Alumni are invited to a week of events to celebrate
the opening of the college's first new building in
35 years this month.
Oswego’s Campus Center takes shape.
The Campus Center construction is part of a larger
complex including Swetman and Poucher halls as well
as more than $160 million of campus-wide renewal,
upgrades and updating to enhance Oswego's learner-centered
Join in the celebration at a special event for the
Oswego community, a pep rally for students and the
first hockey games in the new center's convocation
center/ice arena, all among the activities scheduled
Oct. 17 to 21.
A faculty and staff open house, from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, will offer this group a first
look at the facility.
Alumni and other residents of the greater Oswego community
will have an opportunity to tour the building during
a community open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Students, alumni and other supporters are invited
to a pep rally Thursday, Oct. 19. Doors will open
for that event at 6:30 p.m., with the pep rally starting
around 7:30 p.m.
The puck will drop for intercollegiate competition for
the first time when the men's ice hockey team hosts
Utica at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Many hockey alumni
are already planning to attend the debut contest in
the ice arena, which also falls during Family and Friends
Weekend. Due to high demand,
tickets to the men's opening-night game against Utica
College are only available in advance. Tickets will
not be sold at the ticket window prior to the game.
The Oswego State women's intercollegiate ice hockey
program will play for the first time in more than
two decades with a 3 p.m. contest against Neumann
on Saturday, Oct. 21. The program re-launches this
year under the leadership of Coach Diane Dillon.
Advance-sale tickets for all opening-weekend games
will go on sale Thursday, Oct. 5 through Tyler Hall
Box Office. The box office hours are from 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Fridays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 315-312-2141
or e-mail email@example.com.
here for information about all other single game
tickets for men's and women's games visit or call
the Laker Hall Box Office at 315-312-3033.
The convocation center/ice arena is just one part
of the Campus Center complex, which will round into
shape over the next year. Alumni have already seen
redesign of Poucher Hall in the east end of the
complex, profiled in the Spring 2006 issue of Oswego
A grand opening for the completed Campus Center complex,
including a renovated Swetman Hall, is slated for
September 2007. Unveiled then will be student activities
areas, a fully operational food court, retail space,
meeting rooms, the Educational Planning Center, a
range of offices and new auditorium space.
The center complex will feature a pedestrian spine,
running from Penfield to Poucher, allowing access
to destinations along the way. Long-range plans are
for the spine to span from Rich Hall to Oneida Hall,
to eventually link the Sheldon quad to West Campus.
The Campus Center — the first all-new facility
since the Service Building opened its doors in 1971
— is a $25.5 million, 111,492-square-foot project.
Its funding comes from 80 percent public funds —
including $17 million in capital funding secured by
State Sen. James W. Wright
’71— and 20 percent private funds.
For more information or to make a gift in support
of the Campus Center project, contact the Office of
University Development at 315-312-3003, by e-mail
or visit the Web
To October 2006 E-Newsletter