Family Weekend

We had a wonderful time welcoming families of our students to campus for a taste of The College of Idaho experience at Family Weekend in the spring of 2014. We are currently in the planning process for Family Weekend in the fall of 2014, taking place September 2627, 2014. Please view the schedule below. Thank you!

Family Weekend Events

Friday, September 26, 2014

10 a.m.- 6 p.m.: Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History

Please feel free to visit the only natural history museum in the region located right on campus. Encompassing the basement of Boone Hall, the Orma J Smith Museum of Natural History serves as a great resource for College of Idaho students and the community--not to mention, it's  free for all visitors!

     **The museum will also be open midday Saturday **

4:30 - 6 p.m.:  Meet up with your Yote!

Please contact your Yote to determine where to meet up on campus. This is a great chance to see his/her room, meet friends and hang out on campus.

6 - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner (Simplot Dining Hall)

Join your Yote for dinner in the Simplot Cafeteria and sample the typical, College of Idaho "Caf" experience. All meals offer a variety of buffet style courses and are deliciously prepared by the Bon Appetit Management Company.

Pay at the door.                                

8 – 9:30 p.m.: Jasperdy Quiz Bowl (McCain Student Union Center)

Compete in our very casual Jeopardy style group competition, hosted by quirky College of Idaho Professor, Jasper LiCalzi. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase in the McCain cafe, including a small selection of local beers and wine.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

9 a.m.: Continental breakfast and coffee at the President’s Home (1923 Everett Street, Caldwell ID)

Please join us at the President's Home (directly off campus) for a continental breakfast and a chance to visit with special guest and dean of students, Paul Bennion. Feel free to come with or without your student.

10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.:  Tailgating in the JA Albertson Activities Center parking lot

Parents, alumni, and friends are all welcome at the Alumni and Friends tent (located in the grass area in between the gymnasium and pool) and will offer food and drinks for purchase. Wear your purple and join in the fun!

1 p.m.:  Football Game

Join in the parade of purple to Simplot stadium to cheer on our College of Idaho football team in their second home football game. Tickets for the game can be purchased from The College of Idaho Athletics Department at this number (208)459-5223 or online HERE!

5 p.m.:  Barbecue in the Finney Forest

Following the game, return to campus for an all College of Idaho BBQ, on the grass area near Finney Hall.

Pay at the door.


To register for Family Weekend please click HERE!


Lodging and Other Information

The Best Western hotel in Caldwell offers discounted rates, call 888-454-3522 or 208-454-7225 to reserve rooms.

For more information about Family Weekend, call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 208-459-5770 or email