Month of September 2014
As part of the UMass Amherst Outdoor Summer Arts Project, New York-based artist Jennifer Williams created two 12-feet by 24-feet banners for the south facade of the Fine Arts Center building.

August 1—December 7, 2014 6:00 am-11:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, FAC south facade

It is with great pleasure that Herter Art Gallery presents, John Grillo: Six Decades, Paintings Prints and Drawings, from 1945-2005, a survey exhibition tracing the formal and conceptual evolution of the artist's expansive oeuvre across a period of sixty years.

September 11—October 10, 2014, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
September 14—October 5, 2014, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Opening weekend hours of operation for several important student services offices:

August 30—September 1, 2014

Celebrate the return of UMass Football to Amherst.

August 30, 2014
September 6, 2014
September 27, 2014
October 18, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 28, 2014

McGuirk Alumni Stadium, and at Gillette Stadium

Going out to a UMass football game has never been easier or a better deal! Jump on the bus and travel to Gillette Stadium to watch the Minutemen play fantastic opponents.

August 30, 2014 12:00 pm
September 6, 2014 11:00 am

Gillette Stadium

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States. Many non-essential campus offices are closed.

September 1, 2014

Chancellor Subbaswamy officially welcomes the Class of 2018!

September 1, 2014
2:30 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst’s Dining Services will attempt to break its fifth consecutive world record by serving more than 3,000 people a New England clambake with all the trimmings as part of “Welcome to UMass Amherst” festivities.

September 1, 2014
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

The first day of classes for the Fall 2014 semester.

September 2, 2014

All Campus

Using globs of dried paint, recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers, Sarah Meyers Brent’s mixed-media pieces flow out of and accrete to the canvas and walls. 

September 2—September 30, 2014, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

The sculptures in this exhibition continue a metaphorical exploration of transition, joint dependence, support and coalescence.

September 2—September 30, 2014, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

Drawing is an holistic and ritual activity of the body. The moment of making a mark is the ground of imagination (located in the body). 

September 2—September 30, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 7—September 28, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Pi Delta Psi is an Asian interest cultural fraternity, the only one on UMass campus. The mission of Pi Delta Psi is to breakdown cultural barriers by fostering individual growth in all areas. 

September 2, 2014
4:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Find out how to get involved in one (or more) of the over 250 student organizations at UMass Amherst.

September 2, 2014
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

First- and second-year students needed for new research study. Compensation provided.

September 2, 2014
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS)

Join Us For The 2nd Annual Volunteer UMass Community Service Fair!

September 3, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQ?   Then come to the opening reception of this weekly support group.  

September 3, 2014
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 102

Please join us for the annual graduate student employee benefits fair.

September 4, 2014
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, 201

As part of the UMass Amherst Outdoor Summer Arts Project, New York-based artist Jennifer Williams created two 12-feet by 24-feet banners for the south facade of the Fine Arts Center building

September 4, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, FAC south facade

Kick off the school year by visiting the campus LGBTQIA and ally center and meeting new and returning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and allies.

September 4, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Stonewall Center, NA

This annual First Week event is a collaborative effort between CMASS, CSD,  staff, current students, and alumni to highlight and support cultural diversity through student artistic expressions (music, song, dance, art work and poetry).

September 4, 2014
6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Come join the UMASS Theatre Guild for our first General Body Meeting of the semester! The UMASS Theatre Guild is a student-run theater learning organization that presents both a play and a musical every semester.

September 4, 2014
6:00 pm

Campus Center

The UMASS Theatre Guild presents auditions for Into the Woods, a Stephen Sondheim musical. No previous experience required! We will provide all audition materials. 

September 5—September 6, 2014

Bartlett Hall, 65

The carnival is one of many great events apart of UMass Night Out on the Welcome Week Schedule.

September 5, 2014
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union, Lawn

The UMass field hockey teams takes on the University of Maine.

September 5, 2014
4:00 pm

Garber Field

September 5, 2014
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

There are a lot of fun activities happening around campus.

