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Orange Central 2021

Celebrate what makes you proud to be Orange during Orange Central 2021, Syracuse University’s annual homecoming and reunion weekend, Oct. 28-31. The weekend is packed with fun, family-friendly activities, including: Gatherings for alumni celebrating 5th, 10th, 25th, 35th, 50th and 60th milestone reunions (including those classes who missed their in-person milestone reunion gatherings in 2020) Interactive and informative programs Friday afternoon offering an inside look at the student experience Signature events, including Friday evening’s Alumni Awards Celebration and ’Cuse Cookout on the Quad A spirited tailgate before Saturday’s Syracuse vs. Boston College football game

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Orange Central: Dean’s Breakfast

Newhouse School alumni are invited to join Dean Mark Lodato, as well as Newhouse faculty and staff members, for a breakfast meet-and-greet. Dean Lodato will provide an update on the latest news and developments at the school. The event is free and open to all Newhouse alumni. Registration required by Oct. 20.

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First-Generation College Celebration

All first-generation students are invited to mingle with fellow students, share stories and advice, participate in fun activities and enjoy light refreshments. History Nov. 8 was selected as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The Higher Education Act (HEA) emerged out of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. Much like other hallmark legislation of that era, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, HEA was intended to help level a playing field that had for too long been weighed against Americans from minority and low-income backgrounds. In addition to creating federal grants and loan programs to help students finance their educations, the legislation made key investments in institutions of higher education. Additionally, HEA ushered in programs, particularly the Federal TRIO programs, necessary for postsecondary access, retention and completion for low-income, potential first-generation college graduates. In 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success launched the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration! On Nov. 8, colleges, universities, corporations, non-profits and K-12 schools are encouraged to celebrate the success of first-generation college students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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Palitz Gallery Reception: Morton Kaish ’49

Join friends and alumni for a gallery reception for the newly installed exhibition “Morton Kaish: A Print Retrospective”  Please note: All visitors age 12 and older must show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Masks (age 2+) are required for all visitors.  

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Syracuse University Alumni Club of CNY Tour of the National Veteran’s Resource Center and Networking Event

You’re invited! Join the Central New York Alumni Club for a guided tour of the National Veterans Resource Center, including the commemorative exhibits and spaces of the Daniel & Gayle D’Aniello Building. This is a terrific asset for our Syracuse University campus community and a national hub supporting military service members, veterans and their families. We’ll gather starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 for the tour, then enjoy complimentary food and beverages in the beautiful Grand Hall. Free parking is available in the nearby University Avenue Garage, or you can hop on the SU Trolley. We can’t wait to see you there! While you are there take advantage of receiving a free digital head shot suitable for resumes and social media use. Cost to Attend: $10 *Includes two drink tickets and free professional digital headshots.

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CNY Alumni Club Holiday Reception and Networking Night

Help us ring in the holidays and mingle with Central New York alumni during our holiday reception and networking night prior to the annual Holidays at Hendricks concert. The Hendricks Chapel Choir always puts on such a beautiful holiday performance, and what better way to get in the spirit than with our festive pre-concert reception in the newly renovated Schine Student Center! Parking will be available in Quad 1. We can’t wait to see you there as we celebrate the holidays!

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