UMass Amherst Family Weekend

Family Weekend at UMass Amherst
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Weekend Highlights

Family Weekend features many special events. As events are confirmed we'll post the highlights here.

Student Alumni Association Tuition Raffle

The Student Alumni Association (SAA), in partnership with the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, sponsors a raffle that awards up to $2,000 towards spring 2014 tuition and fees.

Current full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending spring 2014 are eligible to win. There will be no outright cash award. A credit for tuition and fees will be issued to a maximum of $2,000. Tickets are $7 each or 5 for $25 and can be purchased at the time of registration. Raffle entries are electronic, tickets are not printed.

If you are not planning to attend Family Weekend, but wish to purchase tickets for the raffle, simply select "Not Attending" on the registration form and you'll be able to buy tickets without signed up for the weekend itself.

The winner will be selected on Saturday, October 5th. The winner will be contacted by phone no later than Friday, October 11, 2013.

Special Note: If you receive financial aid, this credit could be factored into your eligibility and may affect your financial aid award.

Taste of Home Lunch

During Family Weekend’s Saturday lunch, some of your Taste of Home recipes will be featured. Enjoy lunch with us!

Any Family Weekend attendee can enjoy Saturday’s lunch and/or dinner along with Sunday’s Jazz Brunch, compliments of Dining Services, when accompanied by a UMass Amherst student who is on a meal plan.

For those of you without a student on a meal plan the fees are as follows:

Parents/Guardians: Lunch/brunch $10.25 Dinner $13.00

Siblings: children under 10 are 50% off.

Family Weekend Dinner

Saturday, October 5, we will host the Family Weekend Dinner with a keynote address by retired faculty member David Adams. Professor Adams is author of Massachusetts Memories: UMass Amherst History.

The dinner menu features a variety of local and sustainable items prepared by our award winning UMass Dining.

The dinner is an optional activity and tickets for this event are $30/person for family members and $20/student for students on a meal plan. Tickets must be purchased by September 27, 2013 through the Family Weekend registration site.

Dress for the dinner is business casual.