The Malcolm X Cultural Center was established in 1971 as the Malcolm X Room in a room below Berksire Dining Hall to provide space for social gathering, education through courses and speaker series, and political engagement for Black students through the Black Caucus. The Malcolm X Room served an important role in the social wellbeing of Black students at a time when universities across the nation were opening their doors to students of color but were not equipped to support their transition to college.
Adapted from Early Beginnings of the Cultural Center by Ethan Bakuli, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.
Hours of Operation:
The Malcolm X Cultural Center is open from 1-9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Note: The center is closed during the summer and winter intersessions. If you need to reach someone during this time, call the main number, (413) 545-2517.
Fall 2020 Events
Cultural Connections is a staple of Welcome Week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote positive connections and community with peers and staff.
This vibrant event is open to the campus as a celebration of our cultural plurality.
Zoom in to Join!
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Zoom Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98199423523
Suummer Success with CMASS Success Coaches
CMASS Success Coaches are available to support your success and wellbeing throughout the year. Join us during drop-in hours M-Th to talk with a coach about stressors or concerns impacting your well-being, your focus on student success, and maintain motivation.
To connect with a Success Coach you will need to log into Navigate to make an appointment and get Success Coach’s zoom meeting ID.
Remember we are in this together!S