Alumni & Friends
Reunion

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
All day | 'Freestyle'
Enjoy the greater New Paltz region on your own or with friends. Options include shopping, dining, distilleries, Shawangunk Wine Trail, Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Historic Huguenot Street, Rocking Horse Ranch, Mohonk Mountain House, Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Walkway over the Hudson, galleries, farm markets, golf, and more.*

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

8:45 am - 8:15 pm | Check-in & Information
Student Union Building (SUB), Atrium entrance - 2nd floor

9:00 am - 10:30 am | My New Paltz I
**Select from various campus activities.

10:30 am - 11:30 am | SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association Welcome Event

11:45 am - 1:30 pm | All-Class Heritage Luncheon
Heritage Awards presentation. Dine with current and retired faculty.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | My New Paltz II
**Select from various campus activities.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Lantern Ceremony & All-Anniversaries Dinner
Witness a New Paltz tradition. Toast the 5th to 65th anniversary classes.

8 pm - Until? | My New Paltz III*
**Select from various campus activities, or 'freestyle' on your own.

**MyNewPaltz I, II, III on-campus offerings vary and are expected to include campus tours, academic activities, 3D printing demonstration, young alumni activities, First World meet-up, a veteran services discussion, The Dorsky Museum exhibitions, theatre production, planetarium show, bookstore shopping, Athletics & Wellness Center special access, and more. See full schedule for all details as they become available.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
All day | 'Freestyle'
Enjoy the greater New Paltz region on your own or with friends. See options listed under Friday.

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Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2016: Oct. 14 - 16

Registration Coming Soon!


Make travel and lodging arrangements now for this “welcome home alumni” weekend, with a full Saturday of campus activities and Friday and Sunday devoted to exploring the area ‘freestyle’ or meet-ups of your own. Check out the schedule below, view local accommodation listings, and plan to join us. Brought to you by SUNY New Paltz's Office of Alumni Relations and the official SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association.


Last Year Reunion Events:

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

All day | "Freestyle"
Enjoy the greater New Paltz region on your own or with friends. Options* include shopping, dining, distilleries, Shawangunk Wine Trail, Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Historic Huguenot Street, Rocking Horse Ranch, Mohonk Mountain House, Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Walkway over the Hudson, galleries, farm markets, golf, and more. If you need suggestions for a meet-up location on or off campus for your group, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art: Exhibitions
• 1 p.m. | Presentation (SUB 418): "The Hudson River School of Art: Paintings, Period, and Places," with Skip Doyle
• 3 p.m. | Gallery Talk (SDMA): Jervis McEntee exhibition tour, with Guest Educator Kevin Cook

3:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Alumni Advisory Council: Members meeting

5:15 p.m. | Reunion Headquarters opens: Student Union (SUB), second floor Atrium
Check-in and Information Desk: Open 5:15 - 8 p.m.
Alumni door-prize kick-off: Registered alumni receive one free raffle ticket for Saturday's 5:15 p.m. drawing

5:30 - 9 p.m. | Athletics & Wellness Center pre-registered alumni/guest-pass access**

6 - 8 p.m. | Early Arrival Reception: Student Union (SUB), second floor Atrium
Join Alumni Advisory Council representatives for hors d'oeuvres, soda, fruited water. Beer-and-wine cash bar available. Register now!

6:30 p.m. | Pre-Show Panel (SUB MPR) - Join NYC playwright in-residence and "Panic" playwright, Joseph Goodrich, next to the 6-8 p.m. reception area (also offered Saturday).

8 p.m. | Mainstage Productions: "Panic" (Parker Theatre) - Purchase theater tickets separately through the Box Office.
After the show, enjoy an audience talk-back with Joseph Goodrich, NYC playwright in-residence and "Panic" playwright.


 

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

9:30 a.m. | Reunion Headquarters opens: Student Union (SUB), second floor Atrium
Check-in and Information Desk: Open 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Class-year lounge areas open
Alumni door-prize kick-off: Registered alumni receive one free raffle ticket for Saturday's 5:15 p.m. drawing

9 - 10 a.m. | 50th Anniversary Breakfast (Second Floor Atrium SUB) - A special gathering hosted by the Class of 1965.
Alumnus/a & guests - Register now!

10 a.m. | My New Paltz I - Select from various campus activities...
• Meet the Greeks: Fraternity and Sorority Coffee Hour: 10 - 11 a.m. (Reunion Headquarters) Register now!
• College Radio Station Tour: 10 - 10:30 a.m. (SUB 413) Family friendly!
• Book Store: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (SUB basement) - Alumni discount on select items.
• Athletics & Wellness Center pre-registered alumni/guest-pass access: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.**
• President's Talk: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (SUB 418) Register now!
• Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. exhibitions (SDMA)
• Welcome Center: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (HAB Lobby) - Information about the campus and Admissions programs.

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | MAIN EVENT
All-Class Heritage Luncheon (SUB MPR)
Honorees: Amber Greene '03, Onika Jervis '93 '05g, Professor Emeritus Dr. William B. Rhoads
Heritage & Alumni Awards presentation. Dine with current and retired faculty; be sure to enter the name/program/major on your registration form for preferred table assignment seating.
Cost: $15 Alumnus/a & guests, Child (ages 4-10) $10, Child (age 3 or under) free | Three-course served menu: Salad, entree, dessert with coffee or tea; specify meal choice when registering (Traditional Chicken Piccata or Vegan/Gluten-free entree). Register now!

2 - 5 p.m. | My New Paltz II - Select from various campus activities...
Gallery Talk: 2 p.m. (SDMA) - "Autumn Airs: The Landscapes of Jervis McEntee," with Art Historian Dr. Kevin J. Avery; exhibitions open to 5 p.m.
• Campus Tours: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. (depart from Reunion Headquarters) Family friendly! Register now!
• EOP Reception: 2 - 5 p.m. (SUB 62-63) - Join fellow alumni and staff of the Educational Opportunity Program. Family friendly! Register now!
• Theatre Alumni Panel, 2 p.m. (Parker Theatre) - Cindy Caparo '96, Meghan Schaeffer '12, Sal Nicosia '13, Ian Brodsky '13, Lauren Kennedy '10, Evan Teich '09
• 3D Printing Demonstration: (SUB 100) Session A, 2:15 to 3 p.m.; Session B, 3:45- 4:30 p.m. Register now!
• Planetarium show: 2:30 - 3:20 p.m. (CSB Lobby). Family friendly! Register now!
• Activities with Augie: 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. (SUB 100) - Make doggie chew-toys with "Augie," the College's goose-herding dog. Family friendly! Register now!
• Black Box Theatre Reception, 4 p.m. (Parker Theatre upper lobby)
• Pre-Dinner Mixer & Door-Prize Drawing: 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. (College Terrace) Beer-and-wine cash bar available. Win a Kindle at our 5 p.m. drawing; one free raffle ticket per registered alumnus/a.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | MAIN EVENT
Lantern Ceremony and All-Anniversaries Dinner (SUB MPR)
Witness a New Paltz tradition. Toast the 5th to 65th anniversary classes at this all-alumni dinner.
Cost: Alumnus/a 1965-1935 (Lantern Society members) free, $20 Alumnus/a 1966-2015 & guests, Child (age 10 and under) $15 | Three-course served menu: Salad, entree, dessert with coffee or tea; specify meal choice when registering (Cider Braised Beef Brisket, Grilled Salmon with Leeks & Caper Sauce, or Vegan/Gluten-free entree). Beer-and-wine cash bar available. Register now!

8 p.m. - ? | My New Paltz III - Select from various activities...
• Multicultural Mixer, 8 - 10:30 p.m. (SUB 62/63) - Hosted by Alumni Advisory Council member Chanel Ward '10g. Register now!
• Young Alumni Meet-up: Shea O'Brien's, 127 Main St. - Cash bar; show registration wristband for complimentary munchies and for alumni-prize raffle ticket. Register now!
• Mainstage Productions: "Panic" (Parker Theatre) - With Pre-Show Panel at 6:30 p.m. (McKenna Theatre Lobby) featuring "Panic' playwright Joseph Goodrich. Purchase theater tickets separately through Box Office.
• "Freestyle" - Enjoy the greater New Paltz region on your own or with friends. See options* listed under Friday.


 

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

All day | "Freestyle"
Enjoy the greater New Paltz region on your own or with friends. See options* listed under Friday.

9 - 11 a.m.  | Alumni Breakfast and Hiking at Mohonk Preserve (Note: Mohonk Preserve is a property separate from Mohonk Mountain House)

Three hiking options will be included, for hikers of varying levels of experience. Leaving from the West Trapps trailhead, a mild, one-mile hike will be led through the Trapps Mountain Hamlet. This interpretive hike provides lots of opportunities to learn about the natural and human history of the Gunks, ending at the Van Leuven cabin, which is the only remaining house from this 19th-century hamlet.

A moderate three-mile hike will go up "the backside" of Bonticou Crag (at the Springfarm Trailhead). This moderate hike leads to the top of beautiful rocky crag that overlooks the Hudson Valley in all directions.

A strenuous three-mile hike will go up the rock scramble of Bonticou Crag (at the Springfarm Trailhead). This strenuous hike (which requires much in the way of upper-body strength) leads to the top of beautiful rocky crag that overlooks the Hudson Valley in all directions.

Shuttles will bring participants to the the respective trailheads and will bring participants back to campus. Note that as a special treat, the two hikes up Bonticou Crag will be done in conjunction with the annual Sociology Department hike - which will provide an opportunity to interact with current New Paltz students.

All hikers should wear appropriate shoes and hikers going up Bonticou should definitely bring some water and probably some snacks.


Cost: $12 Adult/Teen, Child (age 12 or under) free - Includes food, beverages, hiking, and shuttle access.
Breakfast catered by Main Street Bistro at the Preserve's Visitor Center, conference room; shuttle available from campus to the Preserve. Hikes depart approximately 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. guided by experienced faculty, staff, and alumni hikers (contact Alumni Relations if you'd like to lead a group!). Advance registration required for this limited-space activity. Register now!

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art: Exhibitions
• First Sunday Gallery Talk: 2 p.m. (SDMA), with Guest Educator Kevin Cook

Noon - 7 p.m. | Athletics & Wellness Center pre-registered alumni/guest-pass access**

2 p.m. | Mainstage Productions: "Panic" (McKenna Theatre) - Purchase theater tickets separately through Box Office.


 

*Listings and links provided do not constitute an endorsement of products, services, or organizations; for lodging, motels, or accommodations, see hotels.

My NewPaltz I, II, III on-campus offerings vary and are expected to include campus tours, academic activities, 3D printing session, EOP reception, The Dorsky Museum exhibitions, planetarium show, bookstore shopping, Athletics & Wellness Center special access, and more. Schedule subject to change.

**Must obtain wristband at Reunion check-in/registration table in Student Union (SUB) between 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, present to AWC (Athletics & Wellness Center) Front Desk, and sign waiver to access AWC on Friday-Sunday. Valid only for registered alumni for limited hours on Oct. 2-4, 2015, in compliance with all AWC, Fitness Center, Athletics Department, and campus regulations and policies.

Reunion brochures: 2013_reunion_brochure | reunion_brochure_2012 | reunion.2011 | reunion_2010_brochure

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