Saturday, October 6

Breakfast on Your Own

Time: 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Across Campus

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

Honors Reception

Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Shippee Pequot Room

Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast while interacting with Honors staff members, student leaders, and other Honors families. This is a drop-in reception for first-year Honors students and families.

Celebrate Your UConn Family: Alumni Legacy Breakfast

Time: 8:30 am – 9:45 am & 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Alumni Center, Great Hall

Does your family bleed blue? If you’re an alumni parent, grandparent, and/or sibling with a current student attending UConn, we consider your family a UConn legacy family. You’re invited to celebrate your legacy together at our annual Family Weekend event! Share memories and UConn traditions with your Husky family while enjoying a buffet breakfast. Remarks from Mo Cotton Kelly, Vice President for Alumni Relations will be followed by our special legacy pinning ceremony. Two seating options are available. To register for either seating, click the link in the event title. Space is limited. Registration will close on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm. No refunds are available after that date.

Family Weekend Resource Fair

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom

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.

UConn Early College Experience and Pre-College Summer Informational Tent

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Way

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 us! With over 12,000 new UConn ECE alumni each year, and about 1,000 Pre-College Summer alumni, we look forward to meeting you all, and making new connections with prospective students!

Family Weekend Check-In

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom

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!

Family Lounge

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Student Union Room 104

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.

UConn Bookstore

Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: UConn Bookstore

Stock up on all your Husky Spirit Gear at the UConn Bookstore! Receive 25% off one Husky Spirit item with the coupon at the back of this Family Weekend Guide!


Time: 10:00 am
Location: 1376 Storrs Road, park behind the W.B. Young Buildin

On-site registration and check-in is from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Run begins at 10:00 am. Registration is $10.00 for UConn students (please bring ID) and $25.00 for all others. To register in advance online, click the link in the event title. Registration also available at the event. Please email with any questions. The UConn Student American Physical Therapy Association (SAPTA) serves to promote the physical therapy profession by providing involvement opportunities for UConn PT students.

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Greenhouse Tours

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00pm
Location: 75 North Eagleville Road

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.

Geoscience Day

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00pm
Location: Beach Hall

Booths with interactive activities geared towards learning more about geology and atmospheric sciences.

UConn Engineering Alumni Legacy Society Celebration and Pinning Ceremony

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Castleman Building Room 212

BY INVITATION ONLY. The Engineering Alumni Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates families who have made UConn Engineering a multi-generational 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.

Marching Band’s Family Weekend Showcase

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Come to Jorgensen for a spectacular musical and visual performance by the “Pride of Connecticut!” You will experience a spirit and energy-filled hour with our nationally ranked Feature Twirler, the fantastic UConn Drumline, instrumental features, spirited choreography, and great music. The program begins with traditional favorites from "Huskies" to "America the Beautiful." Then, take a trip through time with selections from this year's featured performance, UCMB RETROPLAYED! This show includes American classics by Bernstein and Copland plus some of pop's biggest hits by Earth, Wind, & Fire, Cindi Lauper, Nirvana, Ke$ha and more! Plus, Jorgensen has comfy chairs and air-conditioning so you and your parents can take a load off while enjoying an awesome performance. No tickets necessary. Free!

Grab a Scoop or a Snack with the UConn Ice Cream and Food Trucks!

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Way

UConn’s ice cream truck and food truck will be parked between the Student Union and the School of Business. All ice cream served on the truck is from the UConn Dairy Bar. The food truck serves a full lunch menu.

Jostens – Order Your Class Ring

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: UConn Bookstore

Meet with a representative from Jostens and order your class ring today! Rings starting at $199!

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Time: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: 1 Royce Circle

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

Dairy Bar

Time: 11:00 am – 10:00 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.

Family Weekend BBQ

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Rome Ballroom, South Campus

Reserve your seat 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.

Lunch on Your Own

Time: 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Across Campus

Suggestions: Union Street Market, Chuck and Augie’s, Dining Halls, Blue Oak Cafe/True Blue Tavern, and Downtown Storrs.

Free Flu Shots for UConn Students

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Student Health Services

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.

