Washington DC - OSU at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Date: 6/26/2012 to 6/30/2012

OSU at Folklife Festival

Oregon State University faculty, staff and alumni will gather together during the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Mark your calendars to join OSUAA during the first week of the Festival, June 26-30. Details will be announced shortly, but you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to gather with fellow alumni, President Ed Ray and the OSUAA Executive Director, Scott Greenwood.

For a complete schedule of Folklife festivities, visit http://www.festival.si.edu/

Key events

Lodging in DCAPLU Morrill Act Sesquicentennial Convocation - Tuesday, June 26
Leaders of APLU and member universities will gather at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for this 150th anniversary special event. The invited keynote speaker is President Barack Obama. Registration information is expected to be posted soon online. This immediately precedes the official opening of Folklife.

Orioles vs. Angels - Tuesday, June 26
Join with fellow Oregon Staters to enjoy an Orioles Baseball Game. This package includes access to the Left Field Club All-Inclusive Picnic Perch! Tickets are $35 and include: Access to the exclusive club level, a left field club seat. Cost includes hotdogs, nachos, salad, peanuts, popcorn, ice cream and soda. Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. game time.

OSU at The Castle - Thursday, June 28
Elected officials, Capitol Hill staff, federal agency representatives, university leaders from around the country and key alumni will join OSU leaders for breakfast at the iconic headquarters of the Smithsonian.  Expect a program aimed at increasing awareness of OSU strengths among these key audiences and deepening familiarity with an institution with increasing interests at the federal and national levels.
By invitation only

OSU at National Geographic - Thursday, June 28th
7-9 p.m.
National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

The OSU Alumni Association invites you to an exclusive after hours event at the landmark National Geographic Museum in downtown D.C., where you can socialize over live music and enjoy cocktails as you take in the "Titanic: 100 Years" exhibit. A $20 suggested donation includes appetizers, drinks and the opportunity to meet local alumni, OSU president Ed Ray, and visiting OSU faculty and staff.
$20/person suggested donation to the OSUAA
$15/member suggested donation to the OSUAA

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at the OSU booths at the Folklife Festival. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Shelly Signs at shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu

Beavers Sports Travel has partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC / U.S. Capitol to offer a hotel rate for all Oregon State alumni wishing to travel to the Smithsonian Folk Festival in Washington, DC.
Learn more here.

Register for individual activities:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
5:30 PM
Orioles vs. Angels game

Thursday, June 28, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Geographic reception


Contact Information

OSU Alumni Association
204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-2351
Toll free: (877) OSTATER

Date & Location

Date: 6/26/2012 to 6/30/2012
Location: Washington D.C.
Various locations.