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SUNY ESF 2024 Homecoming Weekend and Senior Reunion (logo)

Homecoming

September 26 – 28, 2024

Make plans to join us in Syracuse for 2024 Homecoming Weekend!  We’re looking forward to welcoming alumni and their families to campus this fall for an exciting and engaging schedule of events. Listed below is a schedule of events and suggestions for accommodations. If you are a part of class years 1974, 1969, 1964, 1959, and 1954, we have special events to celebrate your milestone reunion! 

We hope you won’t miss out on this unforgettable weekend! 

Accommodations

This will be a very busy weekend in Syracuse! We strongly recommend making hotel arrangements as soon as possible.

Overview of local hotels from Visit Syracuse
Hilton brands Syracuse area properties
Downtown Syracuse hotels

We have two small room blocks being held for ESF alumni. 

Craftsman Inn and Suites (Fayetteville)
7300 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY 13066
(315) 637-8000
9/26-9/28: $129/night

Use “ESF Homecoming Weekend” as the group name
Use "ESFHOME" as the group code

Booking Deadline: August 27 (or until block filled)

Hampton Inn & Suites
1305 Buckley Rd, Syracuse NY 13212
Phone: (315) 457-9900
9/26-9/28: $189/night

Use "SUNY ESF" as the group name

Booking deadline: August 27 (or until block filled)

 

 

Schedule of Events

Events tagged "Senior Reunion" are reserved for the Classes of 1974, 1969, 1964, 1959, and 1954.

5:30 PM
SENIOR REUNION DINNER - DRUMLINS COUNTRY CLUB
An exclusive evening designed just for our Senior Reunion attendees! This special dinner offers a relaxed and informal setting to reconnect with fellow alumni, share memories, enjoy great food, and celebrate your time at ESF before the official programming begins on Friday morning.

Thursday, September 26, 2024

9:30 AM
SENIOR REUNION DENDROLOGY WALKING TOUR WITH DON LEOPOLD
For our Senior Reunion alumni only! Join Distinguished Teaching Professor Dr. Don Leopold, as he takes you on a walk around campus and Oakwood Cemetery for a quick dendrology (tree identification) lesson.

10:30 AM
SENIOR REUNION CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & IMPACT OF PHILANTHROPY PRESENTATION
A dynamic presentation by the ESF College Foundation and learn about the transformative impact of philanthropy. Breakfast will be served!

12:00 PM
SENIOR REUNION LUNCH & LEARN
Join other Senior Reunion attendees for a special lunch and learn all about pollinator ecology with the Restoration Science Center’s Molly Jacobson ’21. Includes a short walk to the newly-planted pollinator gardens on campus.

2:00 PM
SENIOR REUNION CAMPUS TOUR
Join our knowledgeable guides for a tour of ESF’s buildings and facilities.

4:00 PM
ESF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
All alumni are welcome to attend.

5:00 PM
WELCOME BACK RECEPTION
Programming includes a campus update from the College President; the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; presentation of the Class of 1974 Gift.

Friday, September 27, 2024

 

 

 

 

Photos representing events happening on September 29.

9:00 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Drop into the Gateway Center to enjoy a light breakfast to start your day. Although this event is free, pre-registration is required and a guest list will be checked at the door.

9:30 AM
ROBIN KIMMERER BOOK READING
Join renowned faculty member Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for a reading from one of her published works.

10:30 AM or 2:30 PM
DENDROLOGY WALKING TOUR WITH DON LEOPOLD
*There are two departure times for this tour. Select your preference when registering for the event.

10:30 AM or 2:30 PM
TOUR OF THE MARSHALL HALL RENOVATION
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the newly renovated Marshall Hall!
*There are two departure times for this tour. Select your preference when registering for the event.

11:30 AM
THE ESF CAREER CAFE
Join us at the Career Café to enjoy some snacks and meet our Career Services team. Discover how you can support the Career Center's signature programs and learn about Handshake, ESF’s networking platform.

LUNCH
Enjoy a meal on your own at ESF's Trailhead Cafe (Gateway Center)

11:30 AM or 1:30 PM
THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT RESTORATION PROJECT PRESENTATION
A special opportunity to hear from the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project team about the blight-resistant American chestnut and the important work that is happening at ESF.
*There are two departure times for this tour. Select your preference when registering for the event.

4:00 PM
ALUMNI & STUDENT "TG" ON THE QUAD
"TG" gatherings are a tradition at ESF. Join fellow classmates and current students, faculty and staff for drinks, snacks, music and fun on the Quad.

Saturday, September 28, 2024

 

 

 

 

Photos of events held on September 30