Alumni Weekend (Schedule below) is always the first weekend in October. This makes it very easy to figure out when Alumni Weekend will be during the year you are having a reunion.
Alumni weekend is open to everybody! It doesn’t matter what year you graduated, or if your class is hosting a reunion event. You are invited to return to Oneonta, or to come down from the hills, and mingle with alumni attending their 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th.. you get the picture, Chances are you will know at least 20 people and a few teachers.
The weekend is always in this format: Golf on Friday morning, a large gathering in the Armory on Friday evening, an induction ceremony on Saturday morning in the auditorium, an Alumni luncheon followed by a homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon. Our largest gathering was about 400 alumni and spouses and significant others in the Armory on October 4th, 2014.
In 2017, the Alumni weekend will be:
Thursday September 28
-Load tables and chairs into Armory 3:00
Induction Rehearsal at OHS library 7:00
Friday September 29
Golf Tournament Check in 7:45-8:15 Donuts and coffee
8:30 Shotgun start (4 man Captain and Crew)
-Bring Ice to Armory, decorate tables 10:00
Gathering at the Armory
6:00 start time (no early entry) ending at 10:00 pm
$10 cover charge- finger food and beverages
Note: The Vietnam Memorial The Wall That Heals is coming to Oneonta. From May 25 through May 29, Oneonta will host the Vietnam Memorial The Wall That Heals in Neawha Park. This is a great honor to be accepted to host this. This is a half sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and travels the country during the year. It has been over 25 years since it was in Oneonta. It is free of charge to visit and open 24 hours a day while it is here. This is a great way to remember and honor those who gave their lives serving our country. Nine young men from Oneonta are listed on this wall.
2017 MAY 25-MAY 29 THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL
SATURDAY September 30th 2017
8:00 Breakfast at the American Legion, 279 Chestnut St. for Veterans and their families RSVP OHS_Vets@yahoo.com
10:00AM-Induction Ceremony Beldon Auditorium
Induction Ceremony: Wall of Distinction & Athletic HOF (inductees instructed to meet in the Library 9:15AM to get organized and pass out medals to them).
– Welcome and introduction of Alumni of Year
(President of Alumni Association)
– Procession of 2017 Inductees & Recognition of Prior Class Inductees
– Wall of Distinction Inductions -Ron Brazier
– Athletic HOF Inductions -Vince Foti
– Unveiling of Plaques & closing remarks
– Installation of Plaque
Wall of Distinction & Athletic HOF Induction
11:30 AM (approx. time) -Luncheon for friends, family &
alumni at cafeteria
1:30 PM -OHS Football game vs Dryden (at half-time of this
game, the nominees are introduced at mid field)
SUNDAY October 1st 2017
Women of the Elk’s Annual Breakfast
at the Oneonta Elk’s Club
10:45AM Race Start