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Legacy Week

2017 Legacy Week at FIT

October 15 - 22, 2017      fitnyc.edu/legacy     #LegacyWeek

Homecoming is a time honored collegiate tradition that can be traced as far back as 1908. Although the modern college homecoming is tied to athletics, the tradition itself is meant to unite alumni, faculty, and current students to celebrate their institution as well as continue the traditions of the past. FIT continues that tradition, as we have for over 30 years, during Legacy Week. FIT incorporates the following four principles that serve to bring together the entire community:

  • SPIRIT - demonstrates both academic and athletic pride
  • CONNECTIONS - unite students, alumni, and faculty together
  • FAMILY - honors the commitment of our students' families
  • COMMUNITY - celebrates service and community partnerships

Legacy Week 2017 - Program

Sunday, October 15th
Day of Service, Breast Cancer Walk
Location: Meet us in the Dubinsky Lobby, 6:30am
Wear your Best Pink Outfit!  We will travel by bus to Central Park.  This is a worthwhile cause that we can conquer together.
Please visit and share this link with your friends and family, so we can help find a cure a cancer.

Monday, October 16th
FIT Night Live
Location: Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Doors Open at 7:30pm - Show at 8pm
We're bringing the full comedy club experience right here to FIT!  Come join us and the Upright Citizens Brigade for a fun-filled night of laughter.  Mocktails and bar snacks will be serve.

Tuesday, October 17th
FIT's Night Out (FNO) - The One Where We Were All F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Location: The Breezeway - 6pm
FIT's Night Out is a time where all students come together as a community for a night of fun.  With a play on the TV Shows "Friends" - our hope is that you find your inner Chandler or Rachel while making some new friends along they way. Come visit our very own "Central Perk" with some coffee and surprises!

Wednesday, October 18th
Legacy Week Double Feature - Linking The Present to the Past
Location - Dining Hall,  7:30pm
Don't miss our special Legacy Week double feature linking the past to the present.  First, representing the present is FIT film student Max Hechtman who will screen his documentary film FIT Hives: Sustainability - The Secret to Survival.  Max will also be present for a meet and greet and Q & A.  Immediately following Max's documentary the recent block buster Passengers will be screened.  This movie represents FIT's past as we witness FIT Alumna Stacia Lang '84 highly creative costume work and skilled artistry as the Head Special Costume Key Person for this film.  Hot fresh popped popcorn will be served!

Thursday, October 19th
Sprit Pep Rally
Location: Dining Hall, Noon to 2pm
Bring your FIT Tiger school spirit to the dining Hall on Thursday afternoon for music, fun, a dance off, prizes and a cameo performance by the FIT Dance Company.   Anyone wearing orange and blue should look for Stitch to receive a special Stitch t-shirt for showing their school spirit!

FIT Tiger Volleyball Senior Night
Location: The Main Gym, 7pm
Show your support for the FIT Volleyball team as they take on neighborhood rivals the BMCC Panthers at 7pm in the main gym!  Pack the house, and cheer on the seniors playing their last regular season game on their home floor as they make a playoff push.  All FIT Students should stop by and see Stitch to receive a raffle ticket for a basket of prizes worth over $300 to be raffled off between the 2nd and 3rd sets of the game!  There will also be music, t-shirt giveaways, and live singing of the national anthem by the FIT Gospel Choir!

Friday, October 20th
Alumni and Student Evening Reception
Location: David Dubinsky, 8th Floor Lounge, 5:30 pm to 7:30pm
The Department of Student Life, in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Engagement & Giving will host an invigorating evening of mingling and Mocktails.  Come network with reputable alumni and your fellow classmates over appetizers, and bond while sharing your FIT school spirit.

Saturday, October 21st
Alumni & Family Weekend, 9am-6pm
The FIT campus is a student's home away from home, and each year we invite family members and friends to make it theirs as part of Alumni & Family Weekend.  Share the FIT experience as you spend time connecting with your student, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being an FIT student so special.

Sunday, October 22nd
Alumni & Family Weekend: Grab-and-Go Breakfast
Location: David Dubinsky Student Center Lobby, 9am
FIT thanks you for coming home with a grab-and-go breakfast bag provided by us.  Reflect on the happy memories we've made together over a delicious morning bite.  We can't wait to see you again.

Legacy Week is sponsored by the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success, Athletics & Recreation, Residential Life, the Department of Student Life, Alumni Engagement and Giving, the FIT Library, the FIT Student Government Association, the Residential Hall Association, the FIT Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and the FIT Style Shop

Sonne Bajwa, FITSGA - Yon Hee Allen, FITSGA - Sureme Laster Bey, Alumni Relations - Michelle Van-Ess, Student Life - Keith Heron, Athletics & Recreation - Catlin Wojtkowski, Student Life - Denise Delgado, Student Life - Andrea Hernandez, Residential Life - Marissa Stephani, Student Life