University College Contributes Christmas Tree to Everson to Celebrate Upcoming Centennial
University College (UC) will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018. Syracuse University was among the first in the nation to offer evening courses when it opened its doors to adult students on Oct. 8, 1918. To promote the year-long celebration, UC’s talented staff members created a Christmas tree and presented it to the Everson Museum to use for its annual Festival of Trees fundraiser.
In March, in conjunction with SU’s Philanthropy Week, UC will organize a two-week campuswide collection drive (March 19-30). In the spirit of UC’s long tradition of civic engagement, toiletry items will be collected to give to the Rescue Mission.
“University College and Syracuse University has a long history of supporting our community. Partnering with the Rescue Mission to collect much-needed toiletry items was a natural fit,” says Eileen Jevis, manager of communications at UC. “The Rescue Mission will distribute the items to their partners in the community who directly serve the needs of our citizens.”
In April, UC will host an open house for faculty, staff, students and alumni. Guests will be invited to tour University College’s building and learn more about the programs and services offered. Watch for another celebration–a picnic and ice cream social in August that will be open to the campus community as well.
And in October 2018, 100 years after UC opened its doors to adult students, a Centennial Gala will be held in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center. The gala will be a fundraising effort to create a Centennial Scholarship for UC students. Donations to the Centennial Scholarship will provide and extend access to part-time students wishing to earn a Syracuse University degree by increasing support for everything from tuition and fees to class materials and childcare.
Watch for the 100th Anniversary page on UC’s website for upcoming events, student stories, videos, and historic facts and information.