Parents & Families

Family Events

Many Union events are cancelled or delayed at this time. For the latest updates related to COVID-19, please visit

  • Powering Union: The Campaign for Multiple Tomorrows - regional launch events
    We invite all members of the Union Community to join us at one of our regional launch events. Visit the Powering Union events page to learn about campaign events in your area!
  • Commencement
  • 2020 Summer Welcome Reception
    We also hope you will be able to attend one of our virtual Summer Welcome Receptions for the Class of 2024.
  • First-Year Orientation, September 2020
  • Homecoming & Family Weekend
    We are refocusing our efforts to create a virtual Homecoming & Family Weekend on October 23-25, 2020. Bookmark this page for exciting event information and updates as we get closer to our virtual celebration!
  • Steinmetz Symposium
    Each spring Union highlights advancements made by student researchers through oral presentations, dance and musical performances, art showcases and poster sessions with a primary focus on senior capstone projects and thesis work. We invite you to join us for this engaging and inspiring academic symposium.
  • Prize Day
    Prize Day is held on a Saturday in May, in Memorial Chapel. Students are honored for achievement in academics, research, service and governance. Parents and families are invited to participate in the celebration.

Community Events

  • College Relations Events
    Union welcomes alumni, parents and friends to participate in programs planned in and around Schenectady as well as in your backyard. Events are added frequently, so check back often.
  • Campus Calendar
    See what's happening around campus.
  • Student Activities
    Parents can also follow Student Activities on Facebook or Instagram (#unionstuact) to learn about the myriad of programs and opportunities available to the Union community.
  • Athletics
    Check the calendar and league schedules.