GREEN & GOLD CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Join Us: September 27-29, 2019

2019 Schedule of Events

There are so many incredible things to do during Green & Gold Celebration Weekend 2019! We invite you to explore our schedule below, which is sorted by day and time, with the exception of our 2019 Signature Events. You'll find those at the top of each list. Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at Events at (315) 279-5602 or [email protected]

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Green & Gold Welcome Center & Check-In

For Everyone

1:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Come visit our central hub for all things Green & Gold! You can check-in, pick up essential information (event brochure, campus map and other goodies), and register for any events that are still open. 

Pathfinders Tea

Alumni

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Register in Advance

Join us for tea as we celebrate our Pathfinders – those who graduated 50 or more years ago! Our newest Pathfinders, excluding the Class of 1969, will receive their Pathfinder Medallion at this event, or at their class reunion luncheon. Twins from the Class of 1967, Susie Yarnall and Joan LeRoy will entertain with their skit "Aging Gracefully"

Campus Tours

For Everyone

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

If you haven’t visited Keuka College lately, you'll be amazed at the changes we've made. Join us for a tour of our ever-evolving campus, visit our newly renovated spaces, or return to your favorite spots when you were a student. Whether it's your first time here, or if you’re already familiar with the College, we’re sure you’ll discover something new. Tours leave at 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Alumni Central

Alumni

4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The alumni lounge in Ball Hall has been set aside for the exclusive use of our weekend VIPS: Our Alumni! Grab a snack, kick up your feet, take a breath, enjoy the view, and mingle.

Class of 1959 Welcome Dinner

Alumni

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Register in Advance

It was Eisenhower in the White House, “Ben-Hur” on the big screen and Johnny Horton on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over dinner with your classmates from 1959. 

Class of 1974 Gathering

Alumni

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

We welcome the Class of 1974 and their families to the home of alumnae Mary Hanlon '74 for reminiscing and reconnecting over appetizers. Soda, water and coffee will be provided. Please bring other beverages of choice.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk Jr. Athletics Hall of Fame

For Everyone

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Register in Advance

The Dr. Arthur F. Kirk Jr. Athletics Hall of Fame honors those whose achievements and contributions to the athletics program have established a standard of excellence and cultivated a winning tradition. Help us congratulate and honor our 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. ​Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and formal ceremony at 7 p.m.

  • Mary Schleiermacher - Distinguished Service 
  • 2001 Women’s Soccer Team
  • Laura Hart Puryear ’02 - Women’s Soccer
  • Missy Burngasser Joy ’03 - Women’s Soccer
  • Kurt Bastian ’03 - Men’s Soccer

Class of 1969 Welcome Party

Alumni

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Register in Advance

It was Nixon in the White House, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” on the big screen and Archies on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite with your classmates from 1969 over pizza! Drop in anytime, we'll be here!

Mind-Reading for Laughs: Comedian Eric Dittleman

For Everyone

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible evening as Comedian Eric Dittleman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improvisational comedy. He's racked up a host of high-profile appearances: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” and “America’s Got Talent” to name a few. Don’t miss this comic mind reader – named “Best Male Performer Award” by Campus Activities Magazine – as he adds Keuka College to his resume.

Night Climbing and Campfire

For Everyone

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Grab a helmet, headlamp, and glow stick and join us up at the Challenge Course to test your nocturnal climbing skills! Come also to enjoy a nice warm bonfire and some sticky s'mores. 

Cosmic Bowling

For Everyone

10:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Register in Advance

Cosmic Bowling is a glow in the dark good time! It’ll be lights out – literally – at Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria in Penn Yan. $10 gets you two games and bowling shoes. So gear up, and we'll see you on the lanes!

Rise and Shine Morning Nature Walk

For Everyone

7:00 am to 8:00 am

If you consider yourself a morning person and want to get your blood pumping early, meet outside the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center (RAC) at 7 a.m. for our Rise and Shine Morning Nature Walk. We will guide you around Keuka College and the wooded areas on campus, in hopes to catch a glimpse of some morning wildlife! This is an easy walk, accessible to a wide range of walkers. 

