Family Weekend

We hope that you'll be able to join us for Family Weekend 2022, October 14-16. Family Weekend is an exciting array of events for you and your students set against some beautiful fall foliage! Registration will open in August.

A preliminary schedule will be available soon. We will continue to add to the schedule throughout the summer and fall, so check back often for the latest updates. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions section that provides answers and information about our programs, including information on hotel room blocks and places to stay. We encourage you to make your reservations early as the rooms in the area fill very quickly.

Thank you for your continued support of UMass Amherst. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Note: Just a reminder that we are following CDC, state, local, and UMass Amherst COVID guidelines/requirements when it comes to social gatherings and face covering. We will continue to plan Family Weekend events based on the most up-to-date guidelines and information. Continue to check our website often for the latest Family Weekend updates. 

Gameday Information
Massachusetts Athletics is pleased to invite Family Weekend visitors to UMass football and hockey games! On the night of Friday, October 14, UMass hockey opens their 2022-23 season by hosting the 2022 National Champion Denver Pioneers. In addition to the match-up between the past two National Champions, join in the celebration as we commemorate our second consecutive Hockey East Championship! On Saturday, October 15, enjoy a beautiful fall New England afternoon at McGuirk Alumni Stadium as the Minutemen take on Buffalo. Then head across campus to the Mullins Center to watch UMass hockey close out their weekend series against Denver. Hockey Game #1 is expected to sell out, as it did last year. You won’t want to miss out!

Hockey Game 1: UMass vs. Denver
Mullins Center
200 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst, MA 01003
Friday, October 14 @ TBD p.m.

Football Game: UMass vs. Buffalo
McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Stadium Dr., Amherst, MA 01003
Saturday, October 15 @ TBD p.m.

Hockey Game 2: UMass vs. Denver
Mullins Center
200 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst, MA 01003
Saturday, October 15 @ TBD p.m.

2022 UMass Athletics Family Weekend Package Includes discounted tickets for all 3 games. The link to purchase tickets will be posted here in August. Call 1-866-UMASS-TIX with any questions or concerns.

Note: Packages that include a ticket to Hockey Game #1 are limited. We recommend that you purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Hockey Game #1 is expected to sell out as it did last year. Tickets must be purchased no later than 6 p.m. Sunday, October 9 to ensure timely delivery. If you want to sit with your student, you must purchase a ticket for them as well. Otherwise, students attend the games for free, but must sit in the student's section.

Alumni Association Tuition Raffle
The UMass Amherst Alumni Association sponsors a raffle that awards up to $2,000 towards spring 2023 tuition and fees. Current full-time undergraduate and graduate students planning to enroll for the spring 2023 semester are eligible to win. Each student receives one complimentary entry, with additional entries available to purchase for $5 each. Three prizes will be awarded: $2,000, $1,000, and $500. Enter the raffle at before October 17.

The winning entries will be drawn on Monday, October 17 and will be announced no later than Friday, October 28 on The winners will be notified by the email provided at the time of purchase. There will be no outright cash award. A credit for tuition and fees will be issued to three student accounts.

Please note, the purchase of raffle tickets does not register guests for Family Weekend. If you receive financial aid, this credit could be factored into your eligibility and may affect your financial aid award. For questions about the tuition raffle only, contact UMass Amherst Alumni Association at