Events 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.

Family Weekend

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 »

Amherst 101

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

Family Weekend
November 3-5, 2017
October 26-28, 2018

Amherst/Williams Football Game Telecast
to be determined

May 21, 2017
May 20, 2018
May 26, 2019

May 24-28, 2017
May 23-27, 2018

October 20-22, 2017
November 9-11, 2018