Yoga

For Everyone

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Want to stretch Green & Gold Celebration Weekend just a bit further? Stop by our basic yoga class to relax and destress. It's a great chance for you to unwind and enjoy yourself.

Green & Gold Welcome Center & Check-In

For Everyone

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Come visit our central hub for all things Green & Gold! You can check-in, pick up essential information (event brochure, campus map and other goodies), and register for any events that are still open. 

Day at the Windmill Farm & Craft Market

For Everyone

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, The Windmill Farm & Craft Market south of Penn Yan was the first of its kind in upstate New York. The Windmill plays host to nearly 200 retailers offering clothing, collectibles, handcrafted items, home and garden tools, produce, and much more! We invite you to take a drive and explore this regional gem.;

It's Green & Gold Day at the Windmill! Stop by the Keuka College table for exclusive coupon books, swag, shopping bags and more! Just show your student ID, Green & Gold registration confirmation, or Green & Gold printed schedule to verify you're part of the Keuka College family.

Alumni Central

Alumni

8:00 am to 11:00 pm

The alumni lounge in Ball Hall has been set aside for the exclusive use of our weekend VIPS: Our Alumni! Grab a snack, kick up your feet, take a breath, enjoy the view, and mingle.

Flu Shot Clinic

For Everyone

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Why worry about the flu in the middle of fall? Because when it comes to the flu, the best defense is to be vaccinated before flu season begins. Our clinic will be conducted by Rite Aid, and we encourage you and your family to stop by. Just bring your insurance card for vaccination coverage, or pay $25 out-of-pocket

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Broadcast

For Everyone

10:00 am to 10:30 am

In 1963, Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the Baccalaureate address at Keuka College. The College recently unearthed an audio recording of this legendary address, and his words are no less powerful today than when he delivered them more than 55 years ago. We hope you'll join us for a special broadcast of the half-hour address, which includes a transcript and listener’s guide.

Baseball Alumni Game

Alumni

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Register in Advance

Former baseball players can sign up to play in friendly competition with fellow alums.

Professor Stan Wilczek Jr. Book Signing

For Everyone

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Hear Keuka College author Prof. Stan Wilczek Jr., discuss his recent novel and purchase your own signed copy at the Campus Bookstore. “Last Witness,” Wilczek’s fourth novel, is the tale of Reece Landis, who, as a 4-year-old, stood just 20 feet from the presidential limousine in Dallas as shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963.

ASL / ASL-English Interpreting Building Unveiling

For Everyone

11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us as we celebrate the new home for our American Sign Language / ASL-English Interpreting students. Our South Duplex has been transformed into a dedicated classroom and lab space and features an expanded footprint, new paint, windows, and classroom furniture, AC, and more! Now there's plenty of room for group lab work, conversation sessions, self-recording capabilities, and resources such as books, films, video-texts, games and activities.

Academic Open Houses

For Everyone

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Come learn about the great things happening in Keuka College academics. Listen as faculty members provide an overview of the programs they teach, explain their various areas of expertise, and showcase how their students are shaping the landscape of their discipline. Participating areas include:

  • Basic & Applied Social Sciences - Hegeman Hall, Room 109
  • Business & Management - Keuka Commons, second floor
  • Education - Strong Hall
  • Humanities & Fine Arts - South Duplex (ASL Building)
  • Library - Lightner Library, Learning Commons
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics - Jephson Science Center
  • Occupational Therapy - Hegeman Hall, second floor
  • Social Work - Keuka Commons, second floor

Campus Tours

For Everyone

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

If you haven’t visited Keuka College lately, you'll be amazed at the changes we've made. Join us for a tour of our ever-evolving campus, visit our newly renovated spaces, or return to your favorite spots when you were a student. Whether it's your first time here, or if you’re already familiar with the College, we’re sure you’ll discover something new. Tours leave at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Women's Volleyball vs. Cazenovia

For Everyone

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cheer on our women's volleyball team as they compete against Cazenovia.  

Class of 1974 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Register in Advance

It was a dicey year in the White House with Nixon and Ford, “Blazing Saddles" on the big screen and Barbra Streisand on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1974. Class photos will be taken during this time, and for those yet to receive one, Pathfinders Medallions will be conferred and presented.

