Hartwick alumni and families gathering and enjoying the valley view at the pergola on Founders' Way

True Blue Weekend

True Blue is when we come together to celebrate memories of our time on Oyaron Hill.

Hartwick College True Blue Weekend Fall 2022 Logo

True Blue Weekend in September offers our traditional Fall campus events for alumni, students, families, and friends.

 

True Blue Weekend 2022

Hartwick College family during Fall 2022True Blue Weekend
Hartwick College football team on the field during True Blue Weekend 2022
Hartwick College Pep Band with Director Andrew Pease during True Blue Weekend 2022
Hartwick College alumni, families and students silk screening t-shirts with Art Department faculty during Fall 2022 True Blue Weekend
Hartwick students with stuff-a-bear bears during Fall 2022 True Blue Weekend
Hartwick College 50 year reunion class with President Darren Reisberg during Fall 2022 True Blue Weekend
Hartwick College alumni with Swoop during Fall 2022 True Blue Weekend
Hartwick College family in canoe at Pine Lake Environmental Campus during Fall 2022 True Blue Weekend

True Blue Weekend Event Highlights

Friday Events

Morning

9:00 a.m. – sundown: Visit Pine Lake – Enjoy boating, walks and much more.

11:00 a.m.: The Classic Nick Lambros Golf Tournament (2nd Annual)- Join us to play golf and support the continued prosperity of Hartwick Athletics.

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Yager Museum of Art and Culture – View all the exhibitions including the feature exhibition, Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues and Soul by Larry Hulst.

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Historical Exhibit Honoring 225 years – Experience Hartwick’s History by viewing history panels and artifacts from our archives.

 

Afternoon/Evening

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: 50 Year Club Tour of Campus – Members and new inductees are welcome to join us for a special tour of campus.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Political Science Alumni Reunion & Student Showcase – Join Political Science & Pre-Law faculty, students and fellow alumni to share personal, professional and departmental updates and opportunities to get involved.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Student /Alumni Connections – A casual group forum including network introductions and icebreakers that will kick-start students networking exploration.

4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.: Blue Key Ambassador Campus Walking Tours – Explore Hartwick campus with a current student Blue Key Ambassador.

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: The Golden Jubilee Reunion & 50 Year Club Induction Ceremony – Celebrate with members of the class of 1972 as they are inducted into the 50 Year Club.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Memorial Reflection – Shineman Chapel will be open throughout the weekend with a special reflection space and printed memorial programs for community members to honor those who have passed since our 2020 Memorial Gathering.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Mingling Minds – Come meet current faculty in your discipline to talk about major questions of the day, and those asked in your field for 225 years. Hear cutting-edge updates from faculty and share your memories of departmental rituals and teachings that had the most impact on you.

7:00 p.m.: Women’s Volleyball vs Medaille College

8:00 p.m.: Duo Extempore – This guest artist recital interprets history, art and space through music. Featuring Hartwick faculty member and bassist, Evan Jangels and pianist, Nicole Brancato, this special program will celebrate Hartwick’s 225th anniversary.

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Big Prize Bingo – The Hartwick Campus Activities Board will be giving away great prizes from the Hartwick bookstore and local Oneonta businesses. Be sure to bring your friends and your competitive spirit!

Wright Stadium Night Football GAme

Saturday Events

Morning

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Memorial Reflection – Shineman Chapel will be open throughout the weekend with a special reflection space and printed memorial programs for community members to honor those who have passed since our 2020 Memorial Gathering.

9:00 a.m. – sundown: Visit Pine Lake – Enjoy boating, walks and much more.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Blue Key Ambassador Campus Shuttle Tours – Explore Hartwick campus with a current student Blue Key Ambassador.

9:00 a.m. Р12:00 p.m.: Craft Food & Beverage Tours РSee the state-of-the-art laboratory where Hartwick supports small and mid-sized breweries, malthouses, farms and other craft food and beverage local and national producers.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Friends of the 90’s meetup – Join the graduates of the 90’s for music, giveaways and their time capsule unveilings.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Alumni Awards Toast and Trivia – Raise a toast and celebrate the 2022 Alumni Awardees followed by a trivia game.

11:00 a.m.: Field Hockey vs Nazareth College

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Yager Museum of Art and Culture – View all the exhibitions including the feature exhibition, Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues and Soul by Larry Hulst.

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Historical Exhibit Honoring 225 years – Experience Hartwick’s History by viewing history panels and artifacts from our archives.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Wright Family Overlook dedication – Join us as we cut the ribbon to dedicated the Wright Family Overlook recognizing the continued generosity of Trustee Emeritus Brian Wright H’02 and his wife Josie Wright.

 

Afternoon/Evening

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Brooks’ BBQ Picnic with President Reisberg – Meet Hartwick’s 11th President Darren Reisberg while enjoying a traditional Brooks’ Bar-B-Q.

1:00 p.m.: Women’s Tennis vs Houghton University

2:00 p.m.: Women’s Volleyball vs Houghton University

2:30 p.m.: Football vs Nichols College

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Blue Key Ambassador Campus Shuttle Tours – Explore Hartwick campus with a current student Blue Key Ambassador.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Print Your Own hARTwick Tee – Learn the art of screen printing from the Art & Art History department. Bring you own garment/object or choose one of ours!

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Stuff-a-Critter – Channel your inner child and stuff your choice of animal, with multiple t-shirts for your new furry friend! While you’re there, grab some free food, including Hartwick favorites like chicken nuggets and mac n’ cheese.

7:00 & 9:00 p.m.: 24 Hour Play Festival – A wild and crazy theatre celebration where creative teams must write, rehearse, produce and perform an original play for a live audience in 24 hours.

7:00 p.m. Р9:00 p.m.: Mentalist Mark Toland Р Internationally award-winning mind reader and two-time TEDx Speaker will demonstrate his mind blowing skills in Slade Theater.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: TEDx OneontaTEDx Oneonta is designed to bring together a diverse group of community members to share ideas and become change-makers. It will be at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center.

Pressing Apples for Cider at Pine Lake

Sunday Events

Morning

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Memorial Reflection – Shineman Chapel will be open throughout the weekend with a special reflection space and printed memorial programs for community members to honor those who have passed since our 2020 Memorial Gathering.

9:00 a.m. – sundown – Visit Pine Lake – Enjoy boating, walks and much more.

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Farewell Breakfast in the Commons – Close out the weekend and have some breakfast in the Commons.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Pine Lake Fall Festival – Come to Pine Lake to have demonstrations on cob oven baking and apple cider pressing. To celebrate Hartwick’s 225th Anniversary there is also an opportunity to volunteer for the One Wick Worldwide Project in Pine Lake’s new Pollinator Garden.

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Homecoming | Reunion | Family Weekend Traditions

Alumni smiling during True Blue Weekend
Alumni smiling during True Blue Weekend
Alumni opening up class time capsule during True Blue Weekend
Smiling mom and cheerleader during True Blue Weekend
Alumni looking at yearbooks during True Blue Weekend
Alumni during Reunion Breakfast on True Blue Weekend
Smiling student and father during True Blue Weekend
Shineman Chapel House site of Memorial Gathering during True Blue Weekend

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