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Friday Schedule

Friday, September 30, 2016

Time Event Location
9:00 am – 5:00 pm J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum
The sights and sounds of more than a century of intercollegiate athletics competition come alive, the Husky Heritage Sports Museum is the ultimate library documenting the wide-ranging successes of Connecticut’s athletic programs.
Alumni Center
10:00 am – 4:00 pm THE ECCENTRICS: The Evolution of the Eighties – Costume Exhibit
Welcome to the Eighties.  Go back to the last time when clothing was designed with a theatrical flair.  Back to the time of disco and drag queens trying to lift up the souls of a society that was overwhelmed with the AIDS epidemic.  This was a time when life was lived to its fullest as it became more and more precious. Cher and her designer Bob Mackie continued to push the boundaries of theatricality.  At the same time the country was enthralled with the television series Dynasty and its megastar Joan Collins, who became a symbol for the feminist movement and women’s power.  The eighties, which was the era of Ronald Reagan, saw the beginning of the personal computer, MTV, and the destruction of the Berlin Wall.  Today there is a revival of theatricality in dress, so it seemed an appropriate time to have a look at the wonderful eclectic movement at the end of the 20th century.
Jorgensen Galley at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
10:00 am – 4:30 pm William Benton Museum of Art
The Benton is Connecticut’s state art museum with a collection of more than 6,500 works dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The museum annually presents 10-12 exhibitions of art from its own collection as well borrowed works and special exhibits of art department faculty and MFA students. Lectures, gallery talks, forum discussions, campus art walks, musical performances, and drawing sessions are among the museum’s popular programs.
William Benton Museum of Art
11:00 am – 7:00 pm The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 2,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry.  We encourage you to stop by and see all of our treasures.
Storrs Center, 1 Royce Circle
11:00 am – 10:00 pm UConn Dairy Bar
Come enjoy a scoop (or two!) of UConn’s award winning Dairy Bar ice cream.  With over 24 different flavors to choose from, there are options for the entire family.
3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Family Weekend Check-In
Upon your arrival to Family Weekend, please stop by Family Weekend Check-In, located in the Student Union.  There will be signage across campus pointing towards Check-In.  When you visit Family Weekend Check-In, your family will receive copies of the official Family Weekend schedule, important information about the events planned, campus maps, and some UConn freebies!  If your family purchased tickets to the Family Weekend BBQ, your tickets will be available for pick-up at Check-In as well.
Union Street, 1st Floor of Student Union
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner On Your Own
Suggestions: Union Street Market, Chuck and Augie’s, UConn Dining Halls, Blue Oak Cafe, and Storrs Center.
Across Campus
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Out Huskies Panel Discussion
Families will gain perspective from Huskies from diverse gender identities and expressions, and romantic and sexual orientations.  After the panelists share their stories, they will answer questions and highlight campus resources.  Light refreshments and pride swag will be available.  Everyone is welcome.
Rainbow Center, Student Union Room 403
6:30 pm Shabbat Dinner
Join your Chabad at UConn family for a night of festivities and great food.  Celebrate Shabbat surrounded in good company with a full course dinner.  Dinner is at 6:30pm.  Please RSVP to Rabbi Hecht at or 860-429-8672.  RSVPs are not required but encouraged.
Chabad at UConn, 15 Moulton Road
8:00 pm SUBOG Movie
Finding Nemo!  FREE to UConn students and their families.  UConn student must be in attendance and bring UConn ID.
Student Union Theatre
9:00 pm – 1:00 am Late Night
This night will be filled with music, food, games and fun!  FREE!!!
Student Union
11:00 pm SUBOG Movie
Finding Nemo!  FREE to UConn students and their families.  UConn student must be in attendance and bring UConn ID.
Student Union Theatre