Schedule of Events


  • The Crane School of Music - 125th Anniversary
  • CSTEP - 25th Anniversary
  • Alpha Kappa Phi Sorority (AGO) - 130th Anniversary
  • Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority - 25th Anniversary

Check in at Reunion Headquarters – Lobby of Raymond Hall (Adjacent to Becky's Place in Pratt Commons)

Thursday3 - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note:** indicates family activities

Thursday, July 12

4 - 6 p.m.“Early Bird” Gathering (Cash Bar - Becky’s Place (adjacent to Raymond Hall))

Friday, July 13

8 a.m.Cupid Breakfast - For All Potsdam - Clarkson Couples, on the SUNY Potsdam campus. (Dexter’s Café, Thatcher Hall)

8 - 10 a.m.

Shane T. Shaul Fitness Center –Open to all Reunion guests. (3rd Floor Maxcy Hall)

9 - 10 a.m.

Tour of President’s Gardens
– Come and view the lovely presidential grounds, as our gracious hostess, Mrs. Anne Schwaller, guides you through a tour of the grounds and her renowned gardens. (President’s Residence, 69 Pierrepont Avenue)

9 - 11 a.m.

Campus Walking Tour, which will conclude in The Crane School of Music. A tour of Crane has been scheduled from 11 a.m. to Noon. (Meet in the Lobby of Raymond Hall)

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hike Mt. Arab, Piercefield, NY, led by Jeffery Washburn ’79, President of the Alumni Association & Mike Lahendro ’77, Alumni Board Ttrustee. (Meet in the Lobby of Raymond Hall by 8:45 a.m.) Car-pooling required

10:15 - 11: 15 a.m.

Mary English Commons Tour
– Join fellow classmates, alumni, and friends on a guided tour at the Mary English Commons to enjoy all the pictures and displays from our College’s history. (1st Floor Satterlee Hall)

11 a.m. - Noon

Tour of The Crane School of Music. (Meet in the Lobby of Snell Music Theater)

11 a.m. - Noon

Book Discussion on SUNY Potsdam's New Photographic History.
Nearly 200 years of SUNY Potsdam’s history are documented in photographs in this book which was released in January 2012. Authored by SUNY Potsdam alumnae Jane Gatta Subramanian ’72 and Virginia Rose Cayey ’60, the book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by. Come and join the authors at this event for a discussion of their work and book signing. For those who may be interested, the College Archives will be open following the discussion and a book signing. (Lobby of Crumb Library)

**11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Planetarium Show
– Presented by Professor of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta (Honorary Class of 2005). (Stowell Hall, Lower Level)

Noon - 2 p.m.

Emeriti Picnic –Emeriti faculty, alumni and friends are invited to start the weekend with a picnic at the home of President John and Mrs. Anne Schwaller overlooking the scenic Raquette River. Lunch will be served until 1:30 p.m. (President’s Residence, 69 Pierrepont Avenue – Rain location: Thatcher Hall)

**1 - 2 p.m.

Tour of Maxcy Hall Facilities. (Meet at the Bear Statue in Maxcy Hall – at the top of the ramp at the main entrance)

2 - 3 p.m.

The Potsdam Seismic Network and Earthquakes in New York State Seminar – Presented by Professor of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta, (Honorary Class of 2005.) (Timerman Hall B023)

2 - 3 p.m.

An Update on the New Performing Arts Building, Learn more about the exciting progress on our new building, which is scheduled to open Spring 2014. (Raymond Hall – 7th Floor Board Room)

2 - 3 p.m.

“Crane Chorus: Historic Performances by the Class of 1962”, presented by Gary Galo ’73. (3rd Floor, Schuette Hall, Room A323)

2 - 4 p.m.

Student Activities Gathering – Current students from the Radio Station, SGA, SES, and the Racquette will be on hand in the Student Union to meet with alumni to share experiences. Dean of Students Emeritus Dan Hurley ’54 will be in attendance! (Barrington Student Union, Room 213)

3 - 4 p.m.

“The History of Crane Chorus”, presented by Jane Gatta Subramanian ’72. Discover how and why Crane Chorus was formed, as well as significant events and personalities related to Crane Chorus. A very brief video of Helen Hosmer talking about Crane Chorus will also be seen. (3rd Floor, Schuette Hall, Room A323)
3:30- 4:30 p.m.
  Class of 1962 Informal Gathering
– Please bring your memorabilia to share. (Fireside Lounge, 2nd Floor Barrington Student Union)
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Welcome Reception
for all alumni and friends. (Barrington Student Union Dining Court)
4:30 - 6 p.m.
CSTEP Open House
– CSTEP alumni are invited to attend an open house and reception celebrating their 25th anniversary. (Sisson Hall, Room 216)

5 p.m.

Class of 1962 Dinner
– Come and gather for great food, spirits and most especially…great company! (5 p.m. cocktails – 5:30 p.m. dinner - 2nd Floor Thatcher Hall)

**6 - 8 p.m.

BBQ Picnic & Ice Cream Social
– This will seem like old times…friends, beverages, food & music! BBQ will be served until 7:30 p.m. (Townhouse Courtyard. Rain location: Knowles Conference Center MPR)

**7 p.m.

Crane Youth Music (CYM) Concert – Featuring: Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Treble Choir, Men's Ensemble and Chamber Choir. (Hosmer Hall)

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Double Axel Performance
(Maxfields, downtown Potsdam)

Saturday, July 14

8 -10 a.m.

Shane T. Shaul Fitness Center. (3rd Floor Maxcy Hall)

**8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Bear Walk/Run – Start off the day by joining friends at our annual alumni 5K walk/run and 1-mile run for children. This is a great event for all ages! (Meet at Maxcy Fieldhouse)

9 - 10 a.m.

