Keuka College Campus: Green & Gold Celebration Weekend

Keuka College 141 Central Avenue Keuka Park, NY 14478

Green & Goldapalooza

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Celebrate all things Keuka College all afternoon on Ostrander Field, and in the Recreation and Athletics Center (RAC). Enjoy food trucks, beer and wine tastings, caricatures, inflatables, games, face painting, live music, a family photo booth, and the latest in gaming tech inside our Gaming RV! Plus, check out our vision for the future of Keuka College in the Main Gym or take a walk down memory lane in the Nostalgia and Old KC Story Arena, also known as the Auxiliary Gym.

Women's Field Hockey vs. Wilson College

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cheer on our field hockey team as they compete against the Wilson Phoenix. Be sure to visit our gameday tent for your free novelty KC baseball helmet and check out the halftime performance featuring the College's Dance Team.

Presidential Open House for Students & Families


4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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President Jorge Díaz-Herrera warmly invites students and their families to a reception for light refreshments and conversation. Chat with the President, and hear his vision for the future.

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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The Athletics Hall of Fame honors those whose achievements and contributions to the athletics program have established a standard of excellence and cultivated a winning tradition. Help us congratulate and honor our 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.

At this year's ceremony we will also present the 2017 Rob Smets Heart of a Champion Award and recognize all past recipients. ​Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and formal ceremony at 7 p.m.

2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

  • 2007 Softball Team
  • Michelle Alvord '95 - Women's Basketball
  • The late Andrea Brauer Dowling '96 - Women's Soccer
  • Lisa Fuchs Kuras '87 - Women's Soccer
  • Marianne Wallace Pederson '07, M'08 - Softball
  • Adrienne Brauer Weaver '96 - Women's Soccer

The Feud Game

8:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Name a game show that provides fun, laughs and friendly competition. If you said “Family Feud,” you'll be thrilled to participate in the Feud Game Show, a spin-off of the well-known televised mainstay. A set, lights, and a podium will recreate the show’s stage, and a professional host will lead players through friendly-fued shenanigans. Teams can be comprised of roommates, friends, or family members.

Fireworks Show

9:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Keuka College has been lighting up careers for decades, but we also know how to light up the sky. Watch our marvelous fireworks show from the main lawn or any other comfortable location on campus.

Bar Crawl

9:30 pm to 12:00 am

If you’re looking to end the night with, well, a nightcap, we’ll see that you get to and from that barstool without incident. Shuttles to downtown Penn Yan pubs will be available, allowing you to safely meet up over a cocktail with friends, old and new.

Round-trip shuttles run every 30 minutes and will go from the front of Ball Hall, Main St. Penn Yan, and three area hotels: Best Western, Hampton Inn, and Microtel Inn & Suites. 

Green & Gold Check-In

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Don’t forget to make it official! Upon arrival to campus, all guests are asked to check in at our Hospitality and Registration table. You can pick up your name tags and schedules, and register for any events that are still open.

Explore and Shop the Windmill Farm & Craft Market

8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, The Windmill Farm & Craft Market south of Penn Yan was the first of its kind in upstate New York. Now in its 30th year, The Windmill plays host to nearly 200 retailers offering clothing, collectibles, handcrafted items, home and garden tools, produce, and much more!

Shuttles will depart at 8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m from Ball Hall, and 11 a.m. & Noon from the Windmill.

Explore and Shop in Historic Penn Yan

8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Penn Yan is as charming as small upstate villages get. Mom-and-pop stores, historic diners, a museum, gift shops, coffee and wine bars, and even an old-time candy shop line the pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. Don't forget to explore the Outlet Trail while you’re in town.

Shuttles will depart at 9 a.m. & 10 a.m. from Ball Hall, and 10:30 a.m. & Noon from town.

Alumni Association Breakfast Meeting


9:00 am to 10:00 am
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For alumni and their families, join us for a breakfast, hear from your Alumni Executive Council and learn about what's coming up this year. 

