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Saturday Schedule

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time Event Location
7:30 am – 10:30 am First-Year Honors Family Weekend Breakfast
Sold out – advance registration was required.
All first-year Honors students and their families are invited to celebrate Family Weekend 2016 with a buffet breakfast in Buckley Dining Hall, part of the first-year Honors residential community.  We are excited to welcome as many of you as possible and in order to do so, we request that you register in advance.  At the end of each seating, you will have the opportunity to head next door to the Pequot Room, located in Shippee Residence Hall, for a presentation about the Honors Learning Community by Dr. Jennifer Lease Butts, Director of the Honors Program.
Buckley Dining Hall
8:30 am – 11:00 am Celebrate Your UConn Family: Alumni Legacy Breakfast
Sold out – advance registration was required.
Does your family bleed blue?  Are you a UConn alum with a child, grandchild, or sibling currently attending UConn?  If so, we invite your family to celebrate your UConn legacy together at our annual Legacy Breakfast during Family Weekend.  Share memories and UConn traditions with your Husky family while enjoying a buffet breakfast.  Sponsored by the UConn Office of Alumni Relations.  To register in advance, click the link in the title of this event.
Alumni Center, Great Hall
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Family Weekend Check-In
Upon your arrival to Family Weekend, please stop by Family Weekend Check-In, located in the Student Union Ballroom.  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!
Student Union Ballroom, 3rd Floor
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Family Weekend Resource Fair
After stopping by Family Weekend Check-In, visit our Resource Fair to connect with numerous offices and departments on campus.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about what UConn has to offer your student and see what the campus has planned for the year ahead.

Areas of Campus in Attendance:

Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES), the Women’s Center, the African-American Cultural Center, Dining Services, Off-Campus Student Services, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Army ROTC, Child Labs, UConn Police Department, and more!
Student Union Ballroom, 3rd Floor
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 – 11:00 am Family Learning Block 1

Take an hour to learn from campus leaders about their area of expertise.  Presentations on numerous topics will be offered across the Student Union for students and their families.

Below are the presentations being offered during this block:

Serve on Campus with Community Outreach
Community Outreach engages students in meaningful service activities that enrich their learning and enhance the quality of life for others in our local, national and international communities.  We hope you will join us to create literacy kits that will serve the local community.  Volunteers will be creating arts and crafts to design props, games, or other activities to make reading more interactive and enjoyable for everyone.  While creating these kits you will be educated on the importance of the task, and make a meaningful difference in the community.  The created kits will help to engage children in learning through deepening children’s reading experiences and help to build their libraries at home.  Presentation will be in Student Union Room 104.

Shine Bright Like an Intern
Stop by this presentation, facilitated by the Center for Career Development (CCD), to learn more about internships and how to shine like a star!  During this session, you will discover more about how the CCD can support you in finding and landing your dream internship.  Students and their families welcome.  Presentation will be in Student Union Room 304A.

Conversations for Families of First-Year Students
The first four weeks in college often represent one of the most exciting, yet overwhelming transitions your student has encountered in their lives, thus far. David Ouimette and Leo Lachut from First Year Programs, Learning Communities and Academic Support continue the conversation from UConn’s Parent/Guardian Orientation, helping you and your student navigate the academic and enrichment experience at UConn.  All are welcome.  Presentation will be in Student Union Room 304B.

Education Abroad 101
Where can I go?  How much does it cost? Come learn the basics of studying abroad through UConn!  In this presentation, you will learn how to navigate the Education Abroad site, hear about different types of study abroad programs, financing your time abroad, and the application process.  Have all your questions answered about studying abroad through UConn.  Presentation will be in Student Union Room 304C.

Student Union Room 104 and Room 304
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Greenhouse Tours
The diverse living plant collections of the Ecology & Environmental Biology Biodiversity Collections will be open for drop-in visitors.  Staff will be on hand to lead informal tours and point out collections highlights.
EEB Greenhouses, 75 North Eagleville Road
10:00 am – 12:00 pm International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Open House
Living abroad can be exciting and a transforming experience for students, but it can also be a lonely and confusing time.  ISSS is a resource and a home for international students at UConn.  ISSS will be open to meet and welcome international students and their families.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
McMahon Hall, Main Floor Room 185
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Carnation Corsage for the Family
UConn Blooms, the on-campus florist will be handing out free carnation corsages to families that visit their retail flower shop and greenhouses.

