Events & Activities
So much to do, so little time
With an endless array of activities at Union, filling your free time is about to get a lot more fun. Thanks to the Office of Student Activities, located in the Reamer Campus Center, there are social, cultural and recreational activities for every interest, and never a dull moment. With so many opportunities, the only dilemma you'll have is deciding which one to choose. Check out our campus events calendar and see for yourself what's going on.
Some of our popular event opportunities include. . .
The student-run Speakers Forum provides the campus community with exposure to diverse and interesting people from beyond the college campus. The forum invites guest speakers who are informative, entertaining and influential while providing new perspectives. Speakers such as Ralph Nader, Chuck D. of Public Enemy and Howard Dean are just some who have previously visited campus and left a lasting impression.
Although downtown Schenectady's Bow Tie Cinemas with its real-butter popcorn is always a temptation, you don't have to leave campus to enjoy a good movie. Union hosts its own free movie nights in Reamer Auditorium every Friday through Monday at 8 and 10 p.m.
The most anticipated student event of the year, this festival is typically held outside and features an eclectic sampling of music from some of the hottest contemporary performers and bands. Past Springfest performers have included Wyclef Jean, Matt Nathanson, the Gin Blossoms, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, G. Love and Special Sauce, Guster, the Wailers, Goldfinger, Everclear, Talib Kweli, Sean Kingston and many other big names. The event is entirely student-run and student-produced.
Wondering how Union manages to offer all of these options? The U-Program Board is responsible for planning and organizing the majority of events. The board is made up of several committees – traditional programs, innovative ideas, cultural events, publicity and promotions and intellectual programs – led by a student president and treasurer.