Family Weekend 2014 Schedule

subject to change

Hilltop Cafe Hours
Breakfast ($6.30): Friday 7:30-9 a.m., Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Brunch ($8): Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch ($7): Friday 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner ($8): Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday 5-7 p.m.
Children 12 & under $3.50, Children 5 & under free

Bookstore Hours
Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Luce Gallery Hours
Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 am - 6 p.m.
Golf Cart Service
Call (319) 895-4334

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
All Day

Self-guided photo tour of campus

How well do you know Cornell's iconic spaces? Use photo clues as a guide across Cornell's campus. Historic information will be posted at each destination.
Pick up information at registration, lobby, Thomas Commons
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Lobby, Thomas Commons
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Sign up for Classes without Quizzes

Be a college student again! A limited number of academic classes will be available to alumni and families, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration required.
Lobby, Thomas Commons
9 -11 a.m.

Classes without Quizzes

Open Classes:
Cell and Molecular Biology
American Foreign Policy
Campaigns and Elections
Introduction to Proof: Number Theory
Plant Morphology
3-D Studio Art Basics
Intro to Macroeconomics
Exceptional Learner EDU 230
Sport Psychology

Various Locations
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit with faculty by appointment

Please schedule these meetings prior to arriving on campus.
 Faculty Offices
2 p.m.

Renovated spaces tours

Join us for an insider's tour of Cornell's most recent renovations to see how these buildings are serving today's students.

Begin in lobby, Thomas Commons
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Derek Johnson '04, Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Lecture

Join the campus community for a lecture, "Bombs Away: the Road to Global Zero" by the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor and Executive Director of Global Zero.

Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
4:30 - 6 p.m.

Family Weekend Mix and Mingle

Join Cornell faculty, staff, and other Cornell families for a casual social time with appetizers and drinks.
Zamora's Market, Thomas Commons
9 p.m.

Pep Rally

Ash Park
9:30 p.m.


Ash Park
After fireworks


Intramural fields

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
All Day

Self-guided photo tour of campus

How well do you know Cornell's iconic spaces? Use photo clues as a guide across Cornell's campus. Historic information will be posted at each destination.
Registration, lobby, Thomas Commons
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Lobby, Thomas Commons
9 - 9:45 a.m.

Family Weekend Welcome and President's Council Forum

Come hear about the latest initiatives and campus plans from the President's Council.
Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee with a Prof

Join professors from across campus and Cornell alumni for "Saturday Office Hours!" Visit with faculty in this casual setting.

Participating Faculty:
Suzette Astley, Psychology
Devan Baty, Classical & Modern Languages
Kara Beauchamp, Physics
Kerry Bostwick, Education
Ann Cannon, Math/Statistics
Barbara Christie-Pope, Biology
Marty Condon, Biology
Erin Davis, Sociology
Carolyn Zerbe Enns, Psychology
James Freeman, Mathematics and Statistics
Benjamin Greenstein, Geology
John Gruber-Miller, Classical & Modern Languages, Archaeology, Civic Engagement
Amy Gullen, Library
Hans Hassell, Politics
Jill Heinrich, Education
Meg Jacobs, Education
Carol Lacy-Salazar, Spanish (Classical & Modern Languages)
Charley Liberko, Chemistry
Lyle Lichty, Physics
Shannon Reed, English
Shannon Reed, English
Jai Shanata, Chemistry
Tyler Skorczewski, Math
Cindy Strong, Chemistry
Leon Tabak, Computer Science
Craig Teague, Chemistry
Craig Tepper, Biology
Janeve West, Theatre
David Yamanishi, Politics
Meghan Yamanishi, Library

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
10:30 - 11 a.m.

Organ Recital

King Chapel
10:45 a.m.

Winter in Paradise: Marine Biology, Anthropology and Geology in  the Bahamas in February

Each February, anthropology, geology and biology students embark on a journey to study coral reefs and small-scale societies on San Salvador Island in The Bahamas. This presentation will include a brief history and pictorial tour of the island (including marine life) and a description of the research and class projects.  Presented by Professors Craig Tepper (biology), Ben Greenstein (Geology) and Alfrieta Monagan (anthropology).

