REUNION SCHEDULE

   REUNION SCHEDULE MAY 1-3, 2020   

 SUNY New Paltz First World Reunion 2020: Stronger Together

A celebration of the collective impact of Black Studies, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Scholars’ Mentorship Program (SMP)

Planning Committee Guide 

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FRIDAY, MAY 1

3:00  – 5:00 pm           Chi Alpha Epsilon - XAE Induction (EOP)                  Lecture Center 100

Celebrate our student during the Educational Opportunity Program honor student induction ceremony

 

4:00 – 8:30 pm            First World Registration and Check-in                      SUB Lounge 100

         

5:00 pm                       Walk Down Memory Lane Exhibit                           TBA                           

Our featured photo exhibition celebrating SUNY New Paltz alumni and faculty of the Educational Opportunity Program, Scholars’ Mentorship Program, and the Black Studies Department from the 1960s to today.

 

6:00 – 7:30 pm            Reunion Welcome Reception                                  SUB 62/63

                                   Alumni, Student & Faculty Meet & Greet Mixer       

                                   Hosted by: EOP, SMP, & Black Studies & President Christian

The First World 2020 Reunion Committee, Educational Opportunity Program, Scholars’ Mentorship Program and Black Studies Department welcome you to the Reunion Welcome Reception to meet and mix with alumni, students, and faculty.

                                     

7:30 – 9:30 pm            Alumni and Student Talent Showcase                      MPR

Join us for our first Alumni and Student Talent Showcase featuring singers, dancers, comedians, and spoken word artists. Let’s see if New Paltz has got talent!

 

 

10:00 pm – 1:00 am    80’s Throwback Costume Party                               MPR

                                   For Alumni & Students

The 80’s are back! All students and alumni are invited to come dressed in your freshest 1980’s attire for our Throwback Costume Party. We’ll be playing Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, and more!  [Free for students and staff]

SATURDAY, MAY 2

9:00 am                       First World Registration                                          SUB Lounge 100

 

9:00 am                       College Bookstore Open – Alums 10% off                SUB Basement

Get your gear! Featuring items just for us.  Alumni will receive a 10% discount with registration badge.

 

9:00 am                       Walk Down Memory Lane Exhibit                            TBA

Our featured photo exhibition celebrating SUNY New Paltz alumni and faculty of the Educational Opportunity Program, Scholars’ Mentorship Program, and the Black Studies Department from the 1960s to the present. 

 

9:00 – 11:30 am          Dr. MWL Memorial Endowment 5K Walk/Run           Hawk Center

Hosted by the First World Reunion Committee and Athletic Wellness and Recreational Center will move for a purpose in 3.1 miles around campus. All students, faculty, alumni and friends are invited to participate. Join us for warm-up Zumba and healthy snacks. Special invited guests: Dr. Wade Lewis’ Family. 

           

10:00 – 11:00 am        Saturday Brunch w/ Students                                  Peregrine Dining Hall

Hosted by: Scholars Mentorship Program and Black Studis. Grab some brunch with students at the newly renamed and renovated Peregrine Dining Hall

 

10:15 – 11:15 am        EOP Biennial Conference Check-in/Registration        SUB 62/63

                                  “Building Opportunity with 2020 Vision: Stronger Together” (RSVP Required)

 

10:30 am                    Campus Tours and Black Studies Open House         Leaving from SUB 100

                                   Co-hosted by: Black Studies Students

From new residence halls to classrooms, get an official tour by a student from the Black Studies Department and see how the campus has changed, and learn about the exciting building projects in the works. Tours will end at the Black Studies Department.

 

11:00 am                    Campus Tours and Black Studies Open House        Leaving from SUB 100

                                   Co-hosted by: Black Studies and Scholars Mentorship Program Students

From new residence halls to classrooms, get an official tour by a student from the Scholars Mentorship Program and see how the campus has changed, and learn about the exciting building projects in the works. Tours will end at the Black Studies Department.

SATURDAY, MAY 2 cont'd...

11:30 am – 1:00 pm        EOP Biennial Conference Welcome & Opening          SUB 62/63

                                      “Building Opportunity with 2020 Vision: Stronger Together” (RSVP Required)

                                               

 

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm        First World Reunion 2020 BBQ & Market Place          Parker Quad

Catch up with classmates and friends at the First World Reunion 2020 BBQ & Market Place with a special performance by Culture Shock. Stop by our alumni and student vendor tables. There will be food, games, yoga, painting, entertainment and free giveaways.

 

1:00 pm                          First World Alumni Group Photo                               Parker Quad

Wear your Orange & Blue for our First World Alumni Group Photo

 

1:30 pm                          Campus Tours and Black Studies Open House           Parker Quad

                                       Co-hosted by: Student Organizations TBA                

From new residence halls to classrooms, get an official tour by a student from the Scholars Mentorship Program and see how the campus has changed, and learn about the exciting building projects in the works. Tours will end at the Black Studies Department.

 

1:45 – 2:45 pm            Stronger Together Workshop Session 1                        SUB 4th Floor

                                   (Times and Presenters to be announced)

3:00 – 4:00 pm            Stronger Together Workshop Session 2                        SUB 4th Floor

                                   (Times and Presenters to be announced)

 

This EOP conference will focus on the ways in which we can collaborate to build a culture and future with great opportunities for all.  EOP came to campus over 50 years ago as the first opportunity program for students of color and as a result the celebration of First World students was born.  This conference will discuss our personal foundations, the mission of opportunity programs and underrepresented students in higher education, and how we contribute to our future as individuals by building equity in our campus community and taking those skills into the world after graduation. Conference registration required.

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm            Conference Awards Dinner                                        TBD

The traditional closing to the EOP Conference, an opportunity to come together to celebrate special achievements and members of our community.  Nomination forms available at www.newpaltz.edu/eop

           

           

9:00 pm – 1:00 am      Generations After-Party                                              Novellas

Dress to impress for this special evening of red carpet festivities, dancing and fun times. We’ll have food and signature cocktails.     

SUNDAY, MAY 3

11:00 am - 1:30 pm    Voices of Unity Gospel Brunch & Awards                       SUB

Celebrate with students, administrators, alumni and friends the vibrant Voices of Unity Gospel Choir. There will be a special time of remembrance for our beloved alumni who have passed on.

 

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