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Family Weekend

Save the date!

Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30

Each year, 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. In addition to learning more about life on campus, Family Weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy a fall weekend in the Berkshires.

Stay tuned for the 2016 schedule.  In the meantime, take a peek at the 2015 schedule to get an idea of typical activities. Questions? Please call Cathy Ingram, Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement at (413) 528-7266.

The Weekend At-A-Glance


  • Open classes, where families can catch a glimpse of academic life at Simon’s Rock
  • First Year Adjustment Panel
  • A Welcome Reception and Senior Thesis Poster Display
  • Murder Mystery Challenge


  • Visits with professors, advisors and residence directors
  • Harvest Festival
  • Honors Convocation, a ceremony to celebrate academic excellence
  • Alumni Panel discussions led by James Jeffries, Director of Career Development
  • Sponsor-a-Book and Book Sale event to help support the Alumni Library
  • Study Abroad and Away Panel, learn about recent student experiences all around the globe
  • Halloween Dance and Family Movie Night


  • Jazz Brunch
  • Walk the Interpretative Trail on campus
  • Explore Great Barrington and the Berkshires

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