Alumni & Friends of SUNY Plattsburgh


Reunion 2017 | June 15-17



For one weekend, let’s bring it back to a very familiar place – our home away from home.

The nostalgia will begin on the drive into campus. Your mind will flood with memories of days past and your first taste of freedom. It’s the place where you were able to start over with new friends. The place you laughed, you loved, you learned, you grew. This was your college experience, a part of your life that only those who experienced it with you can appreciate.

So, grab your friends and bring it back to the good old days and visit faculty, reminisce at favorite Plattsburgh locales and enjoy summer near Lake Champlain. Your Plattsburgh experience is waiting for you!

Register by May 15 to be eligible for prizes including an Apple iPad Mini and $100 gift card to the College Store. Winners will be announced at the Reunion Picnic (winners must be present). Want to catch up with the campus you remember with fondness? Then call, email, tweet or Facebook message your friends to meet you there.

When you arrive to campus, please check in at the Welcome Center, located in the lobby of Au Sable Hall (new building adjacent to Hawkins Hall parking lot).

Welcome Center hours are as follows:
Thursday, June 15, 2- 4 p.m.
Friday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This is “Reunion Central” so stop by any time during stated hours to enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. Pick up your red travel bag stuffed with trinkets, printed directions and recommended parking; sign the guest book; take a walk down memory lane with yearbooks. Staying in Macdonough Hall? Select your accommodations when you register online and stop by the Welcome Center to sign into your reserved room and pick up your key. For other local accommodations go to

Reunion Events:

Thursday, June 15, 2017
4 - 5 p.m.
Reunion Wine Tasting - $15
Samuel D’s
113 Rugar Street
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Join your friends in our students' laboratory restaurant for a guided wine tasting of New York State wine led by John Parmelee, lecturer in our Hospitality Management program. Included in the cost of this event are six 1 oz. wine tastings, light finger foods and a complimentary Reunion wine glass. Following the tasting, you are welcome to purchase wine by the glass and enjoy time with your friends in the dining room or the adjoining courtyard.

Friday, June 16, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Residence Halls Tour
Meet in front of Angell College Center at Amite Plaza
Enjoy a walking tour of newly renovated residence halls. Find your old room.
Led by staff in the Residence Life office. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations regarding accommodation of special needs.

12 - 1:30 p.m. Golden Anniversary Club Luncheon with President John Ettling and Lisa Lewis - $25
Lobby Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building.
All classes prior to 1967 will be celebrated with a special emphasis on anniversary years of 55, 60 and beyond. The Class of 1967 will be inducted into the ranks of the Golden Anniversary Club. Casual attire. Bring your class memorabilia for display on your table. Presentation of the Robert M. Garrow ’52 Alumni Service Award.

2 - 4 p.m. Nursing Program Open House
Nursing Department, Second Floor, Hawkins Hall.
Nurses from all over the globe attend this fun and informative reunion.
Nursing faculty will lead a program update. Light refreshments.

6 - 8 p.m. Reunion Barbecue at the Dock - $25
The Naked Turtle, 1 Dock St.
Registration at the door is limited.
All alumni and their families are welcome to the barbecue. Cash bar and live music on the north deck overlooking Lake Champlain.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Plattsburgh Bus Tour with Bill Laundry H'05 - $10
Departs from and returns to the Myers Fine Arts Building parking lot.
Board at 9:45 a.m. for this 10 a.m. tour. Space is limited.
Travel with Bill Laundry, vice president emeritus of student affairs and local historian, as your guide to a fun and informative ride through the Plattsburgh area. See what’s changed; see what’s remained the same.

10:30 a.m.
Residence Halls Tour
Meet in front of Angell College Center at Amite Plaza
Enjoy a walking tour of newly renovated residence halls. Find your old room.
Led by staff in the Residence Life office. Stay for as long as you like. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations regarding accommodation of special needs.

12 - 2 p.m. Reunion Picnic - $20 (adults); $10 (ages 6-17); No charge (ages 5 and under)
Angell College Center
The Sundowner and adjoining courtyard (the “bowl”)
Bring the whole family to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, watermelon and more. Wear sunglasses, shorts and sunscreen. Drawings, dancing, raffle, presentation of the Off To A Good Start Award and photo ops with college mascot Burghy will make your picnic fun and memorable. Don’t miss the announcement of the Reunion Class Gift and Class Challenge Winner.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

*First-ever* Cardinal Connections Networking Panel, hosted by the Class of 2012
Au Sable Hall, Edward J. Lusk Conference Room
Accomplished alumni panelists from a variety of professional backgrounds will speak to their career and life journeys. All alumni are encouraged to attend. Casual dress. Continue networking at the Reunion Social.

4 - 5:30 p.m. Reunion Social at Hawkins Pond - $10
Hawkins Pond
Rain location is Au Sable Hall Lobby
Meet President John Ettling and his wife Lisa Lewis; reconnect with beloved faculty and staff and network with all reunion guests; head downtown for dinner afterwards.
Light refreshments. Cash bar.

6 - 8 p.m.
50th Anniversary Dinner- Class of 1967 - $35
Lobby Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building
Join classmates in this beautiful art space for a private buffet, music, and most importantly, your dear classmates and friends. Take home the class booklet.

8 p.m. Reunion at the Monopole
Monopole, 7 Protection Ave.
Stop by after dinner for free wings, mention you are here for Reunion or show your nametag. Limited supply.