September 5, 2014
8:00 pm-12:00 am

All Campus

The Minutemen play their second home game at Gillette Stadium against Colorado.

September 6, 2014
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Free and open to all students, with glow bracelets and mask-making supplies provided.

September 6, 2014
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

Women's Soccer vs. New Hampshire

September 7, 2014
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Works by Eric Sawyer, Robert Morris, Gordon Green, Salvatore Macchia and others.

September 7, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Absorb the reality of "Disruption." Get ready for the People's Climate March on 9/21 in NYC. Discussion to follow. Led by Professor David Glassberg.

September 7, 2014
9:00 pm-10:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th floor

The All-Greek Expo invites all students to come explore the different organizations in Greek Life on the UMass Amherst campus. 

September 8, 2014
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Welcome back students! The Student Union Craft Center opens its doors for business on Monday, September 8 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

September 8, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Student Union Craft Center

Actors auditioning for Merchant should be familiar with play and characters. They should prepare two contrasting classic pieces, no more than 3 minutes total. They should also be prepared to share musical/vocal talent if they have these skills.

September 8—September 11, 2014 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Rand Theater

Music by Robert Suderburg: Chamber Music VII, Richard Peaslee: Catalonia, Henri Senée: Concertino for Cornet, Jackson Berkey: Homage to Emily Dickinson & Clay Smith: Theme & Variations of Old Folks at Home.

September 8, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

No appointment is necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs.

September 9, 2014
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 174-76

Undercurrents Radio broadcast on WMUA 91.1 FM.

September 9, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Radio 91.1 WMUA FM
First and second-year students may be eligible for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mono). To find out more, come to University Health Services during one of these designated times.

September 9—October 2, 2014, Tue/Thu 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), South Clinic

A panel of students of different races, ethnicities, genders, and sexualities will discuss their hookup and dating experiences at UMass and what advice that they would give new students.  Sponsored by the Stonewall Center, the Student Legal Services Office, and the Women of Color Leadership Network.

September 9, 2014
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, 917

During auditions you will have to show us a triple pirouette, fouettes, turns in second, side leap, toe touch, and a switch leap.d

September 9, 2014
7:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

Join the Center for Women & Community, Afro-American Studies Department and Augusta Savage Gallery for our Fall Welcome Event at New Africa House, in the Central Residential Area of campus.

September 10, 2014
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

New Africa House

Mingle with fellow HFA majors and minors and find out about clubs, study abroad programs, and other extracurricular activities. Free food.

September 10, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Tang Prize winner Albie Sachs will be talking on 'The Value of Values: Lessons from the South African Transformation.'

September 10, 2014
4:00 pm-5:45 pm

Integrative Learning Center, south 331

A donation of 48 contemporary American prints, representing all manner of special processes and innovative techniques in printing, was given to the UMCA collection by Richard Gerrig in memory of his sister Risa, a UMass alumna. 

September 10, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Explore the world's greenest building with one of the nation's leading energy advisors.

September 10, 2014
5:15 pm

The Bullitt Center
Get informed about your constitutional rights when dealing with police enforcement during search and seizures and other sensitive situations.

September 10, 2014
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 165-169

News reads like chaos. Failed revolutions and wars in the Middle East, growing inequality and the rise of xenophobia in Europe and the United States, military coups from Thailand to Egypt, tensions across the South China Sea, forgotten populations from the favelas of Rio to the water-less neighborhoods of Detroit. 

September 10, 2014
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Come join the International Socialist Organization for a discussion of how we can build a movement to get rid of capitalism, inequality, and oppression and what you can do to help.

September 10, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

A donation of 48 contemporary American prints, representing special processes and innovative techniques in printmaking, was given to the UMCA collection by Richard Gerrig in memory of his sister Risa, a UMass alumna.

September 11—December 5, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 13—December 7, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

One of the most influential artists from the Middle East, Walid Raad explores the experiences and representations of war through video, photography and performance.

September 11—December 5, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 13—December 7, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This event is sold out.

September 11, 2014
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The UMASS Theatre Guild presents auditions for Shakespeare's Macbeth. No previous experience required! 

