Family Weekend 2018 will be Sept. 21-23
Registration for events with fees is now closed.
But don’t worry if you didn’t get to register, we have many free events that don’t require registration, just show up and plan your weekend at SUNY Oneonta!
We look forward to having your families join our families for a weekend of fun!
Connect with us on our Facebook event page and on social media at #OneontaFW18
This program 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, and New Student Services.
Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center
4:00pm – Women’s Tennis vs. Elmira, Dr. Joseph Heissan '63 Tennis Courts
4:00-6:00pm- Welcome Reception, Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main Street, Oneonta. Join us for a welcome reception. Enjoy $1 off draft beer, wine and cider all weekend and see the latest featured artist’s collection. Mingle, play some board games, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view from a window seat as you plan your weekend in Oneonta.
6:30pm - Family Movie: Incredibles 2 Hunt Union, Red Dragon Theatre (tickets will be handed out one hour prior to showing at the Hunt Union Information Desk)
7:00pm - Planetarium Show <> SOLD OUT
8:00pm- Planetarium Show <> SOLD OUT
8:00-10:00pm- Open Swim, The Pool at Chase Gym.
8:00 –9:30pm – A/C presents Adam Ace's Free Money Game Show, Hunt Union Waterfront - It’s like Minute to Win It and Jeopardy all rolled into one. Contestants answer pop culture trivia questions and attempt to complete wacky physical challenges to win cash prizes. The contestants in the final round win various cash prizes based on who has the most points. There is also a chance throughout the game for others to possibly win bonus cash prizes.
9:00pm - Family Movie: Incredibles 2 Hunt Union, Red Dragon Theatre (tickets will be handed out one hour prior to showing at the Hunt Union Information Desk)
8:00am-7:00pm - Family Weekend Check-In, Stop by the Hunt Union, HUb to check in and pick up your Family Weekend materials
9:00am-4:00pm - Craft Fair, Hunt Union, Ballroom- over 35 local artisans
9:00am- Legacy Family Reception, The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association invites families who have a legacy connection to join us for breakfast. The college recognizes legacy students and alumni whose family members, including parents, grandparents, children, and/or siblings, attended or currently attend SUNY Oneonta. Meet and mingle with fellow alumni and current students who have family ties to SUNY Oneonta. Registration is required to ensure we have appropriate seating and space arrangements. $5.00 for each family member, current students admitted free of charge. Register online: www.oneontaalumni.com/legacy18
9:00am-1:00pm- Farmer’s Market, Muller Plaza, Downtown Oneonta -rain or shine
10:00am- 3:00pm - AJ Read Science Discovery Center (SDC), Physical Science Building http://www.oneonta.edu/sdc/ The AJ Read Science Discovery Center has been delighting “children of all ages” with the joys of hands-on science discovery for almost three decades. From 10:00am-12:00pm we’ll be doing live demos especially for Family Weekend guests (Electricity Alive! at 10 and 11, Evolution Explained! at 10:30 and 11:30). For all ages and abilities!
10:00am-12:00pm - Five Week Family Checkup, Hunt Union, Waterfront-
Parents and guardians are invited to attend a session with campus professionals and student mentors who will share how they can support your student. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions without your student present (No worries about eye rolls and no questions are off limits).
10am-4pm- Build a Dragon, Hunt Union, Glimmerglass Room, 2nd floor <> Limited tickets available onsite more details will follow soon!
( $15.00 per child/student- the authentic SUNY Oneonta Dragons! Limit 2 per family)
10:00am-4:00pm – Rainbow Slime Craft, 2nd Floor Lobby Hunt Union- Free hands-on activities for children hosted by the GSRC!
10:00am- Women's Tennis Vs Farmingdale, Dr. Joseph Heissan '63 Tennis Courts
10:00am- 5:00pm – Red Closet Thrift Shop- Butternut Valley, Hunt 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 sustainability scholarship each year. The Red Closet is currently located in the Netzer Administration Building basement with hours from 11am–2pm Weds, Thurs, and Fri when classes are in session.
11:00am-5:00pm - Jean Parish Memorial Scholarship: 2017-18 Student Recipients Exhibition: Xiaoyi Zeng, Christian Liranzo, Anna Vanderpool, Teresa Memole, Sara LaPell, Tyler Burke, Henry Feist, and Danielle Thomas
Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts Center
11:00am-5:00pm - The Floating World, by Jain Cui, Associate Professor, 3D Animation
Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center
11:00am-3:00pm - Roving Entertainment, Hunt Union-
Juggling, stilt-walking, roving magic… all around fun
11:00am-12:00pm, Constructing a College – Thirteen Decades of Development, Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union, lower Level- Join Phil Bidwell, IT Specialist, Office of Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant as he leads you through college history. Oneonta’s present-day College Campus is the result of over five hundred construction and maintenance projects carried out between 1889 and 2018. It is a reflection of the evolving social, political, economic and technological situations over that period. Understanding this background yields an appreciation of what’s visibly embedded in our public works.
12:00pm-3:00pm, Television Studio Production Experience, Instructional Resources Center Building, Room 110
* Two Studio Sessions: 12:00-1:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm > David Geasey, Director of Media Technologies and Engineering of the Communication and Media department and students will lead this interactive demonstration of the exercise that introduces students to the studio production process. Visitors may take part in producing a ninety-second news story and have the opportunity to observe or participate in the production process by filling crew and talent positions. *This presentation will be offered twice as the maximum capacity of the studio is 20. A Green Screen Experience is open from 12:00 to 4:00pm > Visitors will also be able to experience an interactive green screen room experience where social media posting is highly encouraged.
12:00-4:00pm- Reptile Adventure, on the grass between Hunt Union and Red Dragon Outfitters- Hands-on reptile encounter with tortoise pen and friendly lizards and snakes. Guests can learn about these animals through seeing and holding them and interacting with the expert educators.
12:00-2:30pm – Family Weekend BBQ, Alumni Field House All tickets have been sold & required for admittance- No Purchases Onsite<> Join us for Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork, Chicken and much more, while cheering on our Red Dragon Soccer team! For guests with Dietary Restrictions, there will be Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free options. A variety of local Beer and Wine will also be available for additional purchase. Featuring Giant Games sponsored by A/C.
1:00-3:00pm- From Forensics to Materials to Life: Viewing and Manipulating the World of Molecules, Physical Science Building, Room 210
Session I 1:00-2:00pm (session repeated at 2:00pm)
Session II 2:00-3:00pm
Dr. Ronald Bishop, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Biochemistry will lead an interactive presentation and 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. *This presentation will be offered twice as the maximum capacity of the lab is 25.
1:00pm- Men’s Soccer vs. Fredonia, Red Dragon Field
1:00pm - Women's Tennis vs. St. Josephs (LI), Dr. Joseph Heissan '63 Tennis Courts
1:30pm - Planetarium Show <> SOLD OUT
2:00-3:30pm- Kickball Tourney, Chase Gym- all family members are invited to play in a series of pick-up styled games. Supported by the SUNY Oneonta Men’s Lacrosse team.
2:30pm - Planetarium Show <> SOLD OUT.
3:00-4:00pm – Raptors: Hunters Of The Sky, College Camp- Get up close and personal with various birds of prey in this presentation at the College Camp Lodge. Naturalist Cindy Page will display numerous raptors to the audience while discussing their unique traits and characteristics. See hawks, owls, falcons, and other raptors in this nature-oriented event.
2:00-5:00pm- Open Swim, The Pool at Chase Gym.
3:30pm - Planetarium Show <> SOLD OUT
4:00-6:00pm- Wine Reception featuring a variety of wines and Hors d'oeuvres Station, $30.00 per person, Waterfront Room, Hunt Union. Hosted by The Family Weekend Steering Committee
4:00-6:00pm, 10th Annual WII FAMILY BOWLING TOURNEY <> TICKETS ARE REQUIRED & SOLD OUT<> Dragon's Lair @Hunt Union- Join families in the annual tourney for bragging rights and a set of SUNY Oneonta sweatshirts for the winning family! (up to 4 players per team/ 4 sweatshirts max- a $200 value) to the winning family. Brackets will be announced by 3:00pm. First games begin at 4:00pm.
4:30pm - Planetarium Show <> SOLD OUT
6:30pm- Family Movie: Incredibles 2, Hunt Union, Red Dragon Theatre (tickets will be handed out one hour prior to showing at the Hunt Union Information Desk)
8:00-9:30pm- A/C presents Comedy Magician Ben Seidman, Hunt Union Ballroom- TICKETS ARE REQUIRED <> SOLD OUT!
Ben Seidman co-stars in Magic Outlaws on Travel Channel and appeared on Fool Us with Penn & Teller on the CW network. Seidman was the Resident Magician at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas following three seasons creating magic for Criss Angel – Mindfreak on A&E. Ben won 2015 Best Small Venue Performer (campus activity magazine) and 2014 Entertainer of the Year (Princess Cruises). Ben is one of the most in-demand and highly reviewed young magicians working today. “College shows are my favorite, but don’t tell my other audiences.”
10:00am-12:00pm - Family Brunch, Wilsbach Hall- ($8 per person pay at door)
6:30pm- Family Movie: Incredibles 2- Hunt Union, Red Dragon Theatre (tickets will be handed out one hour prior to show at the Hunt Union Information Desk)
9:00pm- Family Movie: Incredibles 2- Hunt Union, Red Dragon Theatre (tickets will be handed out one hour prior to show at the Hunt Union Information Desk)
7:00pm - Common Read- 2018 Mills Distinguished Lecture with Bryan Stevenson,
Dewar Arena at the Alumni Field House - For its 2018 Common Read, the college has chosen Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. As a young lawyer, Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice to represent the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children. Just Mercy describes the unfairness and inequality he and his clients encountered within our justice system. The Mills Distinguished Lectureship is named to honor the memory of Professor Albert Mills and his wife, Helena. Their bequest to the College at Oneonta Foundation led to the establishment in 1988 of a fund to bring prominent speakers to our campus. https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity/common-read
Underground Attic 10% off any item
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Wise Guy Sammy’s 10% off any purchase
261 Main St. Oneonta
Hannie Bee Lane 20 % off a single item, excluding clearance
155 Main St. Oneonta
Theresa’s Emporium 15% off any item
1000 Main St. Oneonta
Simply Thai 10% off dinner, one discount per table
139 Main St. Oneonta
Roots Brewing Co. $1.00 off any draft beer, cider, or wine
175 Main St. Oneonta