Children’s Reunion Evening Program
Due to construction on campus, we will no longer have access to the facilities we have used in the past to provide a separate children's program during the day Reunion. However, we have launched a new program to offer supervised activities for children 4 and over from 5-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Due to Massachusetts regulations, the Children’s Reunion Evening Program can only accept children over 4 years old. In order to participate a child must be 4 years old by May 30, 2014.
Susan Foley, the coordinator of the program, is a 26-year veteran of the Amherst College Children’s Reunion Program. She will be joined by adult childcare professionals and student assistants.
We look forward to seeing you and your children at Reunion!
Registration, Sign-in and Pick-up
Children who are not registered may not attend the program. Registration for you and your child will be at the Alumni House Reception Center. After you have registered yourself for Reunion, please register your child at the Children’s Reunion Evening Program desk. He or she will receive a bracelet and name tag identifying him/her as a children’s evening program attendee. When you bring your child to the program at 5 p.m. you will need to sign them in at the Keefe Campus Center. You must sign them out any time you pick them up. On-site registration will also be available at Keefe Campus Center from 4-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Registration requires the completion of a variety of forms, so please plan your time accordingly..
- 2014 Children's Reunion Registration Form (if you registered for Children's Reunion Evening Program with your online Reunion Registration, you have already completed this form)
- Children's Reunion Program Liability Form
- Leave at Will Form
Cost (per child)
$40 for Friday
$40 for Saturday or
$75 for both days (per child)
Meals are included with your fee for each night. If your child requires special dietary accommodations, please note that on their registration form.
Friday, May 30: 5 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 31: 5 – 10 p.m.
5-6 p.m. Games, crafts
6-7 p.m. Dinner
7-8 p.m. Live entertainment (TBA)
8-10 p.m. Movies and popcorn
- 4–7-year-olds (Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center)
Assorted age-appropriate videos will be shown.
- 8–12-year-olds (Movie Theater, Keefe Campus Center)
Age appropriate movies will be shown
If siblings need to be together and are not in the same group, older children will be placed in the younger child’s age group.
- Please include a change of clothing.
- Label all belongings.
- Include special toys or other comfort objects your child may enjoy.
- Please tell your child about the Children’s Reunion Evening Program in advance.
Lost and Found
“Lost and Found” articles will be available at Campus Police after 11 p.m. Saturday evening.
The college cannot arrange for private babysitters. If families require a sitter, it is suggested they arrange for one to accompany them to reunion or use a source such as Care.com or Sittercity.com. (NOTE: Care.com and Sittercity.com are private for-profit businesses and are in no way affiliated with Amherst College.)
Please note that the college is sponsoring a variety of family friendly programs on Friday and Saturday. Learn more>>