Saturday, October 14, 2023

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

Breakfast on Your Own

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

Suggestions: South Dining Hall and Downtown Storrs.

Celebrate Your UConn Family: Annual Legacy Breakfast

Time: Two Seatings - 8:30 am OR 10:45 am
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 breakfast and pinning ceremony. Registration is required: register for our 8:30am seating or 10:45am seating. Questions? Please contact

Campus Resource Fair

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Way by the Student Union
Moved indoors to the Student Union 1st Floor

Stop by the Campus Resource Fair to connect with the following campus partners...

Women's Center
The Women’s Center works to dismantle gender oppression through prevention, education, and advocacy;​ support undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty who experience sexism, gender-based violence, discrimination, and/or harassment;​ center the experiences of women and gender-expansive people; and ​celebrate all of the ways gender is lived and expressed​ through an anti-racist and culturally affirming feminist practice.​ Stop by to meet members of our student staff who can share information about the Women’s Center’s programs and events, how we support students, and opportunities for engagement with the Center.  Answer a question for the chance to win Women’s Center swag.

UConn Police Department
Our community outreach unit provides various educational safety programs to the UConn students, staff, and faculty.  The community outreach unit also has 2 facility dogs that are available to support and provide assistance to our UConn students.  Both dogs increase the connection between the UConn Police and UConn communities, creating more opportunities for positive relationship building and trust.  We will provide information about our self-defense and team-building programs, along with a few giveaways (stress donuts, pens, cell-phone stands).

Experiential Global Learning
Experiential Global Learning offers abroad, domestic, and virtual academic opportunities to undergraduate UConn students in all majors! Our programs take place throughout the fall and spring terms, academic year, summer, winter and spring break! We encourage students to start the process early and chat with EGL about the opportunities and experiences available to them. Visit for more information.

Center for Career Development
Come learn about the ways the Center for Career Development can provide support within your/your student’s career journey. From career and major exploration and the job, internship or graduate school search to creating a resume and preparing for interviews, ask whatever questions you may have about career or our resources.

Air Force ROTC
The Air Force ROTC program and Aerospace Studies Department is active on campus, our table will include information on our program and will give people the chance to speak with UConn cadets about their experiences in ROTC and taking Aerospace Studies courses.

Center for Students with Disabilities - Beyond Access
Beyond Access teaches students how to work smarter, not harder in a competitive academic environment while preparing for life after college. Participants work toward their personalized goals during one to three hours of weekly meetings with a Strategy Instructor over the course of the semester. Strategy Instructors develop individualized supports to promote development of academic, executive function, social engagement, and career development skills. In addition, Strategy Instructors connect students to UConn resources across campus and provide holistic support to promote student growth and well-being.

Family Weekend Information & Check-In

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Student Union 1st Floor Lobby

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!

UConn Bookstore

Time: 9:00 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!

Friends & Family of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Development

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Student Union Room 104
Moved to Student Union Room 303

The Center for Fraternity & Sorority Development is hosting their first ever Family & Friends event! Come get to know the fraternity and sorority community here at UConn. You will get the chance to get to know the staff that support and advise these student organizations and hopefully meet and greet other members of your students’ fraternity or sorority.

We will have light snacks. We look forward to seeing you!

Brunch on Your Own

Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Across Campus

Suggestions: Market CafeDining Halls, and Downtown Storrs.

Shabbat Morning Services & Lunch

Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Chabad at UConn, 24 Willowbrook Road

Join us for meaningful Shabbat morning services followed by lunch and hot chulent!

Hike the HEEP with the Office of Sustainability

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Hillside Environmental Education Park - Innovation Building Trailhead

Take a hike in the HEEP (Hillside Environmental Education Park) with the UConn Office of Sustainability. Get to know the peaceful trails and learn about how this area spurred UConn's commitment to sustainability. The hike will be about 1 mile on mostly flat but uneven terrain. Bring your sneakers or hiking boots. Hike will be lead by OS staff and our team of super star undergraduate interns. Limited parking is available at the Innovation Building, or you can take a shuttle. Hiking group will depart promptly at 11am. Learn more about the trail and get directions here:

African American Cultural Center Open House

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: AACC, 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 and be informed about the many student organizations and events sponsored by the Center. You will have the opportunity to meet with a diverse group of our student staff and student leaders. We look forward to welcoming you to the AACC!