Flu Shot Clinic

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Why worry about the flu in the middle of fall? Because when it comes to the flu, the best defense is to be vaccinated before flu season begins. Our clinic will be conducted by Rite Aid, and we encourage you and your family to stop by. Just bring your insurance card for vaccination coverage, or pay $25 out-of-pocket

Create & Celebrate Art Class

10:00 am to 11:30 am
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Join Professor Melissa Newcomb and members of the Yates County Arts Center in painting a Keuka College campus scene. We'll provide the canvas, paints, brushes and direction to help you create your own unique memento. No artistic experience is necessary – just a willingness to be creative! Space is limited.

Campus Tours

10:00 am to 11:30 am

If you haven’t visited Keuka College lately, you'll be amazed at the changes we've made. Join us for a tour of our ever-evolving campus–visit our newly renovated spaces, or return to your favorite spots when you were a student. Whether it's your first time here, or if you’re already familiar with the College, we’re sure you’ll discover something new.

Alumni Athletic Games & Gathering


10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Relive your shining moments as a student-athlete! Sign up for this event if you're interested in getting together with former players, either to play in friendly competition, or to swap stories of your glory days. Games available for women's and men's soccer, baseball, softball or women's lacrosse (men play separately), but we welcome all student-athletes to gather together.

Professors Sander Diamond and Stan Wilczek Jr. Book Signings

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Meet Keuka College authors Prof. Sander Diamond and Prof. Stan Wilczek Jr., discuss their recent novels and purchase your own signed copy at the Campus Bookstore.

  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - “Last Witness,” Wilczek’s fourth novel, is the tale of Reece Landis, who, as a 4-year-old, stood just 20 feet from the presidential limousine in Dallas as shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963.
  • 2 - 4 p.m. - In Diamond's “The Herod Mosiac,” follow the story of two First Century C.E. scholars as they find themselves in a thriller-adventure involving the Israeli elite, the Iranians, Palestinians, and the Vatican.

Celebrate Life: Aging Joyfully

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Discover secrets of creative and healthy aging with Professor of Social Work Stephanie Craig. She will share a model of healthy aging including tips and positive pointers to optimize aging for all adults at any life stage. A folder of relevant references and resources will be provided to enrich your personal journey. 

Occupational Therapy Open House

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Come see for yourself why our Occupational Therapy graduates are among the most sought after in the region. From state-of-the-art lab spaces, to knowledgeable professors, to engaging projects and scholarship opportunities, get your own hands-on look at the Occupational Therapy Division.

Class of 2007 and 2012 Laser Tag Event


11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Has it been five years already...or ten? It has, and that means it’s time to celebrate! Mark your 5- or 10-Year Reunion by joining our Laser Tag Challenge at Roseland Bowl in Canandaigua. Bring fellow classmates, family, or friends to create a team. $6 per game. Pay at venue. Free games to the first ten who register. 

Chapel Open for Reflection

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Norton Chapel affords one of most contemplative spaces on campus. Reflect in the architectural splendors of the College’s spiritual center, and light a candle to honor and remember an alum, classmate or friend who can not be here to share the weekend.

Provost's Retiring Faculty Panel

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Help us celebrate several faculty members who are on their journey to retirement. Hear them reflect on their time educating Keuka College students, and ask them questions about their favorite aspects of teaching and what's next. 

Class of 1962 Reunion Luncheon


11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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It was “Camelot” in the White House, “Lawrence of Arabia” on the big screen and Elvis soundtracks on the jukebox. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1962.

Class of 1972 Reunion Luncheon


11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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It was a pre-Watergate Nixon in the White House, “The Godfather” on the big screen and the seemingly never-ending “American Pie” on the radio. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1972. 

Class of 1987 Reunion Gathering


11:30 am to 1:30 pm

It was year seven of the Reagan Revolution at the White House, “Dirty Dancing” on the big screen and The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” on MTV. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite with your classmates from 1987.

