Additional Possible Events

What would you like to see happen?

The Bicentennial Steering Committee and many engaged faculty, staff and friends of the College have already brainstormed possible events to celebrate our history. These ideas simply need a champion to propose them – or perhaps they can be the inspiration for another worthy proposal!

  • Public concert and picnic
  • Campus school reunion
  • Bicentennial gear @College Store
  • New college history
  • Showcase Crane history and College photo history
  • Photo ops with life-size college figures
  • 2016 arrangement of the alma mater
  • Reprint past issues of Racquette
  • Create an alma mater ringtone
  • Bicentennial scholarships
  • Exhibit of history of unions and labor
  • 200 years of library services
  • Histories of SGA and student organizations
  • Thematic Gibson Gallery exhibit
  • Costume contest featuring historical figures
  • Exhibit of veterans through the years
  • Bicentennial fitness contest
  • Retrospective of student activism
  • Radical Lecture Series at Human Rights Day
  • International Affairs exhibit, 1936-present
  • Cycles of tragedy and triumph exhibit
 
  • Revival of the Ice Carnival w/Associated Colleges participation
  • DIAC celebration of racial diversity
  • Max C Bears across the years
  • Homebrew competition
  • 200k relay race w/Olympic linkage
  • Departmental torch-passing
  • Exhibit on women's leadership at SUNY Potsdam
  • Map of SUNY Potsdam-produced teachers
  • Science Olympiad: set a Guinness World Record
  • Replica dorm room in Morey/MacVicar
  • Faculty Emeriti lecture series
  • Birthday cards for the College from area kids
  • Replica classroom from 1816
  • Bicentennial President's Awards
  • Greek Week history of greek life
  • Gregory Visiting Conductor reads from Hosmer's works on conducting
  • Premiere an alumni-written play  
  • Stage a popular theatre hit of 1816
  • Carnival in Lehman Park, with ferris wheel and fireworks
  • Faculty regalia parade through the village
  • Bicentennial Alumni awards
  • Fireside Lounge rededicated as Alumni Lounge
  • Minerva as living statue guest at events
  • Open SUNY online lecture series
  • Bicentennial film series
  • Local food celebration
  • Potsdam 46er Day
  • One Book, One Community
  • Campus visit by distinguished children's author
  • Transport history of the College
  • Athletic Tournament
  • Exhibit of history of Athletics
  • SUNY Potsdam Jeopardy!
  • Student/faculty athletic/games tournament
  • Promise of Higher Education conference
  • Topiary artwork
  • Bicentennial Double century bike ride