Alumni Weekend Schedule of Events

Alumni Weekend Schedule:

 

 

Grab your red and white Red Dragon gear and get ready for the all-new Alumni Weekend experience! Reminisce about the past and embrace all that is new at SUNY Oneonta. The Alumni Association invites all alumni to return to campus for Alumni Weekend 2021, from June 11-13.

ENJOY tours of campus and informative sessions. CELEBRATE with fellow classmates at our many alumni events. CONNECT with faculty, staff and other Dragons from all backgrounds and years. Alumni Weekend will feature some fan favorites from the Cans ’n Clams Picnic (Clambake) to the Alumni Celebration Breakfast and, of course, Brooks’ BBQ And lots of new fun is in store with kayaking, yoga, scavenger hunts and more activities. Check out all we have planned for you in 2021, and reach out to us and learn how you can help: email us at alumni@oneonta.edu.

Please note that some events (including but not limited to RedTalks, 1889 Society Reception, Class celebrations etc.) are not yet listed as we continue to develop and create an inclusive suite of programs. Our most up-to-date schedule of events and locations will be found here. A list of area hotels with room blocks, and information about connecting with your classmates can be found on our main website: www.oneontaalumni.com/alumniweekend.

The health and safety of our Red Dragon family is of the utmost importance. We will continue to monitor the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, and we may need to adjust the weekend schedule as circumstances dictate. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to keep everyone safe.

 

Friday, 6/11

7 a.m. start

Golf Tournament

Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Road

Join SUNY Oneonta alumni and friends at the Oneonta Country Club for a beautiful day of captain and crew golf. The day will begin at 7 a.m. with a breakfast buffet in the clubhouse. We will kick off the tournament with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. If you do not have a team, we will match you with other players. Prizes will be awarded at the luncheon in the clubhouse. Club Member pricing - $100, Non-Member pricing - $120.

 

Friday, 6/11

10 a.m. start

Tennis Tournament

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

 

Friday, 6/11

10 a.m start

Alumni Expedition: Tour of Glimmerglass Lake

Thayer Boat House Launch, 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 Glimmerglass Lake Tour and the Biological Field Station Tour, we encourage you to bring a bag lunch. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

 

Friday, 6/11

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alumni Weekend HQ

Check in for the weekend officially begins! Alumni Weekend Headquarters is the information and problem-solving center for Alumni Weekend 2021. Have a question about an event? Want to know where the event you’re looking forward to is located? Stop by HQ for answers and more! Pick up your name badge*, Alumni Weekend schedule and your free gift from the Alumni Association.

*Alumni Weekend events require the Alumni 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 Alumni Weekend. Check out the list of participating merchants at Alumni Weekend Headquarters.

 

Friday, 6/11

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Drag 'n Go Lunch

Stop by and grab a lunch, pick up your scavenger hunt bingo card, meet new Director of Outdoor Programs Chris Shughrue and paddle on the pond. Registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/24: $12.

 

Friday, 6/11

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Alumni Expedition: Paddlefest

Join Director of Outdoor Progams Chris Shugrue for an Oneonta paddling experience you won't want to miss. Equipment will be provided to participants; registration is required.

 

Friday, 6/11

1 to 2 p.m. The Magic of Science Session 1

2 to 3 p.m.: The Magic of Science Session 2

A.J. Read Science Discovery Center | Physical Science

The A.J. Read Science Discovery Center is a free, hands-on museum for people of all ages and abilities. Its mission is to connect visitors to the joy and power of scientific process through authentic and interactive exihibits. Spots are limited for each of these family-friendly, hands-on sessions. Registration is required.

 

Friday, 6/11

3 to 6 p.m.

Sours @The Fox

The Copper Fox, 7 Market St.

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. Registration is required.

 

Friday, 6/11

2 to 4 p.m.

Alumni Expedition: Biological Field Station

Lakeside Farm and Upland Interpretive Center | 7027 State Highway 80 | Springfield, N.Y.

Join us for a tour of the Hop House, Upland Interpretive 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 is required.

