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Forever Orange Week Celebrates What It Means to Be Orange
What does it mean to be Orange?
The sense of pride current Syracuse University students and alumni feel for their campus will be on full display during this year’s Forever Orange Week festivities, held the week of March 21.
Hosted by the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council (FOSAC), Forever Orange Week emphasizes the lifelong connection to the University that begins the moment a student first steps on campus.
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.—Grace Terry.
This year’s rundown of events highlights the strong bond between the University, its students and its alumni while showcasing how students can become leaders on campus, make the most of a strong alumni network, harness their Orange pride and develop a drive to give back to their community.
“Forever Orange Week is all about celebrating Syracuse University, and our students should be excited for this great opportunity. While our alumni will be celebrating what it means to be Orange wherever they are around the world, we’re proud to have our campus serve as the center of our celebrations,” says Grace Terry, assistant director of young alumni and student engagement in the Office of Alumni Engagement.
The week kicks off Tuesday, March 22, with Class Act Day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations across campus. Seniors can leave their legacy on the campus, support the part of the University that means the most to them and help the next generation of Orange students by making a Class Act gift in the amount of $20.22 (to honor the graduating Class of 2022).
Later that evening, students are invited to Forever Orange in Action, an interactive professional development discussion and networking reception led by Kelsey Davis ’19, G’20 and Kavell Brown ’16, starting at 6 p.m. inside the Grand 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.
During Wednesday’s Espresso Your Gratitude program—from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower atrium of the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center—students can share what makes them grateful for their time at the University.
For the first time in two years, the University campus community is invited to celebrate and commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the University’s founding in 1870 during our in-person National Orange Day programming.
Students, faculty, staff members and local alumni are invited back to campus at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, to enjoy Orange-themed birthday treats and sing “Happy Birthday” to the University. The celebrations will occur in the lower level of the atrium inside the Schine Student Center.
“We’re really excited to celebrate Syracuse University’s birthday together. This should be a special, high-energy celebration in the newly renovated Schine Student Center,” says Terry.
Additionally, many of the University’s alumni clubs are giving back to their local communities in celebration of National Orange Day.
New this year, in partnership with Syracuse University in DC, students who are interested in relocating to Washington, D.C., after graduation can participate in the DC Immersion Experience, March 24-25. The two-day Immersion Experience features an in-person career workshop, networking reception and industry conversations with alumni from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
For more information, visit the Forever Orange Week registration page.
“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,” says Terry.