Class of 1954 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Register in Advance

It was Eisenhower in the White House, “Rear Window” on the big screen and Kitty Kallen on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1954. Class photos will be taken during this time, and for those yet to receive one, Pathfinders Medallions will be conferred and presented.

Class of 1984 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Register in Advance

It was Reagan in the White House, “Ghostbusters” on the big screen and Prince on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1984. Class photos will be taken during this time. Plus, enjoy a fun and hilarious game of “Class of ’84 Goose Chase” — all you need is a cell phone!

Cork Crafting Workshop

For Everyone

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Register in Advance

In this class, you'll make two grape cork ornaments and one pumpkin cork décor, with the choice to leave the corks natural and/or paint the cork ends. All supplies are included, and tools will be provided including hot glue guns. Project will take approximately 1.25 hours. You'll be led by owner and designer Claudia Milroy of the ReFIND Studio and Shop in Penn Yan. Please register by September 13. Space is limited.

Create & Celebrate Art Class

For Everyone

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Register in Advance

Create your own memento! No experience necessary - just an ability to follow directions and a willingness to have fun and let your creative juices flow. Paint a Keuka College scene that you can save for years to come!

Nail and String Art Workshop

For Everyone

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Register in Advance

In this class, you'll create your very own Nail and String Art project. You can choose from two template options: the Mason Jar or the Wine Glasses. The project is approximately 11”x12” on a dark stained pine board. With all supplies included, you can choose from silver or brass nails and from a variety of string colors. Tools will be provided including hammers and nail starters making this a fun and easy class for all levels. Project will take approximately 1.5 hours. You'll be led by owner and designer Claudia Milroy of the ReFind Studio and Shop in Penn Yan. Please register by September 13. Space is limited.

Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting

For Everyone

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Our renovated Greenhouse stands next to the Jephson Science Center and now features a new foundation, double glazed glass panels for better temperature control, thermal isolation to prevent heat loss and icing, new humidification and control systems, added sinks, and internal air circulation fans. Let's celebrate the new use of this space by our students and faculty.

Class of 1979 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Register in Advance

It was Carter in the White House, “The Deer Hunter” on the big screen and Donna Summer on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1979. 

Class of 1989 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

It was Bush in the White House, “Batman” on the big screen and Bobby Brown on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1989. Meet at Vineyard View Winery for wine tasting and lunch. Pay at venue, group tasting is $7/each and lunch $12/each.

Class of 1969 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Register in Advance

We invite the Class of 1969 to come celebrate their induction into the newest class of Pathfinders alumni at a light luncheon with the President. Get reacquainted, reminisce and laugh with those who were part of one of the most transformative eras of your life. The luncheon will be highlighted by the conferral and presentation of the coveted Pathfinders Medallion, given only to those alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. A class photo will also be taken.

Class of 1964 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Register in Advance

It was Johnson in the White House, “My Fair Lady” on the big screen and The Beatles on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1964. Class photos will be taken during this time, and for those yet to receive one, Pathfinders Medallions will be conferred and presented.

Green & Goldapalooza Homecoming Celebration

For Everyone

12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

This is one event you won't want to miss! Cheer on our athletic teams and celebrate all things Keuka College with fun activities all afternoon.

  • Food Trucks - Enjoy delicacies from Lakeside Restaurant, El Morrow Restaurant & Catering, Shaka Shave Ice and MightTea Boba, and The Oven (pizza by Club 86). Students receive one free food truck item with your ID
  • Beer and Wine Tent - Sample some tasty regional beverages while enjoying music under the tent by College-favorite Paul Strowe, “The Human Jukebox.”
  • Fun Activities - Balloon Artist, Henna Tattoos, Caricatures
  • Corn Hole Games sponsored by the Alumni Association Executive Council (AAEC)
  • Petting Zoo - Goats, sheep, alpacas, Charlie the Camel, hedgehogs, bunnies and more!
  • Souvenir Photo Booth

And don't forget to join Kacey the Wolf in rooting for the men's (1 p.m.) and women's (3 p.m.) soccer teams as they face off against SUNY Morrisville.

