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Family Weekend October 24-26!

Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26 UMass Amherst will be hosting Family Weekend. We are planning an array exciting activities for students and family members of all ages. Family Weekend is a wonderful time to visit with your UMass student on campus whether you’re in your first or final year as a UMass parent.

If you arrive Friday night, you can catch a late night movie in the Student Union featuring a family-friendly Frozen Sing-a-long and screening of Maleficent. On Saturday, you can take a morning stroll through campus or a fitness class at our state-of-the-art Recreation Center. Enjoy some home cooking at the Taste of Home Lunch in our award winning dining halls. After lunch, bring the whole family to our pumpkin decorating and caramel apple dipping stands! Take a Media Tour and visit the WMUA radio station. Jump on a trolley to Amherst center to see why it is a great place to live, work, and learn! Let our students entertain you at the Student Showcase where undergraduate performers present everything from choreographed dance numbers to live music! Sunday kicks off with a Jazz brunch and some apple picking at a local orchard.

Don’t forget to bring your UMass Parents Association Membership Card! Local businesses in the Amherst area have provided all UMAPA members with terrific discounts.

Families must register for Family Weekend and can see the schedule more information. Don’t forget to check out our Places to Stay list if you’re traveling from a distance! The Pioneer Valley is very popular tourist destination in the fall, so be sure to book your room sooner rather than later.

 We hope to see you at Family Weekend!