Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events

Throughout the weekend:


REUNION WEEKEND HEADQUARTERS
International Lounge | Hunt College Union

Reunion Weekend Headquarters is the information and problem-solving center for Reunion Weekend 2018. 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.

Red Dragon 101: Share Your Story – My Time at Oneonta
Reunion Weekend Headquarters
International Lounge | Hunt College Union

While you are at HQ, stop by the Share Your Story booth. This will give attendees an opportunity to share some of their favorite stories about their time at the college. The Office of Alumni Engagement will record the traditions and rituals of the college!

HOURS:
Friday, June 8: 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 9: 10 a.m. – noon; and 2 - 4 p.m.

Calling All Kids
A.J. Read Science Discovery Center | Physical Science Building

For almost three decades, the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center has served to connect people of all ages to the joy of scientific discovery through innovative, hands-on “interactives.” Since reopening on March 1, 2017, the center has attracted over 4,000 visitors and hosted over 50 field trips from schools across the region. The Center has a beautiful 2000-square foot space in the newly renovated Physical Science building and is free to the campus and wider communities.

HOURS:
Friday, June 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 9: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Student Research and Creative Activity Display
Living Room | Hunt College Union

View a sample of scholarly posters, prepared by our undergraduate students who conduct independent research and creative activity that were presented at the 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) hosted at SUNY Oneonta on April 20.

Human Ecology Display
Human Ecology Building

View the final project for Fashion 323: Promotional techniques in the Apparel Industry. The students designed a display that three-dimensionally illustrates the different paths and majors in the human ecology department. Items from the Red Dragon Outfitters and The Red Closet Thrift store complete the display.

Anthropology Teaching Gallery
Physical Science Building

The Anthropology Teaching Gallery features on-going displays of objects from our teaching collections, including casts of Homo erectus and Neandertal, and Native American arts and crafts from the Southwest. There is also a fun family-oriented display titled “Curious about George” that questions whether the children’s book character Curious George is a monkey.

Starbucks Coffee
Hunt College Union

HOURS: 
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Red Dragon Outfitters

Located in a brand new location next door to the Hunt Union, the expanded Red Dragon Outfitters offers a wide variety of SUNY Oneonta apparel, memorabilia, and gifts. Wear your Reunion Weekend name badge and receive 15% off. You can also shop online anytime at reddragonoutfitters.oneonta.edu.

HOURS:
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

College Camp

The College Camp is located on 284 acres of former farm and woodland approximately 1.5 miles from campus. Providing educational, recreational, and social opportunities for the members of our campus and the community, the College Camp is open every day from 7 a.m. until dark. For more information go to www.oneonta.edu/oas/collegecamp.

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

Registration for this event is closed.

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.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Welcome Center Tours
SUNY Oneonta Welcome Center

The college’s new Welcome Center sits just above the Fine Arts Building, which gives it a million-dollar view of the quad below and the mountains on the horizon. This space, houses the Admissions and Recruitment Office and is the hub for prospective students and their parents. Tours of the building will be given throughout the day.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit the Milne Library
Milne Library

Visit the Milne Library for a display of yearbooks and a self-guided tour. Check out all the updates and renovations that have been completed within the past year and visit the Technology Center located on the basement level. You can also peruse the books dedicated to Academic Achievement Award winners which are on display on the first floor.

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

Paul van der Sommen ’76 invites you to 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

Registration for this event is closed.

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.
Science Discovery Lunch
A.J. Read Science Discovery Center | Physical Science Building

Registration for this event is closed.

Not attending the golf tournament and looking for a different lunch option? Look no further! Stop by the atrium of the Physical Science building for a lunch featuring a Sodexo favorite – the fajita bar! After lunch, check out the newly renovated Science Discovery Center. Registration for this event is required. Cost $12.

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

Registration for this event is closed.

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, guided by Donglei Li '18, 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 Roland Holstead '67 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
Waterfront | Hunt College Union

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
Ballroom | Hunt College Union

Registration for this event is closed.

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.
Return to the Rat
Waterfront | Hunt College Union

Back by popular demand! after the clambake, head down to the Rathskeller pub for its one-night-only return. 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.
Café Tobey Hall
Tobey Hall Lobby

Interested in a laid-back, quiet place to catch up with friends? Stop by the lounge at Tobey Hall and relax while you plan the rest of your Reunion Weekend. 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
Ballroom | Hunt College Union

Registration for this event is closed.

Join alumni, faculty, staff, and friends as we celebrate our 2018 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.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Red Dragon 101:  A.J. Read Science Discovery Center
A.J. Read Science Discovery Center | Physical Science Building

Explore SUNY Oneonta’s own hands-on science museum, the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, in this interactive demonstration by director Doug Reilly. We’ll talk about our 30-year history as an essential public science resource for the surrounding region, tour the newly opened facility in Physical Science, and interact with the Center’s newest and most exciting exhibits and demonstrations. This includes plants that move to planets that spin, indoor lightning to the flowing fourth state of matter! The A.J. Read Science Discovery Center is where we make science into a verb! Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Red Dragon 101: The Current Undergraduate Experience
Room 105 | Fitzelle Hall

Get a glimpse into what it is like to be a current Oneonta student both inside and outside the classroom from Amanda Finch, Associate Vice President for Student Development and Monica Grau `88, Director of New Student Services. 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, guided by Donglei Li '18, 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. – 12:30 p.m.
Oneonta Student Emergency Squad (OSES) Headquarters Open House & 25th Anniversary Plaque Presentation
OSES Headquarters | Denison Hall
This event has been cancelled.

