Family Weekend

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Family Weekend 2019 is scheduled for Sept. 27-29, 2019. Please save the date and plan to join us!
ventriloquist/comedienne Lynn Trefzger
Join us on Saturday Sept. 28 at 8pm for the Big Family Weekend Show with ventriloquist/comedienne Lynn Trefzger!
Family Weekend 2018
Family Weekend 2018

Register for Family Weekend

September 27-29, 2019

Where our Families meet your Families...

Register for Family Weekend

Families may register online until noon on Sunday, September 22.

Here is a preliminary schedule of events. Most events are free. This * denotes events with fees and tickets can be purchased online while supplies last during registration. Additional free events will be added during the summer. Online registration is live now. No refunds or exchanges on Family Weekend events. Tickets for events will be picked up at check in on Friday and Saturday in Hunt Union.

2:00pm-8:00pm-Check in, Living Room @ Hunt College Union

11:00am-5:00pm Jean Parish Memorial Scholarship 2018-19 Student Recipients @ Exhibition Project Space Gallery

11:00am-5:00pm The Land On Which We Gather. A group exhibition featuring NY State region indigenous peoples contemporary works @ Martin Mullen Art Gallery

7:00pm-SOLD OUT *Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

8:00pm- SOLD OUT *Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

8:00pm-10:00pm-Open Swim @Chase Physical Education Gymnasium Pool

9:00pm-SOLD OUT *Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

9:00pm-"Toy Story 4" @ Red Dragon Theater, Hunt College Union and weather permitting an outdoor showing under the stars!

8:00am-7:00pm-Check in Living Room @ Hunt College Union

9:00am-10:30am-Legacy Family Reception @ Morris Hall: The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association invites you as a member of a Legacy Family, to a reception during Family Weekend 2019. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, take a commemorative family photo, and mingle with other members of the SUNY Oneonta community, all while celebrating your Red Dragon Legacy. **The college recognizes legacy families as students and alumni whose family, including parents, grandparents, children, and/or siblings, attended or currently attend SUNY Oneonta. Any questions about this please reach out to the Alumni Engagement office: alumni@oneonta.edu or via phone 607-436-2526.

9:00am-9:30am-Family Yoga in Dance Studio @ Alumni Fieldhouse: In conjunction with Family weekend, the Office of Continuing Education, is sponsoring a non-credit yoga class to enjoy with your family members age 16 and older. Join yoga instructor Valerie Bolger, MST & RYT to experience 30 minutes of gentle hatha yoga. If you appreciate yoga and like the class, there are many non-credit yoga class options to choose from throughout the year. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Class is limited to 20 people. To participate please email robb.thibault@oneonta.edu by 5:00pm Thursday September 26 with the number of persons in your party who will join us. All levels of experience welcome!

9:00am-4:00pm-Craft Show in Ballroom @ Hunt College Union: Free and open to the public with more than 40 artisans!

10:00am-12:00pm-Parent and Family Mingle in Waterfront Room @Hunt College Union: New Student Services invites you to attend the 2019 Parent and Family Mingle where you can meet other families and students. While we enjoy communicating with you all over the phone, e-mail, and in our Parent and Family Facebook Group, we look forward to meeting you in person! At this event, you will be able to mingle with parents/families from your region to create a sense of community for our Red Dragons! Professional staff will be available to answer questions and light refreshments will be provided. This event is free of charge.

10:00am-5:00pm-Red Closet Thrift Shop-Pop Up Store in Butternut Valley Room @ Hunt College Union: Please join us for a pop-up shop featuring the Red Closet Thrift Shop. The Red Closet is a campus thrift shop run completely by volunteers. Proceeds of the shop benefit a sustainability scholarship each year. The Red closet is located in the Netzer Administration Building basement Open 1pm - 4pm Wednesday - Friday when classes are in session.

10:00am-3:00pm-Science Discovery Center @ Physical Science Building: Check out the Science Discovery Center’s hands-on exhibits, designed to introduce the curious of all ages to the joys of science.

