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Family Weekend

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

Family portrait

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.

Take a peek at the schedule below and plan to come back to campus at the end of October. Questions? Please call Cathy Ingram, director of Alumni and Parent Engagement at 413-528-7266.

The Weekend At-A-Glance

Mom hugging sonThis is a sampling of the events that go on during Family Weekend.


  • Open classes, where families can catch a glimpse of academic life at Simon’s Rock
  • First Year Adjustment Writing and Thinking Workshop
  • A Welcome Reception and Senior Thesis Poster Display
  • Salon with Brendan Mathews (Author reading and reception)


  • Meet professors and advisors
  • Harvest Festival
  • Reception to celebrate Academic Excellence
  • 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
  • Study Abroad and Away Panel, learn about recent student experiences all around the globe
  • Soccer game
  • Halloween Dinner and Dance


  • Jazz Brunch
  • Alumni vs. Students Soccer game
  • Walk the Interpretative Trail on campus
  • Tadd Gero ’03 Memorial Swim Meet

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