Friday, October 13, 2023

Below is the schedule for Friday of Family Weekend.  Events are subject to change.

UConn Bookstore

Time: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: 2075 Hillside Road

Stock up on all your Husky Spirit Gear at the UConn Bookstore! Receive 10% off your order with a coupon only available at Family Weekend Check-In!

William Benton Museum of Art

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: 245 Glenbrook Road

The William Benton Museum of Art is Connecticut’s state art museum with a collection of more than 7,000 works dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The museum annually presents 10-12 exhibitions of art from its collection and from loaned works. Lectures, gallery talks, salon discussions, campus art walks, musical performances, and drawing sessions are among the museum’s popular programs. In addition to the exhibits in the museum, check out UConn's collection of campus art and sculptures through the Benton's self-guided walking tour.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 1 Royce Circle

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 3,500 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.

The current exhibit at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is Tradition and Revolution in Indian Shadow Puppetry, curated by puppeteer and UConn graduate student Rahul Koonathara.  The exhibit celebrates the spectacular South Indian shadow puppet traditions of Tolu Bommalatta and Tholpavakoothu, as well as recent innovations reflecting the changing nature of the form.

Lunch on Your Own

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Across Campus

Suggestions: Union Street Market, Earth, Wok & Fire, One Plate Two Plates, Food for the Pack Truck, Dining Halls, and Downtown Storrs.

Dairy Bar

Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Location: 3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension

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.

J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: UConn Alumni Center

Located in the UConn Alumni Center, this museum is the ultimate destination for both long-time fans of the school and first-time visitors. The growth and development of Connecticut athletics is traced via text, photographs and select artifacts from its humble beginnings in the 1890s to its present day ranking among the elite major college athletic programs in the nation. Let the sights and sounds of more than a century of intercollegiate athletics competition come alive during your visit, and make sure to see the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship trophy.

Doug Bernstein Game Room - Free Play

Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Student Union, 1st Floor

Located in the Student Union off of Union Street, the Doug Bernstein Game Room is one of the best places on campus to relax.  Stop by with the family to play air hockey, pool, ping pong, video games, arcade games, and more! The Game Room will be free to UConn students and their families during Family Weekend.

Field Hockey vs. Providence College

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex

No tickets required to attend.

HuskyTHON Fall Fest

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Way by the Student Union

Feeling fall? Join HuskyTHON for our annual HuskyTHON Fall Fest! Presented by the Morale Team. Enjoy a fall fair style event with food trucks, yard games, vendors, trick-or-treating, giveaways, and more!

Family Weekend Information & Check-In

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Student Union Room 104

Upon your arrival to Family Weekend, 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 information about the events planned, a campus map, a coupon to the UConn Bookstore, and more!

Women's Volleyball vs. Xavier University

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: UConn Volleyball Center

No tickets required to attend.

Dinner on Your Own

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Across Campus

Suggestions: Union Street Market, Dining Halls and Downtown Storrs.

Shabbat Services & Dinner

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hillel House, 54 North Eagleville Road

Please join us for a Family Shabbat at UConn Hillel! Services (optional) begin at 5pm and our free, delicious Kosher dinner begins at 5:30pm. A parent dessert reception will follow at 6:30pm. All are welcome for either services and/or dinner.  Please RSVP to

Shabbat with Chabad

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30pm
Location: Chabad at UConn, 24 Willowbrook Road

Enjoy a full course, homemade meal with your UConn student.  Fun, community, and delicious.

Concert for a Cause - Hearth: on finding home

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30pm
Location: Storrs Congregational Church, 2 North Eagleville Road

Come experience a thought provoking concert exploring aspects of home, shelter, and comfort performed by Connecticut’s versatile vocal chamber choir, Voices of Concinnity. "Hearth: on finding home" will benefit F.O.S.T.E.R. Independence Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to help Connecticut “independent students” (students experiencing family estrangement, housing insecurity, or foster care) to successfully graduate from college. Tickets $10 (students free). Reserve tickets:

Fall Puppet Slam

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

The UConn Fall Puppet Slam will feature short works by professional puppeteers and performers from around New England, as well as new works by UConn Puppet Arts students. Recommended for mature audiences. Doors open at 7:00 pm, seating is first, come first served. 

Men's Club Hockey

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Toscano Family Ice Forum

No tickets required to attend.

SUBOG Movie - Coco

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Student Union Theatre

FREE to UConn students and their families. UConn student must be in attendance and bring UConn ID.

Late Night

Time: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Student Union

Late Night is a fun and exciting way to spend the end of your week. Each weekend has a theme, and there are always interactive activities, food, giveaways, and prizes. Late Night aims to provide a new experience at the Student Union every weekend, so join in on the fun!