Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events

Throughout the weekend:

 

Please note that the schedule is still a work in progress - check back here frequently to stay as up to date as possible.


REUNION WEEKEND HEADQUARTERS
Location: TBD

Reunion Weekend Headquarters is the information and problem-solving center for Reunion Weekend 2019. 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 8: Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 9: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 10: 8 – 11 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 8, 2018


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

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 - $90, 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. Cost $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 racquet; 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 Glimmerglass Lake Tour and the Biological Field Station Tour, we encourage you to bring a bag lunch. Registration for this event is required.

Noon – 2 p.m.
Beer Pairing Luncheon
Martha Pratt Suite - Human Ecology Building

Not attending the golf tournament and looking for a different lunch option? Look no further! Stop by campus and enjoy a lunch prepared by Oscar Oberkircher and learn how to pair different types of beer to food. Registration for this event is required. Cost TBD

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 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 for this event is required.

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 accommodate all participants.

3:30 – 4:15 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 3:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first come-first served basis.

4 – 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Leatherstocking Room | Hunt College Union

Alumni Association Board President Daren Rylewicz '93 invites you to join us for the Alumni Association Annual Meeting that 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.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Faculty & Staff Happy Hour at Roots Brewing Company
175 Main Street | Oneonta

Alumni who are also current SUNY Oneonta Faculty & Staff are invited to join Maureen Artale ’98, Ryan Harrington’04, and Deb Sperano ’95 at Roots Brewing Company on Main Street for Happy Hour. Mix and mingle before the start of the weekend. Cash bar and light refreshments will be available. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Class of 1968 Golden Anniversary Reception
Location TBD

Celebrate 50 years with your friends and classmates. Light refreshments will be served. Members of the Class of 1968 and their invited guests only. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Clambake
Location TBD

Kick-off your Reunion Weekend with live music and fun for all! The menu will feature a New-England themed clambake including both fried and steamed clams, clam chowder, chicken, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and much more. Draft beer, water, coffee, and tea are included. Cash bar. Registration for this event is required. Adults $35. Children (12 and under) $15.

8:30 – 10 p.m.
RAT Relocated
Morris Hall

Join fellow alumni in mingling in the spirit of the RAT comes to life. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

8:30 – 10 p.m.
Night at the Museum
Physical Science 

Join Doug Reilly in the A.J Read Science Discovery center to admire the newly rennovated 2000-square foot space and learn aobut the joy of science for all ages.  A complimentary coffee bar will be available. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

Saturday, June 9, 2018


9 – 10:30 a.m.
Alumni Awards and Volunteer Recognition Celebration Breakfast
Location TBD

Join alumni, faculty, staff, and friends as we celebrate our 2019 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. Cost $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.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Red Dragon 101:  Life Outside the Classroom
Location TBD

Facilitated by members of the Student Life & Leadership office, you will get a glimpse into what life outside the classroom looks like for Oneonta's newest generation of Red Dragons. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Red Dragon 101: Facilities Past & Present
Location TBD

A presentation that looks at the campus' facilties history with Phil Bidwell '87, Facilities IT Specialist, followed by Lachlan Squair, Chief Facilities Planning and Safety Officer sharing his vision for future projects. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

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.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mountain Biking Club 4th Annual Bike Ride
Leaving from International Lounge | Hunt College Union

Riders: check-in at Reunion Weekend Headquarters for any last minute updates, to grab a route map, and to fill your water bottle! For more information, please contact Ed Lorenz ’81, owner and operator of Otsego Bicycles at info@otsegobicycles.com. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants. If you have any photos of Mountain Biking from over the years please email Michelle Hansen - michelle.hansen@oneonta.edu

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Brooks’ BBQ, Craft Beer, and Sundae Bar
Dewar Arena | Alumni Field House

Join us for one of the biggest traditions during Reunion Weekend. You have a choice between the famous Brooks’ chicken dinner, a pulled pork dinner, or a chicken/pulled pork combo dinner. There will be entertainment, activities, and local craft beer available for purchase. Stop by the Sundae Bar before you head out to other Reunion Weekend events. Cash bar will be available. Registration for this event is required. Cost $15.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Red Dragon 101: Visions of the Past Display
Dewar Arena | Alumni Field House

Take a look at 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.

