Homecoming 2016



We welcome our extended SUNY Cobleskill community – alumni, students, parents, and friends – to campus  for a once-in-a-century Homecoming weekend and Centennial Celebration. Events kick off Friday and continue through Sunday morning.

For more information, please contact Matthew Barney, Executive Director for Alumni Relations, at barneyms@cobleskill.edu

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 23

5:30 pm Cocktails ~ 6:30 pm Dinner
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Located in Bouck Ballroom. Reservations required, please call the Advancement Office at 518.255.5524.

6 – 11 pm
Student and Alumni Bonfire at Fake Field – Homecoming King & Queen Crowned

Live DJ! Sponsored by the SUNY Cobleskill Alumni Association, Agricultural Engineering Club and the Cobleskill Woodsmen Team.


Saturday, September 24

8:15 am Registration ~ Race Begins at 10 am
Schopinsky Brothers Alumni Run

In partnership with the FAM 5K “Fund” Run, SUNY Cobleskill is proud to promote the Schopinsky Brothers Alumni Run honoring Richard (‘60) and Gerald (‘61) Schopinsky. Race begins at 10am at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds on South Grand Street.

To participate in the Alumni Run:
1. Register for the FAM 5K at www.fam5k.com
2. Pick up your FAM 5K packet on race day (available at race between 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.)
3. Check in at the SUNY Cobleskill booth (between 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.)

9 am
Cobleskill Village-wide Garage Sales Begin

9 am – 12 pm
Farm Tours by Trolley

Explore the rich history of our academic programs and architecture by trolley! Pickup locations will be under the Alumni Commons Townhouse and Suites Pavilion.

9 am – 12 pm
Youth Fishing Derby at Hodder Pond

9 am – 3 pm
Antique Engine and Tractor Show
Located in the vicinity of Curtis Mott. Sponsored by the Agricultural Engineering Club and the Society of Agricultural Engineers.

12 pm
Curtis Mott 50th Celebration – Cake Cutting

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Curtis Mott building with fellow alumni, current Ag Eng students and a slice of cake! Sponsored by the Alumni Association and Agricultural Engineering Club.

12 – 1 pm
Picnic lunch options available for purchase
Prentice & Bouck Lawns.
Champlin Dining Hall will also be open for its typical hours of operation.

12:30 pm
Alumni Baseball Game
All are welcome to join and play for fun at Crittenden Athletic Field.
Register to play!


12:30 – 3 pm
Schoharie Fresh Farmer’s Market
Located on International Boulevard

1 – 3 pm
Family Fun Fair & Club Activities

Including rock climbing, Woodsmen Club demos, Dan the Snake Man, crafts & games on Bouck Lawn.
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Build-a-Beta Aquarium – while supplies last
Stuff-a-Tiger with Centennial shirt
Petting Zoo
Hippo Chow Down
Obstacle Course
Super Photo Booth
Army National Guard Climbing Wall
Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Early Childhood Association
Dan the Snake Man – Reptile and Amphibian Interactive Display
John Cassidy: Comedy, Magic, and Balloon Artist – 4pm in Bouck Theater
Various Club displays and presentations

1 – 3 pm
Scholastic Book Fair
Sponsored by the Early Childhood Association.

2 – 3 pm
Parents’ Reception
Located in the Tigers Den in Bouck Hall.

4 pm
John Cassidy, Balloon Artist & Magician
Located in Bouck Theater.

4 pm
Alumni Awards Cocktail Reception
Located in Upper Champlin. Reservations required, please call the Advancement Office at 518.255.5524.

6  – 7:30 pm
Centennial Parade
Campus and community parade begins at Cobleskill Fairgrounds and ends on the North side of campus. For the best view, join us on Knapp Circle.
Enter your organization into the parade!


8 pm
Centennial Fireworks
Relax on the Crittenden Athletic Field or hill for the best view in the village!

9 – 11 pm
Alumni Centennial Mixer

Come out and celebrate at Cheiftans Restaurant & Bar. Register ahead of time to have a drink on us and learn how to get involved with the Alumni Association.
RSVP now


Sunday, September 25

7:30 – 10:30 am
Alumni Breakfast at Coby’s
Say goodbye over breakfast with alumni.