Homecoming 2016

 

Registration deadline is September 30, 2016.


Check back often for most current list of events!

Schedule of Events

Key:


Alumni


Families

Reunions

Invitation Only


Students


Everyone

 

Jump to: Friday, Oct. 7 | Saturday, Oct. 8 | Sunday, Oct. 9

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 6

8:00 p.m. – Midnight
FallBall
Campus Center Ballroom 
Join us for the 3rd annual Homecoming Fall Ball! Formal Attire, Great Music, and Refreshments. Free. 



 

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Veterans Wall of Honor Viewing

University Library, 2nd floor
View UAlbany's nine-panel Veterans Wall of Honor, which includes photos, illustrations and the names of more than 4,000 alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. military. Free. 


9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Registration
Alumni House
Stop in, pick up your registration packets, and enjoy some coffee and cider doughnuts.


2:30-4:00 p.m.
Law School/Legal Career: Are They For Me?
Alumni House Conference Room
Are you interested in law? Curious about how law is taught in a college class? Want to meet UAlbany alumni who have pursued careers in law? Join us for an interactive discussion of legal issues in a simulated classroom session featuring alumna/lawyer/scientist Dr. Sharon Kantor ’73 and Professor James Acker. Then hear from a panel of alumni regarding legal education and career opportunities. Dr. Kantor, who earned both law and Ph.D. degrees after graduating from UAlbany, will explore issues relating to her specialization in intellectual property, including patent law. Professor Acker will focus on constitutional issues pertaining to criminal justice. Students, alumni, members of the surrounding community, and anyone interested in witnessing and participating in a simulated law-related classroom discussion are encouraged to attend. Registration required. Free. 


5:00–7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Lecture Center East Concourse
Please join alumni, UAlbany families and friends for our welcome reception overlooking the University Main Fountain. Registration required. Free. 


7:00 p.m.
Alumni and Student Shabbat Services

Campus Center, 3rd Floor
Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Services. 

7:30 p.m.
Class of 1966 Meet and Greet

Chat's Lounge (Lobby) Albany Marriott
Kick off your reunion weekend with an informal meet and greet. Here's your first real chance to reconnect with your classmates after so many years. Registration required. Cost: on your own, cash bar. 


8:00 p.m.
Hillel Shabbat Dinner
Campus Center
Registration required. Free. 


SATURDAY, OCT. 8


8:00 a.m.-Noon
Homecoming Registration

Alumni House

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Veterans Wall of Honor Viewing

University Library, 2nd Floor
View UAlbany's nine-panel Veterans Wall of Honor, which includes photos, illustrations and the names of more than 4,000 alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. military. Free. 

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Homecoming Breakfast
Campus Center Ball Room
Join University administration, alumni, families and students as we kick off the day’s festivities. Enjoy a buffet breakfast while mingling with friends, hearing a University update and participating in the induction of the Class of 1966 into the Half-Century Club. Registration required. Cost: $10.00/person.
 


10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m
Sorority/Fraternity Coffee Hour

Alumni House
Join your sorority or fraternity – Alpha Pi Alpha, Alpha Phi Omega, Beta Zeta, Chi Sigma Theta, Gamma Kappa Phi, Kappa Beta, Kappa Delta, Phi Delta, Potter Club, Psi Gamma, Sigma Alpha, Sigma Lambda Sigma, Sigma Phi for coffee and conversation. Registration required. Free.  


11:00–11:45 a.m.
University Art Museum Tour

University Art Museum
Join members of the museum staff for an informal gallery tour of the current exhibition. Registration Required. Free. 

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 
University at Albany Foundation Board of Directors Meeting 
Location TBD 


12:00–1:00 p.m. 
Presidents’ Legacy Reception Legacy 
Location TBD
Families with more than one generation of alumni or current students whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) is an alum are invited to this informal reception hosted by University President Robert J. Jones and Alumni Association President Joseph Garba '02, '05. Registration required. Free. 


12:30 p.m.
City of Albany Bus Tour 


12:45-2:15 p.m.
Class of 1966 Buffet Lunch

Washington Tavern, 250 Western Ave.
Enjoy a nice buffet lunch at Washington Tavern, affectionately called “WT,” a popular meeting place for all downtown alums. Registration required. Cost: $15 per person, cash bar. 

 
1:00–1:45 p.m.
University Art Museum Tour

University Art Museum
Registration Required. Free. 


