Campaign launch

Campaign launch: Feb. 21

The College’s new strategic plan, "The Power of Union," is bold and transformational and will set Union on a path at the forefront of innovating liberal arts education. February 21, Union will publicly announce the largest fundraising campaign in our 225-year history – a campaign that will ensure resources are available to make this plan a reality.

All members of the Union community are invited to join the Board of Trustees and President David R. Harris to celebrate Union’s 225th birthday and launch this momentous campaign.

Don't miss this pivotal moment in Union's history.

Event information

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Memorial Field House
ATTIRE: Festive Union attire or business casual

RSVP here by Feb. 14, 2020.
(Registration is required to receive a commemorative giveaway.)

Park in the Nott/Seward lot ( a trolley will transport guests to the Field House).

Event highlights

  • A big reveal and surprise announcement
  • Student performances
  • Birthday cake and ice cream made by the Union College Chemistry Club
  • Creation of a unique social media mosaic for campus
  • A sampling of dishes from Schenectady restaurants
  • Interactive student and faculty demonstrations
  • Commemorative giveaways


FEB. 20

225th Founders Day
12:50 p.m., Memorial Chapel
(Birthday cake will be served in the Wold Center Atrium following the conclusion of Founders Day ceremonies.)

FEB. 21

Dedication of the Science and Engineering Complex and Open House
3 p.m., the Science and Engineering Complex

Campaign Launch and 225th Birthday Celebration
4 p.m., Memorial Field House

Princeton vs. Union College Men’s Ice Hockey game
7 p.m., Messa Rink at Achilles Center
Tickets can be purchased here.

Where to stay

Courtyard by Marriott-Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor

A group rate is available. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, to receive the discounted rate of $139 per night.

240 Harborside Drive
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 579-6620

Hampton Inn in Schenectady

Reservations for the group rate of $134 must be made over the phone. Please reference Union College campaign launch when booking.

450 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 377-4500