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True Blue Weekend 2013 at Hartwick College

True Blue Weekend at Hartwick Welcomes Alumni, Families, and Friends

September 25, 2013

Hartwick College will welcome alumni, reunion classes, families, and friends to both its main and Pine Lake campuses from October 11-13 for True Blue Weekend 2013.

For three days, families, alumni, and friends of Hartwick will convene together at events across the College. Families will participate in events which will provide a glimpse at student life on campus, including games, exhibits, picnics, and discussions geared toward learning more about Hartwick. During the weekend, alumni and those in reunion classes (class years ending in 3 or 8) will also have the opportunity to catch up with fellow alumni and enjoy a wide variety of activities tailored toward their return to campus.

"True Blue Weekend provides the opportunity for our families to interface with alumni, for our entire extended community to come together, and for Hartwick College to celebrate its history and future as a collaborative whole," said Ann-Lis Glenn, associate director of Student Success. "The Center for Student Success is excited to be a part of this partnership as we launch this inaugural signature event."

The weekend will open Friday with the 22nd Annual WAA Hartwick Golf Classic at the Oneonta Country Club, the Golden Jubilee Reunion and 50-Year Club Induction Celebration, The True Blue Kickoff Party, and Division I soccer on Elmore Field as the men's team takes on West Virginia University. Friday events will also include exhibits at the Yager Museum of Art & Culture, a geology hike with Professor of Geology Dr. Robert Titus, a Clay Club demonstration with Assistant Professor of Art Dr. Stephanie Rozene, a Prism concert performed by Hartwick students, staff, faculty, and more.

On Saturday, the day will include a Golden Jubilee breakfast, and a mock class session. Other Saturday highlights include a Conversation with Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, a field hockey game against Utica College, a Brooks' BBQ and Brewery Ommegang Tasting, Cardboard Boat Races at Pine Lake, tours of the new Campus Center and a wine and cheese reception with faculty and staff. The day culminates in two signature events, the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Rock the Reunions gathering.

On Sunday, participants are invited to the Blueberry Brunch, where families, alumni and friends may join students for a casual meal. Sunday will also feature the College's annual memorial gathering in the Shineman Chapel House, as well as a Legacy Family breakfast, an Alumni Association Board Meeting and more.

"The entire campus community is excited to welcome Hartwick alumni and families to campus for True Blue Weekend," shared Duncan MacDonald '78, director of Alumni Engagement and WAA Events. "This new hallmark campus event provides a robust, attractive and interesting schedule of programs for all who make the trip to Oyaron Hill for the weekend. We are looking forward to seeing many members of the extended Hartwick College family and to celebrating our heritage together. GO WICK!"

For more information on True Blue Weekend 2013, including the full schedule, visit HartwickAlumni.org or contact Administrative Assistant within the Office of College Advancement Carrie Rosengren at 607-431-4064 or rosengrenc@hartwick.edu.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
E-mail: capullov@hartwick.edu 
Phone: 607-431-4031