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  • Saturday, October 20, Events

    Online registration for Orange Central is now closed. If you’ve already signed up, we can’t wait to welcome you home! Even if you haven’t registered, we hope you will be able to join us on campus this weekend. As long as there is room, walk-in registration will be available at our Orange Central events.

    Crouse College Chimes Tour
    8-10 a.m.
    Crouse College, Room 301

    Your Chimemaster tour guide will take you to the highest heights of Crouse College to see and hear the bells that provide the “Chimes of Crouse.” Please note that the bell tower tour requires steep staircase climbing and walking. Tours offered every 20 minutes; space is very limited for each tour and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Cost: No charge

    College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Breakfast
    9-10:30 a.m.
    Life Sciences Complex, Lundgren Room, 106

    The College of Arts and Sciences is on a roll, with a record number of applicants, a renewed commitment to undergraduate education, an award-winning faculty, and research expenditures at an all-time high. Join fellow Arts and Sciences alumni and Dean Karin Ruhlandt for conversation and breakfast. Dean Ruhlandt will give a brief update on the college and answer your questions.
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast

    Engineering and Computer Science Dean's Breakfast
    9-11 a.m.
    Link Hall, Room 369

    Join fellow College of Engineering and Computer Science alumni for breakfast with Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, faculty, staff, and representatives from the ECS Student Success Peer Leaders program.
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast

    iSchool Dean’s Breakfast
    9-10:30 a.m.
    Hinds Hall, Patio

    Join us for a festive gathering with Dean Liz Liddy and iSchool staff, faculty, and students. We'll meet on the patio for breakfast, tours, and updates from the iSchool. Families are welcome! Inclement-weather location is the iSchool lobby.
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast

    “Look Back, Act Forward” Panel Program and Breakfast
    9-10:30 a.m.
    Schine Student Center, Room 304 ABC

    Join Remembrance Scholar alumni, ’88-’89 London and Florence alumni, and other Orange Central guests to remember the 35 Syracuse University students who lost their lives in the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist attack. Have breakfast while listening to a panel presentation moderated by Pan Am 103 Archivist Vanessa St. Oegger-Menn. Alyssa Limberakis Millili ’06, Remembrance Scholar alumna, and Kara Monetti Weipz, president of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 Inc., will share how the Pan Am 103 tragedy continues to impact our lives today. Receive a special Remembrance Scholar button.

    Cost: $5; includes buffet breakfast

    Newhouse School Breakfast
    9–10:30 a.m.
    Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

    Join fellow Newhouse School alumni and friends for a breakfast gathering with members of the Newhouse faculty and staff.
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast

    Falk College: Breakfast, Tours, and Back in the Classroom
    9-10 a.m. Breakfast
    10-11 a.m. Tours and Back in the Classroom
    Falk College, Room 335

    Enjoy breakfast with Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, department chairs, and faculty before taking a student-led tour of the Falk complex, including the Nutrition ACE Center and the Sport Management Daktronics Lab. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample popular courses in social work or human development and family science, like Lust, Love, and Relationships, or Beer and Wine Appreciation, and learn about the technology that operates the Carrier Dome.
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast

    A Conversation with an Educator Leading a City
    9:30-11 a.m.
    Eggers Hall, Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room, 220

    Marcia Baldanza ’86 of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors will host a conversation featuring Jeri Muoio G’83, mayor of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs and professor of economics and public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School. Together, they will explore how Mayor Muoio, a former school district leader, leverages her background. Sponsored by School of Education Dean Joanna Masingila and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Dean David M. Van Slyke.
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast refreshments

    Multicultural Awardee Breakfast
    9:30-11 a.m.
    Whitman School of Management, Flaum Grand Hall

    Join the Office of Program Development in celebrating SU’s multicultural Arents and Generation Orange awardees. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, good conversation, and inspirational stories from these stellar alumni! 
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast

    Sound Beat Live: Behind the Scenes of the Popular Radio Show
    10-11 a.m.
    Belfer Audio Archive, Room 103

    Get a glimpse into the inner workings of a public radio program. Sound Beat is produced at the Syracuse University Libraries and uses historic audio recordings from the Belfer Audio Archive as its subject matter. Producer Jim O’Connor will detail the episode production process, and show host Brett Barry ’97, G’13 will be on hand to demonstrate the recording process and coach any volunteers interested in being recorded for an episode.
    Cost: No charge

    We Remember Them: The Legacy of Pan Am Flight 103 Exhibition Tour
    Session 1: 10:30-11 a.m.
    Session 2: 11:15-11:45 a.m.
    Session 3: Noon-12:30 p.m.
    Bird Library, 6th floor, Special Collections Research Center

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988, over Lockerbie, Scotland. Through a selection of original documents, photographs, and other archival materials, this exhibition documents not only the terrorist act itself, but the lives of those lost and the ways they have been remembered. Join the Pan Am 103 archivist and exhibition curator, Vanessa St. Oegger-Menn, for a guided tour.
    Cost: No charge

    Family Fun at SUArt
    Noon-4 p.m.
    SUArt Galleries, 1st floor, Shaffer Art Building

    Stop by the SUArt Galleries for some family fun! Pop in for a variety of hands-on art projects, stories to read, and other activities to engage participants in further exploring the exhibitions on display. All ages welcome.
    Cost: No charge

    InclusiveU Sign-Making Party
    9:15 a.m.
    Huntington Hall Commons, 1st floor

