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Campus Community Is Invited to an Orange Night In
Orange alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends all around the world are spending more nights in lately, and now, they can make those nights a little more Orange. Last week, the Office of Alumni Engagement launched Orange Night In, a virtual toolkit available to keep folks entertained at home, while celebrating being a member of the Orange family.
Orange Night In was born out of innovative thinking and intense partnership across teams in the Division of Advancement and External Affairs. “This has been an interesting opportunity to think out of the box, get creative and be collaborative,” says Cory Miller, executive director of events and affinity programs in the Office of Alumni Engagement.
When campus community members sign up for Orange Night In, they will receive:
- Trivia cards to test your knowledge of all things Orange.
- A Spotify playlist with songs and hits from talented graduates and student a capella groups.
- Recipes for Orange-themed appetizers, desserts, cocktails and mocktails.
- A list of movies and TV shows that feature alumni actors, directors and more.
- Orange-themed Zoom backgrounds and a coloring project for the kids.
Already, a little over one week into its launch, more than 360 people have signed up to host an Orange Night In. The quick, growing popularity reflects a group of alumni who may not have previously attended in-person alumni events.
“Orange Night In is providing alumni in different parts of the country an opportunity to celebrate being Orange like never before,” says Kim Infanti, executive director of digital engagement and communications in the Office of Alumni Engagement. “Previously, they may not have been able to attend events or had an alumni club near them, but now Orange Night In reminds us that wherever we are, we are in this together.”
Alumni who participate in Orange Night In and share their photos with the Office of Alumni Engagement will have a chance to receive one of five Syracuse swag pack giveaways. The swag packs include two coasters, a chip clip, two bags of microwave popcorn, a package of antibacterial wipes, a package of tissues and a pair of Orange socks.
Alumni are asked to take a screenshot of their Orange Night In with friends and share it on social media by tagging @SUAlums and using #BeOrange. Or, they can send an email to Alumni Engagement to let the office know who was there, including names and class years.