10:00am-4:00pm-*Build a Dragon with Inter-Greek Council in Glimmerglass Room @ Hunt College Union $15.00 per Dragon

10:00am-1:00pm-Rainbow Slime Craft with GSRC in 2nd Floor Lobby @ Hunt College Union

Time TBD- Admissions Tours of campus

11:00am-5:00pm Jean Parish Memorial Scholarship 2018-19 Student Recipients @ Exhibition Project Space Gallery

11:00am-5:00pm The Land On Which We Gather. A group exhibition featuring NY State region indigenous peoples contemporary works @ Martin Mullen Art Gallery

11:00am-12:00pm- IT Specialist Phil Bidwell Presents “Constructing a College – Thirteen Decades of Development” in Red Dragon Theater @ Hunt College Union: The Office of Facilities manages construction programs that maintain and update two million square feet of building space on hundreds of acres at the main campus and satellite locations. This presentation reviews thirteen decades of development of the College’s Facilities to show how the campus came to be, and a preview of new work lined up over the next five to ten years to keep it up-to-date in support of our College Mission.

11:00am-3:00pm-Roving Entertainment

12:00pm-2:30pm-*BBQ @ Alumni Fieldhouse - $15.00 per person: Join us for a BBQ while cheering on our Red Dragon Soccer team! Meal offers a selection of Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork and BBQ Chicken breasts. Sides: Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, with an assortment of dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. For guests with Dietary Restrictions, there will be Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options. Student meal plan does not cover BBQ meal.

12:00pm-2:30pm- Family Weekend Resource Fair- @ Lobby of Alumni Field House -While you are checking in to lunch, visit with representatives from key campus offices. Bring questions, concerns, or a just a friendly face! You do not need a ticket to the BBQ to attend this event. This event is hosted by New Student Services.

12:00pm-4:00pm-Reptile Adventure outside Hunt College Union

1:00pm-Field Hockey vs. Ramapo, @ All College Field

1:00pm-Men's Soccer vs. SUNY New Paltz, @ Red Dragon Field:This will be a Catskill Cup competition and a conference match.

1:00pm- Women's Tennis vs. SUNY Plattsburgh @ Dr. Joeseph Heissan '63 Tennis Courts: This will be a conference match.

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12:00pm-3:00pm- "The Television Studio Production Experience" with David Geasey, Director of Media Technologies and Engineering of the Communications and Media Department @IRC Building Room 110: David and his students will lead this interactive demonstration of the studio facility and skills that introduce students to the studio/live television production process. With enough willing volunteers, this may include taking part in producing a short news segment with family and friends experiencing the production process by filling crew and talent positions. Visitors will also be able to immerse themselves in a fantasy world via an interactive green screen room experience.

1:00pm- SOLD OUT- *Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

Nature Walk to College Camp (Times and details TBA)

2:00pm-3:30pm-Kickball Tourney @ Chase Physical Education Gymnasium: Oneonta Men's Lacrosse will be hosting a kickball tournament. Any and all are interested in competitive fun are welcome!

2:00pm-4:00pm-Res Life Pop Up Carnival w/ Residential Life and RSO near Wilsbach/Macduff Hall: Come join the residential community for a free “pop up” carnival complete with free games/prizes, cotton candy, popcorn and more!

2:00pm-5:00pm-Open Swim @ Chase Physical Education Gymnasium Pool

2:00pm-3:00pm- GSRC Family Meet and Greet- Union Square @ Hunt College Union: Students and their families are invited to meet the staff of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Come learn about what the center provides, upcoming events, and get to know the students and Assistant Director better.

2:00pm- SOLD OUT- *Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

3:00pm-4:00pm- Dr. William Vining, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dr. Ron Bishop, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry presents "From Forensics to Materials to Life: Viewing and Manipulating the World of Molecules​​​​​" in Physical Science Building Room 234: This interactive presentation will explore the ways scientists use molecules to identify substances, create new materials and understand the molecular basis of life. Participants will take part in making measurements that show the nature and origin of color and luminescence and design tests to identify materials using sophisticated instrumentation. Demonstrations of impressive chemical transformations will take place. *Seats are limited as the maximum capacity of the lab is 24.

