Saturday Schedule

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time Event Location
7:00 am – 10:30 am Breakfast on Your Own
Suggestions: Union Street Market, select UConn Dining Halls, and Storrs Center.
Across Campus
7:30 am – 10:30 am First-Year Honors Family Weekend Breakfast
All first-year Honors students and their families are invited to celebrate Family Weekend 2017 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. To register, please visit
Buckley Dining Hall
8:30 am – 11:00 am Celebrate Your UConn Family: Alumni Legacy Breakfast
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. This year’s event will include our legacy pinning ceremony, so don’t miss out! The Alumni Center is home of the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum, and we invite you to take a self-guided tour during your visit. Sponsored by the UConn Office of Alumni Relations. Space is limited and pre-registration is required via No assigned seating. Casual attire.
Alumni Center, Great Hall
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Family Weekend Check-In
Upon your arrival to Family Weekend, 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
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.
Student Union Ballroom
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Early College Experience and Pre-College Summer Informational Tent
Did your student earn UConn ECE credits at their high school before coming to UConn, or participate in the UConn Pre-College Summer program? We invite all alumni, families, and anyone interested in more information about UConn early college opportunities to visit our tent!  With over 11,000 new UConn ECE alumni each year, and over 600 Pre-College Summer alumni, we look forward to meeting you all, and making new connections with prospective students!
Fairfield Way
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
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.
Student Union 304 A/B/C
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 – 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.
Student Union Ballroom
10:30 am – 12:00 pm UConn Engineering Alumni Legacy Society Celebration and Pinning Ceremony
BY INVITATION ONLY. The Engineering Alumni Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates families who have made UConn Engineering a multigenerational tradition. Siblings, children, and grandchildren of one or more UConn Engineering alumni are eligible for induction to the society. Please send an email to no later than August 31st indicating full names of engineering alumni, including maiden names of alumnae, to confirm familial legacy status.
Castleman Building Room 212
11:00 am – 12:00 pm 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 FUSION SYMPHONY with music by Bach, Imagine Dragons, Beethoven, Kanye West, and more!  What’s old is new again!  No tickets necessary.  Free!
George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex
11:00 am SAPTA 5K
The UConn Student American Physical Therapy Association (SAPTA) serves to promote the physical therapy profession by providing involvement opportunities for UConn PT students.On-site registration for the annual SAPTA 5K will be from 11:00 am – 11:45 am. Race begins at 12:00 pm. Price of registration is $10.00 for UConn students (please bring ID) and $25.00 for non-students/general public. There will be free t-shirts for the first 50 people registered online. Prizes will be given for the top three male and top three female finishers in the race! Rain date will be Sunday, October 8th. Starting location is at the W.B. Young building quad at the University of Connecticut. Parking is available behind the building. Please email with any questions. Register online now by clicking the link in the title of this 5K!
W.B. Young Building Quad
11:00 am – 4:00 pm The Wave Project: A National, Interactive Public Art Project
Celebrate water and it’s critical importance in our lives. Join this interactive art project and help us create The Wave! The Wave is also a Community Engagement Project, connecting participants to one another and to their community through the shared process of contributing to a work of art on an important global issue. The primary goals of The Wave project is to call attention to the critical importance of water in all of our lives and to foster a sense of common connections through our shared responsibility to protect this vital resource. Participants contribute to an ever-growing, dynamic wave in brilliant colors, emphasizing the beauty, power and essential nature of water.  Free!  Audience participation is vital!  For more information about the Benton Museum, visit their website at
Benton Museum of Art
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 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.
Husky Statue in front of Gampel Pavilion
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
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Family Weekend BBQ
Book a space at this meal for your family when you complete the official Family Weekend Registration. Dress is casual. To see the full menu for the BBQ, click the link in the title of this event.
Rome Ballroom, South Campus
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm African American Cultural Center Open House
The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center will be hosting an open house for all students and their families! Learn about the history of the Center, get information about PA2SS, the Center’s mentoring program, and be informed about the many student organizations and events sponsored by the Center. You will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Willena Kimpson Price, Director of the African American Cultural Center, as well as a diverse group of our student staff and student leaders. We look forward to welcoming you to the AACC!
AACC Community Room, Student Union Room 407
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm International Students’ Letters to Home
Join ISSS in writing letter postcards, and sending other snapshots of your time in the U.S. so far. Connect with other international students while writing your letters over refreshments and fun.
McMahon Hall, Room 185 (ISSS Lounge)
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
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Walktober Horsebarn Hill Walk
Join us for a walk around UConn’s Horsebarn Hill to enjoy views of the surrounding UConn Forest’s fall foliage, visit the animal barns and learn about what’s going on at the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Please note that this is an easy walk but does include an uphill stretch on rough pavement. Registration is voluntary but will allow us to email you in the event of postponement due to questionable weather. To register in advance online, click the link in the title of this event.
Parking Lot at 2618 Horsebarn Hill Road, Storrs, CT
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Recepcion Familias Latinas – Latino/a, Hispanic. Latinx Families
Ven y conéctate con otras Familias Latinas! El Centro Puertorriqueño y Latinoamericano es el Segundo hogar para los estudiantes Latinos/as e Hispanos de la Universidad de Connecticut. Habla con otras Familias en tu idioma (Español, Inglés, y Portugués). Y aprende acerca de los diferentes programas y servicios que ofrecemos para ayudar a tus hijos/as. Los esperamos!

