Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner & Ceremony

Thank you to all of our recent graduates, alumni, faculty, families and friends who made the event a great success! 

Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner 2014

An Oswego Salute to the Class of 2014

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 2014 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.

If you have any questions regarding reservations please call 312.5485.

Friday, May 16

Cocktail Reception
5:00 PM - Convocation Arena, Campus Center
The evening begins with a cocktail reception featuring a cash bar
and complimentary pre-set hors d'oeuvres at your table.

6:30 PM - Convocation Arena, Campus Center
An elegant buffet dinner with wine service available.

Dinner prices are per person:  Adult - $30.00, Children ages 3- 11 - $12.00, Children ages 2 and under - Free,
Class of 2014 Graduates -  $7.00

Senior Sing
8:30 PM - Campus Center Food Court
Featuring musical selections from StateSingers and the Oswego State Jazz Ensemble.

The Torchlight Ceremony
9:00 PM - Campus Center Food Court
If you, as a family member or friend, are alumni, 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, to indicate interest.

Mistress of Ceremonies,
Constance Schwartz ’90,
a marketing alumna, is partner and co-founder of SMAC Entertainment, a boutique talent management, branding and production company founded in 2011 with long-time friend and colleague Mark Sudack and Michael Strahan, Super Bowl Champion, LIVE with Kelly and Michael host and NFL on FOX analyst.

Schwartz launched her career at the NFL more than 20 years ago and served as director of programming. She also directed creative and production efforts of NFL Films, securing musical talent for televised events and creating relationships with the music, film and entertainment community.

After leaving the NFL, Schwartz served as vice president of strategic marketing at Arista Records, creating opportunities to market and develop the label’s artists through strategic partnerships with corporate America, sports, television and film. In 2001, she joined The Firm and led the day-to-day managerial team who oversaw Snoop Dogg’s career. She orchestrated high-profile endorsement deals for such celebrities as Kelly Clarkson and Enrique Iglesias.

Today, Schwartz is building a multi-dimensional management and entertainment company, and oversees the careers of Deion Sanders, Tony Gonzalez and Michael Strahan. A native New Yorker, Schwartz currently resides in Los Angeles and New York City.