Alumni Weekend 2017

Get yourself ready to return to campus for Alumni Weekend 2017!

Date: October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Time: All Day Event
Location: St. John Fisher College

Alumni and Advancement

Register for Alumni Weekend 2017

Friday, October 6

Sit In On A Class

Various times, beginning at 8 a.m.
Experience what today's Fisher students are learning. Select topics will be offered.

First Friday Lecture Series

9 a.m · No cost · Skalny Welcome Center Board Room
President Gerard J. Rooney will provide updates on the College and share his vision for the future of Fisher.

Campus Tours

11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
See how campus has changed with a student-led tour (approximately one hour).

Alumnae Luncheon, Hosted by Susan Rooney

Noon · $15 · Cleary Auditorium
Enjoy lunch with your fellow women graduates hosted by Susan Rooney, wife of President Rooney. The lunch includes a women's leadership panel featuring members of the Fisher family.

Cocktail Reception at the President's Residence
For Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, and 1982

4-6 p.m. · No cost · Event shuttle from the Skalny Welcome Center
Enjoy the company of fellow reunion graduates along with President and Mrs. Rooney for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the President's Residence.

The Ten Under 10 Awards Reception

5:30-7:30 p.m. · $20 · Oak Hill Country Club
Honor 10 of the brightest young graduates of the last decade at this cocktail reception and ceremony. To nominate an alumnus from the Classes of 2007-2017, go to alumni.sjfc.edu/alumninomination. Nominations close September 1.

Alumni Reunion Party at Back Nine Grill

6:30-9:30 p.m. · $25 · Back Nine Grill
Snacks, open bar, and music - just like Friday night when you were a student. All alumni are welcome to join in on the fun with reunion classes at Back Nine (formerly the Maplewood Inn).

Class of 1957 hosts the 60th Plus Dinner

5:30 p.m. · No cost · Wilson Formal Lounge
The Class of 1957 celebrates their 60th reunion, along with fellow alumni from the Classes of 1955 and 1956.

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner and Pinning Ceremony

6 p.m. · No cost · Wilson Formal Lounge
Members of the Class of 1967 and guests will celebrate their gold reunion with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by dinner and the 50th reunion pinning ceremony.

Saturday, October 7 

Campus Tours

11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
See how campus has changed with a student-led tour (approximately one hour).

Dedication of the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great

1:30 p.m. · No cost
In 1948, the Basilian Fathers envisioned a freestanding chapel in the heart of campus. Nearly 70 years later, we dedicate the new Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great. Join the Hermance family, Basilian Fathers, and the campus community for this historic event.

Alumni Tailgating and Football Game

3 p.m. · $30 ($10/ages 5-12, free for 4 and under) · Growney Stadium
Food, drink, and a great view of the 4 p.m. game against Alfred University. 

Fisher Food Truck Rodeo

6-8:30 p.m. · $15 · Parking Lot Q (next to Growney Stadium and Polisseni Track and Field Complex)
Who doesn't love food trucks? Choose from Macarollin', Meat the Press, Eat Greek, Chef's Catering, J&S Fried Dough, and Abbott's Frozen Custard for some eats between the game and the Saturday night headliner. Cost includes entree, dessert, and drink.

The Second City Touring Company

8:30 p.m. · $10 · Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center
Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Jordan Peele, Jane Lynch, John Candy...all graduates of The Second City. Laugh, cry, and participate with the improv and sketch comedy group and see the next generation of great comic talent. There's no telling what will happen as The Second City takes over Fisher with sketch and improv comedy.


Sunday, October 8

Reunion Mass

10 a.m. · Registration not needed · Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great
Fisher alumni, students, family, and friends come together for the inaugural Reunion Mass in the new Chapel.

Alumni Brunch

11 a.m. · $10 · Cleary Family Auditorium
What's Sunday without a great brunch? Join fellow alumni from all classes for an all-you-care-to-eat buffet experience.