We encourage families to deepen their connection to Amherst by attending an event on campus. Meet faculty and administration, attend student performances or athletic games, and get a glimpse into your student’s daily life. In addition to Family Weekend, parents and families are invited to all on-campus events, including Homecoming, Amherst Today, and Commencement, as well as regional events.
Summer Send-Off Receptions
Each summer the Amherst community holds regional Summer Send-Off Receptions to welcome the newest class of Amherst students. These typically take place in July and August. Incoming students and their families, as well as current parents, alumni, and current students are invited to attend.
Occurring in late October or early November, the Family Weekend program features faculty speakers, academic department receptions, performances, tours, and other family-friendly activities. More »
Webcasts featuring a variety of Amherst administrators provide an opportunity for parents and families to ask questions about the resources and services available to their student. More »
Key Dates to Remember
November 1-3, 2019
October 23-25, 2020
Amherst/Williams Football Game Telecast
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May 26, 2019
October 25-27, 2019
November 13-15, 2020