New Events to Highlight Hartwick College’s True Blue Weekend 2018

An across-campus race, program anniversary celebrations, and a salute to a beloved coach are some of the new events that promise to make Hartwick College’s True Blue Weekend 2018 one to remember. This year’s edition of the annual homecoming and family weekend will be held October 5 – 7 on the College campus.

True Blue Weekend 2018 features new, can’t-miss events, and enhancements to some of the weekend’s traditional favorites, including:

  • The Future of Nursing: Making and Managing Change
    A symposium on the future of this rapidly changing profession, “The Future of Nursing: Making and Managing Change,” helps honor the 75th anniversary of the College’s renowned nursing program. Co-sponsored by the Hartwick College Department of Nursing and Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation.
  • True Blue Kick-off Party and Bonfire
    To celebrate our guests’ arrival on Oyaron Hill, we invite everyone to join friends and family at the True Blue Kick-off Party. Tours of the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage will be offered, and attendees can enjoy regionally sourced wine, beer, and appetizers, all while listening to Hartwick’s own WRHO. This homecoming tradition will end the night with a bonfire on Frisbee Field.
  • The Dan Gilbert ’17 Run to the Top and Founders’ Way Walk
    A competitive 5K run from the bottom to the top of Hartwick’s campus. The Founders’ Way Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at the beginning of Founders’ Way and end at Johnstone Science Center. The Dan Gilbert ’17 Run to the Top will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Anderson Center for the Arts patio and end at the top of Strawberry Field. Participants receive a commemorative drawstring bag and water bottle.
  • Dedication of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation
    The College thanks Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 and Tim Herbert for their leadership gift to name the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation. Join us at the Makerspace in Stevens-German Library in Yager Hall and learn about the future of innovation at Hartwick.
  • Anna Meyer Roast and Retirement Celebration
    The Hartwick community celebrates 30 years of dedicated service from Women’s Field Hockey Head Coach Anna Meyer. The event will include a dinner, followed by a light-hearted roast of the legendary Meyer!

True Blue Weekend will also feature tried-and-true events including the 27th Annual Golf Classic, hosted by Nick Lambros ’59 (held this year at The College Golf Course in Delhi, NY); the Golden Jubilee Reunion and 50-Year Club Induction Celebration; Fall Fest at Pine Lake; Brooks’ BBQ; affinity reunions and Greek Open Houses.

Sporting events again play a major part of the weekend. On Saturday, football plays SUNY-Brockport at 2 p.m. at Wright Stadium — with tailgating on Founders’ Way starting at noon – while women’s tennis competes at Wilber Park at 1 p.m. Men’s and women’s lacrosse and women’s field hockey will also host alumni games during the weekend.

The weekend wraps up on Sunday with the annual memorial gathering in the Shineman Chapel House, and the Alumni Association Board Meeting.

Please note, some True Blue Weekend 2018 events require RSVP and ticket purchases.

For registration information and the full event schedule, visit the website or contact Alumni Engagement Officer Sabrina Lawrence ’13 at 607-431-4064 or lawrences@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 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:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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