September 12—September 13, 2014

Bartlett Hall, 65

Learn with the local tech community at a free three day conference of talks, workshops, coding challenges, food, and fun!

September 12—September 14, 2014

Campus Center

The Tenth Annual Faculty Convocation celebrates the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative  Activity, a celebration and recognition of recent distinguished achievements of UMass Amherst faculty members through their research, scholarship, and creative activity.

September 12, 2014
11:00 am

Bowker Auditorium

UMass field hockey vs. California on Garber Field.

September 12, 2014
4:00 pm

Garber Field

The 3rd Annual Mass Impact Day of Service brings students, staff, faculty and alumni together to serve and give back to our surrounding communities.

September 13, 2014
8:00 am-4:00 pm

10:00am-10:45am Mill River Playground, North Amherst

September 13, 2014
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Mill River Playground
Men's Cross Country- Minuteman Invitational

September 13, 2014
11:30 am

Track & Field Complex

Women's Cross Country- Minuteman Invitational

September 13, 2014
12:00 pm

Track & Field Complex

Amherst Live is a live magazine show bringing you news and insight, ideas and inspiration, from the heart of one small town.

September 13, 2014
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join alumni and friends to celebrate the Cape Cod Canal's 100th anniversary by setting sail on a two hour Cape Cod Canal Cruise on the Hy-Line Ferry.

September 14, 2014
1:00 pm

Onset Town Pier
Are you ready for another round of Case Study Competition?The Fall 2014 Case Study Competition is an opportunity to provide solutions to a social justice issue, experience public speaking in a live studio and earn up to $1000 for your student organization.

September 15, 2014
9:00 am

Wilder Hall, 203

A New Brain is a show about making the most out of life in the face of tragedy. When a neurotic, frustrated composer is confronted with a terminal illness, he finds comfort in the healing power of art. 

September 15—September 18, 2014 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Curtain Theater

The Marriott Meals is a core course within the HTM program in which students have the opportunity to manage the restaurant with a team of student employees. 

September 16—November 13, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am-7:45 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 6, November 11

Campus Center, 11th FLoor

“Training future scientists: biotechnology in the classroom, the laboratory, and beyond.”

September 16, 2014
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Wondering how to build an international career? We'll teach you how!Join a Monterey Institute representative to chat about launching your international career.

September 16, 2014
5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, 508

Are you interested in interning or working part time for State Street in their Hadley location? Come hear about their part time trainee program which can be used as a PAID internship! ALL MAJORS are encouraged to attend.

September 16, 2014
5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Deep in the Hole examines a wide range of experiences of imprisonment including political prisoners, conscientious objectors in WWII, the war on drugs and marijuana decriminalization, psychiatric confinement, and the role of controversial activism and publications.

September 17—January 21, 2015
This event does NOT occur on:
September 17, November 27, December 14—November 28, weekends, December 30—January 1, January 4—January 11, Sundays

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

Single Project/Event grants may be submitted until 12 noon today.

September 17, 2014
12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Career Services Open House! Meet the Career Services team. You can play games, win prizes and enjoy free food! You can also have your resume reviewed and receive advice on jobs and internships.

September 17, 2014
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall

ISSR is excited to announce that it is growing and has moved to a larger space at 107-108 Bartlett Hall. 

September 17, 2014
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 108

Paula Hodecker, director of the Student Union Craft Center at UMass Amherst, will teach a basic, easily learned paper marbling process which allows for the production of attractive examples from the first attempt.

September 17, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Courtyard, or in the event of rain, Learning Commons, Lower Level

Join a panel of experts for an informative discussion regarding your legal rights and responsibilities as an international student. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your questions answered! Snacks and refreshments will be available.

September 17, 2014
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Campus Center, 904-908

As a Project Analyst at Kantar Retail, you will work with senior executives from the top Consumer Goods and Retail organizations in the country, to solve critical business questions using deep analytic techniques and capabilities.

September 17, 2014
5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, 5th Floor Lounge

One of the most influential artists from the Middle East, Walid Raad explores the experiences and representations of war through video, photography and performance. 