African American Cultural Center Open House

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: AACC Community Room, Student Union Room 407

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!

Rainbow Center Chosen Family Open House

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Rainbow Center, Student Union 4th Floor

The Rainbow Center recognizes that not all students within our community will have family arriving during Family Weekend therefore we are welcoming all folx to the Rainbow Center Chosen Family Open House! A chosen family is a group of individuals who deliberately choose one another to play significant roles in each other's lives, even though one is not biologically or legally related. Drop in for board games, watch our big screen TV, take a tour, have a snack, and find out more about our programs and resources! We welcome ALL families!

International Students’ Letters to Home

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: McMahon Hall, Room 185 (ISSS Lounge)

International students can connect with family, even when far away! Drop by ISSS for food, spend time with other students, take a pic doing typical New England fall activities, and write an old-fashioned letter to let your family know you are thinking of them.

William Benton Museum of Art

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: William Benton Museum of Art

The William Benton Museum of Art 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 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. Bring your family over to do a fun scavenger hunt (for all ages) in our permanent collection gallery.

Walktober Horsebarn Hill Walk

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Parking Lot at 2618 Horsebarn Hill Road

Join us for a walk around UConn’s Horsbarn 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. No dogs please. 1.5 hours. 1.6 miles. Sponsored by the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. To register, click the link in the event title. Registration is suggested to allow for email update in case of postponement due to weather. Rain date is Sunday, October 7.

Recepcion Familias Latinas – Latino/a, Hispanic. Latinx Families

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Student Union 4th Floor

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!

Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) Open House

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Asian American Cultural Center, Student Union 4th Floor

Be sure to stop by the Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) during this year’s Family Weekend. Take a tour of the center, share a snack with us, and see what the center has to offer. 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!

Chorus Concert

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: von der Mehden Recital Hall

UConn Choirs, including the UConn Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Glee Club, Collegium Musicum, UConntabile, and Voices of Freedom, is happy to present a vibrant 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 experience the joy of the UConn Choirs community of singers.

Storrs Farmers Market

Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Mansfield Town Hall, 4 South Eagleville Road

Come visit the friendly farmers and skilled artisans of the Storrs Farmers Market who have been serving up the area's favorite local food for more than 24 years! Visitors can expect to find a wide assortment of fall fruits and vegetables; fresh-baked goods; honey and maple syrup; chicken and pork; pasture-raised eggs, and more. Families can find great picnic options for lunch such as farm-to-table made-to-order prepared meals, kombucha, tasty desserts, vegan and gluten-free options. Open rain or shine on the green in front of Mansfield Town Hall, across from Price Chopper.

The Mystery Lounge

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Student Union Theatre

The Mystery Lounge is one of the nation’s longest running and most celebrated magic and comedy shows. The Mystery Lounge is a multi-performer show that uses sleight of hand and theatrical magic along with comic wit to engage the audience. You won't want to miss this FREE show!

Family Weekend Dinner

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Rome Ballroom, South Campus

Reserve your seat 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.

Dinner on Your Own

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Across Campus

Suggestions: Union Street Market, Chuck and Augie’s, Dining Halls, Blue Oak Cafe/True Blue Tavern, and Downtown Storrs.

Student Performance Showcase

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Paterson Square in Downtown Storrs

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 Downtown Storrs 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!

Scared Scriptless featuring Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets for Mochrie and Sherwood will go on sale online through the Jorgensen Box Office beginning Wednesday, August 1st. This advance purchase date is for Family Weekend attendees only. A promo code to purchase tickets can be found on the Family Weekend postcard mailed to the student’s home address. Seats are limited and will sell out quickly!

Ticket Prices
Regular: $45 (tables), $40 (risers), $35 (mezzanine), $30 (balcony)
UConn Student: $25 (floor), $20 (mezzanine), $15 (balcony)
Youth : $30 (floor), $25 (mezzanine), $20 (balcony)


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

Drive-In Movie

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: F-Lot, located off of North Eagleville Road

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 animated film Coco! Pack some lawn chairs or just relax in your car, either way, bring the whole family! Free concessions too!

Late Night

Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
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!