Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 14-16, 2011

(With Activities Scheduled All Week)

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Window Decorating Contest
Residence Halls and Hunt Union
During Business Hours
Windows in the Hunt Union and in the Residence Halls will be painted by students and judged by members of the Homecoming and Family Weekend planning committee.

CUAC Laughing' Presents: Lee Camp
Ballroom, Hunt Union
9pm
You may know Lee Camp as the star of Comedy Central's "Fresh Debate '08" or as the former host of the TV show "The Movie Loft." But he's also a comedy writer - contributing to "The Onion" newspaper and authoring the book "Neither Sophisticated Nor Intelligent: A College Humorist's Take On Life." Lee has also been a comedian commentator on MTV, SpikeTV, E network, Sirius/XM radio, ABC's "Good Morning America," and Showtime. In the new book "Satiristas!" Lee is interviewed alongside such comedy greats as Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Roseanne, and the creators of "South Park." And on top of that, 500 colleges across the country have enjoyed, loved, and raved about the unique fast-paced comedy of Lee Camp.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Mr. and Miss Oneonta Pageant
Ballroom, Hunt Union
8-10pm
Sponsored by the Inter-Greek Council.   Contestants from clubs and organizations from many areas of campus life including residence halls, SA clubs and Greek organizations compete in the contest.  All participants have a personal interview with a panel of judges prior to the event.  There is a formal wear, casual wear and an on-stage question during the pageant.  The winners are chosen based on their interview, campus and community involvement and pageant participation. All participants receive a t-shirt and the Mr. and Miss Oneonta State winner receives a crown and a gift certificate to the Red Dragon bookstore.

Team Trivia
Living Room, Hunt Union
9pm
Here is your chance to put all of that random knowledge to work.  Bring your friends, sign up as a team, listen to music, answer some questions, and maybe win a prize.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

O-State Gear Day
Red Dragon Book Store
All Day
Show your Oneonta Pride and spirit by wearing red!  Don't have any O-State gear?  Check out the sale at the Red Dragon Bookstore.

The Big O Poetry Slam
Waterfront, Hunt Union
8pm
Featured poet: Dasha Kelly.  Slam competition is limited to the first 10 SUNY Oneonta students who sign up at the stage.  Top two poets from the bout earn a bid to the Grand Slam Team Selection on Nov. 9

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

"Good for what Ales you" Fall Lunch
Suite in HECO
12-1pm
Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the Restaurant and Catering Management Class.  Cost is $10.00 per person.  To register or for questions please visit www.oneontaalumni.com.

Visit a Class: West African Drum and Dance
Fine Arts M201
8-10pm
Come and see SUNY Oneonta's professors in action!  Sit in on a class.  For a full schedule visit Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters.

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Starbucks Open
Hunt Union
7:30am-9pm

Visit a Class
Academic Building
All Day
Come and see SUNY Oneonta's professors in action!  Sit in on a class.  For a full schedule visit Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters

Show your Oneonta Spirit and shop at the Red Dragon Bookstore
Red Dragon Bookstore
8am-5pm
The Red Dragon Bookstore, located in the Hunt Union, offers a wide variety of SUNY Oneonta apparel, memorabilia, and other unique gifts.

Milne Library
Milne Library
8am-9pm
Visit the Milne Library for a self-guided tour.

Life of the Mind: Faculty Showcase
Ballroom, Hunt Union
9am-3pm
SUNY Oneonta faculty from across the disciplines present their research, creative activity, instructional techniques, service projects, and other activities through posters, computer displays and other presentation formats

Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters
International Lounge
10am-8pm
Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters, located in the Hunt Union International Lounge, is the primary information and problem solving center for Homecoming and Family Weekend.  Staff will be available to answer your questions and take last-minute reservations.

MARK 10 Group Art Exhibition
Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, Fine Arts
11am-5pm
A group show by twelve artists associated with the New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA MARK program.  This diverse and serendipitous group of upstate artists will display their artwork in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery.   They are professional artists joined together by their involvement with NYFA to improve their careers as serious and productive artists.   Their association has provided a connection of purpose rather than artist style and thus as a group provide a diverse exhibition of serious artwork in one exhibition that is unique.   Some of the artists have local connections, while others are generally located in the capital region.