September 17, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This Australian clay animated feature is a bittersweet and darkly humorous tale of an unlikely cross-continental and transgenerational friendship.

September 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

The world music of Sheng Dong (A Moving Sound) makes use of both Western and Chinese instruments to create songs inspired by traditional Chinese music, Taiwanese aboriginal and folk songs, and the music of Central Asia.  

September 17, 2014
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Dr. Jerrold Meyer, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychology. Neuroscience and Behavior Program: "Hair Cortisol: A New Biomarker of Long-Term HPA System Activity and Stress." 

September 18, 2014
4:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

"The largest single-day event in downtown Amherst, the Celebrate Amherst Block Party, organized by the Amherst Business Improvement District, brings over 6000 people into the downtown Amherst business district within a four-hour period to shop, eat, play and relax.  

September 18, 2014
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Downtown Amherst
Join College of Engineering Dean Tim Anderson and fellow alumni for a great evening of networking and socializing at the Soda Bar Lounge on the rooftop of the NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel.

September 18, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Soda Bar Lounge
Mark Dresser kicks off the Solos and Duos Series with a solo bass recital.

September 18, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Mitchell S. Jackson is a Portland, Oregon native who lives in Brooklyn and teaches at NYU. Jackson’s novel, The Residue Years, was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First novel prize.

September 18, 2014
8:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 East

Show your UMass pride and join us as the Minutemen take on the Penn State Nittany Lions at the famous Beaver Stadium.

September 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Celebration Hall & Beaver Stadium
Men's Soccer vs. Fairfield

September 19, 2014
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Field Hockey vs. Connecticut

September 19, 2014
4:00 pm

Garber Field

Multi-Grammy winner Paul Winter, sax, with our own Jeffrey W. Holmes, piano.

September 19, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

FANTAZIA live at the Mullins Center. 

September 19, 2014
8:30 pm

Mullins Center

Baseball alumni game.

September 20, 2014
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Softball vs UMass Lowell

September 20, 2014
12:30 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

With a dozen musicians, this little orchestra from Portland, Oregon has become an international phenomenon playing its retro-hip multilingual repertoire.

September 20, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Performers include Ryan P. Casey & dancers, Scapegoat Garden/Deborah Goffe, and Pantos Project/Kat Pantos.

September 20, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to the 16th Annual Fall Reception, “The NORMLization of Cannabis Culture in America,” on Sunday, Sept.

September 21, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library

Field Hockey vs. Northeastern

September 21, 2014
2:00 pm

Garber Field

Join the Black Student Union as we commence our activities for the semester! Learn about the Black Student Union and how you can become involved, upcoming BSU events, and meet the 2014-2015 executive board members.

September 21, 2014
5:00 pm

Student Union, 411

The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel.

September 22, 2014

Sunwheel

Over the course of several days, the artist Craig Colorusso will place Sun Boxes in public places around the UMass Amherst campus where they will emit sounds generated by sunlight.

September 22—September 26, 2014 6:00 am-7:00 pm

All Campus

The Symposium publicly launches the Drug Policy Archive within the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Dr. Melanie Dreher, former Dean of the College of Nursing, is the keynote speaker. 

September 22, 2014
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 11th floor

Please join us for the first CPPA Faculty Colloquium talk of the academic year. Professor M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) will present her recent research in a talk titled "From the County Clerk to the World Bank: Internationalizing the Economic Cost of Homophobia and Transphobia."

September 22, 2014
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

 Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, where he also serves as the Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and holds a courtesy position in the Law School.

September 22, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Lecture.

September 22, 2014
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

Interested in pursuing a career with an exciting startup? Led by visionary leaders with disruptive, game-changing products, they offer opportunities to work with amazing teams on exciting projects and technologies.

September 22, 2014
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium

The Office of Family Resources Dinner On Us series offers parents an opportunity to learn more about themselves while acquiring new approaches to raising children who are responsible, respectful and resourceful.

September 22—December 1, 2014, Mondays 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 13, October 20

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Student Union Craft Center cordially invites all students in the graduate and post-graduate communities to our Open House.

