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Schedule of Events

Re●Connect | Re●New | Re●Union
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014: The biggest alumni event of the year

This schedule is for Saturday activities; for the Friday-Sunday weekend overview click here.

8:45 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. | Check-in & Information
Student Union Building (SUB), Atrium entrance - 2nd floor

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | My New Paltz I

  • 8:45 a.m. | Alumni raffle-entry kick-off: Register at check-in to win!
  • 9:00 a.m. | New Paltz Sweethearts "how we met" story-telling mixer: Register now
  • 9:00 a.m. | Campus bookstore opens
  • 9:00 a.m. | Welcome Center opens
  • 9:45 a.m. | Veterans, Service Members, and Dependents Services Discussion: Register now
  • 9:45 a.m. | 3D printing – Session A (1-hour workshop; also at 3:00 p.m.): Sold out! Waiting list started.
  • 10:00 a.m. | College Radio Station tour
  • 10:00 a.m. | Athletics & Wellness Center opens for pre-registered alumni/guest limited-access use
  • 10:00 a.m. | Theatre alumni career discussion
  • 11:00 a.m. | The Dorsky Museum opens: "Race, Love, and Labor"; "Worlds of Wonder"; "Transforming Metal Into Art: Dick Polich"

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association Welcome Event

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | MAIN EVENT - All-Class Heritage Luncheon - Limited seating, filling quickly! Register now!
Heritage Awards presentation honoring Emeritus Professor Ronald Knapp (Geography/Asian Studies) and EOP Director Antonio "Tony" Bonilla '87 '05g. 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 for alumni and guests, $10 for children ages 4-10, free for children ages 0-3, complimentary to honorees, Orange & Blue Society members, faculty/table hosts, and retired faculty (faculty/table hosts: Contact Brenda Dow in Alumni Relations for assistance). Register now!

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | My New Paltz II

  • 2:00 p.m. | Talk: "Forgotten: America's Great 19th Century Wooden Covered Bridges" by Dr. Ronald Knapp (Geography/Asian Studies): Register now
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Reception: Register now
  • 2:00 p.m. | Campus walking tour A (also at 3:00 pm, 4:00 p.m.): Register now
  • 2:00 p.m. | Mainstage Productions present "The Philadelphia Story" (also at 8:00 p.m.): Tickets sold separately through Box Office (for single ticket sales before Sept. 22 purchase here)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Photography alumni and student event: Slide slam showing works by alumni, current BFA students, and faculty followed by focus group meetings.
  • 2:00 p.m. | Gallery lecture in "Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014," with exhibiting artists Adriana Farmiga, Holly Hughes, and Mike McGregor at The Dorsky Museum
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Young Alumni and "Hugo" the mascot and "Augie" the dog Event, co-sponsored by RHSA: Family friendly! Register now
  • 3:00 p.m. | 3D printing – Session B (1-hour workshop; also at 9:45 a.m.): Register now Sold out! Waiting list started.
  • 3:00 p.m. | Campus walking tour B (also at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.): Register now
  • 3:15 p.m. | Planetarium show - Note: 3:15 show sold out! Second show added at 4:15 p.m. Family friendly! Register now
  • 4:00 p.m. | Campus walking tour C (also at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.): Register now
  • 4:00 p.m. | Black Box Theatre alumni reception
  • 4:55 p.m. | Lantern bearers rehearsal (by invitation only)
  • 5:00 p.m. | Campus bookstore closes
  • 5:00 p.m. | Welcome Center closes
  • 5:00 p.m. | The Dorsky Museum closes
  • 5:15 p.m. | Alumni raffle winner announced (must be present to pick up by 8:00 p.m.)
  • 7:00 p.m. | Athletics & Wellness Center closes for pre-registered alumni/guest limited-access use

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | MAIN EVENT - Lantern Ceremony & All-Anniversaries Dinner
Witness a New Paltz tradition. Toast the 5th to 65th anniversary classes at this all-alumni dinner. Cost: Complimentary for alumni of the Classes of 1964-1934 (Lantern Society members), $20 for alumni of the Classes of 1965-2014, $20 for guests, $15 for children age 10 and under. Register now!

8 p.m. - Until? | My New Paltz III
Select from these campus activities, or 'freestyle' on your own.

  • 8:00 p.m. | Mainstage Productions present "The Philadelphia Story" (also at 2:00 p.m.): Tickets sold separately through Box Office (for single ticket sales before Sept. 22 purchase here)
  • 8:30 p.m. | Observatory viewing (weather permitting)

Return to Reunion main page with Friday-Sunday overview.