Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events

Throughout the weekend:

 

Please note that the schedule is subject to change and the most up to date changes can be found here. Some of the weekend's events do not have locations listed. The campus' summer construction schedule continues to change and we are coordinating with the relevant departments. We will continue to update locations as we know more. Thank you for your patience!

 

REUNION WEEKEND HEADQUARTERS
Reunion Weekend Headquarters is the information and problem-solving center for Reunion Weekend! Have a question about an event? Want to know where the event you’re looking forward to is? Stop by headquarters for all these answers and more! Pick up your name badge*, Reunion Weekend schedule, and your free gift from the Alumni Association.

*Reunion Weekend events require the Reunion Weekend name badge for entry. Also, your name badge allows you to take advantage of special pricing or events at designated merchants in downtown Oneonta during Reunion Weekend. Check out the list of participating merchants at Reunion Weekend Headquarters.

HOURS:
Friday, June 5th: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 6th: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 7th: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tennis Courts & Outdoor Track

The tennis courts and outdoor track on campus will be open all weekend. Players must bring their own equipment.

Alumni Fieldhouse Indoor Track
Alumni Fieldhouse

HOURS:
Everyday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, June 5, 2020


7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Reunion Weekend Golf Tournament
Oneonta Country Club | 9 Country Club Drive | Oneonta

The day will begin at 7 a.m. with a breakfast buffet in the clubhouse. At 8 a.m., we will kick off the tournament with a shotgun start. If you do not have a team but would like to particiapte, we can match you with other players. Prizes will be awarded at the luncheon in the clubhouse. Club Member pricing - $100, Non-Member pricing - $110.

Following the tournament, enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful grounds at the Oneonta Country Club. Lunch is included for tournament participants but they may invite guests to join them at the luncheon for an additional price. Registration for this event is required. Early bird pricing - $25. After 5/23/20 - $30

10 a.m. – Noon
Tennis Tournament
Oneonta Tennis Club | 32 Rose Avenue | Oneonta

Join us for the annual Reunion Weekend Tennis Tournament. Bring your raquet; we will supply balls and prizes! For more information, please contact Bill Bogatz ’74 at econ@optonline.net. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

10 a.m. – Noon
Tour of Glimmerglass Lake
Thayer Boathouse | 7016 State Highway 80 | Springfield, NY

Spend the morning in Cooperstown discovering the secrets of Glimmerglass Lake aboard the research vessel Anodontoides. You will learn about new advances in lake science that are changing the way we live, work, and play. If you are interested in participating in both the tour of Glimmerglass Lake, and the Biological Field Station we encourage you to bring a bag lunch. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accomodate all guests.

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Red Dragon Luncheon
Martha Pratt Suite - Human Ecology Building

Not attending the golf tournament or heading to Cooperstown? Look no further than here on campus! Join Oscar Oberkircher in discovering how to artfully prepare a delicious lunch, and how to pair it with wine. Registration for this event is required. Early Bird Pricing - $10, after 5/23 - $15.

2 – 4 p.m.
Biological Field Station Tour 
Lakeside Farm and Upland Interpretive Center | 7027 State Highway 80 | Springfield, NY

Join us for a tour of the Hop House, Upland Interpretative Center, and other Thayer Farm buildings. If you are interested in participating in both the Glimmerglass Lake tour, and the Biological Field Station tour, we encourage you to bring a bag lunch. Registration for this event is required.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Starting at Reunion Weekend Headquarters

Take a 45-minute walk around campus and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty. The tour will leave promptly at 2:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first come-first served basis.

3 – 6 p.m.
SOURS at the Copper Fox
7 Market Street | Oneonta

Live it up like the good ol' days and join us for an Oneonta tradition - SOURS at the Fox. All alumni are welcome to celebrate, reminisce, and reconnect with their friends. Cash bar and complimentary appetizers will be available. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accomodate all guests.

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Alumni Association Board President Daren Rylewicz '93 invites you to join us for the Alumni Association Annual Meeting. The meeting will include updates from the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the election of new board members. All SUNY Oneonta alumni are encouraged to attend.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Class of 1970 Golden Anniversary Reception

Celebrate 50 years with your friends and classmates! Light refreshments will be served. Members of the class of 1970 and their invited guests only. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accomodate all partiicpants.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cans n' Clams

Kick-off your Reunion Weekend and summer off right with the fan favorite meal of the weekend! The all-you-can-eat dinner will not only feature a New England themed clambake (which includes steamed & fried clams, clam chowders), but also various sliders, coleslaw, corn on the cob, potatoes, and strawberry shortcake. Two alcoholic beverages and/or two non-alcoholic drinks included; cash bar available. Registration for this event is required. Cost: Early Bird Pricing - $30, after 5/23 - $35. Children (12 and under) Early Bird Pricing - $10, after 5/23 - $15.