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Class of 1963 Gathering
Dance Studio | Alumni Field House

A special gathering just for members of the Class of 1963 so that they can share and compare their favorite memorabilia. Light refreshments and seating will be available during this event. The Dance Studio is across from the Dewar Arena.

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.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Planetarium Show
Planetarium | Science Building 1

Registration for this event is closed.

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.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Red Dragon 101: Immersed in Service – Remembering Hurricane Relief Work at SUNY Oneonta
Room 105 | Fitzelle Hall

This event has been cancelled.

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Red Dragon Outfitters Building Tour
Red Dragon Outfitters

Take a tour of the newly built Red Dragon Outfitters with Diane Williams ’84, Executive Director of Oneonta’s Auxiliary Services. The building not only features the Red Dragon Outfitters, but also the Damascene Book Cellar on the main level, and OAS/Sodexo Offices on the 2nd floor. Make sure to grab some new Oneonta “swag” while at the Outfitters! Show your Reunion Weekend name badge to save 15%. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

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 – 4 p.m.
Nature Hike
Leaving from International Lounge | Hunt College Union

Registration for this event is closed.

Depart from the Hunt College Union for a hike from College Camp back to campus (shuttles will be provided to the hike's starting point at College Camp). Enjoy this wonderful and often overlooked spot owned by SUNY Oneonta. You should be able to walk on uneven, unpaved trails in order to participate in this experience. You may encounter rocks/downed trees on this hike, which is approximately 3 miles long. Please dress appropriately and wear closed-toe footwear. Although water and snacks will be provided at the beginning of the hike, please bring any additional items you may need. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants – space is limited to 40 hikers in order to meet safety requirements.

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

Registration for this event is closed.

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.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Red Dragon 101: Monetary & Fiscal Policies in the Trump Era: A Discussion in Honor of Rich Yamarone ’85
Room 105 | Fitzelle Hall

A presentation and discussion facilitated by retired faculty member, Dr. Dave Ring will first discuss how monetary policy has been influenced by President Trump’s appointments to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, then a look at President Trump’s fiscal policy. It will conclude with a tentative analysis of the impact of these policies on the macro economy. 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, guided by Donglei Li '18, 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 – 5 p.m.
Class of 1988 Social 
Red Jug Pub | 195 S Main St

Come and celebrate 30 years with your friends and classmates at the Red Jug Pub (formerly the OST).

3:30 – 4 p.m.
Red Dragon 101: Help your Student or Recent Graduate Understand Their Finances
Room 105 | Fitzelle Hall

Join Kevin Sutton '15 in a discussion about the benefits of increased financial literacy. Topics of discussion include the benefits of saving and investing early in life, debt management strategies, and budgeting tips. The discussion will also include suggestions for incorporating these topics into discussions with parents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

3:30 – 4 p.m.
Red Dragon 101: Sustainability Initiatives Across Campus
Meet in Room 106 | Fitzelle Hall

SUNY Oneonta student sustainability leaders will lead a walking tour of campus locations that highlight the campus' commitment to sustainability through all aspects of campus life and operations.

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

President Nancy Kleniewski and her husband Bill Davis are pleased to invite 1889 Society donors to a special recognition reception. By invitation only.

4:30 p.m.
Triple Crown Watch Party
Living Room, Hunt College Union

Come watch history in the making as Justify runs for the final jewel of the Triple Crown!

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

The Class of 1968 will gather to toast to friendships started 50 years ago. Members of the Class of 1968 and their invited guests only. Please register for this event to help us appropriately accommodate all participants.

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Class of 1968 Reunion and Half Century Club Celebration
Ballroom | Hunt College Union

Registration for this event is closed.

Recognize the Class of 1968 as they receive their 50th reunion medallion. Dinner and musical entertainment will be included. A class of 1968 photo will be taken. All alumni who graduated in 1968 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 - 11p.m.
Phi Delta Rho Reunion Dinner
Clarion Hotel | 55 Market St. | Oneonta

All alumni are invited to attend a reception and dinner with the members of Phi Delta Rho for an evening of reconnecting and reminiscing.

7 p.m.
Delta Phi Kappa Brothers and Family Gathering
Hampton Inn | 2225 River St. | Oneonta

Please contact Frank Anthony ’70 for more information at fanthony4995@gmail.com. By invitation only.

6:30 – 9 p.m.
The Art of Pairing Wine with Dinner
Waterfront | Hunt College Union

Registration for this event is closed.

Enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of wine with a fine dining experience on campus. Delight in an exquisite, five-course meal, each paired with the perfect wine. Food and Nutrition Program lecturer Oscar Oberkircher will be serving as the evening's sommelier. Registration for this event is required. Cost $35.

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.

9 p.m.
Live Music at the B-side Ballroom & Supper Club
1 Clinton Plaza | Oneonta

Come out to the B-side Ballroom & Supper Club (proprietorWayne ’91 and Rebecca ’90 Carrington) for some live music. Bring your Reunion ID for $1 off selected drinks.

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.
Karaoke at J&D’s Wagon Wheel
18 Water Street | Oneonta

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

9 p.m.
Orientation Leaders Social at Red’s Ale House (formerly Legends)
84 Main St | Oneonta

Former orientation leaders invite you to join them at Red's Ale House (proprietor George Moussa '89. Formerly Legends/Formerly Red's Filling Station). Mingle, reminisce, celebrate, and re-live the glory days! All alumni are welcome.

9:30 p.m.
Drinks and Memories at the Sip and Sail
80 Water Street | Oneonta

Members of the classes of 2008 and 2013 invite you to join them at the Sip and Sail. Mingle, reminisce, celebrate, and re-live the glory days! All alumni are welcome.

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.