A&S Welcomes Back Students and Alumni with Fall Events
Major events included the triannual Coming Back Together Weekend, Class of 2020 Commencement celebration, Family Weekend and Orange Central.
2021 Orange Central
After a year of virtual reunions, A&S | Maxwell welcomed alumni back to campus during this year's Orange Central, October 28-31. Events like a book signing by A&S alumna Eileen Collins ’78, a reading by professor Dana Spiotta of her recent novel “Wayward” and stargazing at the Holden Observatory made this year’s Orange Central so memorable. A&S was honored to host Col. Collins during Saturday's breakfast with Dean Karin Ruhlandt, where students, faculty, staff and alumni enjoyed mingling with them both and one another.
2021 Family Weekend
October 8-10, the College of Arts and Sciences | Maxwell School welcomed families near and far for a fun-filled weekend on campus. Guests kicked off their weekend with a Welcome Breakfast hosted by A&S Dean Karin Ruhlandt and Maxwell Dean David Van Slyke in the Milton Atrium of the Life Sciences Complex. The celebration included refreshments, the opportunity to meet both Deans and a chance for students and families to learn about A&S’ | Maxwell’s experiential learning programs.
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.
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.
First Day of Classes and Fall Views
Department Fair Photo Gallery
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.