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Family Weekend

Every year at the end of October, students and their families gather to share the Simon's Rock experience and a fall weekend in the Berkshires.

Family Weekend is an opportunity to spend time with your students in their new campus home, talk with their academic advisors, professors, and residence directors, and get a glimpse of daily life at the college. Parents, siblings, and friends are able to attend workshops relating to Simon’s Rock students and their future education, as well as academic classes, concerts, and local events. 

Family portrait

The Weekend At-A-Glance


  • Open classes, where families can catch a glimpse of academic life at Simon’s Rock
  • First Year Adjustment Writing and Thinking Workshop
  • Study Abroad and Study Away Showcase
  • Welcome Reception and Senior Thesis Poster Display
  • Theater Department Fall production


  • Meet professors and advisors
  • Harvest Festival
  • Alumni Career Panel discussion led by Manat Wooten, director of Academic Transitions and Career Development
  • Sponsor-a-Book and Book Sale event to help support the Alumni Library
  • Soccer game
  • Halloween Dinner and Dance
  • Theater Department Fall Production


  • Jazz Brunch
  • Bram Stoker's DRACULA - A live radio drama

Helpful Links


If you have any questions about the weekend please contact:

Cathy Ingram

Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement