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SUNY Downstate Sesquicentennial

A Diverse Legacy, A Bright Future

Past Celebrations and Festivities

For information about events or festivities.

Sesquicentennial Highlights
Event Date Details
Sesquicentennial Convocation -
Alumni Auditorium

September 10, 2009

Convocation begins at 10:00 AM

Opening convocation ceremony in honor of the sesquicentennial celebration.
Promote Science & Medicine in Schools October 2009 Downstate students will promote science and medicine in local schools.
Sesquicentennial Fun Run November 15, 2009 Join the SUNY Downstate community in a fun run to celebrate the sesquicentennial year. Details TBD.
Adopt a Shelter November 24, 2009 SUNY Downstate will come together to support a shelter.
Annual Student Thanksgiving Dinner November 17, 2009 SUNY Downstate faculty and staff will dish out a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner to students.
World AIDS Day December 1, 2009
  • AIDS Quilt display
  • Panel discussing 25 years of AIDS care in Brooklyn
Medical Spelling Bee December 3, 2009 SUNY Downstate students will compete in a challenging medical spelling bee.  4:00 pm in the Alumni Auditorium.
Annual Holiday Variety Show December 22, 2009 Come see your colleagues showcase their talent in this annual spectacular!
Annual Student Faculty Show January 14, 2010 SUNY Downstate COM students and faculty sing, dance and try to follow hilarious scripts for your entertainment.
Annual Winter Ball February 24, 2010 An annual dinner/dance for SUNY Downstate students to enjoy - it is always a night to remember!
Black History Month February 2010 Stay tuned!
Match Day March 18, 2010 COM MS4 students match!
Sesquicentennial Anniversary March 29, 2010 Celebrate the actual anniversary day!
Women's History Month March 2010 Stay tuned!
Sesquicentennial Ball April 10, 2010 Don't miss this gala event @ Stage 6 at Steiner Studios!
Map and Direction PDF

Division of Humanities

April 22, 2010
Earth Day Celebration April 22, 2010 SUNY Downstate community will participate in a campus-wide effort to celebrate Earth Day and care for our planet..
Community Service Day April 2010 SUNY Downstate community will participate in a special blood drive event.  Our goal is 150 pints!
University-wide Block Party May 2010 Stay tuned!
Commencement May 27, 2010

Say farewell and congrats to the 2010 graduates!



Downstate Night at the Cyclones Game June 2010 Come enjoy an evening with your Downstate colleagues and students - batter up!
Ice Cream Social June 24, 2010 An afternoon of refreshments on a hot day!