Class of 1959 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Register in Advance

The Class of 1959 continues its celebration over lunch! Class photos will be taken during this time, and for those yet to receive one, Pathfinders Medallions will be conferred and presented.

Men's Soccer vs. SUNY Morrisville

For Everyone

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cheer on our men's soccer team as they compete against SUNY Morrisville.

Adult & Online Education (AOE) Networking Event

Alumni

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Register in Advance

Join your cohort members and favorite professors for a networking event dedicated to our Adult and Online Education (AOE) students and alumni. Sponsored by the Alumni Association Executive Council (AAEC), come meet other graduates and students, reunite with your cohort, swap stories about your favorite instructors, and connect with other professionals within your discipline. We encourage you to bring your families as members of the KC FAN student organization will provide activities for the kids. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Nursing Lab Ribbon Cutting

For Everyone

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Help us unveil the renovated lab space in Harrington Hall for our nursing students. Originally the Health and Counseling Center, this space has been transformed thanks to generous donors. Students can practice hands-on skills on newly purchased manikins, which range from low to medium fidelity and realism. New exam tables allow students to gain confidence in patient care, and an updated gathering space allows students to study and collaborate together, and work on group projects. Our nursing faculty look forward to making additional improvements for students to be successful.

Celebrating 75 Years of Nursing Reception

For Everyone

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Register in Advance

Continue the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of our Nursing Program with nursing students, faculty, alumni, and friends. From a concept proposed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the early 1940s to the highly respected nursing program that developed through the years, we have a storied past and a bright future.

Class of 1959 Gathering

Alumni

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Register in Advance

Can't get enough of the Class of 1959? Continue the celebration with classmates at this extended gathering session!

Women's Soccer vs. SUNY Morrisville

For Everyone

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cheer on our women's soccer team as they compete against SUNY Morrisville. 

Sideline Shelter Dedication

For Everyone

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

We are proud and humbled to dedicate our newly installed sideline shelters in memory of the late Andrea Brauer Dowling ’96. Andrea and her twin sister, Adrienne, were both members of the women’s soccer team from 1992-96, and were both inducted into the Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. Andrea lost her seven-year battle with breast cancer in February 2017.

The sideline shelters were purchased thanks to the generosity of Marc Misiurewicz ‘95, former goalie for the men’s soccer team, and Tim Jones ‘95, friend of the soccer programs, along with several other alumni and friends of the College. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the life of Andrea, this generous gift from our strongest athletics supporters, and our new sideline shelters, which will make an immediate impact on the experience and performance of our outdoor student-athletes.

Class Photos

Alumni

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us in the Phillips Lounge to continue your reunion celebration and take a photo with your classmates—commemorating your years spent together as Keuka College students. Photos will be taken on the following schedule:

  • 4:30 p.m. - Class of 1974
  • 4:40 p.m. - Class of 1979
  • 4:50 p.m. - Class of 1984
  • 5 p.m. - Class of 1989
  • 5:10 p.m. - Class of 1994
  • 5:20 p.m. - Class of 1999
  • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 2004
  • 5:40 p.m. - Class of 2009
  • 5:50 p.m. - Class of 2014
  • 6 p.m. - Class of 2019 Photo

Harvest Buffet Dinner

For Everyone

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Come and eat dinner with us featuring the bountiful harvests of the Finger Lakes region. A sampling of the menu; Creamy French Onion Chicken, Roasted Vegetable Bolognese Ravioli, and house-made Apple Pie featuring apples from Apple Barrel Orchards of Penn Yan. Enjoy the musical stylings of Jackson Cavalier - folk, country, bluegrass, and Americana soloist from Western New York. Pay when you arrive. Dinner is covered for students with a meal plan. 

