125th Anniversary


Sept. 5 Red Day
On Sept. 4, 1889, Principal James M. Milne stood behind a podium in an assembly hall overflowing with supporters to formally dedicate the Oneonta Normal School. One-hundred-twenty-five years later, SUNY Oneonta is overflowing with pride in the growth of the campus, its reputation as one of the finest public colleges in the Northeast, and the Possibilities Full of Promise in the years ahead. We're celebrating with the Mayor's Cup soccer tournament, a birthday cake cutting, fireworks display, and an outdoor screening of Maleficent.

Sept. 11 Monument

Sept. 11 Monument Rededication
SUNY Oneonta was touched deeply by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Among the 2,977 who lost their lives in terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, that day were seven SUNY Oneonta alumni. We mark this date with a memorial ceremony each fall. The college's 9/11 monument stands as a tribute to all who perished. In rededicating it this year, our campus community pledges to never forget.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Oct. 24-26 Homecoming and Family Weekend
SUNY Oneonta’s Homecoming and Family Weekend 2014 will be packed with activities ranging from gourmet cooking demonstration-dinners in the college’s MyKitchen facility to a 5K run/walk organized by our Inter Greek Council. A highlight of the weekend will be the rededication of the completely renovated Fitzelle Hall, the college’s largest academic building and its first to meet the sustainability standards for LEED Silver certification. There will also be art exhibitions, athletics events, a craft fair, and a variety of family-friendly activities, including planetarium shows, a barbecue, pumpkin decorating, a Wii bowling tournament, and a comedy show by ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger and juggler Mark Nizer.

Marjane Satrapi

Oct. 29 Mills Distinguished Lecture
SUNY Oneonta welcomes Iranian-born author, illustrator and film director Marjane Satrapi to deliver the Mills Distinguished Lecture.

John Cronin

Nov. 6 Cornell, Gladstone, Hanlon, Kaufmann Lecture
For the keynote address of SUNY Oneonta's Life of the Mind celebration, the college is pleased to host John Cronin, CEO of Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries to present the 15th annual Cornell, Gladstone, Hanlon, Kaufmann Lecture on Environmental Education and Communication.