Come and meet other Latino/a Families! The Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) is the second home for our self-identified Latino/a, Latinx, and Hispanic students at the University of Connecticut. Meet other families who speak (Spanish, English and Portuguese). You will learn about the different programs and services the Center offers to support your children!

Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Student Union 4th Floor
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chorus Concert
UConn Choirs, including the UConn Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Men’s Glee Club, Collegium Musicum, Women’s Choir, Festival Chorus, and Voices of Freedom, is happy to present a showcase of choral music as part of Family Weekend. This exciting event will include powerful music from many different styles and will be a great way to hear some of UConn finest singers.

von der Mehden Recital Hall
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) Open House
Be sure to stop by the Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) during this year’s Family Weekend. You can take a tour of the center, treat yourself to some bubble tea and have fun playing one of a variety of Asian games. AsACC has a lot to offer the students at UConn and after spending some time with us you will quickly see why students call AsACC their home away from home. Learn about AsACC’s history, mentoring programs, annual events, and the services provided. Our diverse and knowledgeable student staff is ready to share their experiences and tell you about all the amazing opportunities to engage students. We look forward to meeting you!
Asian American Cultural Center, Student Union 4th Floor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rainbow Center Open House
Take some time out of your day during Family Weekend to join us at the UConn Rainbow Center!  Our intent is to provide family members of UConn students with information regarding the Rainbow Center and the resources available to them and their college students. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask a small panel of UConn students any questions they have. The program will include PowerPoint slideshows on some basics about the community, pictures from events, discussion group meeting times, and any other events we are involved in.
Rainbow Center, Student Union 4th Floor
2:00 pm UConn Women’s Hockey vs. Vermont
Come see your UConn Huskies’ Women’s Hockey team take on Hockey East rival Vermont at the Freitas Ice Forum (located on Jim Calhoun Way). Admission is free for all fans and be sure to stick around for post-game activities.
Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Family Weekend Keynote Speaker – Jeremy Teitelbaum
Dr. Jeremy Teitelbaum became Interim Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs on February 1, 2017 after serving for more than eight years as Dean of CLAS. A native of New York City who grew up in Denver, he earned a BA in mathematics summa cum laude from Carleton College and a PhD in mathematics from Harvard University.Join Dr. Teitelbaum, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, in a unique dialogue with some of UConn’s newest faculty members.  Dr. Teitelbaum will facilitate a conversation with select faculty members about what inspires them, what pushed them to pursue their careers in higher education, and how their paths led them to UConn.
Student Union 304 A/B/C
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! Open rain or shine.
Mansfield Town Hall, 4 South Eagleville Road
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Haydini: Rare Magic, Well Done!
“You’ve seen rabbits pulled out of hats, now see hats pulled out of rabbits!” Magician and Illusionist Hayden “Haydini” Childress. Seating is limited.
Student Union Theatre
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. 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 – 8:00 pm Student Performance Showcase
Before or after dinner, see some of UConn’s best and brightest student performance groups showcase their talents at the new hub of Storrs! Paterson Square, located in Storrs Center by the Ballard Institute, CVS and the Dog Lane Cafe provides a unique, outdoor performance space for your family to relax and take in the sights!
Paterson Square in Storrs Center
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm UConn Trivia Night at Ted’s
Think you know UConn? Get your game face on and compete in a trivia night! Study up, as no UConn topic is off limits. Parents, challenge your college seniors! Campus landmarks, traditions, professors, sports…we can and will ask everything. Great prizes are at stake, so don’t miss out!Cost is $10 per person, includes wings and soda. Full menu and cash bar available for purchase. Must be 21+ to participate. To register in advance, visit the Office of Alumni Relations page.
Ted’s Restaurant & Bar
8:00 pm Comedian Billy Gardell
Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016. MIKE & MOLLY continues to air in syndication to this day.Tickets for Billy Gardell will go on sale online and by phone at the Jorgensen Box Office beginning Monday, August 28th. Tickets will be a general sale, no promotional codes are required. Seats are limited so remember to mark you calendars and buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale!

Ticket Prices
Regular $40 (Balcony) / $45 (Mezzanine) / $50 (Floor)
Students $15 (Balcony) / $20 (Mezzanine) / $25 (Floor)

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
8:00 pm SUBOG Movie – Cars 3
UConn Students – $2; Guests of UConn Students and other UConn affiliates – $4. UConn student must be in attendance and have a valid UConn ID.
Student Union Theatre
8:00 pm 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 Wonder Woman! Pack some lawn chairs or just relax in your car, either way, bring the whole family! Free concessions from the Whoopie Wagon will be available to all attendees too!
F-Lot, located off of North Eagleville Road
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 – Cars 3
UConn Students – $2; Guests of UConn Students and other UConn affiliates – $4. UConn student must be in attendance and have a valid UConn ID.
Student Union Theatre