Family Weekend 2022

Watch a Big Blue welcome to Family Weekend from Dean of Studies Caroline Odden P’26, Dean of Students Susan Tsao Esty P’22, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Paul Murphy '84, P'16, '19, '22, Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness Linda Carter Griffith, Interim Deputy Head of School, Raj Mundra P'18, '20, and other key faculty and administrators.

October 14 - 16, 2022

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, meetings with their House Counseling team or Day Student Advisors as well as other special event offerings we have planned.

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

All-School Meeting for Families
Welcoming remarks from 16th Head of School Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD, P’24
Cochran Chapel

This event will be livestreamed and recorded. Watch live on Saturday >>

General Schedule

The full schedule for Family Weekend can be found on the Andover Event Guides app, 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!

If you are unable to download the app, please refer to the schedule online.

Your student's Saturday morning Classroom Visits schedule is now available in BlueLink. After you log onto The Hive, click the Student Schedule option under your student's photo. The Family Weekend Schedule is available on the next entry page.

Please note that students do not have classes on Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18.

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

FAQ

Please reference the FAQ document for further information.

Health & Safety Protocols

In consideration of the health and safety of visitors and our campus community, we expect visitors to be up to date with COVID vaccination, if eligible. Any visitor who is ineligible or has a medical or religious exemption must mask indoors at all times when on campus. We expect visitors to stay off campus if they have any symptoms of illness and to mask if they develop any symptoms while on campus. We expect visitors to mask at all times or stay off campus if they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days. In the spirit of non sibi, the Academy trusts that those in attendance will follow these guidelines.

Grasshopper Night

Grasshopper Night is a popular student-directed talent show. Performances will take place Friday, October 14 (6:30 & 9 p.m.), and Saturday, October 15 (6:30 & 9 p.m.). Tickets for live performances in Tang Theatre are sold out. Alternative viewing via simulcast is available in Kemper Auditorium and needs no ticket or reservation.

  • If you registered for a performance and received a confirmation email, tickets to that performance will be included with your Family Weekend registration materials—which can be picked up in the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library on Friday, October 14, from noon to 7 p.m., or Saturday, October 15, from 7 a.m. to noon. If you are unable to stop by during these times, please be sure to have your student pick up your registration materials for you.
  • Ticketholders must arrive early! Your entire party must arrive at Tang Theatre in George Washington Hall 20–30 minutes prior to showtime to secure your seats for the show. Doors will close 5 minutes prior to showtime and there will be no admittance after that, even if you have a ticket.

Recordings

Watch a Big Blue welcome to Family Weekend from Dean of Studies Caroline Odden P’26, Dean of Students Susan Tsao Esty P’22, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Paul Murphy '84, P'16, '19, '22, Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness Linda Carter Griffith, Interim Deputy Head of School, Raj Mundra P'18, '20, and other key faculty and administrators.