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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Alumni Central

Alumni

10:00 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.

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!

Green & Gold Welcome Center & Check-In

For Everyone

4:00 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. 

Campus Tours

For Everyone

4:30 pm to 5:30 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.

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

For Everyone

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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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
  • Missy Burngasser ’01 - Women’s Soccer
  • Laura Hart Puryear ’01 - Women’s Soccer
  • Kurt Bastian ’02 - Men’s Soccer

Class of 1969 Pizza Party

Alumni

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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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!

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. 

Several shops will offer discounts and specials for Green & Gold attendees! 

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

For Everyone

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.

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:

  • Education - Strong Hall
  • Humanities & Fine Arts - Hegeman Hall
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics - Jephson Hall
  • Occupational Therapy - Hegeman Hall, 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.

Student Development Open Houses

For Everyone

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Get your 'Passport' to Success and learn about the various offices that make up the Student Development arm of Keuka College. Start in the Office of Student Success, pick up a passport card, visit at least four of the locations below, and then trade in your card for some sweet KC swag. We're excited to introduce you to:

  • Career Development
  • Center for Spiritual Life
  • Health & Counseling Center
  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
  • Intercultural Affairs
  • Student Activities & New Student Programs
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Senate

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.  

Lakeside Country Club

For Everyone

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The entire Keuka College Community is invited to play at the premier golf course in the area, Lakeside Country Club. The cost per person is $30 per person, which includes 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 please call (315) 536-7252 or contact Robert King, club pro at: [email protected].

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 of 1984 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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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.

Get Your Craft On!

For Everyone

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

Let's get creative! Introduce yourself to a world of artistic creativity, from drawing and painting to crafting and restoring, let's get your creative juices flowing. Choose from one of the classes below – and keep your completed piece to show off at home! Register early as these seats will fill up fast!

  • Create & Celebrate Art Class
  • ReFIND Workshop
  • Craft Workshop (for children 10-under)

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 1964 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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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.

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 - 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

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 lunch with your classmates from 1959.

Class of 1969 Reunion Luncheon

Alumni

1:00 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.

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.

Class of 1959 Gathering

Alumni

2:00 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!

Celebrating 75 Years of Nursing Reception

For Everyone

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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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.

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. 

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

Student and Family BBQ

For Everyone

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for some straight-from-the-grill grub, as we BBQ and play on Ostrander field. Enjoy the musical stylings of Jackson Cavalier - folk, country, bluegrass, and Americana soloist from Western New York.

Green & Gold Alumni Celebration

Alumni

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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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, Philanthropy and Alumni Awards winners at 6 p.m. 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 Leaders and Family Brunch

Students & Families

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Register in Advance

By invitation only, this is a chance for past and present student leaders — RAs, mentors, senators, club officers, and the like — to come together for conversation, reminiscing, and brunch at the home of Keuka College President Amy Storey. 

All-Weekend Awesomeness

Check out these great things all weekend long

Point Neamo Open

Point Neamo Open

Enjoy our beautiful lakeside paradise and boat at Point Neamo. While a lifeguard is on duty, and weather permitting, you can take out one of our canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards.

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

Nursing Anniversary and Art Exhibits

Art Exhibit

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. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 am. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - Midnight

Campus Bookstore

People cheering and wearing Keuka College gear.

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.

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 - 7:30 p.m. (BBQ 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: $13.49/person
Lunch: $11.32/person
Dinner: $13.49/person

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