The dates for Family Weekend 2017 is October 13-15.
We suggest you make your reservations sooner rather than later. To help you plan your visit, we've put together information on places to stay.
We are also holding room blocks at the following hotels in the area:
Hampton Inn, West Springfield, MA
Phone Number: 413-732-1300
Group Code: SMERF
$129 plus tax and applicable fees per person
Howard Johnson in Hadley
Group Code: UMASS Family Weekend
$174 plus tax and applicable fees per person
Red Roof Inn, South Deerfield
Group Code: B289UMFW17
$72-162 plus tax and applicable fees per person
Yes, there will be a reception, open houses and tours, information sessions, and a brunch on Sunday. The majority of the programming will be held on Saturday so if you cannot stay over night, you will still be able to participate in most of the events.
The schedule of events will be available starting in Summer 2017. Visit the site often for added sessions and activities.
Online registration for 2017 will open in August.
The Family Weekend fee covers program materials, refreshments, and all non-ticketed events including open houses, information sessions, the Chancellor’s Welcome, lab/library/media outlet tours, wagon rides, pumpkin decorating, and trolley rides.
This is not a problem. After you register, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the names of both parents/guardians and we will make up two separate packets for you.
After you register, please send us a note at email@example.com with your needs and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note: We do not supply wheelchairs or scooters.
Complimentary parking for Family Weekend guests is available in the Campus Center Garage located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003 when you present your Family Weekend program to the attendant upon exiting the garage. This is the closest parking to our registration station on the Campus Center Concourse, level 2 and most of the activities. Parking in the garage is accessible on level 2.
Yes, there are several other things to do in the town of Amherst that weekend. We compile a special page with the information for these events and post it in October.