Week of  September 1—7, 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,

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

Signing up for intramurals is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

August 29—October 1, 2013

Recreation Center, 112H

At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, any solution for dealing with the effects of climate change and the end of development based on fossil fuels has to take city planning into account.

September 1—October 31, 2013, weekends 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Gateway City Arts
Opening weekend hours of operation for several important student services offices.

September 1—September 2, 2013

UMass athletics coaches and players are excited to help you catch the Minuteman spirit and get you excited about the upcoming year!

September 1, 2013
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

Annual campus festival introducing you to anything and everything you want to know about on campus.

September 1, 2013
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Head coach Ed Matz leads the Minutewomen into action against Army. 

September 1, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

The Not Ready for Bedtime Players is an award-winning peer sexuality education troupe.

September 1, 2013
1:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Come to the Library for games, food and prizes!

September 1, 2013
7:30 pm-10:30 pm

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library

On Labor Day, September 2nd, 2013, UMass Dining will attempt to create the World's Largest Fresh Fruit Salad at 15,000 pounds and set the new record as recognized by Guinness World Records.

September 2, 2013
8:00 am-6:00 pm

Haigis Mall, Traffic Island

Make your connections as we kick off the school year and welcome the Class of 2017.

September 2, 2013
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

The first day of classes for the 2013-2014 academic year.

September 3, 2013

Auditions for various UMass Choirs take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 11:00 am -12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

September 3, 2013
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 253

Check out the newest residential community and enjoy sweet treats! This is an all-campus event, free and open to ALL members of the UMass Amherst community.

September 3, 2013
1:30 pm-4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, outside Roots Cafe

Auditions for various Jazz Ensembles, sign up sheet outside room 252 Fine Arts Center.  Drummers audition room 149M Fine Arts Center.

September 3, 2013
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 252

Find out how to get involved in one (or more) of the over 200 student organizations here at UMass Amherst.  Check out the free giveaways from many campus vendors.

September 3, 2013
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

New Student and Non-Major Auditions for the University Orchestra, room 263 Music Wing, Fine Arts Center.  For more Audition information: www.umass.edu/music

September 3—September 4, 2013 4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 263

The Dean of the Graduate School cordially invites all new incoming graduate students to the Graduate Dean's Welcoming Reception. 

September 3, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

UMass field hockey home-opener against UMass-Lowell.

September 3, 2013
5:00 pm

Garber Field

Geoff Lawton is an internationally renowned permaculture designer, teacher and consultant who has worked in over 35 different countries.

September 3, 2013
6:00 pm

Campus Center

Audition sign up sheet room 252 Fine Arts Center, starting in August.

September 4, 2013
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 252

Open Auditions for UMass Choirs from 10:00 am - noon.

September 4, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 253

Audition sign up sheet room 252 Fine Arts Center starting in August.

September 4, 2013
12:50 pm-4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 252

Auditions for returning Chamber Choir members only.

September 4, 2013
1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 253

Join us for the annual UAW/UMass Health & Welfare Trust Fund Benefits Fair for graduate employees.

September 5, 2013
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union, 201

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to audition for Early Music Ensembles.

September 5—September 6, 2013 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 170

Audition sign up sheet, room 252 Fine Arts Center starting in August.

September 5, 2013
12:00 pm-5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 252

Open Auditions for the various UMass Choirs.

September 5, 2013
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 253

Come audition for UMass Amherst's premiere a cappella group!

September 5, 2013 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
September 8, 2013 4:00 pm-9:00 pm

Herter Hall

University Orchestra auditions for returning students and non-majors.  For more Audition information: www.umass.edu/music.

September 5—September 6, 2013 4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 263

This annual First Week event is a collaborative effort between current students, staff and alumni to highlight and support cultural diversity through student artistic venues.

September 5, 2013
6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

UMass field hockey hosts Harvard at Garber Field.

September 6, 2013
5:00 pm

Garber Field

Our Campus Our Night! Events all over campus.

September 6, 2013
7:00 pm-12:00 am

All Campus

The Opening Concert of the Five College New Music Festival

September 6, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join the UMass Rowing Boathouse opening weekend celebration.

September 7—September 8, 2013

Please join us for brief on-campus memorial meeting of friends, former co-workers and family of Paul Procopio to celebrate his life and roles of alumnus, professor, husband, father, and friend.  Followed by a light reception.

September 7, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Hills North, 105

Are you ALL IN for UMass Football? Bring your friends and family to the pre-game celebrations as the Football Tailgate Tent tradition returns! Join us under the tent in front of Patriot Place for a tailgate barbeque with a cash bar, entertainment and giveaways.

September 7, 2013
11:00 am

Gillette Stadium

The Cape Cod Alumni Network is ALL IN for UMass football!Take advantage of our group discount as Cape Cod alumni show our Minuteman pride and cheer our team to victory. 

September 7, 2013
2:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

UMass football kicks off the 2013 home season at Gillette Stadium against the University of Maine.

September 7, 2013
2:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

The Concert of Premieres features the winner of the Five College New Music Festival Composition Competition as well as new works for violin duos and piano four hands.

September 7, 2013
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Featuring Charles Bestor, Matt Waugh, Ronald Perera and Stephanie Robinson.

September 7, 2013
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

This Heritage Concert features works by Lewis Spratlan, Robert Stern, Bruce MacCombie, Franco Donatoni & Morton Feldman.

September 7, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come celebrate the new school year with DJ Kid Afrik.

September 7, 2013
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Student Union Ballroom