EventsWe 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.

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 6-8, 2015
October 28-30, 2016

Amherst/Williams Football Game Telecast
November 14, 2015
November 11-13, 2016

May 22, 2016
May 21, 2017

May 25–29, 2016
May 24-28, 2017

November 11-13, 2016
October 20-22, 2017

Local Lodging

Although we make no specific recommendations, view a listing of hotels and motels near Amherst College. The Lord Jeffery Inn (1-800-742-0358), owned by Amherst College, is located in downtown and is the closest lodging to campus.



Alumni and Parent Programs
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2313

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