Sept. 27-29, 2019

One of Colorado College’s largest annual on-campus events embraces the many ways family can be defined. It’s an opportunity for students to celebrate the CC community and share it with their families — including parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, extended family, and friends.

Get your dancing feet ready to move! Friday evening, Sept. 27, 2019, the nine-piece Afro-Cuban salsa band Son Como Son comes to campus. Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and led by music director and composer César Bauvallet, Son Como Son has played and toured throughout the Southwest for more than 25 years.

Put President Tiefenthaler’s keynote address on your morning schedule for Saturday, Sept. 28, to hear updates about the college and the progress being made. Following the keynote address, meet new Director of Alumni and Family Relations Tiffany W. Kelly during a panel discussion with a few of CC’s Faces of Innovation. Then join in on a fun fall community picnic on Tava Quad that will feature student performing arts groups, including a cappella ensembles and jazz and bluegrass combos.

Visit the renovated Tutt Library and explore some of the spaces that make it a treasured resource, including the Special Collections reading room, the Class of 1967 Tech Sandbox, and the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson GIS Lab.

Explore the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Admission is always free for CC students with their Gold Card, and students’ families are also admitted free during Family and Friends Weekend.

Drop in on one or more departmental open houses on Friday afternoon, including the Arts and Crafts program, the Wellness Resource Center, the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub, the Innovation Space, and the Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center. And stop by the Tutt Alumni House during the weekend!

Find out more about internship and research opportunities available to CC students at the Student Research and Internship Symposium.

Explore downtown Colorado Springs with a walking tour facilitated by the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs or by dining out at one of the restaurants participating in the “Night on the Town” program sponsored by the Colorado College Student Government Association.

Cheer the CC women’s soccer team to victory at their games on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

At the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College:“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”  Sept. 26-Oct. 20, 2019

Regional premiere and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play! Recommended for ages 14+.

Special Backstage Tour

Attend the 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, Sept. 28, and stay afterward to participate in a free guided backstage tour from 10-11 p.m.

Post-show Talkback

Attend the 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, Sept. 29, and stay afterward to participate in a talkback session with the cast from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

“Busytown: The Musical”  Sept. 14-Oct. 13, 2019

Busytown is always buzzing with activity, but what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in — he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood. Recommended for ages 3+.

Information and Tickets

Use code “CCBOGO” to access a special buy-one, get-one-free theatre ticket offer for Family and Friends Weekend registrants. Single tickets are on sale beginning July 25.


Phone: (719) 634-5583


Visit the Family and Friends Weekend website to register. Registration opens on Aug. 1. For questions and more information, please contact us via phone at (719) 227-8171 or email at