175 Years: 1828-2003
State University of New York at New Paltz home
photo of New Paltz Normal's 1902 football team - The Red Stockings
photo of the New Paltz Academy
History Events Resources Partners 175 home
photo of the Old Main Building


April 25, 2003
Opening Ceremony 11:30 a.m.

The campus marks its 175th anniversary as an institution of higher learning with a remarks, refreshments, and a tree planting. To be held on the newly renovated plaza deck between the Haggerty Plaza and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
View highlights, speeches & photos from this event!

April 26, 2003
Operation Cleansweep/ Trees for Tomorrow

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church
Free trees for volunteers! Beautify your community by joining Operation Cleansweep. Spend the morning picking up debris with volunteers of every age from Town, Village and college. You will receive one of 500 seedlings in commemoration of the 325th anniversary of the Town of New Paltz and the 175th anniversary of SUNY New Paltz. Varieties include black walnut, white oak and red oak. Lou Sebasta, DEC Urban Forester, will be our special guest for Arbor Day. Student and staff volunteers are Welcome! Anyone interested in participating should contact Michelle Rosenbaum at rosenbam@newpaltz.edu.

May 3, 2003
All Campus Semi-Formal

Hillside Manor, Kingston, NY

May 10, 2003
Stone House Soiree

Huguenot Historical Society Gala and Silent Auction at Mohonk Mountain House. This event will be a part of National Preservation Week at HHS, and will feature a special guest appearance by Larry Keno of the Antique Roadshow.

October 4, 2003
Happy 175th and 325th to us!

Love parties? Come to a Birthday Bash at Hasbrouck Park for a combined celebration presented by the Town and the university. There'll be birthday cake and cider for everyone, plus music, storytelling, exhibits and entertainment.

October 24-25, 2003
W.E.B. DuBois Celebration

Presented by Black Studies, History Department, English Department, Sojourner Truth Library, and the Huguenot Historical Society. As a descendant of one of New Paltz' founding families, DuBois attracts special interest for our community. Composition classes will assign readings from his Souls of Black Folk to first year students, in preparation for this important event. This celebration will include panels, speakers, and exhibits on the work and writing of this historical African American.

November 23, 2003
Gala Dinner at Mohonk Mountain House

Karl Rodman, Chair (karlrod@aol.com)