Green & Gold Alumni Celebration

Alumni

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Register in Advance

Join your fellow alumni and friends of the College for an evening of reunion, reminiscing and refreshments. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and a recognition of our annual Pathfinder and Alumni Awards winners at 6 p.m. Help us congratulate:

  • Professional Achievement - Marylizbeth "Candy" Stern Hamacher '80
  • Eleanor Judd Wilkes Service to Keuka Award - Christine Allgeier '69
  • Community Service Award - Elsie "Talu" Robertson '59
  • GOLD Award (Graduate of the Last Decade) - Brandon Jones '15 M'16

Afterwards, sip some wine or beer while you enjoy live entertainment by the Agonal Rhythm Band, and continue to mingle and get to know other members of the Keuka College family just a little better! And stick around for our marvelous fireworks presentation on the Chapel Lawn!

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

Alumni

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Register in Advance

Former men's lacrosse players can sign up to play in friendly competition with fellow alums.

Fireworks Show

For Everyone

8:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Keuka College has been lighting up careers for decades, but we also know how to light up the sky. Watch our marvelous fireworks show from the main lawn or any other comfortable location on campus.

Green & Gold Casino Night

For Everyone

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Deal yourself in for a night of fun as a small slice of Vegas comes to campus. Leave your wallet at home – we’ll provide the chips. You just choose from a variety of classic table games including Poker, Roulette, and Black Jack. Then “cash in” your chips for raffle tickets good for door prizes. Win, lose, or draw, odds are you’re in for an evening of casino-style enjoyment!

Bar Crawl

For Everyone

9:30 pm to 12:00 am

If you’re looking to continue the celebration off-campus with friends and alumni, downtown Penn Yan pubs (The Keuka, the Tavern and the Mustang Pub) will be offering drink specials, karaoke and live music for you to enjoy. Students and alumni can pick up vouchers for one round-trip use of the Keuka Taxi at the Welcome Center and Check-In table. Students can also pick up a voucher in the Dahlstrom Student Center with a valid driver’s license.

Yoga

For Everyone

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Want to stretch Green & Gold Celebration Weekend just a bit further? Stop by our basic yoga class to relax and destress. It's a great chance for you to unwind and enjoy yourself.

Interfaith Worship Service

For Everyone

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Join us for an interfaith service, including prayers from different religious traditions. Participants will be able to remember those who have passed away in reunion year classes (those years ending in 4 or 9) by lighting candles.

Student Senate Brunch

Students & Families

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

By invitation only, this is a chance for members of Student Senate and their families to come together for conversation, reminiscing, and brunch.

All-Weekend Awesomeness

Check out these great things all weekend long

Point Neamo Open

Enjoy swimming and boating at our beautiful lakeside paradise, Point Neamo. While a lifeguard is on duty, and weather permitting, you can take out one of our canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards, as well as take a dip in our swim area.

Friday: 3 - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Nursing Anniversary and Art Exhibits

Visit the Lighter Library to view historical documents, photographs, and memorabilia honoring the 75th anniversary of the Nursing program. Keuka College’s Nursing program began in 1943 following a request from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Also enjoy an art exhibit in our Art Gallery.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 am. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 10 p.m.

Campus Bookstore

Have your Keuka College t-shirts and sweatshirts turned into dust rags? Update your alumni apparel and any other items in your collection at our Campus Bookstore, located in Keuka Commons. All guests will receive a 10% discount on imprinted clothing and gift items.

Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Noon

A representative from Jostens will be here from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for all your Class Ring needs.

Lakeside Country Club

The entire Keuka College Community is invited to play at the premier golf course in the area, Lakeside Country Club. For $30 per person, you get a cart and 18 holes of golf. This deal is good Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to dusk. Proper golf attire is required.

To reserve a tee-time call (315) 536-7252 or contact Robert King, club pro at: [email protected]

Visit the Wolf Den Café

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Every Day • Keuka Commons

When to Eat

If you're not coming to an event that serves a meal, here's when you can grab some grub in the Geiser. Pay at the door if you aren't on the College meal plan.

Friday

Breakfast: 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m. (Harvest Dinner on Ostrander Field / the RAC)

Sunday

Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Costs

Students with a meal plan do not have to pay. Children age 4-12 are half price. Children age 0-3 are free.

Breakfast: $7.83/person
Brunch: $13.67/person
Lunch: $11.32/person
Dinner: $13.67/person

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