Family Weekend 2015 Schedule

subject to change


Friday, Oct. 9

Time
Event
Location
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, Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration

Bardsley Grand Foyer, 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.
Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
9 -11 a.m.

Classes Without Quizzes


Various Locations
2 p.m.

Guided 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 Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Ellen Horne '95, Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Lecture

Join the campus community for a lecture by the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor alumna Ellen Horne ’95, two-time Peabody Award winning Executive Producer of NPR’s Radiolab.

Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
4:30-6 p.m.

Career & Civic Engagement Center and Student Life Open House

Stop by the Career & Civic Engagement Center and Student Life suites to connect with fellow parents and Cornell staff.  Free popcorn!

Middle Level, Thomas Commons
7 p.m.

Women's Volleyball Game vs. Ripon College

Cheer on the Midwest Conference champion Rams with your student! Rally towels will be handed out and can be used throughout the weekend.

Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
 7:30 p.m.

Steel Drum Ensembles Concert

Directed by Dr. Martin Hearne, Pandemonium and the TouCan Pan Band play traditional calypso music as well as contemporary hits.  Enjoy this program that will feature some of the songs they will play in New Orleans during Mardi Gras this spring!

King Chapel
9 p.m.

Pep Rally

Ash Park Football Field
9:30 p.m.

Fireworks

Ash Park Football Field
After fireworks

Bonfire

Intramural fields

Saturday, Oct. 10

Time
Event
Location
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, Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration

Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
9-9:45 a.m.

Breakfast With the Prez

Here is your chance to interact directly with President Brand! Get the latest Cornell news, ask questions, and enjoy breakfast on us.

Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
 9-10:15 a.m.

A Decade of Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare.  Past student-alumni collaborators, Megan Dibbern '12 and Richard Kraig '71, M.D., PhD., as well as Michael Baca '13, M.H.A. and John Toussaint '78, M.D., will share how Dimensions has made an impact on their academic and professional careers.  Learn how Cornell and the liberal arts are effectively preparing future healthcare professionals!

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.

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
10 a.m.

Orientation, Part 2

Now that your student has been at Cornell for a while, you may have new questions about their Cornell experience. Learn how your student can make the most of their experience from staff in Student Affairs including the Office of Student Life, Office of Residence Life, Office of Intercultural Life, and the Career and Civic Engagement Center.

Russell Classroom, Thomas Commons
10 a.m.

Cornell Baseball Intersquad Scrimmage & Open House of Newly Renovated Baseball Field

 Ash Park Baseball Field
10:30 - 11 a.m.

Organ Recital

King Chapel
11 a.m.

Homecoming Convocation

Come to this traditional ceremony to hear success stories from some of Cornell’s most decorated alumni.  Awards for Distinguished Achievement, Leadership & Service, and Young Alumni Achievement are presented, 50th reunion alumni are honored, and the college organist performs.

King Chapel
11 a.m.

Volleyball Game vs. Carroll College

Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Residence Halls Open

 
Noon-2 p.m.

Family & Friends of Intercultural Life reception

Celebrate Homecoming with the Office of Intercultural Life! This will be a time to connect with old and new friends as well as discover ways to support diversity at Cornell. Light refreshments will be served. If you have question please contact the Office of Intercultural Life at 319-895-4484. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life and the Black Awareness Cultural Organization.
Stoner House

12:30 p.m.

Guided 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 Bardsley Grand Foyer, Thomas Commons
2 p.m.

Football Game vs. Grinnell College

Ash Park Football Field
 2-5 p.m.

Van Etten-Lacey House and Foxden Press Open House

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 archival materials and early samples of our letterpress work.

Van Etten-Lacey House
408 3rd Street SW
3-5 p.m.

Homecoming Art Show Reception

“Alumni Intermedia 2015,” featuring works by Kristine Diekman '79, Colin Ives '87, Cole Pierce '00, Anna Henson '06, and Tim Porter '12.

Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
6 p.m.

Eyes of the World Culture Show

Organized by Eyes of the World, the annual Culture Show is a major campus event which celebrates cultural and heritage diversity at Cornell. Students from different backgrounds participate in songs, dances, a fashion show, and many other performances in this popular event.
Kimmel Theatre