From the first day you set foot on campus, you’ll be amazed at how many things there are to do here. Fun things like the fall fest and Dolphy Day, the annual celebration of spring. Interesting things like talks by world-class speakers or ground-breaking artists. Social things like the Halloween Dance and the Snow Ball. Entertaining things like performances by the Boot and Buskin Theatre Club, the Jazzuits, or Fermata Nowhere, Le Moyne’s a cappella singing group.
You get the idea – downtime is your time to do whatever interests you.
Programming Run By Students
The Le Moyne Student Programming Board (LSPB) develops much of the social and cultural activities at the College. With student leaders and a committee of 30 students, the Board is truly driven by students, with LSPB events take place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
In recent years, LSPB events have included on-campus concerts by O.A.R. and Take 6. Recently released films such as Tower Heist, Moneyball, and the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are shown in the residence halls. Comedy nights, illusionists, hypnotists and bingo – just a sample of what you can expect.
Not all the fun happens on campus – LSPB sponsors off-campus events like skiing at Labradour Mountain, trips to the New York State Fair, Senior Wine Tours, Dolphins at the Dirt Track, and shuttles to nearby Club Lava Dance Club, Armory Square and the Carousel Mall.
Want to learn more? Check out the calendar of events here.
Get Active! Cheer on the Dolphins!
Get your heart pumping! The College’s Recreation Center offers a variety of ways to stay active – from the indoor running track to basketball and racketball courts to swimming to a newly renovated workout and weight room. Le Moyne also offers a variety of fitness classes such as Zumba and Spinning. Learn more here.
For the athlete in you, there are intramurals in a variety of sports, including football, softball, indoor soccer, floor hockey and wallyball.
Students can also stay in the game by supporting Le Moyne’s outstanding Division II NCAA athletic program. With 17 varsity sports at Le Moyne, there’s no shortage of chances to show your school spirit and support the Dolphins. Home games are just a short walk down the hill to the Thomas J. Niland Jr. Athletic Complex. Cheer on basketball and volleyball in the Henninger Athletic Center, baseball at Rockwell Field, or lacrosse and soccer at the brand new turf field. No matter the season, Le Moyne athletes are ready to take on the competition.
Drama, Music, Dance and Art
There’s no need to travel off campus to enjoy a live performance. Le Moyne’s acclaimed theater arts program presents world-class productions at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. Watch fellow Dolphins perform in comedies, dramas, and musicals in the intimate Jesuit Theater. Recent performances at Le Moyne have won critical acclaim, including the fall 2011 production of “Rhinoceros,” which was selected for the prestigious 2012 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.
Music lovers can enjoy a variety of performances. The Jazzuits are a student vocal group that performs several times a year, as does the a cappella group Fermata Nowhere. The Le Moyne Chamber Orchestra features students and others from the College performing classical favorites. Throughout the year, the Music at Le Moyne series brings world-class talent to the Le Moyne campus; during the 2011-12 academic year the lineup includes veteran rocker Todd Hobin, founder of the Todd Hobin Band, jazz-fusion band Gabriel Riesco Project, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu, and Soprano Janet Brown. In 2010, Grammy winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash performed on campus, with her husband, producer and guitarist John Leventhal. Check out upcoming musical performances.
For those into dance, the Le Moyne College Steppers and the Le Moyne Student Dancers perform each semester. Art aficianados will enjoy the regular exhibits on display in the Wilson Art Gallery, located in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. Throughout the year, artists of all genres show their work at the gallery, including a student art exhibit during the spring semester.
World-class Talks and Lectures
Learning takes place outside the classroom throughout the academic year, as Le Moyne brings in renowned speakers from all over the world. Recent talks have featured: Academy Award winning sound guru Ben Burtt of Star Wars fame; former presidential candidate George McGovern; Laila Al-Arian, a writer and producer for Al Jazeera English; David Kaczynski, brother of the Unabomber; Larry Wilmore of The Daily Show; hotel magnate John W. Marriott III; New York Times Science Writer Carol Kaesuk Yoon; Irish novelist and critic Colm Tóibín; and CNBC correspondent Charles Gasparino;
Topics range from the current to the classics – recent events have featured stimulating talks on future of the Catholic Church, global warming, terrorism, and the economy, to name but a few.