September 22, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, SU Craft Center

This workshop will explore ways families construct identity and how one constructs one’s own identity via family dynamics.  By using Orange is the New Black, this workshop seeks to address how family is related to perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

September 22, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

A turning point in Orange Is The New Black is when Piper Kerman realizes that her own actions are closely linked to the drug addiction that is destroying the lives of some of the women she meets in prison.

September 22, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mary Lyon Hall, Classroom

The workshop "The Art of Inviting Things" is facilitated by Technology Transfer Office Director, Bob MacWright.

September 23, 2014
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 1001

Radio broadcast topic: One Health: increasing global food security and human health through basic research on animal immune responses to pathogens.

September 23, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Radio 91.1 WMUA FM
Harvard Ph.D. scientist Chensheng (Alex) Lu will be giving a guest lecture on his research about bees. The Eco-Rep program and Sustainable UMass will also be hosting a question and answer session on his research and how it relates to anthropocentrism.

September 23, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center, 10th Floor

The UMass Amherst Political Science Department invites you to join them in launching UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL), an initiative designed to support women through training and education in becoming the next generation of public leaders. 

September 23, 2014
6:30 pm

UMass Club Boston
A multi-faceted musician and singer Makiko Sakurai will present her adaptations of the Shomyo Buddhist chants from the Heian period (701-1192 AD) as well as ancient songs known as Shirabyoshi. Though a Tendai "outsider," Makiko Sakurai has become famous in Japan as a chanter of Tendai shomyo.

September 23, 2014
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Dr. Richard Mooney from Duke University will present a talk, "From Song to Synapse: The Neurobiology of Vocal Learning."  Working with songbirds and rodents, Mooney's lab aims to identify the neural substrates for vocal learning and communication. 

September 24, 2014
4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222 South

Please join us on Wednesday for a conversation with Dinora Walcott Alexander '02 about her post-graduation journey.

September 24, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Theater Green Room

Michael Klare, Ph.D. will give an Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence. Most modern conflicts have multiple roots, usually involving some combination of ethnic, national, or religious antagonisms along with a history of grievances and provocations. 

September 25, 2014
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 421

The talk features Mae Ngai. It is also part of the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series "Migration Matters: Rethinking Immigration in the Modern Americas".

September 25, 2014
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

City Year is an organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service in schools.

September 25, 2014
6:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 5th Floor Lounge

UPC is screening three live TV show premieres this Thursday in the Cape Cod Lounge.

September 25, 2014
8:00 pm-11:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Reunite with former teammates and meet the current team at the Men’s Soccer Games on September 26 & 28.

September 26—September 28, 2014 3:00 pm

All Campus

Hosted by the UMass Student Farming Enterprise, The UMass Permaculture Initiative, and Gardenshare the market features produce, herbs, and crafts grown and made by students.

September 26—November 14, 2014, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Please join us for a celebration of 100 years of community outreach and education to honor the work of retired Cooperative Extension Service agents and current UMass Extension faculty and staff.

September 26, 2014
1:30 pm-4:30 pm

Student Union, North Lawn

Men's Soccer vs. Harvard

September 26, 2014
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

The College of Engineering presents a panel discussion of all the outstanding senior and junior award winners for 2014. 

September 26, 2014
3:30 pm

Campus Center, 162-175

The College of Education presents the documentary film 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? followed by a discussion about race and education with Dr. Lee Anne Bell '82 EdD.

September 26, 2014
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Community service is the focus of this fun run that collects new or lightly-worn clothes for local homeless shelters.

September 26, 2014
4:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area

As part of the 2014 Homecoming festivities, the University of Massachusetts will officially hold dedication celebrations for the new UMass Football Performance Center with an official ribbon cutting and guest speakers on hand.

September 26, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Football Performance Center

The College of Engineering presents its annual awards ceremony honoring its outstanding senior and junior alumni. 

September 26, 2014
5:30 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Join UMass Amherst fans for a pep rally on the eve of football's return to McGuirk Stadium.

