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Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2022: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Every fall, Family Weekend provides a chance for families to visit students for a fun-filled weekend on the Cortland campus. This is a great time to experience college through their student's eyes, and for students to show them why they love Cortland.

You'll have the opportunity to...

  • Enjoy brunch with College President Erik J. Bitterbaum
  • Cheer on the Red Dragon athletic teams
  • Attend on-campus performances
  • Explore campus and partake in local fall activities

The weekend is designed to help you discover what SUNY Cortland has to offer and learn about the organizations, people and places that have become home to your student.  

Information on lodging in the Cortland area can be found through the Restaurants and Lodging information page. 

FAMILY WEEKEND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 

Families are more than welcome to visit SUNY Cortland if they are not registered. Tickets may be purchased at the event location for any open events. 

2022 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 30

6am -Midnight Student Life Center open

Student Life Center
Free access to the fitness center including pool, track, and workout equipment. Advance registration required. 

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. College Bookstore open
Neubig Hall
Get Cortland apparel, school supplies, and more. 

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dowd Gallery open

Dowd Fine Arts

Check out the selected works in the campus art gallery. 

4 - 8 p.m. Check-In

Corey Union Lobby
Welcome! Check-in and pick up your Family Weekend packet containing your reserved tickets and updated event schedule. 

6 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Fredonia
Park Center Corey Gymnasium
Free admission. 

8 p.m. Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS) Performance: Project Trio
Old Main Brown Auditorium
Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, Project Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as "exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music."

Admission is free, but advance sign up is recommended. 

Saturday, Oct. 1

7am-Midnight Student Life Center open
Student Life Center
Free access to the fitness center including pool, track, and workout equipment. Advance registration required. 

9 – 11 a.m. Check-In
Corey Union Lobby
Welcome! Check-in and pick up your Family Weekend packet containing your reserved tickets and updated event schedule.  

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. College Bookstore opens
Neubig Hall
Get Cortland apparel, school supplies, and more.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
Courthouse Park, Cortland.
Enjoy arts and craft exhibitors, food, entertainment, children's games and more at Cortland’s Annual Pumpkinfest.  Learn more at: http://www.cortlandpumpkinfest.org. Bus transportation provided every hour from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. from the Neubig Bus Stop.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dowd Gallery open
Dowd Fine Arts
Check out the selected works in the campus art gallery. 

10 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Start your day with coffee and tea and an opportunity to speak with SUNY Cortland staff and other families prior to the President's Brunch.

11 a.m. Presidents’ Brunch - CLOSED
Corey Union Function Room
Join us for brunch, a popular tradition with families and students, with remarks by College President Erik J. Bitterbaum and Student Government President Anneka Bowler as well as performances by A Capella groups. General Admission (adults and SUNY Cortland students, children 6 and up) - $17; Children (5 and under) - $5.00. Advance registration required.

1 p.m. Football vs. Morrisville
Stadium Complex Main Field
$5 Advance General Admission (adults and children 13-17). SUNY Cortland students and children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 12 p.m. 

1 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Fredonia
Holloway Field

1 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Buffalo State
Park Center, Corey Gymnasium

2 - 5 p.m. Bus Ride to Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard for Apple Picking
Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard, 2708 Lords Hill Road (Rte. 80), Lafayette
Free. Bus is first come, first serve departing from Corey Union. Families are welcome to follow the bus in their own vehicles. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with the last wagon departing at 5 p.m.

3 - 5 p.m. Planetarium Shows - CLOSED
Bowers Hall
Planetarium Director and Physics Lecturer, Sean Nolan will present planetarium shows every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Advance registration required. 

7 p.m. Musical Theatre Cabaret

Dowd Fine Arts, Room 110
Join us for a cabaret showcasing the vocal talents of the BFA Musical Theatre Class of 2023. All proceeds will go towards producing the Class of 2023 Industry Showcase in the spring. 

General admission $10, Students $7, Children under 5 free. 

8:30 p.m. Family Trivia - NEW!
Corey Union Function Room
Test your knowledge at trivia night! The top 3 winners will win gift cards to the College Store! Players must bring a device (cell phone/iPad) to play on. 

Sunday, Oct. 2

7 a.m.-Midnight Student Life Center open
Student Life Center
Free access to the fitness center including pool, track, and workout equipment. Advance registration required. 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. College Bookstore open
Neubig Hall
Get Cortland apparel, school supplies, and more. 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dowd Gallery open

Dowd Fine Arts

Check out the selected works in the campus art gallery. 

12-5 p.m. Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
Courthouse Park, Cortland
Enjoy arts and craft exhibitors, food, entertainment, children's games and more at Cortland’s Annual Pumpkinfest.  Learn more at: http://www.cortlandpumpkinfest.org