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 2017 Weekend Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, October 13

Family Weekend Check-in and Food Drive Collection

Student Farmers' Market

Open Houses and Lab Tours

Bake Shop Tour

Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) Open House

Parents/Family Reception

Late Night Movie: Maleficent

Garbhangra: Southeast Asia Cultural Dance Night

Saturday,  October 14

Family Weekend Check-in and Food Drive Collection

Continental Breakfast

Building and Lab Tours

UMass Amherst Parent Association Meeting

Chocolate Class

Chancellor's Welcome

Taste of Home Lunch at all four Dining Commons

Family Weekend Information Table

"Living History" Tour of Old Chapel

Visit UMass's Award- Winning Permaculture Garden

Student-Run Media Outlet Drop- Ins

Pumpkin Decorating, Caramel Apple Dipping and Popcorn Bar

Backstage Tour of Bowker Auditorium

Craft Center Open House

Men's Soccer Game

Study Abroad 101

Don't Let Flu Bug UMass (Flu Clinic)

UMass Police Department Open House

Amherst Fire Station Open House

Wagon Rides

Face Painting

Trolley Rides to Downtown Amherst

Commonwealth Honors Program

Meditation: Be Here Now

Best Strategies for Helping Your  Student Successfully Navigate College Life

The Price is Right

UMass Hockey Game

Active Threat Training

Student Showcase

Muslim Student Association (MSA) Eid Dinner

Sunday, October 15

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

Meditation: Be Here Now

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 13 and on Saturday, October 14. 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.