Family Weekend

Visiting SUNY Plattsburgh

Family Weekend 2017 Events

» Online Registration Begins June 30.

Friday, Sept. 22

Registration

Check in if you haven’t registered online and pick up any reserved tickets. We will also have directions to some local attractions, as well as some self-guided tour materials.

Gospel Choir Performance

The Gospel Choir, one of the largest groups on campus, will be performing a selection of energetic and inspiring tunes. 

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Burghy’s (Near Subway), Angell College Center

Late Night Weekends Friday Night Presents Bingo

Feeling lucky? Come to our evening BINGO! Stop in for a chance to win lots of great prizes.

  • Time: 9 p.m.
  • Location: Flynt Commons, Angell College Center

Saturday, Sept. 23

Registration

Check in if you haven’t registered online and pick up any reserved tickets. We will also have directions to some local attractions, as well as some self-guided tour materials.

Pancake Breakfast

The Inter Sorority Association invites you to their FREE Pancake Breakfast. Donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospital are welcomed!

3-Mile Fun Run and Walk

The Center for Student Health & Psychological Services is sponsoring a fun run/walk with the emphasis on FUN! Prizes will be awarded to winners in running and walking categories. Signup begins at 9 AM in the lobby of the Student Health Center.

Free Flu Shots

Parents, make sure your student gets their flu shot this year!  To encourage this, the Student Health Center will be offering FREE flu shots for students.  So, before heading out for the day, bring them over and help your student stay healthy this year. Sorry, but these are only for SUNY Plattsburgh students.

Ice Skating

Limited free skate rentals—all sizes.

Phi Eta Sigma Introduction Ceremony

Inductees, families, and friends are invited to celebrate their initiation into the Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society.

  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Location: Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center

Dueling Pianos

After dinner, kick off your evening with an amazing dueling pianos performance presented by 176 Keys.  Dueling pianos are a unique form of entertainment – music, comedy, and audience interaction mixed into one. You are sure to have a great time at this high-energy show! Enjoy complimentary dessert.

  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Angell College Center Ballrooms

Late Night Weekends: Saturday Night Presents Board Games

Come join us to play some of your favorite board games and win fun door prizes!

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Location: Angell College Center Sundowner

Sunday, Sept. 24

Presidents’ Lakeside Breakfast Buffet

Before heading home, join us for a delicious breakfast buffet on the scenic shores of Lake Champlain, overlooking historic Valcour Island, site of the first major naval engagement of the American Revolution.  Breakfast will be hosted by College President John Ettling and Student Association President Vrinda Kumar, with special musical accompaniment from several talented students.  Advance reservations required – space is limited!

Tours on Your Own

For families who want to explore the area and build your own itinerary, here are some ideas of things to do in Plattsburgh:

Adventure Seekers

For those who enjoy a little adventure, here are a couple of suggestions.

  • Rent a kayak or canoe and check out Lake Champlain, the AuSable River, or one of many smaller lakes and ponds in the area.
  • Bring a picnic lunch and walk the trails along Lake Champlain at Point au Roche State Park.
  • Hike a mountain.

For History Lovers

The Plattsburgh area is filled with historical monuments and museums. Some places to check out include:

Lake Placid/Olympic Venues

  • Lake Placid is only about an hour from campus and is a fun day trip.
  • The main street along Mirror Lake features shopping and restaurants. More information can be found at http://www.lakeplacid.com/.
  • Winter Olympic venues from 1932 and 1980 can be found in the main part of town and around the outskirts. Take a gondola ride up Whiteface Mountain, visit the ski jumps, or pose for pictures with your family on the Olympic podium. More information can be found at http://www.whiteface.com/activities.

Tastes of the North Country

If you enjoy trying new foods, here are some suggestions for places to visit while you’re in Plattsburgh. Michigans, poutine, and cider donuts are some local favorites!

Orchards

Apples, local produce, fresh cider, and homemade baked goods are among the highlights of several local orchards.

Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Road
Peru, NY 12972
Phone: (518) 643-8636
http://www.rulfsorchard.com/

Everett Orchards
1945 Miliatay Turnpike
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 563-2438
http://www.everettorchards.com/

Banker Orchard
1037 RT 3
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
https://www.facebook.com/bankerorchards/info

Applejacks Orchard
751 Brand Hollow Rd,
Peru, NY 12972
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Applejacks-Orchard/280866731930099

Markets

Plattsburgh Farmers’ Market - The Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market was established in June, 2005 and highlights local food producers and crafts. The market is located on Durkee Street in downtown Plattsburgh. Hours of operation are 9-2 on Saturdays. For more information, check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plattsburgh-Farmers-and-Crafters-Market/121588034547095.

Michigans

If you’ve never tried a Michigan, this is a “must” in your Plattsburgh visit. Everyone has their favorite Michigan stand so you should plan to visit several for the full experience!

Clare & Carl's
4729 NY-9, Plattsburgh, New York
(518) 561-1163
(Open spring and summer)
https://www.facebook.com/Clare-Carls-156185831549/

Gus' Red Hots
3 Cumberland Head Road Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 561-3711
https://www.facebook.com/GusRedHots/

McSweeney's Red Hots
4704 State Route 9, Plattsburgh, New York
(518) 562-9309
mcsweeneysredhots.com

Ronnie's Michigan Stand
1265 State Route 3 Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 561-3879
Find on Google maps.

Michigans Plus
313 Cornelia St Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2308
(518) 561-0537
Find on Google maps.

Gene's Michigan Stand
4201 NYS Route 9N Port Henry, New York 12974
(518) 546-7292
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Genes-Michigan-Stand/135278116523013

The Arts

SUNY Plattsburgh is well-known for our “Museum Without Walls.”

All campus art galleries are open from noon until 4 p.m.

  • Rockwell Kent Collection
  • Burke Gallery
  • Winkel Sculpture Court

Contact Information

For more information about Family Weekend at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Center for Student Involvement 
Phone: (518) 564-4830
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 843-2243
Email: studentactivities@plattsburgh.edu