Family Weekend


Ready for some fun? We are excited to host over 1000 family members at Amherst for Family Weekend. Please remember to check in at the Alumni House at 75 Churchill St. when you arrive. The Alumni House is open on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can pick up an official schedule, grab a delicious cider donut, and get the latest information on activities. 

One thing to note – the weather on Saturday will be wet. Bring your raincoats, umbrellas, boots and sense of humor as we try to not float away. Most of our events are inside. Check at the Alumni house for any venue changes on our outdoor events.

If you are here through Sunday, join us for the Jazz brunch at the Valentine Dining Hall. While the official Family Weekend brunch hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the dining hall is open through 2:00 p.m. Jazz entertainment ends at 12:00 p.m.

Wear your purple and come on out to Amherst. Go Mammoths!

Family Weekend: October 26 - 28, 2018

General Information

  • Schedule
  • When you arrive on campus, please come to the Alumni House Reception Center (see campus map) to check in and pick up important information for the weekend.
  • Information on parking, Alumni House, campus shuttle, medical services, athletic facilities, museums and other on campus services and hours of operation.
  • For area reservations, please visit our local lodging page.
  • Please tag social media posts from Family Weekend using #AmherstFamily

campus map

Campus Map

Find parking lots, accessible entrances, athletic fields and all buildings on our interactive campus map.

Family Weekend is sponsored by Alumni & Parent Programs. 
Alumni & Parent Programs, Amherst College, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2313 | |