Welcome Family Members & Supporters!

We know that the start of college is an exciting time not only for new students, but also for their parents, family members, found-family, and supporters. Whether it’s the first or fifth family member to take this step, each time is different, and families have many hopes, concerns, and questions about their student attending UMass Amherst.

Events for Family Members and Supporters of Students Admitted for Fall 2024

  • Ready for the U is designed for new students and the adults who support their college transition. New students are able to invite up to two guests after they complete their own registration for Ready for the U. Siblings, cousins, and other younger family members interested in learning about UMass or what the college experience is like are better served by attending Family Weekend than by registering for Ready for the U.
  • Offered every fall, Family Weekend is an opportunity for families to visit with their students, continue to develop their own university affinity, and discover how their students are learning to navigate campus life, culivate academic preparedness, and live & act responsibly.  We plan a variety of fun events for the whole family! Information about 2024 Family Weekend will be available starting in the spring semester.