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Forever Orange Week Kicks Off Today
Forever Orange Week, Syracuse University’s annual celebration of what it means to be Orange, kicks off today with a full slate of activities designed to highlight the sense of pride current Syracuse University students and alumni 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 means the most to them while helping 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).
This 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.
“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.
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 showcasing 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 University campus community can celebrate and commemorate the 152nd anniversary of Syracuse University’s founding in 1870 during our in-person National Orange Day programming. Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in 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’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.
For more information, visit the Forever Orange Week registration page.