Month of August 2013
“Metamorphosis” is the second of three exhibits celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

May 20—September 27, 2013, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois,

Led by experienced professional teacher Eric Burri, the classes are open to all. All levels of experience are welcome.

July 8—August 15, 2013, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Newman Center

The Pioneer Valley will be the training ground for teens learning to be leaders in sustainability as a dozen motivated high school students from across the country will earn college credit and learn about leadership and sustainability by attending the rigorous Summer Institute for Leadership and Sustainability.

July 21—August 3, 2013

Visitors to the UMass Amherst Renaissance Center this summer can enjoy the sense of traveling back in time to experience sights, smells and tastes of an authentic 16th-century kitchen garden.

July 25—September 25, 2013, weekdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm
August 17, 2013 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Renaissance Center

Hampshire Shakespeare Company performs Much Ado About Nothing outdoors at the UMass Amherst Renaissance Center.

July 31—August 11, 2013 7:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
August 5—August 6

Renaissance Center, Outdoors

Some 25 students from the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the College of Engineering will be participating in a poster session.

August 2, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, 1009

Enchanted Circle Theater, featuring student actors from its Youth and Shakespeare academy, will perform scenes from “The Tempest.” 

August 6, 2013
10:30 am

Renaissance Center

Join NOFA for a weekend of learning, networking and fun with people transforming the food system in the Northeast. 

August 9—August 11, 2013

All Campus

Commonwealth Honors College offices will be closed Friday, August 9 through Monday, August 12 while the college moves from Goodell Hall to its new location in the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community.

August 9—August 12, 2013 9:00 am-5:00 pm

 The last day of classes for Summer Session Two.

August 16, 2013

Catch the excitement of minor league baseball, and support UMass Amherst student scholarships at the same time! The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox, take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at LeLacheur Park.

August 17, 2013
5:30 pm

Gator Pit, Lelacheur Park
Relax and enjoy the spectacular views from the decks of the Lobster Roll boat as we embark on a two hour cruise through the calm waters of Sesuit Harbor and into the serene beauty of Cape Cod Bay. 

August 18, 2013
11:00 am

Lobster Roll Cruises, Sesuit Harbor
Roberto Perez, Cuban environmental educator featured in the award winning documentary, "The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil," is on a US tour to promote the upcoming 11th annual International Permaculture Convergence, and to show us how we can learn from Cuba's struggles and success. 

August 18, 2013
6:00 pm

Food For Thoughts Books
Join alumni, friends and family as we enjoy connecting with old friends and a day of great baseball when the Boston Red Sox take on the San Francisco Giants! Alums, families and friends are invited and encouraged to meet at The Java House for a pre-game reception.

August 19, 2013
5:30 pm

The Java House
GrantSearch for Grad Students is running this session on how to find external funding opportunities.

August 22, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

The Pond Club golf outing will be held in conjunction with UMass Hockey Alumni Weekend. 

August 23, 2013

Hickory Ridge Golf Club
Signing up for intramurals is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

August 29—October 1, 2013

Recreation Center, 112H

At the invitation of Chancellor Kumble Subbaswammy, Prof. Ved Prakash, Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India will visit UMass.

August 26, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

GrantSearch for Grad Students is running this session on how to find external funding opportunities.

August 27, 2013
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce invite one and all to the 47th Annual Community Breakfast.

August 28, 2013
7:30 am-9:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

A session to learn about effective writing for grant applications.

August 28, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Campus Center, 168C

Head coach Ed Matz leads the Minutewomen into action against St. John's.

August 29, 2013
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Come cheer on the Minutemen as they start the 2013 football season against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. The tailgate package includes a game ticket, pre-game tailgate and $10 food voucher in the stadium.  

August 31, 2013
11:00 am

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chancellor Subbaswamy officially welcomes the class of 2017 and Colin Beavan, author of this year's Common Read, No Impact Man, delivers the keynote address.

August 31, 2013
11:30 am

Mullins Center

UMass first-years are invited to explore downtown as part of orientation, and local businesses are rolling out the red carpet in welcome! 

August 31, 2013
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Downtown Amherst