Family Weekend 2023

October 20 - 22, 2023

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Family Weekend! Family Weekend provides a unique glimpse into your child's daily life at Andover with activities such as classroom visits, small group meetings with your child's primary on-campus contact person as well as other special event offerings we have planned.

Registration for Family Weekend 2023 is now open!

Check-in begins Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and continues Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon in the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.

General Schedule

Please find the running Family Weekend Schedule here. Check often back as we continue to update and finalize details.

Once finalized, the full schedule for Family Weekend will be found on the Andover Event Guides app, which is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play (for Android users).

  1. Download the Andover Event Guides app (if you didn’t already do so for the Opening of School registration).
  2. Open the app and tap Find Guides (the magnifying glass in the bottom right corner of the app).
  3. Tap the Have a passphrase? button.
  4. Type the passphrase Andover1778 to find the PA Families and Campus Community guide for the latest information and schedule for Family Weekend. Be sure to accept notifications so that you will receive notice of any venue or schedule changes.

Customize your visit for the full weekend by using the My Schedule option within the guide. We hope you will attend as many events as possible!

Your student's Saturday morning Classroom Visits schedule will be available on the Hive.

Please note that students do not have classes on Monday, October 23.

If you have additional Family Weekend questions, please email [email protected].


Please find the answers to Family Weekend's frequently asked questions here.

Health & Safety Protocols

In consideration of the health and safety of our Andover community, we ask that event attendees review the following COVID Guidelines for events. In the spirit of non sibi, the Academy trusts that those in attendance will follow these guidelines. These guidelines apply to student-facing indoor Andover-sponsored events on and off campus, domestics and international.

  • Consistent with Massachusetts Department of Public Health state guidelines (, all students and campus adults who interact with students are required to have received at least one dose of the bivalent COVID booster (unless they have a medical or religious exemption). We expect the same of our visitors if they are attending an indoor event that students are attending.
  • We expect that visitors/attendees mask or decline attendance if they have any symptoms of illness.
  • We expect that visitors/attendees mask or decline attendance if they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days or develop any symptoms of illness while on campus or attending an event.
  • For Andover events in other regions, all visitors/attendees are asked to follow local health guidelines. These and any other guidelines will be shared closer to the event, if applicable.
  • As an inclusive community, we support any visitor/attendee wearing a mask at any time.

Grasshopper Night

Grasshopper Night is a popular student-directed talent show. Performances will take place Friday, October 20 (6:30 & 9 p.m.), and Saturday, October 21 (6:30 & 9 p.m.).

Alternative viewing via simulcast will be available in Kemper Auditorium for all shows and needs no ticket or reservation.