3:00pm-4:30pm- "Native American Myths, Legends & Songs" at College Camp with Roger “Longtoe” Sheehan: chief of the El Nu Abenaki tribe and JT Taylor, tribal elder, will share myths, legends and songs of their culture and heritage.

3:00pm- SOLD OUT- *Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

4:00pm-6:00pm *“Our Family Meets Your Families” Join SUNY Oneonta President Barbara Jean Morris, Ph.D., faculty, and staff in a tasting of locally sourced appetizers, beer, wine, cider and sodas. All are welcome but only those over 21 can sample alcohol. $15 per person with alcohol or $7 per person no alcohol. To be held either in the Waterfront @ Hunt College Union, or in the Otsego Grille @ Morris Hall <> Due to event capacity the final location will be confirmed approximately one week prior.

4:00pm-6:00pm *11th Annual Family Weekend Wii Bowling Tournament- The Dragon's Lair @ Hunt College Union (maximum 15 teams): Join families in the annual tourney for bragging rights and a set of SUNY Oneonta sweatshirts for the winning family! Entry fee is $20.00 per family (up to 4 players per team), and limited to the first 15 teams who register online. 4 sweatshirts max ($200 value) to the winning family. Brackets will be announced by 3:00pm. First games begin at 4:00pm.

4:00pm-SOLD OUT-*Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

5:00pm-SOLD OUT- *Planetarium Show @Science 1 Building- $2.00 per person. Prepare for liftoff! Join a SUNY Oneonta Planetarium student or faculty presenter for a live, state-of-the-art voyage through the cosmos.

6:30pm-"Toy Story 4" at Red Dragon Theater @ Hunt College Union: Tickets to be handed out one hour prior to show at the Hunt Union Information Desk.

8:00pm-10:00pm-*The Big Saturday Night Show with Lynn Trefzger, ventriloquist/comedienne in the Ballroom @ Hunt College Union $4.00 per person. Make sure to request one free ticket online, or have your student pick up their ticket at the Hunt Union Box Office while supplies last.

9:00pm-"Toy Story 4" at Red Dragon Theater @ Hunt College Union: Tickets to be handed out one hour prior to show at the Hunt Union Information Desk.

9:00am-The 3rd annual Sodexo Stop Hunger 5k and Mindful Mile, meet near Alumni Field House. This is a YES WE CAN! program. Bring your nonperishable food items. The campus community is coming together to collect nonperishable food items in honor of President Morris’ inauguration on Oct.5. 60% will be given to Oneonta-area food pantries and 40% to the campus food pantry in Hunt Union. For registration details go to: https://oneonta.sodexomyway.com/explore/mindful_mile

10:00am-12:00pm- Family Brunch @ Wilsbach Dining hall- Brunch is $8.50 and we accept cash and credit onsite only.

10:00am-2:00pm-College Camp Open House: @ College Camp: Horse drawn wagon rides, the observatory open for tours, and more etc

1:00pm, 6:30pm & 9:00pm-"Toy Story 4" at Red Dragon Theater, Hunt College Union: Tickets to be handed out one hour prior to show at the Hunt Union Information Desk

2:00pm-5:00pm-Open Swim @ Chase Physical Education Gymnasium Pool

Looking to hit a grand slam during Family Weekend? We have a special treat for you! We have partnered with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to provide families discounted tickets, buy 1 ticket, get another free, for a visit to Cooperstown over the weekend. Enjoy the iconic Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery featuring all 329 Hall of Fame members, the brand new “Generations of the Game” film in the state-of-the-art Grandstand Theater, and three floors of exhibits including, the newest exhibit – Shoebox Treasures –which focuses on the history of baseball cards. All you need is your SUNY Oneonta student ID and your whole family can have a great time experiencing America’s National Pastime.



Family Weekend 2019 is sponsored by the Student Association, SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association with financial support from the Fund for Oneonta, Office of Student Life and Leadership @ Hunt College Union, New Student Services and Office of Continuing Education.

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