Family in Reunion Tent

Family Programming

Reunion includes a number of family-friendly programs. These events are designed for families to participate together, and children cannot attend without a parent or guardian present. As Reunion approaches, check the schedule for more information about what is being planned for this year. A printed schedule of all of the family-friendly programs will also be available at Alumni House when you arrive. 

Some classes may also plan evening activities for children at their headquarters, separate from the Children’s Reunion Evening Program. A parent or guardian must be present for these activities. If parents or groups of families privately contract with babysitters to watch their children while they are at events, that arrangement is between the parent and babysitter, and beyond the scope of what a class or the College can provide. The College also cannot provide lists of names of local sitters, or our student workers. We do suggest checking out websites like and Please note: and are private for-profit businesses and are in no way affiliated with Amherst College. You may want to inquire what your class has planned before signing up for the College-sponsored evening program if you would like to have your children nearby, or if your child is under the age of four.

Children's Reunion Evening Program

The Children’s Reunion Evening Program is a service sponsored by the College that runs on the Friday and Saturday nights of Reunion from 5 -10 p.m. Due to Massachusetts regulations, the Children’s Reunion Evening Program can only accept children over the age of four. In order to participate, a child must be four years old by May 29, 2020.

The College has contracted with Legacy Childcare, a professional childcare provider who organizes and administers the program. Legacy's specialty is working on college campuses for events.

Registration, Check-in and Pick-up

Children who are not registered may not attend the program. Registration for the Children's Reunion Evening Program is part of our online Reunion registration system, which will open in early January. You must be registered for Reunion to register your child for Children's Reunion. If you prefer not to register online, please contact the office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 413-542-2313 or e-mail

Cost (per child)

$50 for Friday
$50 for Saturday


Dinner is included with your fee for each night. If your child requires special dietary accommodations, please let us know when registering for Children's Reunion.

Program Hours

5 - 10 p.m. on Friday, May 29
5 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 30

  • Please include a change of clothing for each child.
  • 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.
  • The Children’s Reunion program staff will do everything they can to ensure your child is comfortable and enjoying their time at Amherst College. However, children may opt-out of any activity in which they do not feel comfortable participating.
Lost and Found

Items left at Children's Reunion will be returned to Alumni House, where they will be held until the end of Reunion. See our Lost and Found policy.

We look forward to seeing you and your children at Reunion!