 

Friday, 6/11

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Campus Tours

Take a 45-minute guided walk around campus, and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty. The tour will leave promptly at 3:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Friday, 6/11

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Alumni Association Board President Christine Warnquist ’71 invites you to join us for the Alumni Association Annual Meeting, which 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.Friday, 6/11

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Golden Anniversary Reception

Members of the Half Century Club will welcome members of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 back to campus. Light refreshments will be served. Attendance is for members of the two celebrating classes and their invited guests only. Registration is required.

 

Friday, 6/11

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cans ’n Clams Picnic

Kick off Alumni Weekend and summer with the fan favorite meal of the weekend! The all-you-can-eat dinner will not only transport you to the shores of New England with the menu—including steamed and fried clams, clam chowder, various sliders, coleslaw, corn on the cob and desserts—but will also feature terrific live entertainment. The first two beverages are included; a cash bar will be available. Registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $30. After 5/24: $35. Children (12 and under) Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/24: $15.

 

Friday, 6/11

8:30 to 10 p.m.

Return to the RAT

After Cans ’n Clams, head down to the Rathskeller Pub (Waterfront) for its one-night-only return. Reconnect and reminisce with friends and classmates and let the live music transport you back to the glory days! A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. Registration is required.

 

Saturday, 6/12

Café Wilber Hall

Wilber Hall Lobby

Light refreshments will be available to guests staying in Wilber Hall.

 

Saturday, 6/12

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alumni Headquarters

Alumni Weekend Headquarters is the information and problem-solving center for Alumni Weekend 2021. Have a question about an event? Want to know where the event you’re looking forward to is located? Stop by HQ for answers and more! Pick up your name badge*, Alumni Weekend schedule and your free gift from the Alumni Association.

*Alumni Weekend events require the Alumni 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 Alumni Weekend. Check out the list of participating merchants at Alumni Weekend Headquarters.

 

Saturday, 6/12

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oneonta Farmers' Market

Kim Muller Plaza, Main Street

Visitors can look for delicious locally grown farm products from the field to the table.

 

Saturday, 6/12

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Alumni Celebration Breakfast

Join your fellow alumni, plus 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 alumni volunteers have made to enhance the Red Dragon experience on campus and beyond. Our pinnacle milestone class (1970+1) will be recognized during this program as well. This event is open to all alumni. Breakfast will be included. Registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/21: $15.

 

Saturday, 6/12

10:45 a.m.

RedTalk Series: Facilities Past & Future

Lachlan Squair, chief facilities planning and safety officer will share campus images from over the years, offer an update on current construction projects and talk about what’s to come in the future.

 

Saturday, 6/12

10:45 a.m.

Campus Tours

Take a 45-minute guided walk around campus, and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first come-first served basis.

 

Saturday, 6/12

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alumni Expeditions: Mountain Bike Ride

Riders: check-in at Alumni Weekend Headquarters for any last minute updates, grab a route map and fill your water bottle. Ed Lorenz ’81 will lead the ride; for more information, email alumni@oneonta.edu. Registration is required.

 

Saturday, 6/12

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Red Dragon BBQ

Bringing the world famous BBQ to you! The most talked about meal in town comes to campus; you have a choice of the famous Brooks’ chicken dinner, a pulled pork dinner or a chicken/pulled pork combo dinner. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available upon request. Along with the delicious lunch, there will be entertainment, music and corn hole! Before heading out to other Alumni Weekend events, be sure to stop by the dessert table. A cash bar will be available. Registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/25: $15.

 

Saturday, 6/12

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Visions of the Past display

Celebrating more than 130 years of SUNY Oneonta, this exhibition offers a special viewing of archival photos, yearbooks, mementos 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.

 

Saturday, 6/12

1 to 2 p.m.

The Magic of Science: Session 3

A.J. Read Science Discovery Center | Physical Science

The A.J. Read Science Discovery Center is a free, hands-on museum for people of all ages and abilities. Its mission is to connect visitors to the joy and power of scientific process through authentic and interactive exihibits. Spots are limited for this family-friendly, hands-on session. Registration is required.

 

 

Saturday, 6/12

2:45 p.m.

