Attention all Photo Service and Torch Yearbook alumni:

Join us on Saturday, April 27th for a reunion and to celebrate the student organization that has occupied CC305 for more than 50 years. This has been a transitional year for the current students, who successfully reinstated their budget and kept occupancy of CC305. Come meet and show your support for the hard-working current students involved in the group and browse the decades worth of history inside the room. With years of alumni coming together, we hope that new inspiration and historical recognition will be passed on to the current and future student photographers of Photo Service and the larger campus community.


Thanks to the Alumni Association, a block of hotel rooms was reserved for anyone wishing to stay overnight.

NOTE – This rate has expired, but alumni are still encouraged to stay at this hotel.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Albany/SUNY Area 1389 Washington Avenue
Dates: Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27
Room Rates: Single King for $113 Per Room, Per Night or Double Queens for $113 Per Room, Per Night

How to reserve: call 518-453-1300 and mention UAlbany Torch/Photo Service Reunion or visit:


Saturday, April 27th (timeline subject to change)

10 A.M. – 2 P.M.CC305 Open House: (map)
– drop in anytime
– meet current students
– bring b/w film and a camera!
Noon Lunch break – Campus Center dining options available
2 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.Visit to the M. E. Grenander Department of Special
Collections & Archives
Science Library 350
Everyone is encouraged to attend a short presentation
6 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.Gold Studio Visit: (map)
– group picture
6:30- 9 P.M.Fort Orange Brewing Company: (map)
– craft beer and food truck
– live music


Attendees are asked to park at Indian Quad, Dutch Quad, or Visitor’s lots off Collins Circle


Looking to make the most of your trip to Albany? Here are some more events going on that weekend:

The Half Moon Market at Albany’s Washington Park Playhouse. 40+ handmade vendors, free and open to the public. Saturday-Sunday, 11AM-6PM

24-HOUR DRONE at Basilica in Hudson. Featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting with sustained tones, creating a full twenty-four hours of unbroken sound. Saturday-Sunday, 12PM-12PM

NYS Writers Institute Presents: The Art of Songwriting – Panel discussion with singer-songwriters Taina Asili, Michael Eck, Greg Haymes and Bryan Thomas. Friday, 7pm at Page Hall on the Downtown Campus.

90’s Night at City Beer Hall in Albany. “Come crush the dance floor all night long while DJ Citrus Minute spins the hottest 90s tunes.” No cover ever, beer & shot specials, free personal pizza with every drink purchased at the Main Bar. Saturday, 11PM – Late.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box in Albany – Punk//New Wave//Dark 80’s//Classic Rock and Roll. Friday at 9:30PM.

Start Making Sense at The Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Albany. “The best Talking Heads tribute band in the world.” Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band at The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio – Friday at 8pm.

The Choral Hour: Focus on Peace – at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. The University-Community Chorale and University Chamber Singers perform under the direction of new faculty conductor Michael Pfitzer. Prior to The Choral Hour concert, this interactive talk with Director of Choral Studies Mike Pfitzer and guest composer José María Vitier will be about the latter’s work Misa Cubana (to be performed during the concert), music in Cuba and Vitier’s life in Cuba. Sunday, 1PM – 4:30PM. Advance tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  For reservations and further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.