Class of 1977 Reunion Luncheon


12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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It was Jimmy Carter in the White House, “Star Wars” ruling the big screen and “Saturday Night Live” solidifying a new late-night niche on TV. Share memories of your College days – and days since – as you celebrate your 40-Year Reunion and enjoy a fun Fiesta Fajita Buffet with the Class of 1977.

Class of 1952 Reunion Luncheon


12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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It was “Singin' in the Rain” on the big screen, Kay Starr's "Wheel of Fortune" on the jukebox, and Harry Truman's last year in the White House. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1952.

Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion Luncheon


12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Celebrate your 50th-Reunion and revisit the Summer of Love by sharing your Keuka College memories over a generous buffet lunch and wine tasting courtesy of Glenora Wine Cellars. Hear about the evolution of our Field Period® program from Assistant Director of Field Period and Internships Tara Bloom.

Class of 1957 Reunion Luncheon


12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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It’s been 60 years since Elvis Presley monopolized transistor radios and “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” graced drive-in movie screens. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite over lunch with your classmates from 1957. 

Spanish Language & Cultural Center Open House

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for an open house reception at the new Spanish Language & Cultural Center at Allen House. Come meet our Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Alejandro Rico Pol. You can also learn more about the College's Spanish programs and activities. Refreshments will be served.

Class of 1982 Class Meeting and Reception


2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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It was the spring of 1982: “Ebony and Ivory” was the Number One song, “E.T.” ruled at the box office, and you were a newly minted graduate. Revisit those youthful days and reconnect with fellow alums. Join us for a Class of 1982 meeting where we'll make class decisions and enjoy cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, and beverages.

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game


3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Former men's lacrosse student-athletes can sign up to play in friendly competition with fellow alums. Pre-registration required.

Class of 1957 Reunion Gathering


3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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It’s been 60 years since Elvis Presley monopolized transistor radios and “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” graced drive-in movie screens. Share memories of your College days – and days since – when you reunite with your classmates from 1957.

Remembering and Honoring Our Past: Nursing Stories


4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Calling all Nursing alumni! We want to hear – and more importantly, document – your stories. Stop by for a brief interview where we'll capture your Keuka College experiences and personal nursing story on video. We’re eager to hear about your favorite teachers, clinical experiences, and best memories as a nursing student. Come individually or with a group; all are welcome! Feel free to drop off your written memories as well.

Milestone Reunion Receptions & Class Photos


4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
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You might not remember their names, but you’ll be glad to see their faces at this milestone reunion gathering. Open to alumni celebrating reunion years ending in ’2 and ‘7, this event will give alumni the opportunity to rekindle old friendships, and reminisce. We'll take class photos starting at 4:30 p.m., with the reception beginning at 5 p.m.

Class Photo Schedule

  • Class of 1967: Class photos will be taken during the Pathfinders Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony Friday afternoon.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Class of 1972
  • 4:40 p.m. – Class of 1977
  • 4:50 p.m. – Class of 1982
  • 5 p.m. – Class of 1987
  • 5:10 p.m. – Class of 1992
  • 5:20 p.m. – Class of 1997
  • 5:30 p.m. – Class of 2002
  • 5:40 p.m. – Class of 2007
  • 5:50 p.m. – Class of 2012
  • 6 p.m. – Class of 2017

Student Leader Reunion and Reception

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The College's mission strives to create exemplary citizens and leaders, so it’s no surprise leaders flourish on campus. Always have, always will. Past and present student leaders — RAs, mentors, senators, club officers — are invited to join us for networking, conversation, and reminiscing.

Celebrating Our Nursing Program: Wine and Cheese Social

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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It all started with a request from then-first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and has grown into one of Keuka College’s most revered programs. Take a walk down memory lane as you admire photographs and memorabilia spanning the decades of the College’s nursing program. Then share your stories, hear about the future of nursing at the College, and mingle with alumni, students and faculty.

October 14 2017

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM