Month of May 2017
The exhibit examines the history of Quakers and Quakerism in New England drawing upon the extraordinary records of the New England Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends.

January 23—August 18, 2017, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
This event does NOT occur on:
July 4

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level, Floor 25

Weekly 30-minute mindfulness practice followed by sharing of resources, action-based opportunities, and ideas.

January 30—May 8, 2017, Mondays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638

A drop-in group for students of color facilitated by Michelle Youngblood of CMASS and Linda Scott, CCPH.

February 2—May 4, 2017, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
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March 11—March 18, Thursdays

CMASS Wilder hall 102 and various sites listed on flyer
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. Students deliver first-class dining experiences to guests for lunches and dinners. All of the menu items served are made fresh-to-order.

February 7—May 2, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am-12:30 pm
February 7—May 2, 2017, Tue/Wed 5:45 pm-6:30 pm
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February 28, March 1—March 2, March 14—March 16, April 18

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

Learn about keeping yourself, your friends, family, pets, and the community safe with the UMass Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). 

February 7—April 18, 2017, Tuesdays
May 3, 2017
April 6, 2017, Thursdays
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March 14—March 21

Skinner Hall, 12

Bring your lunch and laptop to University Communications and we can discuss specifics around issues or questions you have about your particular needs in Drupal.

February 10, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
March 10, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
April 14, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
May 12, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm
June 9, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
July 14, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
August 11, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
September 8, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
October 13, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
November 10, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
December 8, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building 3rd Floor Suite C1 large conference room (301)
Adam Hall of UMass Amherst will teach a class that will explore some of the central ideas of Renaissance Humanism and will include reading “Romeo and Juliet” as a class in depth.

March 16—May 4, 2017, Thursdays 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Marie Roche of UMass Amherst will teach a class on “King John” and “Richard II.” 

April 3—May 22, 2017, Mondays 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

"3X art.umass at large" is the MFA thesis exhibition of artists David Hannon, Ethan Kiermaier and Paul Teeling.

April 28—May 7, 2017

Baustein Building
The goal of this workshop is to develop the agenda and theme of heritage in the context of the WUN Understanding Cultures Global Challenge Group. Since the topic of cultural heritage is so broad, this workshop will focus on the issue of displacement and migration, which lies at the core of the relevance of cultural heritage globally. 

April 30—May 2, 2017 9:00 am-5:00 pm

All Campus

Hampden Gallery Critique Group Exhibition. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.

April 30—May 12, 2017 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
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May 1, May 6, May 8

Hampden Gallery

Presented by the Public Engagement Project. Panelists will address how recent developments in our government affect the roles as researchers and teachers, and how scholars can contribute to positive change through public engagement.

May 1, 2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

The School of Public Policy will continues its Spring 2017 Faculty Colloquium series with a talk by Doug Rice, assistant professor of legal studies.

May 1, 2017
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

For the third year, local chefs and guest judges will sample four new ice cream flavors developed by senior food science majors for this year’s competition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

May 1, 2017
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S131

The Dinner On Us parent-to-parent roundtable offers campus and Amherst Family Center families with young children the opportunity to learn more about themselves while acquiring new approaches to raising children.

May 1, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Earth Foods/a.k.a. The Commonwealth Room

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Symphony Band and Percussion Ensemble in O Fortuna, conducted by Matthew Westgate and Ayano Kataoka.

May 1, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Take a break from studying for finals and join the Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board for movies, snacks, and fun.

May 1, 2017
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

South College, e-470

Schedule a time for you senior cap and gown portrait or for a professional portrait.

May 2—May 5, 2017
May 8—May 11, 2017

Campus Center, and Student Union Ballroom

Spring semester classes end.

May 2, 2017

Come celebrate the last day of classes and hang out with friends at this year's Big Chill on the Library Lawn before summer kicks off.

May 2, 2017
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Library Lawn

The Commencement Fair is a wonderful opportunity to pick up your cap and gown, take a graduation photo and get all of your Commencement questions answered.

May 2, 2017
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Baseball vs. Hartford 

May 2, 2017
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Enjoy great conversation with students and UMass community members over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

May 2, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

Presented by the Racial Justice Coalition

May 2, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons, Malcolm X Cultural Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a performance by the Chapel Jazz Ensemble, directed by Thomas Giampietro.

May 2, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Reading Day for final exams.

May 3, 2017

Western Mass Science for the People invites you to take a break from the end-of-semester crush. The Yes Men offer hilarity and highly unusual approaches to confronting the powers that profit from environmental destruction and human suffering.

May 3, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

Final exams begin and continue through May 11.

May 4, 2017

The UMass Amherst Drupal Users Group meets the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

May 4, 2017 2:00 pm
June 1, 2017 2:00 pm
July 6, 2017 2:00 pm
August 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, behind the first floor elevators

The Faculty Senate is a representative body responsible for faculty participation in university planning and governance.

May 4, 2017
3:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Explore and celebrate the work of Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) students' final body of research on problems in the fields of renewable energy, biomedicine and biosystems.

May 4, 2017
3:30 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium

Join Renaissance Center Studies for the annual reading aloud of sonnets followed by a reception.

May 5, 2017
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Second Reading Day for final exams.

