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The three-day weekend has something for everyone. Whether it's football, farmers' market, student performances, the spirited tailgate, the 5K run, wine tasting, reunions, Great Danes Great Bash, academic and sporting events, we'll give you plenty of reasons to return to campus in the fall.

Slideshow of Homecoming 2009

Registration is now closed.

You may still register for

5KRun, 2.5 Walk and Little Dane Dash

Tickets to the football game are still available, please call (518) 442-4683 to order


 

 

 

 

 Friday, October 8

 Saturday, October 9

 Sunday, October 10

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8

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.

11:00 a.m. Noon
Scholarship Donor/Recipient Reception
Standish Room, Science Library
To thank our donors for putting The World Within Reach for our students, George R. Hearst III, President of The University at Albany Foundation and George M. Philip '69, '73, President of the University at Albany, will host a Private Reception for donors and student scholarship recipients, followed by the Reaching Higher, Achieving More luncheon. Donors and students will have an opportunity to mingle and have keepsake photos taken before attending the luncheon, which will recognize longtime UAlbany supporters Evan Michael Zahn '82 and Kathryn Zox '83. Registration for invite-only reception required by emailing events@uamail.albany.edu.

12:15-2:00 p.m.
Reaching Higher, Achieving More Luncheon
Tailgate tent on the back lawn of the Science Library
Reaching Higher, Achieving More is an alumni campaign designed to showcase the remarkable career paths of the University at Albany graduates. They are entrepreneurs, educators, lawyers, corporate leaders, entertainers, doctors, social workers, authors, policymakers and more, and their impact is truly global. This year will showcase Evan Michael Zahn '82 and Kathryn Zox '83. These alums along with the other alumni inducted into this campaign are points of pride for the entire UAlbany community Registration closed. Free.

1:45-3:00 p.m.
Moot Court Demonstration
Alumni House
See students in action in a courtroom-like setting as they prepare for the National Moot Court Competition. Sponsored by the nationally ranked School of Criminal Justice and the UAlbany Lawyers Alumni Association. Registration required. Free.

4:00-7:00 p.m.
Alumni Wine Tasting Reception
Alumni House
Please join us for a wine-tasting experience and discover a fine selection of wines while you "un-wine-d" with fellow alumni, friends and guests. Registration required. Free. (Limit 1 guest)

4:15 p.m.
NYS Writers Institute Seminar: "Portrait of the Cuban-American Artist as a Young New York Filmmaker" featuring Hugo Perez
Science Library 340
Hugo Perez, former NYSWI videographer and director of its WMHT television series, The Writer, is a rising filmmaker whose work explores various literary subjects and his Cuban-American heritage. Acclaimed documentaries include Summer Sun Winter Moon (2008), about Native American poet Darrell Kipp, and Neither Memory Nor Magic (2007), about Jewish-Hungarian poet and Holocaust victim Miklos Radnoti. Award-winning shorts include Betty La Flaca (2006) and Julieta Y Ramon (2005), which aired on HBO and Showtime respectively. Perez is currently developing his first feature, Immaculate Conception, a dark comedy set in Miami's Little Havana, based on an original screenplay that earned a Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute Fellowship.

5:30-7:00 p.m.
Class of 1950 Hospitality Hours 
Poolside, Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Road, Albany

Here's another chance to spend time with your classmates and catch up. Registration required. Cost: $10.00/person. The class of 1950 alumni will have a dutch treat dinner at the Holiday Inn following this event.

6:00 p.m.
26th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction
SEFCU Arena Hall of Fame Room
2010 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: Mike Cinque '87 (Basketball); Joe McCullen '92 (Cross Country/Track & Field); R. Keith Munsey (Cross Country/Track & Field); Valerie Terry '02  (Softball)

7:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Providence
PE Gym

7:00 p.m.
Alumni and Student Shabbat Services
Campus Center Room 370 - Reform
Campus Center Room 367 - Conservative
TBD - Orthodox

7:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 Meet and Greet

205 on Wolf
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Road, Albany

7:30 p.m.
NYS Writers Institute - Film clips and commentary on "Portrait of the Cuban-American Artist as a Young New York Filmmaker" featuring Hugo Perez
Page Hall, Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue
Hugo Perez, former NYSWI videographer and director of its WMHT television series, The Writer, is a rising filmmaker whose work explores various literary subjects and his Cuban-American heritage. Acclaimed documentaries include Summer Sun Winter Moon (2008), about Native American poet Darrell Kipp, and Neither Memory Nor Magic (2007), about Jewish-Hungarian poet and Holocaust victim Miklos Radnoti. Award-winning shorts include Betty La Flaca (2006) and Julieta Y Ramon (2005), which aired on HBO and Showtime respectively. Perez is currently developing his first feature, Immaculate Conception, a dark comedy set in Miami's Little Havana, based on an original screenplay that earned a Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute Fellowship.

8:00 p.m.
Plays in Process
Studio Theatre, Performing Art Center
This play development lab provides student playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing with actors and directors, culminating in a staged reading. In an ongoing commitment to showcase emerging student voices, several exciting and diverse plays are chosen to be part of the festival each term. Cost: $4.00.

8:00 p.m.
Hillel Shabbat Dinner
Tailgate Tent at the back lawn of the Science Library


 

8:00 p.m.
GOLD Goes to Jillian's
59 North Pearl Street, Albany
Drop in and kick off your reunion weekend at Jillian's. We've got Jillian's spacious game room all to ourselves (no cover charge), so come enjoy drink specials's, voted Albany's best sports bar. Registration required.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

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.

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Welcome Back/Half-Century Club Breakfast and Class of 1960 Induction
SEFCU Hall of Fame Room
Join fellow alumni and guests and celebrate with the Class of 1960 as they are inducted into the Half-Century Club. Hear President George Philip '69, '73 provide an update on the University. Registration required. Cost: Free for Half-Century Club members and Alumni Volunteers; $5.00/person.

9:00 a.m.
Campus Tours for Prospective Students
University Hall

10:00 a.m.
Shabbat Orthodox Services

CC 375--Conservative
CC 370--Reform
CC 367--Orthodox

10:00 a.m.
Homecoming 5K Run to benefit the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics Fund for Memory and Hope
Start/Finish on back lawn of Science Library
Join alumni, staff, students and guests during our 2nd annual 5K. The new course includes the athletic fields, Indian Pond, Purple Path, shade and open spaces. View Course Map. Register online. Download PDF registration form.

10:00-10:45 a.m.
University Art Museum Tour
Art Museum
Join members of the museum staff for an informal gallery tour of the exhibition "Courier," on display from October 5-December 5, 2010. Courier brings together a range of contemporary artists who have created works rooted in the physical, communicative or iconic properties of the typewriter. From homage to social critique, the works demonstrate that despite its obsolete status, the typewriter remains a potent carrier of untapped ideas. Registration Required. Free.

10:00 a.m.-Noon
Sorority Coffee Hours
Holiday Inn Express
1442 Western Avenue
Please join your sorority, Beta Zeta, Chi Sigma Theta, Gamma Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta for coffee. Registration required. Free.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market - Go Green Initiative
Tailgate tent on back lawn of Science Library
Visit the farmer's market and sample products from several local farms around the Capital Region. Fresh baked goods, vegetables, fruits, cider, cider doughnuts and homemade jams are among the items offered.

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Weather Watch Tour
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, CESTM
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library

Get a guided tour of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Weather Service Forecast Office at UAlbany and learn about weather forecasts and the technology that gives forecasters the ability to provide accurate weather information. Bus transportation will be available. Bus departs at 10:10 a.m. The tour will begin in the CESTM Rotunda. Registration required. Free. *Individuals will be asked to sign in at the front door of the National Weather Service before entering the forecast facility.

