Family Weekend 2016 Schedule

subject to change

Friday, Oct. 21


8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Welcome Center and Check-In

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
 1-3 p.m.

Classes Without Quizzes

Various Locations
2-3 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.

Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Lecture

Join the campus community for the lecture “Global Citizenship Through the Arts” by the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Alisa Baum ’91,Concert Director at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Baum’s role includes recruiting global talent for the school and serving as the executive producer for the Square Roots Festival in Chicago. Sponsored by the Berry Career Institute.

Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Steel Drum Ensembles Concert
King Chapel
7 p.m.

Women's Volleyball Game vs. Ripon College

Cheer on the Midwest Conference champion Rams with your student!

Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
8:30 p.m.

Pep Rally & Fireworks

Ash Park Stadium

Saturday, Oct. 22


7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Welcome Center and Check-In

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

Connect with the Prez

Join the president in an interactive discussion as he highlights recent college milestones and shares his vision for the college.  Enjoy coffee and pastries on us.

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

Cornell Fellows Celebration

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Cornell Fellows Program. 

Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee With a Prof and Student Life Mixer

Join professors and staff from across campus for “Saturday Office Hours!” Get to know faculty members and student affairs staff who are supporting your students inside and outside the classroom. This is a good opportunity to touch base with campus partners and ask questions about your student’s experience. In addition to faculty from a variety of departments, staff from student affairs offices including health and counseling, residence life, intercultural life, Berry Career Institute, civic engagement, and student life will be in attendance.

Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Psychology Academic Network Social

Visit with psychology alumni, current students, and faculty members to share insights into how the academic program prepares Cornellians for a lifetime of success.
Shaw Lounge, Thomas Commons
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.-1:30 p.m.

Hilltop Cafe open for lunch

Hilltop Cafe, Thomas Commons
11:30 a.m.

Volleyball Game vs. Lawrence University

Gymnasium, Small Multi-Sport Center
Noon-2 p.m.

Family & Friends of Intercultural Life Reception

Celebrate Homecoming with the Office of Intercultural Life, connect with old and new friends, and discover ways to support diversity at Cornell. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life.
Stoner House

 12:30-2 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate

New event! One of two Homecoming/Family Weekend lunch options. Celebrate Cornell tailgate-style.  Beer, soda, and grilled items will be available for purchase. Open to all.
Ash Park Stadium
1-2 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
 1 p.m.

Men's Soccer Game vs. Knox College (Senior Day)

Cornell Soccer Field
2 p.m.

Football Game vs. Knox 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.

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
 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Demonstration Mock Trial

Cornell's nationally ranked mock trial team will present an abbreviated mock trial to showcase the talents of team members. An informal networking reception follows the demonstration trial. Sponsored by the Berry Career Institute’s Program Law & Society.

Kimmel Theatre


 3:30 p.m.

Women's Soccer Game vs. Knox College (Senior Day)

Cornell Soccer Field
 4-5 p.m.

 Alumni Lecture: "Life and Work Post-Cornell"

William Widmer ’04 is a documentary and editorial photographer based in New Orleans. He works on assignment for publications including The New York Times, National Geographic, The New Yorker, TIME, and The Atlantic and covers news and feature stories throughout the South.  He will be presenting a body of work focused on the human ecology of the Gulf Coast and the environmental issues that threaten the region.

Keyes Art History Classroom, Room 222, McWethy Hall
 5-7 p.m.

Soccer Team Senior Day Dinner

Ringer Dining Room
6-8 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

 8 p.m.-midnight

Celebrate Cornell - Student-Alumni Social featuring the Midwest Dueling Pianos

Orange Carpet - Thomas Commons