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Family Weekend FAQs

When is Family Weekend 2015?

Can we make hotel reservations now?

Will there be programming on Friday and Sunday of Family Weekend?

When will the schedule of events be available online?

When will we be able to register for the weekend?

We are divorced, but we both want to participate in Family Weekend for our student, how can we do this?

How can my special needs be accommodated? (Handicapped parking, dietary restrictions, accessibility questions, etc)

Are there other things to do in town that weekend?

What if I have other questions that you did not answer here?

When is Family Weekend?

Family Weekend 2015  is Friday, October 2 - Sunday, October 4.

Can we make hotel reservations now?

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.

The communities with the most available rooms for October 2nd and 3rd (as of August 20th) are:

  • Northampton, 10 miles from Amherst
  • Chicopee, 18 miles from Amherst
  • West Springfield, 24 miles from Amherst
  • Springfield, 27 miles from Amherst

Will there be programming on Friday and Sunday of Family Weekend?

Yes, there will be a movie on Friday 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.

When will the schedule of events be available online?

The schedule of events will be posted in mid-August.

When will we be able to register for the weekend?

Online registration is now open and will be available through September 25th.

We are divorced, but we both want to participate in Family Weekend for our student, how can we do this?

This is not a problem. After you register, email us at familyweekend@sacl.umass.edu to let us know the names of both parents/guardians and we will make up two separate packets for you.

How can my special needs be accommodated? (Handicapped parking, dietary restrictions, accessibility questions, etc)

After you register, please send us a note at familyweekend@sacl.umass.edu with your needs and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note: We do not supply wheelchairs or scooters.

Are there other things to do in town that weekend?

Yes, there are several other things to do in the town of Amherst that weekend. There will be a special page in your registration packet that will have the information for these events.

What if I have other questions that you did not answer here?

Please send your questions to us at familyweekend@sacl.umass.edu or call (413) 577-4444 and we will do our best to get you the answers that you need.