8:30 – 10 p.m.
Return to the RAT
After Cans n' Clams, head down to the Rathskeller Pub (Hunt Union) for its once-a-year return. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. Please register for this event so we can appropriately accomodate all participants.

 

Saturday, June 6, 2020


9 – 10:30 a.m.
Alumni Awards and Volunteer Recognition Celebration Breakfast
Chase Gymnasium

Join alumni, faculty, staff, and friends as we celebrate our 2020 Alumni Association Award winners and a successful year of alumni-led initiatives, partnerships, and programming. Hear about the impact that alumni volunteers have made to enhance the Red Dragon experience on campus and beyond. This event is open to all alumni. Breakfast will be included. Registration for this event is required. Early Bird Pricing - $10, After 5/23/18 - $15.

9 – 11 a.m.
Oneonta Farmer's Market
Kim Muller Plaza | Main Street

Visitors can look for delicious locally grown farm products from the field to the table while exploring beautiful downtown Oneonta.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Earth Sciences Building Tour
Earth Sciences Building

The Earth & Atmospheric Science department welcomes alumni back to campus to celebrate 50 years that the program has been at SUNY Oneonta. Join faculty from the department for a building tour and learn about current programs, projects and initiatives while seeing a behind the scenes look at the Janet R Perna Science Building. Please register for this event so that we can appropriately accomodate all guests.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Campus Tour
Starting at Reunion Weekend Headquarters 

Take a 45-minute walk around campus and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty. The tour will leave promptly at 10:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first come-first served basis.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
RedTalk Series:  Facilities Past & Future

Lachlan Squair, Cheif Facilties Planning & Safety officer will share his vision for future campus projects and current construction updates. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
RedTalk Series: A.J.Read Science Discovery Center
Physical Science Center

An interactive showcase of the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center. Join Outreach Coordinator, Doug Reilly and his team to re-discover the joy of science. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mountain Biking Club 5th Annual Bike Ride
Leaving from Reunion Headquarters | Morris Conference Center

Riders: check in at Reunion Weekend Headquarters for any last minute updates, to grab a route map, and fill a water bottle! For more information, please contact Ed Lorenz '81 at info@otsegobicycles.com. Please register for this event so we can appropriately accomodate all participants.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Nature Hike to College Camp
Leaving from Reunion Headquarters 

Calling nature lovers - join Telecommunications Service Manager, Jesse Arno for a hike. Depart from Reunion Weekend Headquarters and ascend to College Camp which is a wonderful and often overlooked spot on campus. Please note that this is a 3 mile round trip journey (shuttles will be available from Camp back to campus for those who may need). Participants in order to enjoy this experience should be able to walk on uneven and unpaved surfaces. You may encouter rocks, downed trees and even some wildlife. Please dress appropriately in close-toed shoes, and weather specific clothing. Although light snacks, and water will be provided at the start of the hike, please be prepared with any other items you may need. Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants - space is limited to 40 hikers in order to maintain safety requirements.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Brooks’ BBQ

Join us for one of the biggest traditions during Reunion Weekend. You will have a choice between the famous Brooks' chicken dinner, pulled pork dinner, or chicken/pulled pork combo dinner (for details on these please reference the Brooks' menu). There will be entertainment, a cornhole tournament and the Visions of the Past archival display* which will showcase a celebration of the 130th annivarsary of the college. Before heading out to other Reunion Weekend activities, be sure to grab some ice cream! Cash bar will be available. Registration for this event is required. Early Bird Pricing - $10, after 5/23 - $15.

* Visions of the Past Display offers photos, yearbooks, issues of the State Times and more along with staff from the Library's archives to answer questions.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Visions of the Past Display 

Celebrating 130 years of SUNY Oneonta, take a look at a special viewing of archival photos, yearbooks, and issues of The State Times. Staff from the Milne Library's Special Collections will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please register so that we can appropriately accomodate all guests.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Alumni Showcase: Underground Attic
The Underground Attic

We are pleased to showcase the Underground Attic run by alumna Elizabeth Raphaelson '14. The Underground Attic is the vintage clothing shop where playing dress-up promotes sustainability. Every year, Americans throw away an average of 68 pounds of clothes per person. By restoring unique pieces to their former beauty, the  Underground Attic cuts down on waste, promotes eco-consciousness, and looks good doing it. All alumni are invited to stop down to the shop and see not only the beautifully curated brick-and-mortar shop windows, but to speak with Owner/Curator Elizabeth Raphaelson. Light refreshments will be available. Please register so that we can appropriately accomodate all guests.