September 26, 2014
7:45 pm-8:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Inspired by Ugandan traditional music and the legend of the five most powerful jungle animals.

September 26, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy invites university donors to an appreciation breakfast for their continued support of the university and its key initiatives.

September 27, 2014
9:00 am-11:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

Run a beautiful 5K through campus and nearby Amherst on our USATF-certified course with electronic timing.

September 27, 2014
10:00 am

Starts at the Old Chapel and runs through campus and Amherst
Dean Stephen Cavanagh will present the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Awards at this luncheon with special guest Constance Crowley Ganser ’75.

September 27, 2014
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Apple Harvest Festival is a re-creation of an old-fashioned New England community fair, coupled with the presentation and sale of beautiful art and fine crafts.

September 27, 2014
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Amherst Town Common
With UMass football's return to McGuirk Alumni Stadium this season, the Department of Athletics has announced new policies for tailgating and parking on game days.

September 27, 2014
11:00 am

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes alumni back to campus for the 5th Annual SPHHS Fall Celebration.

September 27, 2014
11:00 am

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

Join in the fun as UMass Amherst creates MinuteFan Way outside McGuirk Stadium before the UMass v. Bowling Green kickoff.

September 27, 2014
11:00 am-3:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium, MinuteFan Way

Please join the Women of Color Leadership Network for a short hike on the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area that is part of the Robert Frost Trail.

September 27, 2014
11:00 am

Amethyst Brook Conservation Area
The 48th UMass Amherst Homecoming Day Parade stars at 11 a.m. at Haigis Mall and travels down Massachusetts Avenue to North Pleasant Street, turning onto Amity Street and ending at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The parade will pause at Kendrick Park for performances and float judging.

September 27, 2014
11:00 am

This event has been canceled.

September 27, 2014
1:00 pm

Monkey Bar
The Minuteman return to McGuirk Alumni Stadium to play their homecoming game against Bowling Green.

September 27, 2014
3:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The 2014 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during a special presentation at the Homecoming Football Game at McGuirk Stadium on September 27. Online voting is open until 12:00 pm on Friday, September 26.

September 27, 2014
3:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Softball vs. Boston College

September 28, 2014
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Men's Soccer vs. New Hampshire

September 28, 2014
2:00 pm

Rudd Field

The UMass Foundation will host a system-wide Alumni Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser to benefit UMass students.

September 29, 2014
11:00 am

The Kittanset Golf Club
Please join us for a lively panel discussion in which nationally respected labor economists, policymakers and organizers will address realistic and effective strategies to raise the minimum wage and reduce inequality in America.

September 29, 2014
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 168C

Prof. Thomas A. Foster, author of Sex and the Founding Fathers, will present the 2014-2015 Annual Lecture.

September 29, 2014
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

A free Monday evening roundtable discussion series for campus families with young children.

September 29, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Amherst Family Center
This exciting, interactive event will demonstrate appropriate career fashion and will include a panel of career experts who will provide tips on what (not) to wear!

September 29, 2014
6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

In this Orange Is The New Black workshop, we explore our own social identities to better understand other people and our relationships with them. We will also explore Piper Kerman’s inherent bias in her use of the phrases like “gangster mentality” and stereotypes embedded in this kind of language.   

September 29, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

This talk will trace issues of oppression, power, privilege and connection by tying Piper Kerman's story to the larger realities of race, class, and gender in the U.S. in a way that will help us understand our own, very different, lives on the UMass campus.

September 29, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mary Lyon Hall

A colloquium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the University of Massachusetts and the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. 

September 30, 2014
2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

University Health Services (UHS) has been leading the way in college women's health since 1971.

September 30, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), Women's Health Clinic, lower level

Like the Pictionary board game you know and love, with a sexy twist.

September 30, 2014
7:00 pm

Mackimmie Hall, 19th Floor

Yuko Eguchi is a scholar and performer who will perform Japanese traditional music and dance, called kouta (small songs) and koutaburi (dance of small songs), a genre uniquely created by women and primarily preserved in the geisha artistic culture.

September 30, 2014
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium