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Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a campus-wide celebration of families that runs concurrent with Homecoming. We have a series of intellectual, informational, and social events planned for you in the hopes that you will experience, if only for a brief weekend, what it means to be a Columbia University student.

Family Weekend 2016 programming on our Morningside Heights campus will begin midday Friday, October 21, and continue through Saturday, October 22.

No formal programming is scheduled on Sunday, October 23, to allow for family time. A la cart options will be offered throughout the weekend in addition to general programming.

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Family Weekend Schedule

We will continue to add events as they are finalized. The full 2016 schedule will be available in early October.

Friday, October 21

Time Activity Title or Presenting Office
10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Check-in/Registration 
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Undergraduate Science and Engineering Research Showcase
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                        Campus Tour
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.       Morningside Heights Tour
12:00-12:45 p.m. Literature Humanities with Professor Julie Crawford
12:00-12:45 p.m. Center for Career Education Student Panel
12:00-2:00 p.m. Financial Aid Open House
1:00-1:45 p.m. Frontiers of Science Lecture with Professor David Helfand
1:00-1:45 p.m. Earth and Environmental Engineering Lecture with Professor Robert Farrauto
1:00-1:45 p.m. Berrick Center for Student Advising Student Panel
1:00-2:00 p.m. Dining as a Student-Athlete: A Columbia Athletics Workshop with Dining Services
1:00-2:30 p.m. Butler Library Tour and Social
1:00-3:00 p.m. Berrick Center for Student Advising Open House & CSArts Reception
2:00-2:45 p.m. Contemporary Civilization Lecture with Professor Patricia Kitcher
2:00-2:45 p.m. Robotics for Characterizing and Training of Human Movements, Lecture with Professor Sunil Agrawal
2:00-2:45 p.m. Tutoring & Learning Center Student Tutor Panel
2:30-4:00 p.m. African-American Studies at Columbia…Envisioning, Engaging, and Transforming the World, Faculty and Alumni Panel
3:00-3:45 p.m. Atmospheric Aerosols: Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate, Lecture with Associate Professor Faye McNeil
3:00-4:00 p.m. Campus Tour
3:00-4:00 p.m. Morningside Heights Tour
4:00-5:00 p.m. Columbia College Dean's Welcome
4:00-5:00 p.m. Columbia Engineering Dean's Welcome
5:00-6:30 p.m. Family Weekend Reception
5:00 p.m. Columbia Field Hockey vs. Dartmouth

Saturday, October 22

Time Activity Title or Presenting Office 
8:00-11:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration
8:00-11:00 a.m. Family Breakfast
9:30-10:15 a.m. Cafe Humanities with Lecturer Nicholas Chong
10:30-11:15 a.m. Panel for Spanish Speaking Families
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Shuttles to Baker Athletics Complex
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     Berrick Center for Student Advising Student Panel
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Homecoming Carnival
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Homecoming Lunch Under the Big Tent 
1:00-4:00 p.m. Central Park Walking Tour
1:30 p.m. Columbia Football vs. Dartmouth kickoff
2:00-5:00 p.m. School of Rock
4:00 p.m. Columbia Women's Soccer vs Dartmouth
7:00 p.m. Columbia Men's Soccer vs. Dartmouth
8:00-10:00 p.m. New York Philharmonic: Kavakos Plays Bach
8:00-11:00 p.m. Cats

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