Whether you love to run, love to rock or love to reminisce about bygone bars like Buckland's, the Oswego Alumni Association would love to have you as a guest at this year's special Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration June 10 to 12.
Our largest alumni attendance ever is expected to visit campus for Reunion 2011, which will commemorate the college's 150th anniversary. A Saturday morning 5K walk/run, Friday night rock concert and special gathering of former Buckland's bar patrons join a lineup of several dozen events.
Registration for Reunion Weekend traditions like the "Come as You Were" barbecue at Fallbrook, "Picnic on the Lake" behind Johnson Hall and Saturday "Happy Birthday Bash" dinner at the Campus Center is still open. Register to ensure your spot.
Every graduate of Oswego is invited to observe the college's noteworthy milestone at June's Reunion. There will also be special events planned for milestone anniversary reunion classes, including 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Affinity groups Alpha Delta Eta, Alpha Epsilon Phi (25th anniversary), Alpha Sigma Chi, Arethusa, Beta Tau Epsilon, Delta Chi Omega/TKE, Delta Kappa Kappa (85th anniversary), Men's Wrestling, Omega Delta Phi, Phi Lambda Phi, Phi Sigma Phi, Pi Delta Chi, Psi Phi Gamma, Riggs Hall, Sigma Gamma, Sigma Tau Chi, the Sodus Migrant Project and Theta Chi Rho have special events planned.
In addition to a special sesquicentennial gift, all registered guest will receive a copy of Oswego 150 Years: Alumni Views and Voiceson commemorative DVD. The film collects reminiscences from decades of alumni.
Even those who can't make it to Oswego's big birthday bash can partake in 150th festivities by taking a picture with college Founder Edward Austin Sheldon himself.
Alumni and friends are invited to download Flat Founder and snap a candid photo to share with Oswego enthusiasts the world over. One lucky photographer will receive a $150 gift certificate to the College Store via a random drawing later this year.
Meanwhile, all milestone Reunion classes are competing for the Reunion Giving Participation Cup. The class that gets the most members to participate in special fundraising efforts for a collective gift to the college will win.