Events

University of Massachusetts Amherst is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding as Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1863 following the passage of the federal Morrill Act. The year-long anniversary celebration will include a series of events for Founders' Week as well as,  programs and activities highlighting important historical milestones, events and people.

Please check back for additional Sesquicentennial event updates throughout the year.

Nov 08, 2013 - 7:00 PM

From its early beginnings as the Massachusetts Agricultural College with 34 students to the leading research facility and flagship campus that UMass Amherst is today, join us in celebrating our sesquicentennial at a free screening of WGBY’s new documentary, The Radical Idea: UMass Amherst an

Oct 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Join us as we celebrate UMass Amherst and 150 years of excellence.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of this great Commonwealth. We boast of tens of thousands of loyal alumni. Help us celebrate our sesquicentennial in style.

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This symposium accompanies the exhibition Du Bois in Our Time,  a landmark exhibition that focuses on the intersection of art and the major issues of our time, centered on the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois and the causes he championed.

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

“Mass Impact” is a day where UMass students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to serve the local community through volunteering at various project sites. Community needs are identified in advance and projects are established to address these needs.

Sep 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Opening reception for Du Bois in Our Time exhibition.

Opening remarks by State Senator Stan Rosenberg.

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Sep 12, 2013 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This program shows how community engagement can enhance your courses and research.  It provides workshops and presentations for faculty, staff, students and community partners with practical advice on the best ways to incorporate community engagement into research, teaching, and service.

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:00 AM to Dec 08, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Du Bois in Our Time is a landmark exhibition that focuses on the intersection of art and the major issues of our time, centered on the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois and the causes he championed.

May 20, 2013 - 9:00 AM to Sep 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM

The UMass Amherst Libraries hosts “Metamorphosis: Transformation from Agriculture College to University,” on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives, on Floor 25 of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

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