2:15 – 3 p.m.
Planetarium Show
Planetarium | Science Building 1

Dr. Josh Nollenberg takes you on a trip through the cosmos in our state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Seating is limited (maximum capacity: 28). Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Red Dragon 101: TV Studio Tour
IRC

Alumni, family & friends may visit the campus television studio, try the various equipment, and experience reporting the news from the desk and weather wall. Visitors may also try the green screen room where they may see how this technology is used to place people in vaious locations.. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Red Dragon 101: Author Showcase
Milne Library

Join Will Mason '10 to learn all about his recent children's book - "The Boy with the Rainbow Heart". This Western New York author is trying to change the way people perceive one another. Come learn about the town of Gray, and about Mason's process of getting this book into Rochester Elementary Schools to scpread acceptance amongst students. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

2:30 – 3:15 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 2:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This event is on a first come-first served basis.

 

4 – 5 p.m.
Class of 1969 Mingle
IRC

Join Class chairs Loraine Tyler, Stan Nosek & Jay Davidson for a digital display of what the class of 1969 has been up to since graduation. Mingle with fellow classmates before heading to the class champagne toast.

4 – 6 p.m.
The 1889 Society Reception
Martin-Mullen Art Gallery | Fine Arts

President Dr. Barbara Jean Morris is pleased to invite 1889 Society donors to a special recognition reception. By invitation only.

4:30 p.m.
Triple Crown Watch Party
Location TBD

5 – 6 p.m.
50th Reunion Class Toast
Pillars | Quad between Fitzelle and Fine Arts

The Class of 1969 will gather to toast to friendships started 50 years ago. Members of the Class of 1969 and their invited guests only. A class photo will be taken at 5:15 p.m. so please be to the pillars by that time to be included. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants. Rain location - IRC lobby

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Class of 1968 Reunion and Half Century Club Celebration
Location TBD

Recognize the Class of 1969 as they receive their 50th reunion medallion. Dinner and musical entertainment will be included. A class of 1969 photo will be taken. All alumni who graduated in 1969 or earlier and their guests are invited to attend this special event. Half Century Club members will be celebrated as well. Registration for this event is required. Cost $30.

6 – 8:00 p.m.
Sigma Gamma Phi (Arethusa) 125th Anniversary Banquet
Location TBD

Re-connect with old sisters, reminisce on tradition and make new connections all while celebrating 125 years of success for 'Thusa here at Oneonta. Cash bar available. Registration for this event is required. Cost $25.

6 – 8:00 p.m.
CAMP Celebration Dinner
Lee Hall - CME

Join Pathy Leiva and Karla Nava '16 in celebrating the College Assistance Migrant Program's history and learn about where the program will continue to grow. Registration for this event is required. Cost $25.

7 p.m.
Night out with the Oneonta Outlaws
Damaschke Field | Neahwa Park | Oneonta

Wear your Oneonta red and white while you cheer on the hometown team. Food and beverages are available for purchase on-site.

7 p.m.
Class of '89 Social 
Red's Ale House

Reconnect and reminisce with class chair George Moussa '89 and other members of the class while enjoying hearty appetizers and cash bar. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

8:30 p.m.
Stars & Sundaes
Perna Science Building

Join Josh Nollenberg for a journey into the cosmos in our state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Seating is limited (maximum capacity: 28). Can't fit in the show? Join us right after for sundaes on the first floor of the Perna Science Building. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

9 p.m.
Class of 1984 - Come back to the "Pub"
1 Clinton Plaza | Oneonta

Join class chairs, Dean Davis '84 and Colby Thomas '84 at thebar formally known as the Pub - the B-side Ballroom & Supper Club (proprietors Wayne ’91 and Rebecca ’90 Carrington) for hearty appetizers and cash bar available.  Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

9 p.m.
Live Music at the Black Oak Tavern
14 Water Street | Oneonta

Come out to the Black Oak Tavern (proprietor Robert Shelton ’71) for some live music and drink specials. 

9 p.m.
J&D’s Wagon Wheel
18 Water Street | Oneonta

Come out to J&D’s Wagon Wheel (proprietor Julie Beers ’98) to reminisce and enjoy drink specials. 

9 p.m.
Recent Alumni Mixer
84 Main St | Oneonta

Calling on young alumni! Join Stephanie Peguillan '15 at the Jug (formally known as the OST) and re-connect with old friends and make some new from the last decade of Red Dragon Alums!

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018


8:30 – 11 a.m.
Bon Voyage Champagne Brunch
Martin Mullen Art Gallery | Fine Arts

Enjoy a delicious brunch with champagne and take some time to view student art work from the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition on display in the Martin-Mullen Gallery. The best way to cap off a fun-filled weekend! Special thanks to gallery director Tim Sheesley ’77. Registration for this event is required. Registration for this event is required. Cost $15.