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 will be on the Campus Center Concourse (level 2) and parking will be available in the Campus Center Parking Garage at 1 Campus Center Way.

Family 2018 Weekend Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, October 19

Family Weekend Check-in and Food Drive Collection

Student Farmers' Market

Open Houses and Lab Tours

Sustainability Bike Tour of UMass Amherst

Financial Aid Hot Topics

Parents/Family Reception

Saturday,  October 20

Family Weekend Check-in and Food Drive Collection

Continental Breakfast

Building and Lab Tours

UMass Amherst Parents Association Meeting

Student Life through Student Engagement and Leadership

Taste of Home Lunch

Compressions-Only CPR Information and Practice

Family Weekend Information Table

Flu Clinic

Craft Center Open House

Financial Aid Hot Topics

Study Abroad 101

Best Strategies for Helping Your Student Successfully Navigate College Life

Backstage Tour of Bowker Auditorium

Home Football Game

Pumpkin Decorating, Caramel Apple Dipping and Popcorn Bar

Student Showcase

Sunday, October 21

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

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 19 and on Saturday, October 20. 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.