    Connect with alumni, staff, and students from InclusiveU, an initiative that brings students with intellectual disabilities to campus for a fully inclusive college experience. Have a snack, make a spirit sign for the football game, and then head over to the Orange Central Tailgate together! All materials will be provided.
    Cost: No charge

    Marching Band Alumni Breakfast
    9:15 a.m.
    Carrier Dome, Lower Level Concourse near the Band Room

    Enjoy breakfast with your fellow Marching Band alumni before heading to Shaw Quad for the Orange Central Tailgate and pregame show. Receive a special Pride of the Orange button!
    Entrance: Guests may enter through Stadium Control.
    Cost: No charge; includes breakfast

    Orange Central Tailgate
    10:15 a.m.
    Shaw Quad, Orange Central Tent

    Catch the Orange spirit at this family-friendly event. Get ready for game day with delicious tailgate fare, giveaways, and fun pictures in the photo booth. Reconnect with fellow alumni and enjoy a performance by the SU Marching Band. Otto will stop by, so have your cameras ready! Wear your best game-day attire.
    Cost: EO $20/Reg $25/Gen O $15/Youth $5; includes buffet, soft drinks, and two drink tickets

    Marching Band Photo
    11:15 a.m.
    Steps of Hendricks Chapel

    Be on the Quad for the traditional Marching Band performance on the steps of Hendricks Chapel, and listen for your cue to join the group on the stairs for the annual Marching Band photo!
    Cost: No charge

    Class of 1968 Leads Marching Band off Quad
    March commences at 11:30 a.m.
    Meet in front of Hendricks Chapel, side closest to the Physics Building.

    The 1968 50th Reunion class will lead the Marching Band from Shaw Quad to the Carrier Dome in this fun tradition. Follow the Marching Band onto the field and lead fans in the Alma Mater. Enjoy all the excitement of the game-day festivities as you celebrate your special milestone. Class of 1968 members will be escorted to their seats following the Alma Mater to enjoy the game. Please note this will involve a lot of walking and the ability to climb stairs.
    Cost: No charge

    Syracuse vs. University of North Carolina Football Game
    Game time 12:20 p.m.
    Carrier Dome

    The Orange Central Cheer Section, the section reserved for alumni, is now full. If you would like to purchase tickets to watch the Orange vs. North Carolina game, visit or call 888-DOME-TIX.

    Note: Syracuse University is implementing a new clear-bag policy at the Carrier Dome. You can bring items in your own clear bag (plastic, vinyl, or PVC, no larger than 12" x 6" x 12") or you can purchase a Syracuse-branded clear tote bag for $3 at the SU merchandise locations on Shaw Quad, at the SU Bookstore, and inside the Carrier Dome. Get more details about what you can and cannot bring into the Carrier Dome.

    CitrusTV Orange Press Pass
    4 p.m.
    CitrusTV Studio, Robert B. Menschel Center, 316 Waverly Avenue

    Alumni of Syracuse University’s student-run TV studio are invited to join us for SU's live post-game show following the football game. Go hands-on and help the show by running a position you used to run as a station member, or we can teach you a new one that you've always wanted to try. Come tour our renovated station, and sign the new alumni wall to leave your mark on the studio!

    Cost: No charge; includes light refreshments

    Class of 1993 25th Reunion Celebration
    4 p.m.
    Life Sciences Complex, Milton Atrium

    Join us for our fun, family-friendly celebration for the 25th Reunion class. Hear remarks from a Reunion Committee member. Pose for your class photo. Reconnect with your fellow ’93 alumni and friends. Enjoy music from your time at SU, drinks, food, and your signature class cocktail, the Orange Crush.
    Cost: EO $15/Reg $20/Youth $5; includes food stations and drinks

    Class of 1974 44th Reunion Celebration
    4 p.m.
    Heroy Geology Laboratory, Lobby

    Join us for our first-ever celebration for the 44th Reunion class. Hear remarks from a Reunion Committee member. Pose for your class photo. Reconnect with your fellow ’74 alumni and friends. Enjoy music from your time at SU, drinks, food, and your signature class cocktail, the 44.
    Cost: EO $15/Reg $20/Youth $5; includes food stations and drinks

    Hendricks Chapel Choir Mini-Concert
    4 p.m.
    Hendricks Chapel

    The Hendricks Chapel Choir will present a mini-concert immediately following the football game. The choir will begin on the steps of the chapel as the game ends and will continue with a short performance inside the main chapel. Alumni will be invited to perform at least one piece with the choir. A reception will follow in the Noble Room in Hendricks Chapel. Receive a special Hendricks Chapel Choir button!
    Cost: No charge; includes light refreshments

    Syracuse University Ambulance Reunion
    4 p.m.
    Lyman Hall, Suite 006, 100 College Place

    Reconnect with Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA) alumni after the football game! Tour our new (as of 2017) quarters in Lyman Hall, and see the dispatch center, bunks, common room, and vehicles. Meet student members of the SUA Executive Team, look for yourself in our old photo albums, and enter a fun raffle. Receive a special SUA button!
    Cost: No charge; includes light refreshments

    Late Night at the Rink: Orange Central OrangeOut!
    9 p.m.-Midnight
    Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion

    It's a Late-Night OrangeOut at Tennity. Door prizes offered for alumni wearing orange. Free admission for all alumni, and $4 skate rentals. Visit for more information.
    Cost: No charge admission; $4 skate rental