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 »

Key Dates to Remember

Move-In Day (Class of 2023)
August 27, 2019

Family Weekend
November 1-3, 2019
October 23-25, 2020

Amherst/Williams Football Game Telecast
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Commencement
May 26, 2019
May 24, 2020

Homecoming
October 25-27, 2019
November 13-15, 2020