Alumni Events

It’s Back-To-School Season! Planning Your Academic Event at HELEN MILLS

It’s Back-To-School Season! Planning Your Academic Event at HELEN MILLS

With classes back in session, there will be a ton of events to plan -- fundraisers, student showcases, conferences, and socials. HELEN MILLS is here to help!

Education & Innovation: Syracuse University


One of our favorite things about hosting events is watching people unite in celebration of a common passion.  So, naturally, we were thrilled to host Syracuse University’s SPOTLIGHT: INNOVATIVE INVENTIONS event, which brought together the best of New York’s alumni to highlight the school’s commitment to entrepreneurial education.

Education and innovation entrance signs

The Syracuse events team took full advantage of HELEN MILLS’ versatility by adapting the venue to suit the two functions of their event: a networking reception and a panel discussion.  With some simple branding and a creative floor plan, the event space became the perfect hub for this passionate community.

The evening began in the front of the room where attendees could get a drink from the bar and indulge in a lavish spread of hors d’oeuvres, while networking with alumni of many generations.  The modern cocktail furniture and radiant orange lighting created a comfortable environment for mingling and got everyone feeling that Syracuse pride.  Go Orange!

Guests were then ushered to the back of the space, where neat rows of theater-style seating awaited them.  An engaging panel, moderated by Syracuse Alum, Arielle Tepper, was set against a step-and-repeat, which created a crisp backdrop for the discussion.  Panelists Yev Yesilevskiy, Director of Invent@SU, and Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Executive Director of Blackstone LaunchPad, discussed the various educational programs the University offers in entrepreneurship, innovation and invention.

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The event also boasted a student showcase, which displayed some of the innovative inventions their current students had created.  The impressive collection helped spark conversation between alumni and staff as they witnessed firsthand the results of the University’s entrepreneurial efforts.

Thank you, Syracuse, for bringing such passion, talent and inspiration to HELEN MILLS!   


Catering By: Between The Bread

Signage By: Atlas Print Solutions

Content and Photography By: Brittany Moodey 

Interested in HELEN MILLS for your University or Alumni event?  We would love to host you!

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Alumni Events at HELEN MILLS

Alumni events are wonderful occasions where former classmates get together to relive the glory of college, network, and form new relationships.

Whether you are looking to plan a formal presentation, or throw a casual mixer, The HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater is a versatile, all-inclusive, and convenient location for your next alumni get together.

Alumni event group photo
Alumni event mingling
Alumni event seating

Our 4,000 sq. ft. event space offers state-of-the-art sound and digital-video projection systems, as well as high-speed, wireless Internet.

Alumni event custom signage

Our street-level entrance offers fun and unexpected branding options, so your guests immediately feel school spirit before ever entering the event!

one hundred forty seat theater available for alumni events

Connected to the Event Space is our intimate 140-seat Theater, including a large stage and green room. The theater is equipped with surround sound, HD projection, theatrical lighting, and more to create the perfect space for your next presentation, panel, and more.

Event bar area set up

At HELEN MILLS, we can take care of your catering, beverage, furniture, audio visual needs, and more!

Contact Us to learn more about hosting your alumni events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.