SUNY Oneonta Art Faculty Recent Work
Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts
11am-5pm
SUNY Oneonta art faculty will display examples of their artwork in a special one week exhibition in conjunction with the Life of the Mind, campus wide event culminating on Homecoming Weekend.

Jostens Ring Sale
Red Dragon Bookstore
11am-4pm

Calling All Kids
Science Discovery Center, Physical Science
12-4pm
The Science Discovery Center is a hands-on science museum.

Life of the Mind: Luncheon and Keynote Panel
Waterfront, Hunt Union
12-1:30pm
“The Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education in an Age of Specialization.”

Dragon's Lair
Dragon's Lair, Hunt Union
4pm-1am
Drop by for the vibe in the Dragon's Lair, a 21st century game room.  The Dragon's Lair had a large library that changes monthly for Xbox360, Wii and PS3.

Dinner in MyKitchen
MyKitchen, Mills Hall
5-7:30pm
Join us in MyKitchen for a dinner prepared by a Sodexo Executive Chef.  Watch and learn how to make their signature dish.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Reception
Dance Studio, Alumni Field House
5:30-8pm
By invitation only.

CUAC Presents: Captain America
Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union
6:30pm; 9pm
Sponsored by the College Union Activities Council.

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Athletics Hall of Fame Breakfast
Dance Studio, Alumni Field House
8:30-9:30am
By invitation only.

Starbucks Open
Hunt Union
8am-9pm

Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters
International Lounge
9am-6pm
Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters, located in the Hunt Union International Lounge, is the primary information and problem solving center for Homecoming and Family Weekend.  Staff will be available to answer your questions and take last-minute reservations.

Show your Oneonta Spirit and shop at the Red Dragon Bookstore
Red Dragon Bookstore
8am-5pm
The Red Dragon Bookstore, located in the Hunt Union, offers a wide variety of SUNY Oneonta apparel, memorabilia, and other unique gifts.

Farmers Market
Oneonta's Main Street Plaza
9am-2pm
Visitors can shop for delicious locally grown farm products from the field to the table.  Live music will be featured at 11am.

Craft Fair
Hunt Union
9:30am-3pm
Several Vendors will be displaying wide selection of contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Dewar Arena, Alumni Field House
10-11:30am

Dragon's Lair
Dragon's Lair, Hunt Union
10am-12am
Drop by for the vibe in the Dragon's Lair, a 21st century game room.  The Dragon's Lair had a large library that changes monthly for Xbox360, Wii and PS3.

Jostens Ring Sale
Red Dragon Bookstore
10am-3pm

Roving Entertainment
Hunt Union
10:30am-2:30pm
Sponsored by the College Union Activities Council.

MARK 10 Group Art Exhibition
Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, Fine Arts
11am-5pm
A group show by twelve artists associated with the New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA MARK program.  This diverse and serendipitous group of upstate artists will display their artwork in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery.   They are professional artists joined together by their involvement with NYFA to improve their careers as serious and productive artists.   Their association has provided a connection of purpose rather than artist style and thus as a group provide a diverse exhibition of serious artwork in one exhibition that is unique.   Some of the artists have local connections, while others are generally located in the capital region.

SUNY Oneonta Art Faculty Recent Work
Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts
11am-5pm

Brunch in MyKitchen
MyKitchen, Mills Hall
11am-1pm
Join us in MyKitchen for a dinner prepared by a Sodexo Executive Chef.  Watch and learn how to make their signature dish.

Celebration of the Arts
Fine Arts Building
12:00-2:30pm
A showcase of the newly renovated Fine Arts Building hosted by the Music, Art, and Theatre Departments will include performances by five different student ensembles, faculty artists talks, exhibits and demonstrations

Calling All Kids
Science Discovery Center, Physical Science
12-4pm
The Science Discovery Center is a hands-on science museum.

