Forever Orange Week, Syracuse University’s annual celebration of what it means to be Orange, kicks off today with a full lineup of activities designed to underscore the sense of pride that current students and alumni of the University of Syracuse feel for their campus.
The week begins with Class Act Day, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at various locations across campus. Current seniors can leave their legacy and support the part of the University that matters most to them while helping the next generation of Orange students by making a class gift in the amount of $20.22 (to honor the class of 2022).
Tonight, students are invited to Forever Orange in Action, a interactive professional development discussion and networking reception led by Kelsey Davis ’19, G’20 and Kavell Brown ’16, beginning at 6 p.m. inside the Great Hall of the National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building. Davis and Brown will discuss what it means to be Forever Orange and why it’s important for students to get involved and give back to their communities.
“Forever Orange Week is all about celebrating Syracuse University, and our students should be thrilled with this great opportunity. As our alumni celebrate what it means to be Orange wherever they are in the world, we are proud to have our campus as the center of our celebrations,” said Grace Terry, Associate Director of Alumni and Student Engagement at the Office of Alumni Engagement.
Hosted by the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council (FOSAC)this year’s programs highlight the strong bond between the University, its students and its alumni while showing how students can become leaders on campus, make the most of a strong alumni network and give back to their community.
For the first time in two years, the college campus community can celebrate and commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the founding of Syracuse University in 1870 during our in-person National Orange Day programming. Join us at 12:30 p.m. Thursday on the lower level of the atrium inside the Schine Student Center to enjoy Orange-themed birthday treats and sing “Happy Birthday” to the University.
“Forever Orange Week is unique to Syracuse University and it’s easy to see and feel that pride here on campus. Orange is truly forever. We are so excited to celebrate Syracuse University’s anniversary together. It should be a special, high-energy celebration at the newly renovated Schine Student Center,” says Terry.
For more information, visit the Forever Orange Week registration page.