Family Weekend 2016 is Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23.
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
$129.00 plus tax and applicable fees
Ref Roof South Deerfield
Group Code: B289UMFW16
$134.99 plus tax and applicable fees
Comfort Inn Hadley
Group Code: 2348409
$150.00 plus tax and applicable fees
Yes, there will be a reception, open houses and tours, information sessions, and 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.
The schedule of events  is now available. Visit the site often for added sessions and activities.
Online registration is not open until the end of summer.
You can also register on-site at the Campus Center on the 2nd floor concourse on Friday, October 21 from 1:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 AM - 12 Noon. The $40/family registration fee is non-refundable and must accompany each registration (fee includes: program materials and all non-ticketed Family Weekend activities). Please bring your checkbook or credit card if you plan to register on-site.
The Family Weekend fee covers program materials, refreshments, and all non-ticketed events including open houses, information sessions, the late night movie, 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. There will be a special page in your registration packet that will have the information for these events.