Homecoming and Family Weekend: Fall festivities and celebrating Union’s new spaces

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The College is set to welcome hundreds of visitors to campus Oct. 12-14 for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Alumni, parents, students and friends have a jam-packed schedule of activities from campus tours and class visits to athletic events.

A highlight this year includes the dedication of three new campus spaces. On Friday at 4 p.m., the new addition to the Integrated Science and Engineering Complex will be formally dedicated as the Stephen Charles Ainlay and Judith Gardner Ainlay Hall. A reception and open house will follow at 4:30 p.m.

At noon Saturday, a ribbon cutting and dedication for the Bertagna-Class of 1985 Stadium will be held. A celebration and halftime recognition of the 35th anniversary of the 1983 Stagg Bowl team and the 25th anniversary of the 1993 undefeated football team will also be held.

At 5 p.m. Saturday, the College will dedicate the Stanley O’Brien ’74 Center for Collaboration and Engagement, which is attached to Grant Hall. The space is made possible through the generosity of David Mixer ’74 in honor of friend and former classmate Stanley O’Brien ’74.

All dedications are open to the campus community.

Other highlights include:

  • Friday, 4:30 p.m.: Pumpkin carving on the Reamer patio
  • Friday, 5 p.m.: Golub House Oktoberfest featuring German fare, music and more.
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m.: Family welcome breakfast and student poster session in College Park Hall
  • Saturday, 10:30 a.m.: “Union & Schenectady Community Engagement in the College Experience” in Wold 010
  • Saturday, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.: Family Picnic and Kids Carnival at Abbe Hall (note the new location)

Athletic contests throughout the weekend include men’s and women’s hockey, field hockey, football and women’s soccer.