Spring 2018 International Coffee Hour

January 25, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 21, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 9, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 22, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 2, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 18, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
May 1, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

International Coffee Hour Series

International Coffee Hour.

Join us to enjoy great conversation over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

Co-sponsored by International Programs Office and Student Affairs and Campus Life

February 5—May 11, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
March 10—March 11, March 17—March 18

Exhibit: 'Global Perspectives through Student Eyes'

An exhibition of images from the International Programs Office's annual photo contest for students studying abroad.

Reception: Mar. 6, 4-6 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Science and Engineering Library and the International Programs Office.

February 12—April 30, 2018, Mondays 12:15 pm-1:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 12, April 16

Student Trustee Derek Dunlea at CMASS

Come talk to Derek about classes, student-issues/concerns, Student Government Association, local/national news, sports or just about anything else in between. 

You are welcome to email Derek at with any questions as well.

February 14—May 2, 2018, Wednesdays 4:45 pm-5:45 pm
February 15—May 4, 2018, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 14—March 16

Domestic Exchange Information Sessions

Experience the vast educational, cultural and environmental diversity of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands for a semester or year. Students must attend an information session to receive application.

Connections in Color

February 15—May 3, 2018, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 15

Connections in Color

Participate in Connections in Color to find your UMass voice. This group engages in conversation regarding academic and social pressures of being a student of color at UMass. Topics vary from mental health and wellness, improving self-esteem and confidence, building and improving relationships and so much more.

Confidentiality is highly observed.

This is a joint program of CMASS and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

March 1—August 22, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
May 13—August 19, Sundays, May 28, July 4

Exhibit: 'Of Our Spiritual Strivings: Du Bois at 150'

The UMass Amherst Libraries host “Of Our Spiritual Strivings: W. E. B. Du Bois at 150” in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25.

The exhibit, celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois, examines Du Bois and his influences. Drawing its title from the first chapter of Du Bois’s "The Souls of Black Folk," the exhibit includes materials from his papers as well as the papers of other figures in the Libraries’ social change collections.


March 9—May 1, 2018

Building Bridges in the Library: Stairway Mural Contest Applications Open

Students have been designing and painting murals in the library stairwells since 1986. This year, the Library Art Committee is hosting a special "Building Bridges" mural contest, requesting submissions from anyone or any group from the UMass community. Submissions are due by May 1. Learn more. 

April 27, 2018
6:00 pm

Talk: Struggle for Economic Democracy, Black Self-Determination in Jackson, MS'

Author and activist Kali Akuno speaks on "Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi."

Cooperation Jackson is an emerging network of cooperatives and grassroots institutions that aim to build a "solidarity economy."

April 27, 2018
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Arbor Day Celebration 2018

Join us for an Arbor Day celebration at UMass Amherst.
Activities include:

Information booth will be ongoing throughout day Arboretum T-Shirt and Seedling Giveaway Campus Arboretum Tree Walk Climbing Demo with Arbor Students Big Tree Measurement with the DCR Legacy Tree Program Class of 2018 Tree Planting Tree Spade Demo


April 27, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Performance: 'Utsav: A Journey Through Indian Classical Arts'

The Indian Classical Arts Society of UMass Amherst presents its first event featuring student artists.

"Utsav" seeks to explore the intricate world of Indian classical arts by showcasing the ancient music and dance forms of Odissi, Kathak and Bharata Natyam. Utsav derives its meaning from the Sanskrit word for celebration. Come and celebrate the colors of spring with student artists from the Five College area.