Exeter Family Weekend 2024

Join us Oct. 18 and Oct. 19

Exeter Family Weekend is a time for you to join your student on campus to learn more about the Exeter experience, connect with other families, attend classes, and hear from faculty and staff. Campus programming will be offered on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19.

It’s a long weekend for students; there is no Family Weekend programming on Sunday, Oct. 20 and no classes or required appointments on Monday, Oct. 21. You’re encouraged to enjoy the long weekend with your student, though a pass is required through the Orah platform.

This year we are using a our mobile app to share the full program and all Family Weekend information. Click HERE to view the current program and to learn more about downloading the app. Once downloaded, choose the “Exeter Family Weekend” Guide to find helpful information for navigating campus, build your personalized schedule, and receive key updates throughout the weekend!

Registration Opening Soon

Registration will open soon. Check back for further details!

Weekend highlights

  • Hear an Academy update from Principal Bill Rawson ’71, P’08
  • Meet with your child’s adviser. Individual appointments should be booked well in advance. Find advisers contact information on the parent portal.
  • Attend information sessions and open houses with College Counseling, Global Initiatives, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and more.
  • Attend classes and see Harkness learning in action!
  • Visit open rehearsals for dance, theater and music groups.
  • Cheer on Big Red during Saturday afternoon’s athletic competitions.
  • Enjoy a New England weekend with your student. Passes are required through the Orah platform.


Parents and visitors are welcome to use Elm Street Dining Hall during Family Weekend. With Wetherell Dining Hall under construction there will be additional tented space available to help accommodate the additional visitors on campus. Lines are common this weekend, so please be patient with our amazing dining staff.

Helpful links


For questions about programming or permissions to leave campus with your student, please contact the Dean of Students Office at dean_students@exeter.edu.

For questions about event registration please contact the Family Engagement Office at familyengagement@exeter.edu.