Family Bagel Brunch

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Hillel House, 54 North Eagleville Road

Please join us for a free brunch at UConn Hillel. We would love to meet you and your students and show everything Hillel has to offer. Please RSVP to

Center for Career Development Open House

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: CCD Office in Wilbur Cross Building, Room 201 & 202

The Center for Career Development would like to welcome UConn students and their families to join us for Family Weekend festivities and learn more about how we help students become Career Ready! We invite you to join us for some resource demonstrations, tour our offices, and meet some of our staff. Giveaways and light refreshments will be provided.

Library Open House & Scavenger Hunt

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Homer Babbidge Library - Plaza Level

The UConn Library welcomes UConn students and their families to meet library staff and learn about the ways we holistically support student success. Check out our loanables, hear about our resources and services, and learn ways to get help with research. Explore our study spaces with a scavenger hunt for a chance to spin the prize wheel and bring home some exclusive library swag!

William Benton Museum of Art

Time: 11:00 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.
This weekend, enjoy art and do a fun scavenger hunt in the galleries and chalk drawing on the patio. If it is a nice day, enjoy UConn's outdoor sculptures on self guided walks.

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 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.

Free tours of the Museum of Puppetry will be offered at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.

Performances of Puppets En Pointe, featuring ballet themed pieces in multiple puppetry mediums by UConn student Carrie Fowler, will be held at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm.

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.

Family Weekend BBQ

Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Student Union Lawn (outdoor tent and indoor seating will be available)

The Family Weekend BBQ has SOLD OUT!

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 BBQ, click the link in the title of this event.

Student Performance Showcase

Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Student Union Terrace

While you enjoy your meal from UConn Catering at the Family Weekend BBQ, grab a seat and watch some of UConn’s best and brightest student performance groups showcase their talents! Performance will be held on the Terrace of the Student Union. Tables and chairs will be available for families.

Men's Club Lacrosse

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Rec Turf, Jim Calhoun Way across from Morrone Stadium

J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: UConn Alumni Center, 2384 Alumni Drive

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.

OPIM Innovate: Robots, 3D Printing, and More

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Way by the Student Union
Moved indoors to the Student Union 1st Floor

Students and their parents can stop by and check out the wonderful things OPIM Innovate has to offer. OPIM Innovate is a makerspace/tech lab on campus that is open to all students where they can learn about things like 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Robotics and more! Come by and drive a robot or create your own masterpiece with the 3D Pens!

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.

Historical Walking Tour of Campus with UConn Historical Society

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Jonathan Statue by Gampel Pavilion

Join the UConn Historical Society for our second annual walking tour of UConn's campus! Learn about some of the oldest buildings at our University and the interesting history that they hold. The guided tour will be under an hour and include QR codes for archival photos of each building.

Men's Club Rugby vs. Boston College

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Depot Campus Field

Community Outreach Crafts for Kids

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Student Union Room 203

Looking to volunteer as a family this weekend? Community Outreach is seeking help creating crafts to support the development of literacy skills for children of our partner preschools. If you have young children with you, we will also have crafts available that they can take home.

Family Weekend DIY Activities

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Way by the Student Union
Moved indoors to Student Union Room 104

Head over to Fairfield Way between the Student Union and McHugh Hall to make personalized luggage tags and photo magnets with the whole family!  Available while supplies last.

Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) Open House

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

Welcome and bienvenidos to the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC)! We are excited to have you all join us on the 4th floor of the Student Union to learn more about our center's history, the services we offer, the organizations that work out of our office, and the students and staff that make PRLACC a second home. Current students and staff will be present as well as some light refreshments/snacks. Nuestra casa es su casa y los esperamos ver pronto/Our home is your home and we hope to see you all soon!

Cornhole Tournament

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Student Union Lawn

Compete against other UConn families in everyone's favorite lawn game, cornhole!  Sign ups will be held in-person on the Student Union Lawn beginning at 1:00 pm.  Families will have the opportunity to play in at least two cornhole matches with the winning teams moving onto a winner's tournament in the late afternoon.  The winning team wins $100 to the UConn Bookstore!

