Family Weekend Schedule

The schedule of events will continue to grow as programs are finalized. As Family Weekend approaches, please check back for more information including times, locations, and schedule additions. A finalized schedule will be available when you arrive for the weekend.

Check-in stations are located on the Campus Center Concourse (level 2) and parking is available in the Campus Center Parking Garage at 1 Campus Center Way.

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, October 21

Family Weekend Check-in and Food Drive Collection

Student Farmers' Market

Open Houses

Conversation with an Academic Dean

Parents/Family Reception

Saturday,  October 22

Family Weekend Check-in and Food Drive Collection

Continental Breakfast

Building and Lab Tours

UMass Amherst Parent Association Meeting

Chancellor's Welcome

Fraternities and Sororities Information Session

Taste of Home Lunch at all four Dining Commons

Family Weekend Information Table

Visit UMass's Award- Winning Permaculture Garden

Student-Run Media Outlet Drop- Ins

Pumpkin Decorating, Caramel Apple Dipping and Popcorn Bar

Bike Tour of UMass

Texting and Driving Course

Financial Aid Hot Topics

Study Abroad 101

Wagon Rides

Trolley Rides to Downtown Amherst

Students/Family Meditation Session

Commonwealth Honors Program

Commonwealth Honor College Community Tours

Ballroom Dance Demo and Lessons

Best Strategies for Helping Your Student Successfully Navigate College Life

Conversation with an Academic Dean

Active Shooter Training

First Generation Reception

Laser Tag

Student Showcase

Sunday, October 23

UMAPA Advisory Council Meeting (attendance limited to current Council Members only)

Student/Family Meditation Session

Jazz Brunch

Family Weekend Community Service

The UMass Amherst Parents Association will be conducting a food drive to benefit the Amherst Survival Center’s Food Pantry. The Food Drive will take place during Family Weekend Registration on Friday, October 21 and on Saturday, October 22. Please bring donations to the Campus Center Concourse. The Drive is especially seeking items for special Thanksgiving boxes including: Instant Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing Mix, Canned Cranberry Sauce/Pumpkin/Pie Fillings/Sweet Potatoes/Soups). We are also accepting other needed items such as: Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon); Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese); Peanut butters and other nut butters; Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils); Pasta, rice, cereal; Canned fruits and vegetables, 100% Fruit or vegetable juice (canned plastic or boxed); Coconut milk, Cooking oil. Items in glass jars/bottles cannot be accepted. All donations will go directly to the Amherst Survival Center.