It’s hard to believe now, but a scorching sun and the rumblings of New York Jets training camp eventually will give way to cooler temperatures and the start of fall semester classes.
And when that happens, SUNY Cortland wants to say welcome to its new employees and thanks to current ones with a Homecoming weekend event open to all faculty and staff members.
Fall Festival, a day of free food and entertainment, takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s a way to catch up with familiar friends and possibly meet new ones.
Employees are invited to bring their families and guests. The event is free for everyone and it’s simply a small way to say thanks for the tireless work that keeps the College operating throughout the year.
Catered food will follow a barbecue theme and entertainment will be supplied with all ages in mind. The Wild Hunt will perform live music and a disc jockey also will be in attendance. Bounce houses, face painting, a photo booth and an appearance from Crossroads the Clown are just a few of the other activities in store.
Attendees will receive free entry to the SUNY Cortland football team’s Homecoming game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. against Western Connecticut State. Free entry also will be provided to the Cortland women’s soccer game when the team hosts Farmingdale at 1 p.m. There’s no obligation to attend either game.
The barbecue food will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and the menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, assorted salads, salt potatoes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, lemonade, iced tea and water. Special dietary needs or requests may be noted in your R.S.V.P.
Watch for R.S.V.P. information, which will be distributed through email and a campus mailing in August.