an event - we can help you. We like to know about alumni guests at least one week in advance.

You will be asked to:

  • Assist us with contacting key campus constituents (e.g., student groups, classes) to promote and plan the event
  • Personally reach out to alumni you are in contact with to encourage their involvement
  • Give our office any alumni new contact information or updates
  • Provide our office with the final attendee list and related information from the event
  • Thank the alumnus/a either in person and/or in writing for their support

The Office of Alumni Engagement will:

  • Arrange event logistics (room reservations, catering, campus tour, etc.)
  • Reach a broader audience for invitations
  • Pinpoint potential speakers and participants
  • Provide photography for the event
  • Create awareness through social media, and campus connection
  • Create and manage event registration pages (if applicable)
  • Post the event notifications in Reflections magazine and on social media
  • Arrange overnight accommodations (if available)
  • Provide a gift to the alumni upon their arrival