Orange Central

October 9, 2017 - 10:55am
More than 2,200 alumni came to campus to celebrate all things Orange.

While students unwound Thursday after a week of midterm exams, over 2,200 alumni poured onto campus for Orange Central 2017. A celebration of the ‘Cuse community, Orange Central is a chance for alumni to reconnect through events, activities, and planned reunions, but the whole campus community is encouraged to participate. This year, over 50 activities were planned.

September 18, 2016 - 2:46pm
The actor spoke to a sold-out crowd about his acting career, heroes and pitfalls during Orange Central's "An Evening With James Franco."

While students welcomed James Franco's on-set anecdotes, it was the actor and filmmaker's advice to young creatives that was deemed most valuable. Speaking to a sold-out crowd in Goldstein Auditorium Saturday night, Franco said the best way to sharpen creative talent is to carve out a little time every day to work on it.

“Just do it,” Franco said. “If you want to be good at something, why not do it obsessively?”

August 28, 2016 - 6:17pm
The actor and filmmaker will speak in Goldstein Auditorium during Orange Central homecoming weekend.

Occasional serious actor, comedian and sometimes college instructor James Franco will make an appearance at Syracuse University this September.

September 29, 2013 - 6:30pm
Homecoming 2013 kicks off this week with events, lectures, food and fun for the entire SU community, past and present.

It’s that time of year again: the weather is growing cooler, the leaves are changing to brilliant shades of orange, red and yellow and campus will soon be flooded with alumni for Orange Central and homecoming weekend. Don't miss out on this year’s key events.

Slice of Orange Days

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come to Schine Atrium for this free event. Enjoy games, food and prizes. Plus, find out who’s a part of the Orange Central Court.

Trivia Night

Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

November 12, 2012 - 10:24am
A number of events took place this past weekend as part of Syracuse University's homecoming.

Nov. 9 - 11 was Orange Central at Syracuse University.

Several events took place on campus, including the homecoming parade, pep rally and football game.

Here's a look at what the SU community thought of the annual celebration:

November 5, 2012 - 1:14pm
Located on the sixth floor of Bird Library, the SU archives offer a look into the school's past.

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October 17, 2010 - 9:41pm
Comedian-actor livens up Syracuse University's homecoming weekend with a refreshing performance on Saturday.

Film and television comedian Damon Wayans delivered a refreshingly hilarious performance to Syracuse University's homecoming crowd. And judging by the crowd’s reaction, the headliner didn’t disappoint.

Phi Beta Sigma fraternity teamed up with Omega Phi Beta sorority to host the event in Goldstein Auditorium in Schine Student Center Saturday night.

October 1, 2009 - 9:03pm
The former anchor for ABC's 'Nightline' interviews the award-winning actor at Syracuse Stage as part of this year's SU Homecoming.

Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella (Syracuse University class of '59) and award-winning journalist Ted Koppel (class of '60) weren't best friends during their undergraduate years, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the conversation they had during "One on One: Frank Langella and Ted Koppel," one of the highlight events in this year's Orange Central weekend.