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Nanotech Complex Tour
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
Learn about the latest developments in nanotechnology as you tour the Albany Nanotech complex at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Bus transportation will be available. Bus departs at 10:10 a.m. The tour will begin in the NanoFab North Rotunda, Building 253. Registration required. Free

10:15-11:45 p.m.
Aqua Ducks Tour
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
Join other alumni, students, parents and guests for an exciting time aboard the amphibious Aqua Ducks. Tour downtown Albany, see the historic sites and then view the city skyline as the "Ducks" splashes into the Hudson River. Registration required. Cost: 21.00/person * (limited availability; first come, first serve)

10:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Robots are Coming
College of Computing and Information
Tailgate tent area on back lawn of Science Library
The field of robotics has matured to the point where robots are expected to be a growing part of our everyday life. Come hear how students, faculty, and researchers from UAlbany's College of Computing and Information are helping develop new applications for robots and see firsthand how robots are being used to educate students about computing principles. Free.

10:30 a.m.
Campus Tours for Prospective Students
University Hall

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Middle Earth 40th Anniversary: Uniting the Ground-breaking Past with the Thriving Future
Alumni House
Come and celebrate 40 years of "Students Helping Students" and join us at a reunion brunch. Tours of Middle Earth will available. For more information, please contact Dr. Dolores Cimini at 518-442-5800 or Chad Waxman. Registration required. Cost: $18.00.

10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Book Fair
Tailgate tent at the back lawn of Science Library.
Details to follow.

11:00 a.m.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars University at Albany Chapter Induction
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

11:00-11:45 a.m.
University Art Museum Tour
Art Museum
Join members of the museum staff for an informal gallery tour of the exhibition "Courier," on display from October 5-December 5, 2010. Courier brings together a range of contemporary artists who have created works rooted in the physical, communicative, or iconic properties of the typewriter. From homage to social critique, the works demonstrate that despite its obsolete status, the typewriter remains a potent carrier of untapped ideas. Registration Required. Free.

11:00 a.m.
UAlbany Men's Soccer vs. Stonybrook

Varsity Field

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Touchdown Tailgate
Tailgate tent area on back lawn of Science Library
Get into the spirit, enjoy food, fellowship and fun with other Great Danes fans under the big top. Receive free food, drink vouchers and a free T-shirt if you preregister - alums only. For non-alumni, food and drink vouchers can be purchased at the tailgate tent. Free parking in the Dutch Quad lot; $5.00 in the SEFCU lot. Registration required. Reunion classes, Middle Earth, Presidential Honor Society (PHS) and GOLD will have reserved tables at the tailgate tent.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cornerstone Protestant Ministry Chapel House Cookout
Chapel House Interfaith Center
Free.

Noon
Campus Tours for Prospective Students
University Hall

12:30 p.m.
Shabbat Lunch
Shabbos House Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center

1:00 p.m.
UA Men's Rugby vs. Buffalo State
Intramural Field

1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game vs. St. Francis Red Flash
University 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. Registration required. Cost: $12 reserved seating, $10 general admission seating, $3 kids 2-12.

1:00-1:45 p.m.
University Art Museum Tour
Art Museum
Join members of the museum staff for an informal gallery tour of the exhibition "Courier," on display from October 5-December 5, 2010. Courier brings together a range of contemporary artists who have created works rooted in the physical, communicative, or iconic properties of the typewriter. From homage to social critique, the works demonstrate that despite its obsolete status, the typewriter remains a potent carrier of untapped ideas. Registration Required. Free.

1:00-2:30 p.m.
UAlbany Uptown and Downtown Campuses Bus Tour
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
See some of your old haunts and reminisce with alumni during this tour of the various buildings on both campuses. Geoffrey Williams, University archivist will host the tour. Bus departs at 1:00 p.m. Registration required. Free.

2:00 p.m.
Plays in Process
Studio Theatre, Performing Art Center
This play development lab provides student playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing with actors and directors, culminating in a staged reading. In an ongoing commitment to showcase emerging student voices, several exciting and diverse plays are chosen to be part of the festival each term. Cost: $4.00.

2:00-2:45 p.m.
University Art Museum Tour
Art Museum
Join members of the museum staff for an informal gallery tour of the exhibition "Courier," on display from October 5-December 5, 2010. Courier brings together a range of contemporary artists who have created works rooted in the physical, communicative, or iconic properties of the typewriter. From homage to social critique, the works demonstrate that despite its obsolete status, the typewriter remains a potent carrier of untapped ideas. Registration Required. Free.