2:00 p.m.
Otsego Pride Alliance: Pride Fest
Downtown Oneonta

Pridefest starts with a Pride Parade through downtown Oneonta which leads into a family friendly festival in Neahwa Park featuring entertainment, merchandise and food vendors, kids activities, and so much more!

 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Campus Tour
Starting at Reunion Weekend Headquarters

Take a 45-minute walk around campus and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty. The tour will leave promptly at 2:45 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first come-first served basis.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
RedTalk Series: Getting Involved

Join members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Alumni Engagement Staff to learn about the different ways to be more involved with volunteerism, events, board leadership and more. Please register for this event so we can appropriately accomodate all participants.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
RedTalk Series: Gender & Sexuality Resource Center 
GSRC Hunt Union

Stop by the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) to learn about current resources being offered to students, programming, and how you can be an ally. In addition Emily Phelps, Director of the GSRC will be present to give a historical context of the center. Mix, mingle and learn with some light refreshments. Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants. 

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Class Toast

The Class of 1970 will gather to toast the friendships started 50 years ago. Members of the Class of 1970, and their invited guests only. A class photo will be taken at 3:15 p.m. so please be to the Pillars (outside between Fine Arts and Fitzelle halls) by that time to be included. All members present will recieve a complimentary photo to follow. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accomodate all guests. Rain location - Morris Hall

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The 1889 Society Reception
Martin-Mullen Art Gallery | Fine Arts

Barbara Jean Morris, Ph.D is pleased to invite 1889 Society donors and guests to a special recognition ceremony. By invitation only.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
EOP Mix & Mingle

Pathy Leiva '18, and Glenn Pichardo '02 invite you to celebrate 51 years of EOP. Connect with classmates, an old counselor, and current students while enjoying the beauty of campus in the summer months. Hearty appetizers provided. Registration for this event is required. Early Bird Pricing - $10, after 5/23 $15.

4:30 p.m.
Triple Crown Watch Party

Come enjoy the final leg of the historic Triple Crown with fellow alumni before heading to the evening's events. Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Alumni on Tap

Join us for an alumni focused craft beer experience. We've invited Red Dragons from the brewing industry to share libations paired with hearty appetizers, and live music. Wine, hard cider, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Registration for this event is required. Early Bird Pricing - $20, after 5/23 - $25.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Stars & Sundaes
Perna Science Building

Join Josh Nollenberg assistant professor in Physics & Astronomy, for a journey into the cosmos in our state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Immediately following the show there will be a sundae bar on the first floor of the Perna Science Building. Seating is limited to 28 for the show (Sundaes are open for all). Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants.

Time TBD 
Night out with the Oneonta Outlaws
Damaschke Field

Wear your Oneonta red and white while you cheer on the hometown team. Food and beverages are available for purchase on-site. Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Kyle "Cellophane" Burch Benefit Concert
Fine Arts Building

For one night only, SUNY Oneonta theatre and music alumni will perform new, and tried-and-true music from their college days. The performances will be accompanied by musicians from the SUNY Oneonta Music Department. Kyle Beckley '08, Jessican Sherman Kaczor '08, Susan Gricko '07, and Jordan Eggleston '10 invite one and all to attend. Light refreshments will be available. The event will be followed by karaoke at My Father's Place, on Oneonta's East End. Suggested donation of $5 or more with all proceeds benefiting the Kyle "Cellophane" Burch '08 Memorial Scholarship to be collected at the event. Please register so that we can accomodate all participants.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Live Music at the Black Oak Tavern
Black Oak Tavern

Come out to the Black Oak Tavern (owner Robert Shelton '71) for some live music with professor Rob Roman '91. Mingle, reminisce and celebrate Reunion Weekend with a classic downtown spot. Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
J&D's Wagon Wheel Social
18 Water Street Oneonta

Come out to see Oneonta's premiere country themed bar. Proprietor Julie Beers '98 welcomes alumni for drink specials. Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants.

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Recent Alumni Mixer 
Red Jug Pub

Red Dragons from the last decade are invited to join 2015 class chairs, Tyler Itzkowitz '15, and Stephanie Peguillan '15 at the Red Jug Pub (formally the OST). Re-connect with old friends, make some new connections. Commemortaive t-shirts available on-site for purchase, light refreshments available. Please register for this event so we can accomodate all participants.

 

Sunday, June 7, 2020


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Yoga

Unwind, and center yourself after a weekend of events before heading home. This workshop is free to all participants, but registration is preferred so we can accomodate all guests.

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Bon Voyage Brunch

Enjoy a delicious brunch including waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, mimosas and more. Sit back and enjoy soft jazz music and food while spending some lasting moments with friends and faculty. The best way in our opinion to cap off a fun-filled weekend! Registration for this event is required. Early Bird Pricing - $10, after 5/23 - $15.