A&S Welcomes Back Students and Alumni with Fall Events
A&S kicked off the fall semester with a department fair, the triannual Coming Back Together Weekend and the Class of 2020 Commencement celebration.
The College of Arts and Sciences | Maxwell School held a department fair and barbecue inside the air-conditioned Stadium on Friday, August 27, to mark students' return to campus. Attendees had the opportunity to chat with professors and advisors (and Dean Ruhlandt and her dog, Bear), learning about the many programs A&S | Maxwell have to offer.
Department Fair Photo Gallery
First Day of Classes and Fall Views
Coming Back Together Weekend
A&S welcomed back alumni for Coming Back Together (CBT) Weekend September 9 to 12. The triennial reunion welcomes Black and Latino/a alumni back to campus to celebrate their accomplishments, meet current students and remain connected with the University. As part of CBT, A&S celebrated 150 Years of Fearless Firsts with a special luncheon, featuring remarks by Dr. Gezzer Ortega and Dean Karin Ruhlandt. Alumni also enjoyed mingling and meeting students, faculty and fellow A&S alumni.
Four A&S alumni, Dr. Gezzer Ortega ’03, Victor Holman ’82, Felisha Legette-Jack ’89 and Jacqueline Welch ’91, were honored by the University later that weekend for their extraordinary professional achievements. Read more about the alumni honored during CBT.
2020 Commencement Celebration Reception
Syracuse University hosted the Class of 2020 commencement celebration weekend September 17 to 19. Alumni and families enjoyed a range of events including a "welcome home" reception on the Quad, reunion celebration and tailgate party prior to the Syracuse Orange football game against Albany, and a commencement ceremony inside the Stadium with remarks by New York State Governor and A&S | Maxwell alumna Kathy Hochul '80.
The weekend's events culminated with a celebration reception for A&S | Maxwell alumni inside the National Veterans Resource Center's Tan Auditorium. Over 900 people, including graduates and their families, attended the event.