May 6, 2017

Atlantic 10 Track and Field Championships.

May 6, 2017
10:00 am

Track & Field Complex

The concert is presented at the end of semester to celebrate the upcoming summer break and graduation.

May 6, 2017
7:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Atlantic 10 Track and Field Championships.

May 7, 2017
10:00 am

Track & Field Complex

We’ll have theater, music, falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, artisans, dancing and more.

May 7, 2017
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

This project will explore the idea of existing within and outside of society’s boundaries.

May 8—May 12, 2017

Student Union Art Gallery

Three pop-up book drop locations make it easier to return library books at the end of the semester.

May 8—May 10, 2017 11:30 am-2:00 pm

See listing for locations.
Last day of final exams.

May 11, 2017

With 7,000 students who live in residence halls moving out on Thursday, the university will adjust traffic patterns for the day to accommodate the heavy flow.

May 11, 2017
7:00 am-8:00 pm

All Campus

The College of Nursing DNP students will present their capstone projects today.

May 11, 2017
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Mariott Center, Campus Center
Please come to enjoy, share your ideas and to learn about some great things going on for lecturers in CNS. Light refreshments will available.

May 11, 2017
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, 1634

A celebration of graduating seniors from the department of music and dance

May 11, 2017
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Advanced degrees will be conferred at the the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Video of this event is being live-streamed.

May 12, 2017
9:00 am-11:15 am

Mullins Center

Army ROTC graduates will be commissioned into the United States Army at this ceremony.

May 12, 2017
10:00 am-11:00 am

Stockbridge Hall, Bowker Auditorium

Air Force ROTC graduates will be commissioned into the United States Air Force at this ceremony.

May 12, 2017
10:00 am-11:00 am

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

This ceremony is the honors convocation and presentation of gold stoles for graduating Commonwealth Honors College seniors.

May 12, 2017
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 will be held rain or shine.

May 12, 2017
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The College of Engineering Senior Recognition celebrates the achievements of its graduates in a special way.

May 13, 2017
9:00 am

Recreation Center

The College of Nursing will celebrate graduating undergraduate nursing students with a Pinning Ceremony.

May 13, 2017
9:00 am-11:00 am

Fine Arts Center
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Stockbridge Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. 

May 13, 2017
10:00 am-11:30 am

Bowker Auditorium

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will conduct its Senior Celebration on May 13 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Mullins Center. Dean John A. Hird will officiate.

May 13, 2017
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mullins Center

The Senior Recognition Ceremony is an important component of the university's official Commencement.  It is an event at which each graduating senor receives individual recognition and is presented with a commemorative medal--now a decade-long tradition.

May 13, 2017
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Recreation Center, 2nd floor gymnasium

The College of Natural Sciences Senior Celebration allows the college to recognize graduates in a special way: graduates' names are announced as they cross the stage to shake hands with college leaders, and receive a commemorative UMass medal and a special farewell gift from the college.

May 13, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Northeast Climate Science Center's regional science meeting will focus on "Incorporating Climate Science in the Management of Natural and Cultural Resources in the Midwest and Northeast."

May 15, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
May 16, 2017 8:15 am-7:00 pm
May 17, 2017 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Join the Cape Cod Alumni Network to volunteer for their annual day of service at the Yarmouth Food Pantry.

May 15, 2017
9:30 am-11:30 am

Yarmouth Food Pantry - Lighthouse Landing
Instructors should submit final grades by midnight.

May 16, 2017

All faculty are invited to attend a program examining these questions: What does a successful lab look like? How does your team help to accomplish the goals of your research?  What are your expectations for your students? What is your management style?

May 16, 2017
10:00 am

Campus Center, 163

Baseball vs. Fairfield 

May 16, 2017
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The University Women's Network is presenting its own version of the popular group painting lessons.

May 17, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley

Baseball vs. Davidson (DH)

May 18, 2017
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

This talk by Jesús Palacios will focus on what adoptive parents, as well as professionals who work with adopted children, need to know to create the best possible growth-promoting environment for children recovering from early adversity.

May 19, 2017
9:00 am-11:30 am

UMass Center at Springfield
Baseball vs. Davidson 

May 19, 2017
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Join the Bay Area Alumni Network to see the Red Sox take on the Athletics at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.

May 20, 2017
11:00 am

Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
First day of classes for Summer Session 1

May 22, 2017

Daily summer yoga classes at the Newman Center led by experienced professional teacher Eric Burri.

May 22—June 29, 2017, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
July 3—August 10, 2017, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Newman Center

Tickets to the pre-game reception and baseball game are sold out. Thank you to everyone who supported this great event!

May 24, 2017
5:00 pm

Fenway Park
University Health Services will delay opening until 9:30 while the building's power is shut off for systems tests

May 25, 2017
8:00 am-9:30 am

University Health Services (UHS)

Last day to add or drop classes for Summer Session 1.

May 26, 2017

Memorial Day is observed as a federal and state holiday.

May 29, 2017

Learn about CICS’s Graduate Certificate in Information Security.  Whether your role is directly related to information security or you just want to gain skills in this rapidly growing field, this program offers training in applied information technology security, policy, and risk management.

May 30, 2017
11:30 am

Computer Science Building, 151