On the eve of the May commencement, alumni celebrate the passing of the torch of learning from faculty and staff to the newest class of graduates. Faculty and staff will lead students and alumni representing various past class years in a procession to mark the seniors’ last night as undergraduates. Free. 315-312-2106.
Location: Marano Campus Center
Friday, May 13, 9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SUNY Oswego celebrates its 155th Commencement with three ceremonies: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 9 a.m. School of Business at 1 p.m. School of Communication, Media and the Arts and School of Education at 4 p.m. Former Secretary of the Army John McHugh will receive an honorary degree at the 9 a.m. ceremony. Admission by ticket. Also webcast live from oswego.edu. 315-312-2106. https://www.oswego.edu/college-store/commencement
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. RIT
Location: Laker Baseball Field
Tuesday, May 3, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. St. John Fisher Scrimmage
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Tuesday, Aug 23, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2016
Join us for the biggest alumni party of the year! Visit alumni.oswego.edu/reunion for the most up-to-date information.
Location: SUNY Oswego, 7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126, United States
Tuesday, May 3, 7:18 p.m. - 7:18 p.m.
2016 Alumni Mets Game
Gather with NYC-area alumni, family and friends for a day at the ballpark! http://bit.ly/1RKCBib
Location: Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave New York, NY 11368
Saturday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
You can read a lot of information about how to be green, but sometimes you just have to actually get up and do it. Check out some of these links to see what you can do to actually be green on a daily basis.
How to Go Green on Campus
Going Green in the Residence Halls
Going Green 101
10 Ways to Make Your School a Green Campus
Ways to Go Green on Campus
Green Campus Example
Tips For Going Green at College
Simple Steps Go Far
- Pick up one piece of trash a day
- Walk the extra 15 feet or less to recycle It
- Have a refillable water/coffee canteen ñ water from drinking fountains is cold and clean.
- Use CTS lead sheets as scrap paper
- Automatically print duplex. Most teachers will accept papers printed on both sides.
- Don't throw cigarette butts on the ground
Green in Oswego
While you're attending school at SUNY Oswego, you spend a lot of time in the community, moreso when you're living off campus. There are ways you can make green everyday lifestyle choices while being in the city or town of Oswego.
The options to buy local and organic in the Oswego area are more numerous than many people think. There are a couple of organic food stores and farms where you can order your food, and there's always the local over organic option too (organic means pesticide-free; local is not necessarily pesticide free, but it doesn't contribute to high transportation carbon emissions).
Grindstone Farms is a local community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm in Pulaski that offers organic produce. You can order from their website or via phone and get fresh vegetables, chicken and eggs delivered straight to your house. As usual, organic costs a little more than the generic versions of food, but the health and environmental benefits outweigh the slight difference in cost. Check out their website for more information.
Price Chopper also offers cheaper organic food alternatives. They do come from farther away sometimes, so you have to take into account the carbon emissions from transportation versus the environmental benefits of no pesticide use.
Mustard Seed in Midtown Plaza (E. Bridge and First streets) features a lot of healthy items for purchase. The staff is more than willing to show you around the store and help you figure out what you want to buy, if you have never been there before. The prices range higher here, but you can get a lot of items that are hard to find in Price Chopper and Grindstone.
Another local option is Ontario Orchards, which is a farmers market of sorts in addition to its orchard. While you need a car to get here, you can also bike (it's a couple of miles away from campus) or find someone or a bus who may be heading this direction. Ontario Orchards sells apple cider to the dining halls during the fall months, so you can always get it then, but you can also get fresh produce year-round. Check it out!
Look at all of your options and think about what you're going to buy before you do. Be a conscious consumer!