Estate and Will Planning Seminar and Continental Breakfast – Learn helpful tips for estate planning, how to best plan for the future and how to create a better will. Presented by Roger Linden Esq. ’74, College Council Chair and Michelle Holmes Ladouceur ’95. (Raymond Hall – 7th Floor Boardroom)

9:30 - 11 a.m.

A Tour of Bayside Cemetery and Its Legends” – Dale Zurbrick ’68 will conduct this very popular tour and lead us down memory lane at this local historical Potsdam site. (Meet at 9:15 a.m., in front of Raymond Hall to car-pool or meet at Cemetery entrance: Outer Clarkson Avenue, County Rt 59, Potsdam)

9:45 a.m.

Class of 1992 Informal Breakfast Gathering (Becky’s Place, adjacent to Raymond Hall)

**10 - 11 a.m.

Planetarium Show – Presented by Professor of Geology Dr. Frank Revetta (Honorary Class of 2005). (Stowell Hall, Lower Level)

10 a.m.

Class of 1982 Informal Gathering (Mary E. English Commons, 1st Floor Satterlee Hall)

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Campus Walking Tour, which will conclude in The Crane School of Music. A tour of Crane has been scheduled from 11 a.m. to Noon. (Meet in the Lobby of Raymond Hall)

10:15 a.m.

“Meet at Minnie” – The Class of 1962 will meet at Minerva Plaza for their class photo. (Minerva Plaza is located across from the Barrington Student Union. Rain location: Thatcher Hall Lobby)

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

50-Year Club Reception – All Alumni from 1962 and earlier are invited. The Class of 1962 will be officially inducted into the 50-Year Club during a diploma ceremony led by President John F. Schwaller. (Dexter’s Café, Thatcher Hall)
**11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kayaking Family Outing at
Lehman Park – Come enjoy the great outdoors! Free kayaks, frisbees, badminton, volleyball nets, etc. will be provided for all to enjoy! Bring a blanket for your picnic and don’t forget sunblock! Shuttle service will be available throughout from Raymond Hall. First come, first served with kayaks. Stop at Becky’s Place first if you wish to purchase lunch to bring along with you.

11:30 a.m.

Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon
– Celebrate the careers of the 2012 Hall of Fame Class. Open to all alumni and friends. (Knowles Conference Center MPR)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tour of The Crane School of Music
. (Meet in the Lobby of Snell Music Theater)

11:45 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

50-Year Club Luncheon – All members of the 50-Year Club are invited to a luncheon hosted by the Golden Year Class. (2nd Floor Thatcher Hall)


Class of 2002 Informal Lunch – Join your classmates at Eben’s Hearth, 115 Maple St, for lunch and a visit.


Class of 1977 Informal Lunch – Join your classmates at Becky’s Place for lunch and a visit.


Greek Alumni Informal Lunch – Join your fraternity brothers & sorority sisters at Becky’s Place for lunch and a visit.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Choral Reading – Conducted by Jeffrey Francom, Crane School of Music faculty member and current conductor of Crane Chorus. (Wakefield Hall, 2nd Floor Bishop Hall)

1:30 p.m.

“Preparing Future Teachers in Today’s World” – A discussion led by faculty from the School of Education and Professional Studies. (Sheard Literacy Center, 1st Floor Satterlee Hall)

4 - 5:30 p.m.

President’s Club and Benjamin F. Raymond Society Reception
(Invitation Only) The College wishes to thank members of the President's Club and Benjamin F. Raymond Society for their generosity. (President’s Residence, 69 Pierrepont Avenue. Rain location: 2nd Floor Thatcher Hall)

5 p.m.

Gala Reception with Alumni Award Presentations and a Silent Auction –
Our biggest event of the weekend where alumni, faculty and friends of the College come together to celebrate Potsdam. (Barrington Student Union Lobby)

6:30 p.m.

Class Dinner – there will be one dinner this year and tables will be reserved for your class. (Barrington Student Union MPR)

8:15 p.m.

The Crane School of Music 125th Celebratory Concert featuring Lisa Vroman ’79 and the Dean of The Crane School of Music, Dr. Michael Sitton.Lisa is the recipient of a 2011 Honorary Degree from SUNY, which will be bestowed upon her at this event. (Snell Music Theater)

8:30 p.m.

Informal Gathering, hosted by the Class of 1987 – join us in the Barrington Student Union Dining Court as we continue mingling and visiting with friends after dinner. A cash bar will be provided.

10 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Double Axel Performance (Maxfields, downtown Potsdam)

Sunday, July 15

9 - 11 a.m.Farewell Breakfast (Dexter’s Café, Thatcher Hall)

9:15 a.m.

Annual Alumni Association Meeting – Annual Alumni Association business will be conducted, including approval of 2012-2013 trustees and proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws. (2nd Floor Thatcher Hall)

2 p.m.

“On-Your-Own Activities” On The Way Home – Tour of the Béla Bartók Cabin, Saranac Lake, NY, led by Ralph Hastings ’70, president of The Crane School of Music Alumni Board. This event will require advanced registration and has limited space. Béla Bartók was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He was one of the first ethnomusicologists and in 1945, he spent the last summer of his life in Saranac Lake. Join this historical tour and learn more about the Bartók story.

Special Information

Maxcy Hall

The Rock Climbing Wall & Swimming Pool will be open periodically during Reunion Weekend. Check the Registration Table for hours of operation.The tennis and basketball courts are also available for use during the weekend along with the soccer fields. T

College Archives

The College Archives will be open during Reunion Weekend. Thursday: 1 - 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Feel free to stop by.