Parents & Families

Family Events

  • Founders Day
    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    The event commemorates the 229th anniversary of the granting of Union’s charter by the state Board of Regents, regarded as one of the first public calls for higher education.

  • 34th Annual Steinmetz Symposium
    Friday, May 10, 2024
    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
    Saturday, May 11, 2024
    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.

  • Commencement
    Athletics Ceremony
    Friday, June 14, 2024
    Location: Memorial Chapel
    This is a senior student-athlete award ceremony.

    Baccalaureate Commemoration
    Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Memorial Chapel
    This is a ceremony that includes senior class speakers and musical performances for the graduating seniors and their guests. Tickets are not required.

    Commencement Ceremony
    Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 10 a.m.
    Location: Roger Hull Plaza, between Schaffer Library and the Nott Memorial

  • Summer Welcome Receptions
    June - August 2024 (dates & locations announced Spring 2024)
    Before heading to campus this fall, we hope you'll join us for a Union Welcome Reception. You'll be joined by other members of the Class of 2028 and their families, along with current students, alumni and College staff.

  • Pre-Orientation Experience
    August 2024

  • First-Year Orientation
    September 2024
    Families are invited to join us for a Family Welcome Reception at the start of Orientation.

  • Homecoming & Family Weekend
    October 18 - October 20, 2024
    Hotels fill up fast, we recommend booking sooner rather than later.

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.