For the second year, SUNY Geneseo will host a combined Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 21–22. Over 1,300 alumni and parents have registered for the celebration that will include opportunities for attendees to mingle with classmates, students, faculty and staff, and to get a sense of life at SUNY Geneseo.
The 2018 Homecoming and Family Weekend gets underway Friday, Sept. 21, with the 2:30 p.m. ribbon cutting at the newly renovated Red Jacket Dining Complex and the School of Business’s Open House and Meet the Dean event in the South Hall Atrium at 3 p.m. Other events during the weekend include the 12th Annual Friday Knight 5K, breakfast with President Denise Battles, campus tours, art exhibits, and sporting events.
"This year we've added several new events to our Homecoming and Family Weekend celebrating our students, their families, faculty, staff, and our alumni," said Rose Linfoot, interim director of alumni relations. "It's our hope that the weekend events represents the true Geneseo experience and we invite members of the Geneseo community to come join us."
Saturday morning highlights include:
10 a.m.: A choice of mini-college session, including, “Understanding the Potential Impact of the Mid-Term Election,” a lecture by Jeff Koch, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations; and an introduction to Geneseo students’ engagement with the community, hosted by associate professor of English and director of the Center of Integrative Learning, Lytton Smith and Joe Cope, professor of history and interim associate provost for student success.
10 a.m.: "The Grand Canyon of the East.” Enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of Letchworth State Park. The bus tour will board at the MacVittie College Union. Reservations are required. The tour, which includes admission to the park and snacks, cost $20 per person.
The full schedule of Homecoming and Family weekend events is available online.
In addition to campus festivities, the Village of Geneseo will be buzzing with activities. The 142nd Genesee Valley Hunt Parade starts Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Horses and hounds will ride up Main Street from the Wadsworth Homestead to the Hartford House.
The Annual Genesee Valley Wing Fest and Village Fall Festival will follow in the afternoon on Center Street. Chicken wing tastings will be offered by participating vendors. Ticket holders can vote for their favorite in the “Best Wings in the Valley” contest.