UConn Blooms, 1395 Storrs Road
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Early College Experience and Pre-College Summer Open House
ECE and Pre-College Summer invite our alumni, their families and anyone interested in more information about UConn early college opportunities to come visit our office.  All those that stop in to say ‘hello’ will receive a free coupon for a single scoop item at the UConn Dairy Bar (while supplies last)!
Rowe Building, 3rd Floor
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Free Flu Shots for UConn Students
Protect yourself and your fellow Huskies by getting your flu shot.  Student Health Services nursing staff will be available to provide the influenza vaccination free of charge to UConn-Storrs students.  Health information and first aid kits will also be available.
Student Health Services
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Family Lounge
Take a break from the Family Weekend events and activities for some quiet time with the family.  Board games and other relaxing activities will be available all day.  A family friendly movie will be showing in the room as well.  Stop by the room between 1pm – 5pm to make your own Letter Art and Photo Coffee Mugs.
Student Union Ballroom
10:30 am – 2:00 pm Family Weekend Brunch
You are invited to join your student for brunch in one of the UConn Dining Halls.  This is on a cash basis, so there is no advance registration needed.
University Dining Halls
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
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Due to rain in the forecast, this event has moved indoors to the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.  No tickets necessary.  Free!

Marching Band’s Family Weekend Showcase
A spectacular musical and visual performance by the “Pride of Connecticut”.  An energy filled hour with our nationally ranked twirlers, the fantastic UConn Drumline, instrumental features, spirited choreographed numbers, and special guest performers.  The program includes traditional favorites, selections from this years featured performance called UCMB DANCE, and a few tunes that will “Get You Movin’!”

MOVED INDOORS: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Grab a Scoop with the Dairy Bar Too!
UConn’s ice cream truck will be parked by Gampel Pavilion for a tasty afternoon snack.  All ice cream served on the truck is from the UConn Dairy Bar.
Outside of Gampel Pavilion
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Due to rain in the forecast, this event has been cancelled.

Family Photos with Jonathan
Have us take your photo by our famous stature of Jonathan UConn’s Husky mascot.  You provide the smiles and we provide the camera.  Photos will be put online for families to retrieve.  Sponsored by UConn Orientation Services.

Cancelled
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Adventure Center Open House
Visit the UConn Adventure Center to learn more about our outdoor excursions, skill clinics, and extended adventures we offer to students.  All of our gear will be on display to see what we offer.  Stop by and give you best shot at pitching a tent or get sized for equipment by our staff.  Games with great prizes will be played throughout the Open House.
Student Union Rm. 228, by Information Center
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
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Mi Segundo Hogar/ My-Home-Away-from-Home
Ven y descubre como el Centro Puertorriqueño y Latino Americano ayuda a tus hij@s a ser éxitos@s en la Universidad de Connecticut. PRLACC es el Segundo Hogar para nuestros estudiantes Latinxs.Come and find out how the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center helps your children to be successful at the University of Connecticut. PRLACC is the home-away-from-home for our Latinxs students.
Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center, 4th Floor of Student Union
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Due to rain in the forecast, the Family Weekend BBQ has been moved indoors.

Family Weekend BBQ
The BBQ will now be held in the Rome Ballroom, located in South Campus.  Families can also enjoy a BBQ meal at any of the Dining Halls.  Upon your arrival to campus, please visit the Family Weekend Check-In at the Student Union to pick up your BBQ wristbands.  These wristbands will be accepted at the Rome Ballroom BBQ or any of the Dining Halls.Enjoy a cookout style menu with burgers, hot dogs, and so much more.  Walk-ins will be accepted on the day of the event.  To purchase meals for the BBQ at the door, please bring cash.  To see the full menu for the BBQ, click the link in the title of this event.

MOVED INDOORS: BBQ will be held at Rome Ballroom and all of the Dining Halls
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Due to rain in the forecast, this event has been cancelled. 

Student Performance Showcase
While enjoying a fantastic BBQ from UConn Dining Services, take a look to the stage beside the tent for exciting performances from some of UConn’s best student performance groups and solo artists.

Cancelled
12:00 pm

UConn Softball vs. Yale

Burrill Family Field
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

An Overview of Public Safety at UConn
The UConn Police Department would like to invite UConn families to attend an interactive overview of Public Safety at UConn.  This presentation will highlight Public Safety services, safety information, emergency notification procedures and educational programming within the Police Department.  After the presentation, there will be a dedicated time to answering questions from families.

Student Union Room 304A
1:00 pm – 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
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Weekend Check-In (cont.)
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, and a campus map.

Student Union Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Family Learning Block 2
Take an hour to learn from campus leaders about their area of expertise.  Presentations on numerous topics will be offered across the Student Union for students and their families.

Below are the presentations being offered during this block:

An Overview of Public Safety at UConn
Did you miss the earlier presentation from UCPD?  They are back again to educate the UConn community about the services provided by Public Safety and will give an overview of safety information, emergency notification procedures and educational programming within the Police Department..  After the presentation, there will be a dedicated time to answering questions from families.  Presentation will be in Student Union Room 304A.

Parenting and the UConn Family
The Dean of Students Office welcomes the opportunity to speak with parents and families about our support for UConn students.  Together we are able to achieve student success and provide a positive campus experience.  The Dean of Students Office serves students as they navigate the university, overcome academic or personal difficulty, or have questions regarding their experience.  We are also a resource available to parents with questions regarding how to best support their student.  Stop by to hear what the DOS is all about and to mingle!  Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.  Presentation will be in Student Union Room 304B.