1:00-3:30 p.m.
Great Dane Game Day 

Adjacent to Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, Bob Ford Field
Get into the spirit before watching UAlbany take on Richmond in the Homecoming game! Enjoy a lunch buffet, live music and family fun activities with other Great Danes fans. Package includes lunch buffet, and football game ticket. Current UAlbany Students receive free game ticket in student section and can use meal swipe. If you would like your student to sit with you, you will need to purchase a package.  Free parking. Registration required. Cost: $30 adults, $20 children 10 and under.  
*Reunion classes, Affinity Groups, School of Business alums, Rockefeller, and GOLD, will have reserved tables.

1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 
Donor Pavilion at Great Dane Game Day
Adjacent to Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, Bob Ford Field
In recognition of your generosity and support, UAlbany Heritage Society, Loyalty Society and 1844 Society donors are invited to stop by our exclusive picnic area to enjoy specialty drinks and desserts while mingling with UAlbany administrators, staff and students. Casual attire is welcome; UAlbany gear is encouraged! Registration Required
 


2:30-3:30 p.m.
UAlbany Downtown Campus Walking Tour

Downtown Campus, 135 Western Ave.
See some of your old haunts and reminisce with alumni during this tour of the various buildings on the downtown campus. Gregory Wiedeman, university archivist, will host the tour. Tour starts at Draper Hall entrance. Parking is available at Thurlow Terrace on Western Ave. Registration required. Free. 


3:30 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game | UAlbany vs. Richmond

Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, Bob Ford Field
Show your true colors! Wear your purple and gold proudly and cheer on the UAlbany Great Danes as they score a touchdown against the opponents. 

Homecoming 3 Game Package INCLUDING Homecoming Lunch Buffet
Games: Richmond (10/8), Delaware (11/5), Stony Brook (11/19)
Purple Section: $90 (103, 107, 109)
White Section: $75 (203-206)
Silver Section: $60 (Sections 201, 202, 207, 208)

Game tickets only: Purple $75, White $60, and Silver $45

Purple: Savings of $11 from gate price. Seating located in lower level sections 103 & 107-109.
White: $8 savings. Seating in center upper level sections 203-206.
Silver: $8 savings. Seating in corner upper level sections 201-202 & 207-208.

To purchase game tickets visit https://tkt.xosn.com/tickets/TicketHome.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=15800&_MODE_=MIPS&SALE_TKT_PERFORMER_ID=64770%20&SALE_TKT_SALE_CATEGORIES_ID=190139

 
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Class of 1966 Cocktail Reception 
Treviso, Italian-American Community Center
257 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany 
Registration required. cost: Free if attending dinner, $15 for reception only. Cash bar. 


7:00-10:00 p.m.
Class of 1966 Reunion Dinner

Treviso, Italian-American Community Center
257 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany

Continue to swap stories and recapture those wonderful memories of your college years while you enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Registration required. Cost: $50 


7:00 p.m.
UAlbany Speaker Series
SEFCU Arena

The Speaker Series brings to campus renowned guest speakers from across the globe.  Past speakers include President Bill Clinton, General Colin Powell and producer and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons; the series also featured a debate between former
Governor Howard Dean and Karl Rove. 
Registration Required. Free. 


7:00-9:00 p.m.

Chapel House/The Interfaith Center 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Interfaith Center (formerly Chapel House)
Alumni, current students, past and present board members, past and present staff and chaplains, and friends are invited to gather to celebrate the past 50 years and the future of the Interfaith Center. Keynote speaker is Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard, DD from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. From more information contact dcrisafulli@albany.edu or call (518) 489-8573 ext. 21. Registration required. Free.

 


 

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 9


8:30 a.m.
Class of 1966 Farewell Breakfast

Market Restaurant, Albany Marriott
Here’s your chance to say goodbye for now until your next reunion. Registration required. Cost: On your own.

9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

Alumni House

11:00 A.M.
GOLD Brunch
The Point, 1100 Washington Avenue.
Join other GOLD alumni for a delicious brunch. Hearty breakfast and lunch buffet available, plus your first Mimosa or Bloody Mary is on the house! Only $15. Classes of 2006-2016 are welcome. Must be 21 to register. Registration required  

6:45 P.M.
Newman Catholic Association Mass

Campus Center Assembly Hall 
 


 Registration deadline is September 30, 2016.