Milne Library
Milne Library
12-9pm
Visit the Milne Library for a self-guided tour.

7th Annual Oneonta State Alumni Wrestling Clinic
Gymnasium, Chase Gym
12-2pm

Alumni Softball Game
Red Dragon Softball Field
12pm

Pre-Game BBQ
TBD
1pm
Must register in advanced.

Men's Soccer VS New Paltz
Red Dragon Field
1pm

Women's Field Hockey VS Geneseo
Turf Field
1pm
Post Game Alumni Celebration.

Raptors and Birds of Prey
College Camp Lodge
1pm
Join wildlife rehabilitator Cindy Page as she displays various birds of prey in this “up close & personal” animal program.  The audience will view a variety of owls, hawks and other raptors and learn more about their important role in the natural world.

Freshmen Parents Reception
Golding Hall
2-3pm
A reception for parents of freshmen where they can learn more about FYE programming and freshmen life.

EOP "Survivor Rules for the Real World"
CME, Lee Hall
2-5pm
The Survivor Rules for the Real World program provides students an opportunity to network with EOP Alumni and learn from their experiences on how to transition from college to the real world and be successful.

Men's and Women's Alumni Swim Meet
Chase Pool
2:30pm

Walking Tour of Campus
leaving from the Hunt Union Lobby
2:30pm
Take a 45 minute walk around campus, guided by current students and see how the campus has changed yet retained its traditional beauty.  Tours leave promptly at 2:30pm from the international lounge in the Hunt Union.  Comfortable walking shoes recommended.  Limited to the first 80 participants

38th Annual Oneonta State Alumni Wrestling Match
Gymnasium, Chase Gym
3pm-6pm

3rd Annual Family Wii Bowling Tournament
Dragon's Lair, Hunt Union
3-6pm
Register in the Dragon's Lair anytime after 10am on Saturday.  There is a $5 fee per person.  The winning family will be outfitted in Oneonta clothing.

Men's Soccer Alumni Match
Red Dragon Field
3pm

Golding Hall Rededication Ceremony
Golding Hall
3-4pm
Help us celebrate the rededication of Golding Hall.  Golding has been extensively renovated and modernized.  Tours will be offered following the ceremony.

Dinner in MyKitchen
MyKitchen, Mills Hall
5-7:30pm
Join us in MyKitchen for a dinner prepared by a Sodexo Executive Chef.  Watch and learn how to make their signature dish.

A Celebration of Scholarship Reception
TBD
6pm
By invitation Only.

CUAC Presents: Captain America
Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union
6:30pm
Sponsored by the College Union Activates Council.

Young Alumni Reception
Downtown
7-9pm

CUAC Event
TBD
8pm

CUAC Presents: Captain America
Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union
9pm
Sponsored by the College Union Activates Council.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Show your Oneonta Spirit and shop at the Red Dragon Bookstore
Red Dragon Bookstore
8am-12pm
The Red Dragon Bookstore, located in the Hunt Union, offers a wide variety of SUNY Oneonta apparel, memorabilia, and other unique gifts.

Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters
International Lounge
8am-12pm
Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters, located in the Hunt Union International Lounge, is the primary information and problem solving center for Homecoming and Family Weekend.  Staff will be available to answer your questions and take last-minute reservations.

Fun Run/Walk
Waterfront, Hunt Union
8:30am
Run or Walk a 2.6 mile campus route with your family, friends, and classmates.  Participant registration is 8:30-9am race begins at 9:15 am.  A continental breakfast will follow.  Register online at Homecoming and Family Weekend Headquarters.  Sponsored by the Inter-Greek Council.

Women's Alumni Soccer Match
Red Dragon Soccer Field
11am

Starbucks Open
Hunt Union
12am-9pm

Milne Library
Milne Library
12pm-1am
Visit the Milne Library for a self-guided tour.

CUAC Presents: Captain America
Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union
1pm; 6:30pm; 9pm
Sponsored by the College Union Activates Council.