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A once-in-a-lifetime event - a total solar eclipse - happens on April 8, and SUNY Fredonia is excited to deliver a truly memorable experience for students, faculty and staff and visitors.

Classes are canceled for the day, so the campus has planned a full day of activities to celebrate this celestial rarity. Here is the schedule of events and locations (also check out the campus map):

  • 11:00 a.m.  Student clubs are hosting a Club/Maker Faire in the Williams Center multi-purpose room. Come mingle with over 20 clubs for a make and take opportunity. Some activities include: making bead bracelets, decorating sunglasses, leaf and rock art, seed bomb making, friendship bracelets, homemade rain sticks, decorating commemorative keychains, film booth, sun reactive paint showcase and live interviews with The Leader!
  • 11:00 a.m.  Food trucks will be up and running in parking lot 9D (across from the University Townhouses). Trucks scheduled to participate include Cheesy Chick, The Best of Buffalo by Byron, LuGia’s, and Over the Rainbow
  • 12:00 p.m.  Pep Rally in the Williams Center. Clubs performing include: Blue Ice, Fredonia Dance Team, Enfusion, Rince Fredonia Irish Dance, Percussion Guild, Fredonia Bass Society, Dynamic Intonation & The Riveters!
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Music at the University Townhouses on Ring Rd., presented by Fredonia Radio Systems and Sound Services:
    • 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. - Band: Two Peas in a Pod
    • 1:25 - 1:55 p.m. - Band: Plymouth Knob
    • 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. - Band: HitGRL
    • 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Band: Bone Machine
  • 2:03 p.m. - 4:31 p.m.  Eclipse Timeline:
    • 2:03:50 p.m. - Eclipse begins
    • 3:17:28 p.m. - Totality begins
    • 3:21:15 p.m. - Totality ends
    • 4:31:35 p.m. - Eclipse ends
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Solar Harmony Quartet in the Amphitheatre (between Mason Hall and Reed Library). Immerse yourself in celestial melodies under the open sky during this unique and unforgettable musical experience. Flute: Jazmine Green, Oboe: Joseph Kelly, Clarinet: Alexi Fuentes, Bassoon: Betty Stevens
  • 6:00 p.m.  Total Eclipse Recital: Sean Duggan, harpsichord/piano, performing the two sets of keyboard variations that eclipse all others: Bach's Goldberg Variations and Beethoven's Diabelli Variations: Rosch Recital Hall: admission is free.
  • 7:30 p.m.  Concert “The Greatest Generation” United States Army Jazz Ambassadors; King Concert Hall (admission is free, but tickets are required)

Weather Forecast
See the National Weather Service forecast for western New York on April 8, 2024, during the total eclipse.

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