Alumni Weekend Schedule of Events

We are hoping Red Dragons near and far log on and tune in for a special lineup of events! Registration is now live. We are continuing to work out some of the details for each of these events and adding more to the schedule. Check back for changes!

Please be sure to find our FAQ page to get answers to some of our commonly asked questions.

 

1889 Society 

Thursday June 3, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

 

The Division of College Advancement invites all members of the 1889 society to a special virtual recognition ceremony. 

 

Class of 1980: Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday June 9, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. 

 

Class ambassadors Jay Winuk '80, Chuck Bogosta '80, and Greg Floyd '80 invite members of the Class of 1980 and guests to a virtual concert experience with professional musician Corey Spector '80 performing live from Tucson, AZ. Wine down with classmates and gear up for Alumni Weekend events. Spector will be playing songs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's while participants can interact with one another via chat. Registration is free, members of the classes from 1978 - 1982 are encouraged to tune in.

 

State of the College Address 

Thursday June 10, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 

 

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association invites all alumni to participate in the next installment of Acting  President Craig’s town hall style event. In this session there will be an opportunity to hear about the progress of campus in the 2021 spring semester, and to hear about the vision moving forward. 

 

Virtual RedTalks: Magic of Science 

Friday June 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

 

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 exhibits; and while the pandemic certainly has shifted the modality, Doug Reilly certainly has been working hard to connect campus and community members with that magic of science. Registration is free but required to access the event. 

 

Travel Around the World Tea Party (Netzer Planned Giving Society members)

Friday June 11, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

 

The Netzer Planned Giving Society is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Members and their guests will meet for a talk hosted by Kathy Schmid '79, manager of Sodexo Dining Services/Argo Tea, who will discuss varieties of tea and techniques for optimal brewing. Join us for a lively conversation while sampling teas from the best growers and tea estates around the world. Registration is free but required to access the event.

 

Alumni Association Annual Meeting 

Friday June 11, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

 

Alumni Association Board President Christine Warnquist ’71 invites you to join us for the Alumni Association Annual Meeting, which will include updates from the Board of Directors and the election of new board members. All Alumni are encouraged to attend, registration is free but required to access the event. 

 

Red Dragons go LIVE!: Concert 

Friday June 11, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

 

Enjoy a virtual concert experience with Ryan Quinn '13 and Luke Mock '23. This dynamic duo is back to offer alumni a very special concert experience. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event.

 

Caricatures 

Saturday June 12, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Sunday June 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

A favorite activity from the Cans n’ Clams picnic is now available virtually! Alumni are invited to sign up quickly, as only 12 spots per time block are available. An artist will be able to provide participants with a digital caricature, while you mingle with fellow alumni. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event.

 

50th Anniversary Toast 

Saturday June 12, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

 

The classes of 1970 and 1971 are both invited to take part in a one-of-a-kind event, as Acting President Craig and members of the Half Century Club conduct a virtual toast to this momentous milestone. Participants will receive a commemorative champagne glass to join in the toast. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event. 

 

How-to Class: Beginner Acrylic Paint Lesson 

Saturday June 12, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Alumni are invited to tap into their artistic side with a virtual guided paint class. Brenda Brooks, office assistant in the Office of Academic Advisement, will guide participants through the steps of paining a campus icon. Registration is free but is required to gain access to the event and to receive a free canvas. A full list of supplies needed will be emailed in advance of the program. (Family Friendly) 

 

Planetarium 

Saturday June 12, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday June 13, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

 

The College's state-of-the-art digital planetarium is now able to stream nationwide. This fan favorite (and often full) Alumni Weekend event can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. Sit back and enjoy learning about the wonders of the night sky. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event. (Family Friendly) 

 

Drag'n Bend (Yoga)

Sunday June 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

 

Reserve a calming hour to center yourself with this guided yoga class. Instructor Katie Lossi will bring a sense of zen to your den with a beginner-level style yoga and stretching class. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event. (Family Friendly) 

 

How-to Class: Up-Cycle Tees to bags 

Sunday June 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Grab an old t-shirt and learn how to turn it into a bag. With many stores going plastic free we all need an extra reusable bag; so why not learn to make your own! Join Sustainability Coordinator, Rachel Kornhauser and student members of the Revival of Apparel Club (RAC) to create your new favorite accessory. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event. (Family Friendly) 

 

Virtual RedTalksArchives Display 

Monday June 14, 10:00 a.m.  

 

Milne Library staff led by Special Collections Librarian Heather Stalter has provided a virtual look back into some of Oneonta’s most treasured history. (Family Friendly)

 

Loyal Red Dragon Mixology Class 

Monday June 14, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

 

Members of the Loyal Red Dragon program are invited to learn how to properly concoct libations just in time for the summer season. Local award-winning bartender, Erica Bocchi Scott (of the Bside Supper Club & Lounge) will show participants how to properly prepare some cocktails to be enjoyed on the deck, poolside, or even just for a night in. Interested Loyal Red Dragons should sign up quickly, as only 30 spots are available. Registration is free but required to gain access to the event. 

 

Red Dragons Cook

Tuesday June 15, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Red Dragon Alumni Network first – virtual cooking demonstration!  Oscar Oberkircher, lecturer in the Foods and Nutrition discipline in the College of Human Ecology, will share delicious recipes and helpful cooking tips. Joining Oscar will be alumni from the beverage industry who will be able to share how to artfully pair wine with food. Registration is free but required to gain access to the event. 

 

Tuesday Trivia  

Tuesday June 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

 

Unwind and re-connect with fellow alumni all while enjoying a campus favorite – Trivia Tuesday. This edition is a Pride themed night hosted by Ryan Harrington 04. Registration is free but required to gain access to the event. 

 

Virtual RedTalks: OutSMARTing the Pandemic: Vaccines Worth the Shot

Wednesday June 16, TBD

 

How do COVID-19 vaccines work? What is the biology behind them? How are modern vaccines designed, developed, and tested? Professors Jill Feilhaber (Biology) and Kelly Gallagher (Chemistry) will discuss latest advances in the field of vaccine development and how what has been learned from the Coronavirus will help prepare responses to new diseases. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event.

 

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration 

Thursday June 17, 5:00 p.m.

 

Alumni from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences are invited to join department faculty, fellow alumni, and community members in honoring the discipline’s 50 years at SUNY Oneonta. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event. 

 

How-to Class: Beer Tasting 

Thursday June 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Never understood the hype about IPAs? Want to really taste the depth of a lager? Rich Eyring ’07, senior brewer at Massachusetts Bay Brewing Co., will offer an in-depth beer experience teaching participants how to smell and taste the notes in particular beer styles. In addition, Eyring will show how to artfully pair food with different styles of beer and participate in a Q&A. A suggested curated beer list will be provided to registrants closer to the event. Registration is free but required to gain access to this event.

 

 

Programs TBA: 

 

  • Class specific celebrations (don't see something for your class? Reach out to your Ambassador or email us to connect)  

 

 

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