Women's Ice Hockey vs. Boston College

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Toscano Family Ice Forum

Tickets required to attend.  To purchase tickets, visit the UConn Athletics Box Office online.

A Hundred Words for Snow, a CRT Performance

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Nafe Katter Theatre, 820 Bolton Road

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (“CRT”), the professional producing arm of  UConn’s Department of Performing Arts, is celebrating UConn Family Weekend with $15 tickets to our opening production, A Hundred Words for Snow.  Tickets are available online at, through the CRT Box Office at 860-486-2113 or in person during regular box office hours.  Use discount code: UCONNFAMILY.

By Tatty Hennessy
Directed by Brendon Fox

Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) Open House

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: AsACC, 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!

UConn Choirs - Family Weekend Concert

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

The UConn Music Department welcomes family and friends to our exciting annual UConn Choirs Family Weekend Concert.  Eight choirs will perform in a fast-paced afternoon of music that's sure to brighten your day and welcome all to campus.  This free concert is always a popular event so please arrive early to be sure to get a seat!

Storrs Farmers Market

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 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 foods for over 25 years! Visitors can expect to find a wide assortment of fall fruits & vegetables, freshly baked goods and other prepared foods, honey & maple syrup, pasture-raised meats & eggs, and more. Open rain or shine on the lawn in front of Mansfield Town Hall, across from Price Chopper.

Hypnotist Jim Spinnato

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Student Union Theatre

Jim Spinnato and his amazing combination of comedy, hypnosis, and audience participation can be seen throughout New England.  Jim has performed recently at Comix Comedy Club, Mohegan Sun Casino, Foxwoods Casino, Six Flags New England, and countless colleges and universities. Come and watch as volunteers from the audience release their comedic abilities, all while under the influence of hypnosis!

Walk-up event, no tickets needed.  Space is limited.

Women's Volleyball vs. Butler University

Time: 4:00pm
Location: UConn Volleyball Center

No tickets required to attend.

Tunes on the Terrace

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Updated Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Student Union Terrace

After grabbing food from one of the area's best food trucks, grab seat (or dance!) while enjoying the talented local performers, Corey Rieman and The Dilemma Band, planning covers of hits songs as well as some of their own music.  This all occurs outdoors as the sun sets over the Storrs campus!

Dinner on Your Own

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

Suggestions: Union Street MarketDining Halls and Downtown Storrs.

Family Weekend Food Truck Rally

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Way

Storrs and the surrounding areas are home to numerous fantastic food trucks. Get a chance to try them out at the new Family Weekend Food Truck Rally! In addition to the UConn Food Truck, Food for the Pack, and the UConn Ice Cream Truck, there will be a variety of local food vendors selling their most notable dishes. No advanced purchases are required.  Both of the UConn trucks ONLY accept credit card payment, no cash!

Men's Soccer vs. Marquette University

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at Rizza Performance Center

Tickets required to attend.  To purchase tickets, visit the UConn Athletics Box Office online.

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Holy Cross

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Toscano Family Ice Forum

Tickets required to attend, game is sold out.  Tickets may be available leading up to the game on Seat Geek, UConn Athletics resale ticket partner.

Magician/Comedian Justin Willman - Family Weekend Special Event

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

To purchase tickets, visit the online Jorgensen Box Office. Tickets are $25 (all levels) for UConn Students and $51 (floor) / $41 (mezzanine) / $36 (balcony) for Non-Students.  Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, August 1st at 10am.  No code is needed to purchase tickets.

Magician/Comedian and recent Critics’ Choice nominee Justin Willman has cemented himself as one of today’s most prolific entertainers. In his Netflix series Magic for Humans with Justin Willman, he brings his skills as a magician to the strange and misunderstood subcultures of America, while incorporating his disarming demeanor into street magic and social experiments that will boggle the mind. Indiewire called Willman the “perfect magician/hybrid prototype with incredible comedic timing,” and the L.A. Times exclaimed that Willman is, “A new breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.”

SUBOG Movie - Spider Man: Across the Spider Verse

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.