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SUNY Cortland Returns to the Fair


Last weekend, the New York State Fairgrounds was filled with hundreds of people wearing SUNY Cortland sunglasses - including SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher! 

Blaze the Red Dragon mascot high-fived scores of fairgoers. Dozens of alumni, future students and New York Jets fans visited the SUNY Cortland booth.

And this weekend, SUNY Cortland will do it all over again.

The College will exhibit at the Great New York State on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

The SUNY Cortland display will be under the State University of New York’s expanded exhibit tent on Chevy Court, the Fair’s premiere free concert venue. The tent is prominently located next to the Dairy Products Building, one of the most popular areas of the Fairgrounds.

Anyone who stops by the SUNY Cortland exhibit, which showcases some of the exciting and challenging educational experiences offered by the College, can leave wearing a free pair of SUNY Cortland sunglasses. The glasses were a huge hit last weekend. Even Chancellor Zimpher, who toured the grounds Friday as part of SUNY Day at the Fair, donned a pair when she visited the Cortland exhibit.

SUNY Cortland students and alumni are encouraged to wear clothing items emblazoned with the College’s logo when they visit the Fair and stop by the College’s booth on Chevy Court. People staffing the exhibit will take your photo and post it online in a special Facebook gallery of SUNY Cortland fairgoers. Fair photos from last weekend are on the College’s Facebook page now.

At the Fair, prospective students and their parents have an opportunity to learn about SUNY Cortland, and alumni are encouraged to use their alma mater’s exhibit as a friendly outpost at the Fair. Under the tent, they can get some shade, reconnect with the College, meet fellow alumni or current students or establish a convenient meeting spot for your group.

To learn what musical acts will be performing on Chevy Court on the days SUNY Cortland will be at the Fair, go to the Fair’s official website.

Fans of the Fair — New York state’s largest annual event — might want to consider volunteering for a shift at the booth. The College is still looking for volunteers to help staff the exhibit on Sept. 1 and 2. It’s an opportunity to spend a few hours hanging out and talking about the college in exchange for a free Fair admission pass, a SUNY Cortland t-shirt and hat combo­ and ­— of course — SUNY Cortland sunglasses.

To volunteer, please contact Public Relations Director Frederic Pierce at (607) 753-2420.