Homecoming and 50th Anniversary

Celebrate 50 years of nursing education with the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences during Homecoming 2019!

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Decker School of Nursing 50th anniversary logo
Binghamton University's Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences will celebrate its 50th anniversary during Homecoming 2019, Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22!

  • Reconnect with former classmates, friends and faculty
  • See the changes that have taken place across campus
  • Learn what's in store for Decker College
  • Get the next 50 years off to a great start

Registration has closed for these events, but you can still get information about Homecoming at the University's Homecoming events website.

Decker anniversary events

Decker 50th Anniversary Cocktail Hour
6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
Traditions at the Glen
$10 per person

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Diana Jordan will be the keynote speaker at Decker's 50th anniversary luncheon. Image Credit: Provided.
Enjoy a casual evening catching up with friends, colleagues and faculty (past and present) at Traditions at the Glen, where we'll have beer, wine, soft drinks and some light hors d'oeuvres. You're sure to have fun reminiscing about the courses, clinicals, faculty and classmates who made your time at the Decker School (or the School of Nursing) special!

Decker 50th Anniversary Luncheon
11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21
Traditions at the Glen Ballroom
$50 per person

Alumni, students, former and current faculty, donors and other friends of the Decker College are invited to honor five decades of Binghamton nursing education history. The luncheon features a keynote address by Diana Jordan, "The Healing Power of Laughter—Nourishing the Nurse Within You," as well as comments from Decker Dean Mario Ortiz, Distinguished Teaching Professor Gale Spencer, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Binghamton University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman.

Shuttle available

To make traveling between Traditions at the Glen and campus easier, we'll have a shuttle available for the cocktail hour on Friday and the luncheon on Saturday. 

Other fun planned during Homecoming 2019

There are many activities happening on campus all weekend. Visit the Homecoming webpage to see the full schedule, a list of other hotels offering special rates and to register.