More than 1,100 alumni and friends came to celebrate 150 years, see old friends, dance, dine and flat-out party in observance of SUNY Oswego’s 150th birthday at the Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration June 10 to 12.
Guests made “celebrate” the operative word, pouring into a Friday night concert in downtown Oswego and dancing the evening away following the Happy Birthday Bash dinner Saturday in the Campus Center.
Days were filled with numerous events for classes celebrating milestone anniversary years as well as dozens of Greek and other student organization mini-reunions.
Alumni also gave gifts to mark the birthday celebration.
Anniversary classes gave more than $390,000 total to The Fund for Oswego in honor of their reunions.
The first-ever 5K Race for Possibility and Hope raised more than $780 for SUNY Oswego’s Possibility Scholarship program and Friends of Oswego County Hospice. Likewise, the inaugural Déjà Vu Anniversary Concert sponsored by Delta Kappa Kappa to celebrate their 85th Anniversary Friday night raised $1,500 each for SUNY Oswego scholarships and the United Way of Oswego County.