Campus Tours

Leaving from Reunion HQ

Take a 45-minute guided walk around campus, and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty. The tour will leave promptly at 3:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

Saturday, 6/12

2 to 3:30 p.m

Alumni Expeditions: Nature Hike

College Camp is a campus gem. Made possible by President Royal F. Netzer (1951-1970), this 276-acre piece of land hosts several trails along with a lodge. Hiking enthusiast and ITS Service Manager, Jesse Arno has agreed to lead a hike up to College Camp for those ready to traverse. Those who choose to hike up, can either do a round trip or catch a shuttle from College Camp back down to campus. Registration is required.

 

Saturday, 6/12

3 to 5 p.m.

1889 Society reception

The Division of College Advancement and the College at Oneonta Foundation are pleased to invite 1889 Society donors to a special recognition ceremony. By invitation only.

 

Saturday, 6/12

3 to 3:30 p.m.

Class of 1970 +1 Medallion Ceremony

Pillars | Quad between Fitzelle and Fine Arts

The Classes of 1970 and 1971 will gather to toast friendships started 50+ years ago. Members of the celebrating classes and their invited guests only. Class photos will be taken for each class starting at 3:15 p.m., so please be to the pillars by that time to be included. Registration is required. Rain location: Morris Hall.

 

Saturday, 6/12

4:30 p.m.

AOD Presentation of Honors for 2020 Honorees

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association will honor select alumni who have distinguished themselves through their careers, their service to their communities, and their commitment to our college at this evening’s celebration.  Join us for dinner, open bar (beer and wine) and musical entertainment as we celebrate our most notable alumni.  All alumni and friends are welcome, registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $30. After 5/24: $35. Children (12 and under) Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/24: $15. 

This is a business formal event. 

Saturday, 6/12

5 to 7 p.m.

Red Gown BBQ

Join Ambassadors Mark Delligatti ’75, Kathy and Duke Gallagher ’75 and Andrea Lamantia ’75 for a relaxing evening on the Wilber Hall lawn. Don't forget to pack a lawn chair. Traditional BBQ faire and lawn games will be provided. Registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/24: $15.

 

Saturday, 6/12

7 to 8 p.m.

Stars & Sundaes

8 to 9 p.m.

Stars & Sundaes 2

Perna Science Building Lobby

Join Joshua Nollenberg, assistant professor of physics, for a journey into the cosmos in our state-of-the-art digital planetarium. And right after the program, enjoy sundaes on the first floor of the Perna Science Building. Seating is limited to 12 for each session, so please register to help us accommodate all participants.

 

Saturday, 6/12

8 p.m.

Pub & Grub Trail

Downtown Oneonta

Grab your favorite swag and head to the heart of Oneonta—downtown! Stop by your old haunt for a pint, enjoy a cold cheese slice at your favorite pizzeria or visit a new establishment. This is a self-guided event, but in order to get discounts registration is required.

 

Sunday, 6/13

TBD

Café Wilber Hall

Wilber Hall Lobby

Light refreshments will be available to guests staying in Wilber Hall.

 

Sunday, 6/13

8 to 11 a.m.

Alumni Headquarters

Alumni Weekend Headquarters is the information and problem-solving center for Alumni Weekend 2021. Have a question about an event? Want to know where the event you’re looking forward to is located? Stop by HQ for answers and more! Pick up your name badge*, Alumni Weekend schedule and your free gift from the Alumni Association.

*Alumni Weekend events require the Alumni 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 Alumni Weekend. Check out the list of participating merchants at Alumni Weekend Headquarters.

 

Sunday, 6/13

8 to 9 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 accommodate all participants.

 

Sunday, 6/13

9:30 to 11 a.m.

Class of 1980 Send-Off

Stop by the campus' hidden gem, College Camp, and enjoy the company of fellow classmates and a tasty breakfast. Registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/24: $15.

 

Sunday, 6/13

8:30 to 11 a.m.

Bon Voyage Bingo & Brunch

Enjoy a delicious brunch complete with champagne! The best way to cap off a fun-filled weekend is with an all-you-can-eat meal partnered with everyone's favorite brunch pairing—BINGO! Registration is required. Early Bird Pricing: $10. After 5/24: $15.

 

 

Please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions - alumni@oneonta.edu