4:00 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Maine
Alumni Turf Field

4:15-5:15 p.m.
Presidents' Legacy Reception
Science Library, Standish Room
Legacy families -- families with more than one generation of alumni or a current student whose parent or grandparent is an alum -- are invited to this informal reception hosted by University President George Philip '69, '73 and Alumni Association President Bill McCann '86, '87. Registration required. Free.

5:30-10:00 p.m.
Class of 1955 Reunion Dinner
Dante Room
Italian-American Community Center

257 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany
Reminisce about your college experience and hear updates from your fellow alumni over a nice, relaxing dinner. Registration required. Cost: $30.00/person

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 Reunion Dinner
Phoenix Ballroom, Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Road, Albany

Swap stories and recapture those wonderful memories of your college years while you enjoy dinner. Registration required. Cost: $35-40.00/person.

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1950 Reunion Dinner
Stonehenge D
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Road, Albany

Relive your college days and reminisce with your fellow alumni while you enjoy dinner. Registration required. Cost: $25-$35.00/person.

6:00-9:00 p.m.
Class of 1970 Reunion
Memories, Munchies & Music, 1966-1970
Alumni House
Reconnect with your classmates while you enjoy some period music and light fare. Registration required. Cost: $20.00/person.

7:00-11:00 p.m.
Great Danes Great Bash
The Washington Tavern
250 Western Avenue, Albany
Alumni are invited to mingle and reminisce at this popular UAlbany watering hole. Enjoy munchies and beverages. Event is free to all preregistered alumni and their guests only (Limit 1 guest).

 

8:00 p.m.
The World Within Reach Speaker Series
SEFCU Arena
Barbara Walters will be the featured speaker at this event sponsored by the Student Association, the Alumni Association and University Auxiliary Services (UAS). Walters' ground-breaking exclusive interviews with world figures and her enterprising reporting have made her one of the most highly acclaimed journalists on television. Online registration required. Free.

8:00 p.m.
Plays in Process
Studio Theatre, Performing Art Center
This play development lab provides student playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing with actors and directors, culminating in a staged reading. In an ongoing commitment to showcase emerging student voices, several exciting and diverse plays are chosen to be part of the festival each term. Cost: $4.00.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

9:00-10:30 a.m.
Class of 1950 Farewell Breakfast

The Grille
Holiday Inn

205 Wolf Road, Albany
Share your last goodbyes with your classmates ... for now until the next reunion. Cost: On your own.

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

Alumni House

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Omicron Delta Kappa Induction Ceremony
Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall
Join faculty, staff and students as they are inducted into the UAlbany Chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Reception to follow in the adjacent Futterer Lounge.

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Jazz Brunch
All Quads
Start your day with brunch while enjoying the lively sound of jazz. Enjoy made-to-order omelettes, carving station, a salad bar with fresh fruit, specialty pastries and desserts, and much more. Cost: $9.45 (UAlbany students with Meal Plan - swipe for entrance).

11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 Farewell Brunch
Milne 200, Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany
Join your class for a sumptuous brunch and come say goodbye...for now! Cost: $20.00.

1:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. UNH
PE Gym

2:00 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Syracuse
Alumni Turf Field

2:00 p.m.
Plays in Process
Studio Theatre, Performing Art Center
This play development lab provides student playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing with actors and directors, culminating in a staged reading. In an ongoing commitment to showcase emerging student voices, several exciting and diverse plays are chosen to be part of the festival each term. Cost: $4.00.

5:00 p.m.
Cornerstone Protestant Ministry Worship and Sunday Supper
Chapel House Interfaith Center
Free

6:45 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Campus Center 375
Sponsored by the UAlbany Newman Association

Registration is now closed.



For questions or information, please contact:
Loida R. Vera Cruz
Assistant Director of Alumni Programs
(518) 442-3080
 

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Alumni Association
Alumni House
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Albany, NY 12222
PHONE (518) 442-3080
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