Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner & Ceremony

 

Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner 2014

An Oswego Salute to the Class of 2016

Join us for one of Oswego's longest-standing traditions, the annual Torchlight Ceremony. Experience the pageantry as, amid trumpet fanfare, we celebrate the symbolic passing of the Torch of Learning from alumni to our graduating seniors. This once-in-a-lifetime event is their official welcome into the Oswego Alumni Association. It's a tradition the Class of 2016 will share with generations of Oswego graduates who came before them. As voices fill the air with the alma mater in this historic candlelit ceremony, seniors will build memories on the eve of their Commencement that last forever.

Friday, May 13

Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m. Convocation Arena, Marano Campus Center

The evening begins with a cocktail reception featuring a cash bar and complimentary pre-set hors d'oeuvres at your table.

Dinner
7 p.m. Convocation Arena, Marano Campus Center
An elegant buffet dinner with wine service available. 

Dinner prices (including taxes and gratuities) are:
Adult Buffet - $32
Children's Buffet (Children 3 and over) - $12
Children's Buffet (Children 2 and under) - Free
2016 Graduating Senior - Free

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR DINNER, RSVP by April 29.
In order to accommodate all of our guests, seating is pre-assigned banquet style.
Maximum size is 10. Larger parties will be seated at adjacent tables, as best as possible.

Senior Sing
8:30 p.m.- North Lawn, Marano Campus Center
Featuring musical selections from State Singer and Oswego State Jazz Ensemble.

Torchlight Ceremony
9 p.m. North Lawn, Marano Campus Center

Experience the pageantry, as amid trumpet fanfare, we celebrate the symbolic passing of the Torch of Learning from alumni to you our graduating seniors. This once-in-a-lifetime event is your official welcome into the Oswego Alumni Association. If you, as a family member or friend, are an alumnus/alumna, we encourage you to take part in the Torchlight Ceremony by representing your graduating class(es) in the Inner Circle. Contact the Alumni Office at 315-312-2258, or email shaunna.arnoldplank@oswego.edu, to indicate interest.

All Commencement Eve festivities are open to graduates, their families, alumni, faculty and staff at no charge with the exception of the dinner, which has limited seating and requires
ADVANCE reservations.


We hope to see you there! Make your last night as an undergraduate a special one.

*Persons with disabilities, needing accommodations to attend this event, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 315-312-2258 in advance.