September 5—April 24, 2019, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group

This is a weekly drop-in group for students who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, or asexual and for students who are already out and looking for a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).

International Coffee Hour Series

September 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 1, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 18, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 6—November 6, 1969 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 26, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

International Coffee Hour

Enjoy great conversation and meet new friends over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

Co-sponsored by International Programs Office and Student Affiars and Campus Life. Refreshments provided by UMass Dining

September 11—April 30, 2019, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Trans Support Group

This is a weekly drop-in group for UMass students who identify as trans or gender nonconforming. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and CCPH.

September 12—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 18—November 25

Exhibit: Building Bridges

An interactive sculpture installation by UMass architect/activist Joseph Krupczynski
Guest curated by Joseph Krupczynski

September 13—November 29, 2018, Thursdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 5, 2018, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 22

Beading Project

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create  pieces of jewelry and Native  art using beads.  Materials and tools provided!  All are welcome! Stop by and enjoy!  Stop by and ejnjoy the food.

September 21, 2018 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
September 25, 2018 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

First Generation College Student Drop-In Q & A Sessions

This is an informal drop-in Q & A session about connecting with other first gen students, decreasing stress, learning about when to reach out for help, and exploring campus resources for mental wellness. Students may attend either or both sessions. 

Co-sponsors: CCPH

September 24, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 22, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 3, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Native Voices: Storytelling Circle

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar backgrounds.  Faculty and staff that identify as Native/Indigenous will be invited to participate in this series to share cultural knowledge, their lived experiences about identity or other themes they deemed appropriate to promote understanding of diverse experiences within the Native and Indigenous community.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and complete a 1 minute essay at the end of the presentation. 

International Scholars Discussion Group

September 24, 2018
2:30 pm-3:45 pm

International Scholars Series - Decoding UMass Student Culture

Join us to build community with other international faculty, postdocs, and grad students, and to learn from and with each other.

What do your students expect from you and your class? How might these expectations differ from what you experienced as a student, and what you expect from your students as an instructor or lab leader? This interactive discussion will provide you with an opportunity to explore those expectations and help you to brainstorm ways to create supportive relationships that can enhance your students’ learning. 

Building Bridges artwork

September 25, 2018
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Reception: Building Bridges — Showcasing UMass Amherst Worker Artists

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists. The Building Bridges Public Art and Engagement Initiative recognizes workers who may clean the restrooms, serve food in dining halls, tend the grounds, or engage in clerical and administrative tasks, and aims to celebrate their artistic talents in a way that enriches the university community. This exhibition brings together more than 20 artists from across campus.

Exhibition Dates: September 24 — December 13


September 25, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 9, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 23, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 6, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 4, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Trivia at the LACC

Enrich your knowledge of Latin American Countries! Each session, trivia questions will focus on the history, customs and traditions of a specific Latin American country.

One group will be crowned Trivia @ LACC Champion on the last day. All are welcome.