Ralphs on campus

Last call … to get your name on the wall at Ralph's!

Before there was a student center at ACPHS, there was Ralph's. Ralph's, on the corner of New Scotland and Madison Avenues, was the unofficial student center for Pharmacy students for decades. No matter the year, it was THE place to hang out, meet up with friends, relax, play foosball or throw darts.

Thanks to the vision and generosity of our alumni, we have recreated Ralph's to be enjoyed once again – in the heart of the ACPHS campus.

In the fall of 2021, thanks to the generous gifts from alumni, faculty, staff and the Albany Student Government Association, we renovated the Gozzo Student Center and made a place for students and alumni in the heart of campus. By day, the space is known as the Panther’s Den. But on special occasions, it transforms to become Ralph’s, a special place at ACPHS just for alumni.

We opened the door to Ralph’s to our alumni for the first time on October 1st, 2021. Ralph’s will be open to alumni throughout the year for special alumni-only events, when you can reconnect with old friends, reminisce and make new memories. You’ll notice many features of the original Ralph’s that have been incorporated into this modern space.

As we look ahead to the future, we want to make sure that Ralph’s will be open to ACPHS students and alumni for years to come. You can make that possible by supporting this fun project, and you’ll know that you’ll always have a home at ACPHS.

Donors at every level will be recognized for their generosity. You can make a gift on your own, or team up with friends and classmates to make your mark in a bigger way. Put your name on a barstool, or claim the whole bar for your class or your fraternity!

Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement to learn more. (email alumni@acphs.edu)


"Ralph's was special to me because it's where I first met the love of my life, my wife of 53 years, Janet!"
-Don Charles '67
"Ralph's was the place where we could leave school behind and let loose and celebrate"
-Kim (Bailey) Zebrowski '81
"Ralph's was where we blew off steam, celebrated good times, and developed life-long relationships."
-Eric Frazier '04
Click here to see the various ways you can take part.
Thank you for helping to keep the memories alive!