New Events on Tap for June 7-9 Reunion 2018
An evening of trivia, music, hijinks and more is in store for SUNY Plattsburgh alumni returning to campus for Reunion 2018 June 7-9.
A special emphasis is placed on those alumni whose graduating years end in 3 and 8, but all alumni are invited to return and reconnect at events like Thursday’s opening wine and cheese reception at Samuel D’s in Sibley Hall.
“We welcome everyone — from near and far — to celebrate what it is to be a Cardinal,” said Kerry Chapin-Lavigne, director of alumni relations. “We’re especially looking forward to seeing members of the 50th anniversary Class of 1968 return for some special attention.”
New: Retro Live
Along with what alumni have come to expect at Reunion, including campus tours, a Naked Turtle barbecue, the Golden Anniversary Club luncheon and 50th reunion year dinner, Cardinals young, old and in between are invited to an all-class event featuring Plattsburgh trivia, costumes and DJ tunes from the last four decades at Retro Live, a new downtown Plattsburgh music venue. Staffers will be on hand in period costume to encourage participation and add to the fun.
Also new this year are cooking classes in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, and lunch at Algonquin Dining Hall.
Other events include a tour of the Clinton County Historical Association Museum on the grounds of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base with Bill Laundry, vice president of student affairs emeritus, and a nursing department open house.
Stay in Macdonough Hall
For more nostalgia, reunion attendees can elect to stay in Macdonough Hall. Accommodations are $28 per single-occupancy night or $44 per double-occupancy night are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
“We look forward to seeing alumni from all classes round out the weekend at the Retro Live event Saturday night. Members of the Class of 1968 who are attending their anniversary dinner that night are welcome to join us downtown at 14 Margaret St. after,” Chapin-Lavigne said. “Show us what the Age of Aquarius was really all about.”