Durham Classroom, Thomas Commons
 10:45 a.m.

Connecting Students to Experiential Learning Opportunities

This session will provide an opportunity to learn about several of Cornell's experiential learning programs. Current students will share their experiences involving internships, service, research, and off-campus study opportunities. Representatives from the Career and Civic Engagement Center, the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy, and Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare will be present to answer questions.
 Russell Classroom, Thomas Commons
11 a.m.

Homecoming Convocation

King Chapel
11 a.m.

Men's soccer vs St. Norbert

Soccer Field
 Noon-2 p.m.

Family & Friends of Intercultural Life reception

Come out to meet and celebrate with the Office of Intercultural life and catch up with old and new friends.  This will be a time to reconnect or discover ways to support diversity at Cornell and ICL.  light refreshments will be served.  Contact the Office of Muticultural Affairs with questions at (319) 895-4484.
Stoner House

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Renovated Space Tours

Join us for an insider's tour of Cornell's most recent renovations to see how these buildings are serving today's students.
Begin in Lobby, Thomas Commons
1 p.m.

Funky Science Club

The Funky Science Club is an informal group of students who get together to explore some of the more creative aspects of science not typically encountered in a traditional classroom.  Projects have involved plasma globes, holograms, inverting goggles, strobe lights, musical sparks, and more. Presented by Professor of Physics Derin Sherman.

West Science Center
 1 p.m.

Cornell History 101

Travel through 150 years of Cornell history and learn the stories of Cornell's founding fathers and mothers, as well as the lore of its National Historic Register campus and the people who have passed through it since 1853. Your guide is Cornell Marketing and Communications staff member Jamie Kelly.

 Russell Classroom, Thomas Commons
 1 p.m.

Collaborating Across Disciplinary Boundaries:  making Connections in First Year Seminars

Students and faculty are finding innovative ways to work collaboratively across disciplines through One Course at a Time.  Come hear about the students collaborations between sociology and geology as well as film and media in first-year seminar courses.  Presented by Professor of Sociology Erin Davis.
 Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
 1 p.m.

Bon Appétit - Serving Food in New Ways

Since 2012, Cornell's dining services have been provided by Bon Appétit, a company that focuses on fresh, nutritious ingredients and a made-from-scratch approach. Bon Appétit’s Manager Joan Homrich will highlight some of their local partners and share Bon Appétit’s dream, food philosophy, and social responsibilities.

 Durham Classroom, Thomas Commons
1:30 p.m.

Women's soccer vs St. Norbert

Soccer Field
2 p.m.

Football Game vs. Knox

Ash Park
3-5 p.m.

Homecoming art show reception: Now and Then: Current and Emeriti Studio Art Faculty

Featuring work by current faculty Tony Plaut, Susannah Bionda-Gemmell, Sandy Dyas, and Sue Coleman; and emeriti faculty Vivian Heywood, Hugh Lifson, and Doug Hanson
Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
 3-5:30 p.m.

Van Etten-Lacey Open House and Book Arts reception

Celebrate the legacies of Winifred Mayne Van Etten and Stephen Lacey in the new home of the Center for the Literary Arts, tour our emerging Foxden Press & share our excitement about our iron Washington Press as you peruse early samples of our letterpress work. Visit with students and faculty in the new book arts classes, and learn about the opportunities students have in writing, book art, and more.

 Van Etten-Lacey House
408 3rd Street SW
4 p.m.

BACO/Frank J. Armstrong House Open House

All alumni, families, and members of the African American Society of Cornell College, Students for Black People, and the Black Awareness Cultural Organization are invited to this open house.
Frank J. Armstrong House behind the Thomas Commons
 6 p.m.

Eyes of the World Culture Show

The annual Culture Show is the major event for Eyes of the World and features a fashion show, song, dance, cultural cuisine, and audience participation.  Students from 20 different countries entertain the campus with this popular program.
Kimmel Theatre

Sunday, Oct. 19

11 a.m.

Men's soccer vs. Lawrence University

Soccer Field
1:30 p.m.

Women's soccer vs Lawrence University

Soccer Field