Family Weekend

Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21

We hope that you'll be able to join us for Family Weekend 2018, October 19-21. Family Weekend is an exciting array of events for you and your students set against some beautiful fall foliage! The Family Weekend registration fee is $30.00 for 1-5 people AND $60 for 6 people or more. Please note - After October 12, 2018 the fee is $40.00 for 1-5 people AND $80 for 6 people or more. Registration is now open.

We will continue to add to the schedule throughout the summer and fall, so check back often for the latest updates. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions section that provides answers and information about our programs, including information on hotel room blocks and places to stay. We encourage you to make your reservations early as the rooms in the area fill very quickly.

Thank you for your continued support of UMass Amherst. If you have any questions, please feel free to email We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Football Game and Raffle Tickets Information (Note: Football and Raffle tickets are NOT included in your Family Weekend registration fee. Please click on the links below to be directed to the appropriate sites to purchase separate tickets.)

Football Game: Massachusetts Football vs. Coastal Carolina
McGuirk Alumni Stadium
300 Stadium Dr, Amherst, MA 01003
Saturday, October 20 @ 3:30 p.m.

$30 Special Football Package Includes:
- Game Ticket to Massachusetts Football vs. Coastal Carolina
- Free Admission for one (1) to the pregame Commonwealth Club
- $10 Food Voucher for the Commonwealth Club

Note: Package is not available on gameday. It must be purchased by Friday, October 19th at 5:00 p.m.

Single Game Ticket
Alternatively, you can purchase just a game ticket for $20.

Click here to purchase tickets. For questions, please contact the Massachusetts Ticket Office at 1-866-UMASS-TIX.

Parking lots at McGuirk Alumni Stadium require a paid parking pass. We highly encourage you to pre-purchase parking as part of your ticket. Gameday parking is $10 CASH ONLY per car.

The Commonwealth Club opens 3 hours prior to kickoff of each game. It also closes 10 minutes prior to kickoff.

***Hometown Heroes / Family Weekend

At this game, Athletics will honor and recognize all of our “hometown heroes” including (but not limited to) Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Services, and Military Personnel. UMass Athletics will also be hosting a “Touch-a-Truck” event starting 3 hours prior to kickoff. They will have giveaways for the first 1000 fans through the gates.

Student Alumni Association Tuition Raffle
The Student Alumni Association, in partnership with the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, sponsors a raffle that awards up to $2,000 towards spring 2019 tuition and fees. Current full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for the spring 2019 semester are eligible to win. Entries are $7 each or 5 for $25 and can be purchased at

The winning entry will be drawn on Monday, November 5 and will be announced no later than Friday, November 9. The winner will be notified by the email provided at the time of purchase. There will be no outright cash award. A credit for tuition and fees will be issued up to a maximum of $2,000.

Please note, the purchase of raffle tickets does not register guests for Family Weekend. If you receive financial aid, this credit could be factored into your eligibility and may affect your financial aid award.