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. The capstone of the weekend is the get together at the Armory (at least 400 people are there). 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, a few teachers, an administrator, and possibly a senator or a hall of fame inductee .
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 614 alumni and spouses and significant others in the Armory on October 1st, 2016.
The 2020, the Alumni weekend has been suspended due to Covid-19, for historical purposes it was to be:
Thursday, October 1st 2020
-Load tables and chairs into Armory 3:00
Induction Rehearsal at OHS library 7:00
Friday, October 2nd 2020
Golf Tournament Check in 8:00-8:30 Donuts and coffee
9:00 Shotgun start (4 man Captain and Crew)
Gathering at the Armory for All OHS Alumni/ there will be a shuttle bus back and forth from the parking garage to the armory that evening
6:00 start time (no early entry) ending at 10:00 pm
$15 cover charge- finger food and beverages
SATURDAY, October 3rd 2020
8:00- 10:30 Breakfast at the American Legion, 279 Chestnut St. for Veterans and their families RSVP OHS_Vets@yahoo.com Tribute to all OHS Military Vets and the 100th year of the American Legion; All Vets age 70 or older & OHS Class of 1969 vets-Free, all other attendees/guests- $5, children under 12 free. FLYER .
11:15 – Inductees please report to the Library – coffee, donuts, pin on flower
12:00 NOON-Induction Ceremony Belden Auditorium
Induction Ceremony: Wall of Distinction & Athletic HOF (inductees instructed to meet in the Library 11:15 AM to get organized and get medals).
– Welcome and introduction of Alumni of Year-
-Introduction of the Alumni of the Year –
– Procession of 2020 Inductees & Recognition of Prior Class Inductees
– Wall of Distinction Inductions – Bret Bresee
– Athletic HOF Inductions – Vince Foti
– Unveiling of Plaques & closing remarks
– Installation of Plaque
Wall of Distinction & Athletic HOF Induction
1:30 AM (approx. time) -Luncheon for friends, family &
alumni at cafeteria
3:00 PM -OHS Football game
halftime introduction of inductees.
SUNDAY October 4th please check with them to see if this event is still going to happen
10:45AM Race Start