Family, Friends Weekend at SUNY Oswego Oct. 15 to 17

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 15 to 17, will showcase the work of students and include a variety of special events for the campus, community and visitors.

For many students, especially those who live farther away, Family and Friends Weekend represents the first opportunity for them to see their family and friends since the start of the semester. As a way of demonstrating how students have become integrated into campus life, the menu of events will include the scholarly, creative and athletic talents of SUNY Oswego’s students.

The theatre department will stage its opening production of the year, “Dracula,” in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. During the weekend, the classic drama will have 8 p.m. curtains Oct. 15 and 16 and a 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee on Oct. 17. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Tyler Hall Box Office at 312-2141.

A student variety show honoring Hispanic Heritage Month will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in the Campus Center activity court. Several student clubs will join forces for a 1 p.m. performance Saturday in the activity court. The music department’s College Choir, Chamber Singers, State Singers, College Orchestra and Concert Band will perform at noon in the Hewitt Union ballroom on Sunday. All those activities are free and open to the public.

The Laker men’s hockey team will be in action for the first time since making the Division III Frozen Four this spring, hosting the Bradford Rattlers in a 7 p.m. exhibition Saturday in the Campus Center arena. The women’s soccer team will host Brockport at 3 p.m. Friday and Geneseo at 1 p.m. Saturday on the South Athletic Field. Intrasquad varsity action will include the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ Green/Gold meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in Laker Pool, and men’s lacrosse Green/Gold/Pink scrimmage at 3 p.m. Saturday at South Athletic Field.

New events this year include a pep rally at 7 p.m. Friday in the Campus Center, followed by a bonfire next to Mary Walker Health Center at 8 p.m., sponsored by the college’s Future Alumni Network.

Saturday’s many special events will include a complementary Faculty/Staff Coffee Hour welcoming families at 10 a.m. in the Campus Center activity court; Penfield Library’s Book Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the building’s basement; balloon sculptor Larry Moss creating a sizable sculpture from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near Swetman Gym; a mini-carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. in Swetman Gym; family comedy magic from MacVicar the Trickster at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center auditorium; and comedian Rob Little at 8 p.m. in the Hewitt Union ballroom.

The weekend will also serve up special meals, including a free Sushi Shabbat Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Jewish Student Center, 56 Franklin Ave.; Dinner with Family and Friends at 5 p.m. Saturday in Sheldon Hall ballroom (pre-registration required; fee charged); and families welcome in the campus dining halls throughout the weekend.

The college’s Auxiliary Services and Student Association provided support to keep most activities free of charge.

For more information or registration, visit