Off-Campus Living at UConn: A Roadmap for Parents and Family Members
Moving off campus is easy with the help of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS).  We offer resources and advocacy for UConn students living off-campus or who commute from home. As a parent or family member, your support and involvement is critical to your student’s experience. Our website provides information about programs, services, and resources that students and their families will find helpful.   One of the services available is a database of off-campus housing options.  Our office can also assist your student in searching for off-campus housing, lease review, and tips for moving into the community.  If your son or daughter is considering moving off-campus or commuting from home, check out what Off-Campus Student Services has to offer.  Presentation will be in Student Union Room 304C.

Student Union Room 304
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chorus Concert
The UConn Choirs, including the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir, Men’s Glee Club, and Collegium Musicum, will perform an exciting and joyous program of varied choral music to welcome families and friends to campus for Family Weekend.

von der Mehden Recital Hall
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Asian American Cultural Center Open House
Visit us for tours of the center and treat yourself to some bubble tea. AsACC has a lot to offer the students at UConn and after taking our tour and sipping some bubble tea you will quickly see why students call AsACC their home away from home. Learn about AsACC’s history, its many student organizations, mentor programs and AsACC offerings and events. Our diverse and knowledgeable student staff is ready to share their experiences and tell you about all the amazing opportunities to get involved at AsACC and throughout campus. We look forward to meeting you!
Asian American Cultural Center, 4th Floor of the Student Union
2:00 pm UConn Softball vs. Yale Burrill Family Field
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Family Weekend Keynote Speaker
Joelle A. Murchison; UConn’s Chief Diversity Officer

What Every College Student Needs to Know…and their families too for that matter!

Former Stanford Dean Julie Lythcott-Haim wrote a piece entitled, “What every 18 year old should know” in which she identified the 8 things she felt every person should have mastered the time they head to college. So just how ready was your student? At this session, we’ll talk about that checklist and a few others items that we think are important keys for being a culturally competent and actively engaged member of the UConn community and beyond.

Student Union Theatre
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Husky Bluegrass, Brews and More!
Alumni are invited to listen to live music by ’81 South’ and sample wine, beer and other delicious drinks and bites from a variety of local vineyards and breweries, many of which are owned and operated by UConn alumni. The cost is $50 per person and $20 for all 5 and 10 year reunion alums. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the University’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources To register in advance, click link in the title of this event.  The deadline is Friday, September 23rd.  This is a 21+ event.

W.B. Young Quad, across I-195
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Storrs Farmers Market
Since 1994, Storrs Farmers Market has provided the greater Mansfield community with fresh, local foods. Because everything is grown right here in Connecticut (the average distance from farm to Market is just 8 miles!), the offerings change with the season. Visitors can expect to find a wide assortment of fall fruits and vegetables; fresh-baked goods; honey and maple syrup; chicken and pork; and more!
Mansfield Town Hall, 4 South Eagleville Road
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Family Weekend Dinner
Book a space at this meal for your family when you complete the official Family Weekend Registration.  Walk-ins will not be accepted on the day of the event.  Dress is casual, seating is assigned.  To see the full menu for the Dinner, click the link in the title of this event.
Rome Ballroom, South Campus
5:00 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
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Magician Nate Staniforth
Nate Staniforth starred in the Discovery Channel’s international hit TV series “Breaking Magic,” which aired to over one-hundred million people around the world in 2014.  As a live performer for the last ten years, Nate has toured the United States as one of the busiest working magicians in the country.  Nate’s performance is free to UConn students and their families.  No ticket is required, space is limited.
 Student Union Theatre
8:00 pm Maddie & Tae
We regret to inform you that the Family Weekend Headline concert featuring Maddie & Tae on Saturday, October 1, at 8 pm, at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, has been cancelled. The concert will be rescheduled at a future date, to be determined.All tickets will be automatically refunded. If you have questions regarding the refund process, please call the Jorgensen Box Office at 860-486-4226.
Cancelled
 8:00 pm SUBOG Movie
Finding Dory
UConn Students – $2; Guests of UConn Students and other UConn affiliates – $4
Student Union Theatre
9:00 pm Due to rain in the forecast, this event has been cancelled.

Drive-In Movie
Cap off an exciting Saturday with an on-campus drive-in movie!  Stop by F-Lot, located behind the UConn Police Department for a free screening of the new Ghostbusters film, starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.  Pack some lawn chairs or just relax in your car, either way, bring the whole family!  Concessions will be available for a late night snack too.

Cancelled
9:00 pm – 1:00 am Late Night
Join UConn Late Night’s Saturday evening event.  All are welcome!  FREE!
Student Union
 11:00 pm SUBOG Movie
Finding Dory
UConn Students – $2; Guests of UConn Students and other UConn affiliates – $4
Student Union Theatre