Where It All Began When you first stepped foot on UAlbany’s campus as a student, you probably didn’t know what to expect. If you’re reading this now, it means you found your way – through the hallways and across the grass of the downtown campus, along the podium and around the quads of the uptown campus. You grew as a person, learned a lot both inside and outside the classroom, built lifelong friendships and maybe even met your partner for life.
This fall, I invite you to come back to campus and reignite those great memories! Take a walk through history and share your UAlbany stories with family and friends during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 20-22. Whether it’s your first time back to campus since graduating, or a part of your fall traditions, there’s no better weekend to rekindle old memories and create new ones. Walk through the tunnels for old times’ sake, enjoy the fall colors around the pond, and of course, set aside some time to “podiate” by the fountain with your closest friends and family.
As always, the Alumni Association is here to make things easy and fun by offering an all-inclusive game day package with pregame food and entertainment, football game ticket and giveaway (last year’s rugby-striped scarves were a hit, so we’re following up with a knit UAlbany logo hat). The Great Dane Pregame has become a staple among alumni groups, reunion classes, schools and colleges. It’s the best opportunity to experience the true spirit of UAlbany and reconnect with your fellow Great Danes. Get all the details about Homecoming events at www.alumni.albany.edu/homecoming. We’ll see you in October!
Lee Serravillo Executive Director, UAlbany Alumni Association
The men’s basketball team had a chance meeting with Chi Sigma Theta sorority sisters at the Alumni House in July.
Alumni board member Nic Rangel’s nephew is all smiles in his new UAlbany gear.
Kappa Beta brothers Bill Robelee and Premal Shah ’71 attended UAlbany Day at the Races, an annual event hosted by the Alumni Association at Saratoga Race Course. Premal traveled from Dubai to join fellow Great Danes on July 16. Both Bill and Premal serve on the Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors, and have established scholarships for UAlbany students.
School of Social Welfare alumni gathered under the festival tent for lunch and networking. Pictured: Doris Ramirez-Romero ’85, ’87, Yvette Milillo ’82, ’84, Sheena MacGregor-Pilz ’07, ’08, Alyssa Lotmore ’07, ’08 and Kathleen McLean ’92.
The Alumni Association welcomed incoming EOP students to UAlbany in August. The annual EOP Ice Cream Social provides a valuable opportunity for students to connect with staff and alumni volunteers before the semester begins.
Alumni and friends in the D.C. area attended UAlbany Night at the Nationals in June.
In August, 17 former rugby players and their families enjoyed a weekend gathering at Dippikill. The annual Rugby alumni tradition has been going on for 22 years. Photo submitted by John Durant.
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