Family Weekend 2023

Mother, 2 sons and a Father all dressed in UMass Lowell gear pose for a photo.

Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22, 2023

Family Weekend 2023 is here!

The weekend will be full of fun events designed for your entire family! Events are open and free of cost unless otherwise noted.

Fill out the Family Weekend registration form and get a free gift at check-in! 

Friday, October 20

TimeLocationEvent DetailsRegistration / Tickets
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.University Crossing 1st FloorThe River Hawk Shop
Stop by and shop for the latest River Hawk gear at the UMass Lowell bookstore.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.University Crossing 158Mental Health First Aid
Limited space available, advance registration required.
Mental Health First Aid Training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Mental Health First Aid Registration
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Campus Recreation FieldFamily Star Party at Schueller Observatory
Come see the stars at UMass Lowell's Schueller Observatory! Students and their families are invited to join observatory faculty and staff for a night of star gazing.
7 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Ski AreaWitch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark
$30 per person - Limited space available, advance ticket purchase required.
It's scary how much your family will love Witch's Woods! Witch's Woods is a seasonal attraction for lovers of all things Halloween, featuring costumed characters, a haunted hayride, and walk-through visits to creep destinations.
This event has sold out.
7-9 p.m.
Fox Hall CommonsTrivia Through the Generations
Bring the entire family and journey through the generations in this fast paced, super fun trivia contest! Will your family have the trivia knowledge to win the prize?

Saturday, October 21

TimeLocationEvent DetailsRegistration / Tickets
8:30 a.m.              Campus Rec Center

Men's Volleyball Tournament Come and watch volleyball games at the Campus Recreation Center!

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.University Crossing

Check-In & Family Hospitality Center
Make this your first stop of the day! Get a schedule of events for the day and some fun parent and family swag! Take advantage of our hospitality center activities throughout the day.

  • 10:30 a. m. - Kid's Craft Corner
  • 1 p.m. - TV Theme Song Trivia
  • 2 p.m. - Kid's Coloring Book-Palooza
  • 3 p.m. - Superhero Trivia
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.University Crossing 1st FloorUniversity Crossing Game Zone
Enjoy giant board games, music, video games, and more in UMass Lowell's campus hub!
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.    East Campus Bike ShopBike Shop Tour Check-out UML's Outdoor and Bike Shop.n/a
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.University Crossing 1st FloorThe River Hawk Shop
Stop by and shop for the latest River Hawk gear at the UMass Lowell bookstore.
11 a.m.Campus Rec Complex TurfMen's Ruby Gamen/a
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Serenity Center - University Crossing 3rd FloorGet Creative with UML Well-Being
Join the Office of Student Life and Well-Being for some fun crafts and de-stressing activities in UMass Lowell's Serenity Center.
Noon - 2 p.m.University Suites CourtyardHonors College Family Cook-Out
Limited space available, advance purchase required. $10/person
Join staff from the Honors College and Residence Life Honors LLC for a fun family cook-out!
Purchase Honors Cook-Out Tickets
Noon - 3 p.m.Campus Recreation Center Turf

Rowdy's Fall Family Fest
The entire family will enjoy a variety of activities at the first ever Rowdy's Fall Family Fest! Navigate an inflatable corn maze, play lawn games, munch on snacks, and paint pumpkins! There is something to do for every member of the family!

Also, stop by our Family Association table and learn more about joining the group! 

3 p.m.Soccer FieldMen's Soccer vs. Binghamton
Bring that UMass Lowell spirit and cheer on the River Hawks as they play Binghamton University!
4-6 p.m.University Crossing 260Family Bingo
Don't miss this annual family favorite! New games begin every 15 minutes and there are lots of prizes!

Sunday, October 22

TimeLocationEvent DetailsRegistration / Tickets
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.Campus Rec CenterDay Hike: Mt. Kearsarge, NH  Limited tickets available, advance registration required. $25 per person. Join Campus Recreation Staff on a day hike up a classic NH mountain. Purchase Day Hike Tickets
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.University Crossing 260Drag Brunch
Limited space available, advance ticket purchase required. $20 per person.
Savor a delicious brunch buffet and enjoy performances from some of New England's most entertaining drag performers!
Purchase Drag Brunch Tickets
12:30 p.m.Campus Rec Complex TurfMen's Lacrosse Gamen/a