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Reunion Schedule

Reunion 2024 will feature a variety of unique events, ensuring that there is something fun for everyone, near or far! Be sure to register for Reunion to receive event details, updates and changes.

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Please note: all times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

10 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

  • Virtual Campus Tour
    Facebook Live

    Join Victoria Fitch ’19 and '23 on a virtual tour of our beautiful campus. There is nothing like Potsdam in July!

7 p.m.

  • CPS Summer Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts Center

    For tickets, visit: cpspotsdam.org/summer-musical.

1 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Registration
    Lobby, Barrington Student Union

    Participants of Reunion 2024 are asked to visit the registration table when they arrive to receive their name tag and welcome folder.        

4-6 p.m.

  • Welcome Reception with President Suzanne Smith
    Fireside Lounge, Barrington Student Union

    President, Dr. Suzanne Smith can’t wait to see members of the Potsdam Family.  Join her and  catch-up with fellow alumni and friends, with a live performance by Alex Vangellow (Hon. ’14).

7 p.m.

  • CPS Summer Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts Center

    For tickets, visit: cpspotsdam.org/summer-musical.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Registration
    Lobby, Barrington Student Union

    Participants of Reunion 2024 are asked to visit the registration table when they arrive to receive their name tag and welcome folder.        

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

  • St. Lawrence Valley Roasters Coffee Tasting
    Lobby, Barrington Student Union

    Join Conor O'Brien '16, current owner of St. Lawrence Valley Roasters, for this coffee-tasting event as he shares his craft. Don't miss this event filled with good coffee, good times, and good vibes!

9:30 a.m.

  • Yoga with Douglas Callegario
    Labyrinth Room, VanHousen Hall

    Start your day with this class that works for all participant levels. Please bring your own yoga mat.

10 a.m.

  • Campus Walking Tour #1
    Meet out front of the Barrington Student Union

    Join a staff tour guide and fellow alumni on an outdoor tour of campus. Reflect on the memories made in the past and learn about the changes made on campus since you were a student.
     
  • Historic Performances of the Class of 1974 Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra
    Wakefield Hall

    Enjoy this presentation highlighting the Crane School of Music performances from the Class of 1974 by Audio Engineer Emeritus Gary Galo ’74.

11 a.m.

  • HEARTH Demonstration: Cooking with Fire
    Outer Main Street across from Hosmer Hall

    The SUNY Potsdam Handcrafted Experiential Archaeological Research and Teaching Hub (HEARTH) is a heritage-based living laboratory designed for use by both campus and community, dedicated to teaching traditional skills in hands-on workshops. Learn more about this applied learning space and participate in a demonstration led by Professor Dr. Hadley Kruzek-Aaron and Associate Professor of Archaeology Dr. Tim Messner. This event is limited to twelve participants and is first come, first serve.

11:30 a.m.

  • Lunch with Emeriti and Friends
    Second Floor Thatcher Hall

    Emeriti and their partners, as well as all alumni and retired faculty and staff, are invited to enjoy a lunch together reflecting on days spent together on our campus.

1:30 p.m.

  • Campus Walking Tour #2
    Meet out front of the Barrington Student Union

    Join a staff tour guide and fellow alumni on an outdoor tour of campus. Reflect on the memories made in the past and learn about the changes made on campus since you were a student.

3 p.m.

  • The Crane School of Music Renovation Tour
    Meet in the New Crane Lobby

    Join the Dean of The Crane School of Music, Dr. Will Gibbons, as he leads you through the recent renovations of Crane, as well as share highlights from this past academic year.

5-7 p.m.

  • What’s Cooking at Potsdam?
    Dining Court, Barrington Student Union

    All Reunion attendees are invited to join President Smith and her husband, Brett Lloyd, as they reflect on their first year as members of the Potsdam family. During dinner, they will share some of their favorite dishes and traditions.

7 p.m.

  • CPS Summer Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts Center

    For tickets, visit: cpspotsdam.org/summer-musical.

 7-10 p.m. 

  • Pool Tournament
    Pete’s Place, Barrington Student Union

7:30 - 9 p.m.

  • Class of 1974 Dessert with the President
    Presidents House, 69 Pierrepont Avenue

    Members of the 50-Year Class and 50-Year Club (class of 1973 and before)  are invited to continue their journey down memory lane with dessert at the President’s home.

9 p.m.

  • Double Axel Performance
    Maxfield’s, Downtown Potsdam

    End the evening on a high note with SUNY Potsdam’s beloved band.

8:30 a.m.

  • In-person Reunion 5k Walk/Run
    Meet by Maxcy Hall Fieldhouse Entrance

    Run or walk 3.1 miles around campus. Reunion 2024 race bibs will be given to participants at check-in. 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Registration
    Lobby, Barrington Student Union

    Participants of Reunion 2024 are asked to visit the registration table when they arrive to receive their name tag and welcome folder.           

9 a.m.

  • Estate & Will Planning Seminar
    Richard Del Guidice Forum Room 204, Barrington Student Union

    Join Roger B. Linden, Esq. ’74 as he discusses creating and updating essential estate and planning documents, such as your Last Will and Testament.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry Open House
    Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry, Barrington Student Union

    Join April Fullerton, new Case Manager and Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry Coordinator at SUNY Potsdam, at an Open House that features conversations about the future of the pantry, how students are getting more involved in the project, and how to donate during Reunion 2024 weekend to be raffled in for a chance for one of two College Store $25 gift cards!

10 a.m.

  • Walking Tour of Bayside Cemetery and Its Legends
    Meet at the entrance of Bayside Cemetery, Outer Clarkson Ave., CR 59, Potsdam

    Frank Leavitt ’89 leads a historical tour through Bayside Cemetery, sharing stories of the Potsdam legends who now reside there.

Noon - 4 p.m.

  • On-Your-Own Activities and Lunch

    Make plans to meet up with friends and spend some downtime in the Student Union. Grab lunch and a beverage. Try your hand at some yard games. Or stop by Pete’s Place for a game of pool!

12:30 p.m.

  • Affinity Groups & All-Greek Photos
    Minerva Plaza

    SUNY Potsdam Greek alumni are invited to join classmates for a photo in Minerva Plaza across from the Barrington Student Union.

2 p.m.

  • CPS Summer Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts Center

    For tickets, visit: cpspotsdam.org/summer-musical.
     
  • From SUNY Potsdam to Hollywood
    Dining Court, Barrington Student Union

    Join Keisuke Hoashi ’89 for an informal discussion about his journey from SUNY Potsdam to Hollywood! He looks forward to his return to campus and is very excited to share his stories with our alumni and friends.

4-6 p.m.

  • Alumni Reunion 2024 Celebration
    Knowles Conference Center

    Join us as we honor members of the SUNY Potsdam family who demonstrate excellence in their professional achievements and loyal service to the College. View 2024 award recipients.

    The celebration continues with delicious food, a silent auction to support current students and more! 

7:30 p.m.

  • The Crane School of Music Faculty Recital
    Snell Theater

    Join us for this very special Reunion concert presented by our amazing Crane Faculty!

 

8:30 a.m.

  • Farewell Breakfast
    Thatcher Hall

    Share a final meal and say your goodbyes during brunch.

2 p.m.

  • CPS Summer Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts Center

    For tickets, visit: cpspotsdam.org/summer-musical.