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Homecoming Weekend 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

+ 2 dates

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022

280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063

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Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16, 2022

 

PLEASE NOTE: The following schedule may be subject to change. Please continue to check the Alumni website for updates at: https://www.fredonia.edu/alumni

 

Friday, October 14, 2022

9 AM – 4 PM   Registration and Ticket Pick Up -- Alumni House, 286 Central Ave.

9 AM – 5 PM   Bookstore is Open -- University Commons (formerly Cranston Hall).

9 AM – 6 PM  "If You Get Near A Song, Play It!: The Marx Brothers and Music," virtual performance will feature  author, performer, and Marx Brothers expert Noah Diamond.(part of the Freedonia Marxonia 2022 celebration), Reed Library Exhibit . Free.

11:30 AM Golden Alumni Buffet Lunch – Horizon Room, Lower Level, Williams Center (formerly known as the Campus Center). For all graduates of 1969 and before. Reservations recommended. $30/person.

Noon – 6 PM   Art Gallery Exhibit — To See Inside: Understanding the People and Architecture of the U.S. Prison System by Denver artist, Sarah McKenzie, recipient of the Marion International Fellowship. The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free.

2 PM Dedication of Houghton Hall - Meet in Main Lobby. Free.

2:30 PM Tour of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House (formerly known as the Wintergarden), Village Hall, Fredonia. Transportation on your own. Free.

3 PM – 5 PM Biology Guest Speaker.  TBA , Kelly Auditorium, Science Center. Free.

5 :30 PM - 7:30 PM Homecoming Reception/Awards Recognition - Main Floor, Williams Center. Celebrating the Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1970,1971 and 1972, recognition of Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award recipients. Williams Center (formerly known as the Campus Center).  Cash beer/wine bar. Reservations recommended. $10/person.

6 PM – 9 PM   Art Gallery Opening Reception—. To See Inside: Understanding the People and Architecture of the U.S. Prison System by Denver artist, Sarah McKenzie, recipient of the Marion International Fellowship. The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free.

8 PM  1970’s Reunion Jazz Concert -- Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall. Free.

8 PM – 10 PM Observatory Open House at the Telescope– (weather permitting. Backup date is Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 PM – 10 PM). (See details in Homecoming Highlights article) A final decision based on Friday's weather will be made by 5 PM, on Friday, and posted on the Fredonia Observatory facebook page.

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

8 AM – 5 PM Registration and Ticket Pick Up --Williams Center Information Booth. Coffee may be purchased at STARBUCKS.

9 AM – 10:30 AM -- Biology Department Breakfast -- Atrium and Costello Reading Room, first floor, Science Center. Free.

9 AM Tribute to Robert Coon - commemorative ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of the late Bob Coon. Outdoors nnear the "Three Men on the Hill" sculpture near Rockefeller Arts Center. Sponsored by the Hillman Memorial Music Association. Free.  

10 AM Scholars/Donors Brunch – Natatorium Lobby. By invitation only.

10 AM Womens’s Alumni Soccer Game -- University Stadium. Free.

11 AM Campus Walking Tour -- Meet at Information Booth, Williams Center. Free.

11 AM – 1 PM   Biology Alumni Panel – Kelly Auditorium, Science Center. Free.

11 AM – 5 PM Bookstore -- Open. University Commons (formerly known as Cranston Hall).

Noon - 6 PM "If You Get Near A Song, Play It!: The Marx Brothers and Music," virtual performance will feature  author, performer, and Marx Brothers expert Noah Diamond.(part of the Freedonia Marxonia 2022 celebration), Reed Library Exhibit . Free.

Noon – 6 PM   Art Gallery Exhibit—. To See Inside: Understanding the People and Architecture of the U.S. Prison System by Denver artist, Sarah McKenzie, recipient of the Marion International Fellowship. The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free.

12:30 PM   Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 Buffet Luncheon -- Main Floor, Williams Center, $30.00/ person. Reservations recommended.

2 PM - 3 PM  Papers on Historical Algonquian and Iroquois Topics - Book Signing by David A. Ezzo,  PhD ’85 (Anthropology major), an historical compilation of the mores of Native American females. Bookstore, University Commons.

2 PM - 4 PM   Alumni Get Together -- Dods Grove/Tent/DJ. Nominal charge for beer. Please bring ID. 

3 PM    Tour of newly renovated Houghton Hall. Meet at front door facing Jewett Hall. Free.

3 PM – 4 PM Mary Ramsey ‘95 and John Lombardo Concert. Mary and John (from The 10,000 Maniacs) will join faculty member Armand Petri, alumnus Joe Rozler ’81, and current School of Music students of faculty member Dr. Sarah Hamilton, for a fun, musical trip down memory lane. Music Industry Sound and Stage venue, Room W101 Thompson Hall.  THIS EVENT IS CANCELED  

 3:30 PM – 5 PM School of Business Reception. Student Lounge located directly across the hall from Room W101 Thompson Hall. Free.

4 PM – 5 PM Antwerp, Belgium Junior Semester Study Abroad Reunion for anyone who had the opportunity to travel in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Blue Lounge, (formerly Tim Hortons Lounge), main floor, Williams Center. Please bring any photos. Reservations recommended. Free.

4 PM – 6 PM Sweetheart Soiree.  Costello Room, Atrium Lobby of Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center. One complimentary glass of champagne and cake for all who met their spouse, significant other, or best friend on campus. Reservations recommended. Free.

6 PM Classes of 1990, 1991, and 1992 Meet and Greet – Old Main Inn, 24 Water St., Fredonia, NY.

6 PM Classes of 1995, 1996, and 1997 Meet and Greet – Muldoon’s, 26 Water St., Fredonia, NY.

6 PM Classes of 2000, 2001, and 2002 Meet and Greet – Heenan’s Irish Pub, 39 E. Main St., Fredonia, NY.

8 PM College Symphony Orchestra Concert – King Concert Hall, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free.

9 PM Classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012 Meet and Greet -- Old Main Inn, 24 Water St., Fredonia, NY.

9 PM Downtown Meetings -- Look for location assignments at Homecoming Registration Booth.  All honored classes will have opportunities to convene at designated establishments downtown.

 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Noon – 6 PM   Art Gallery Exhibit—. To See Inside: Understanding the People and Architecture of the U.S. Prison System by Denver artist, Sarah McKenzie, recipient of the Marion International Fellowship. The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center. Free.

Fredonia Oboe Day (Check with the School of Music for details.)   

 

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