Month of September 2017
New Asia Cinema 2017: Fashion! The 13th annual installment of this semester-long international series explores the complexities of costume and spectacle, style and identity, creativity and subversion, and labor and consumerism.

September 6—December 6, 2017, Wednesdays 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 22

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

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

July 6, 2017 2:00 pm
August 3, 2017 2:00 pm
September 7, 2017 2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, behind the first floor elevators

Tickets for the 2017-18 season of performances at the Fine Arts Center are on sale now.

July 1—September 1, 2017

Online

State law requires new students to have certain immunizations and submit proof before coming to school.

June 27—September 18, 2017, weekdays 8:00 am-6:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
September 4

University Health Services (UHS)

Single game tickets for UMass football, hockey, basketball (men's and women's) are on sale starting July 12.

July 12—September 1, 2017

Online

In a tradition of hosting challenging exhibitions organized by student curators, the UMCA presents an exhibition of African art drawn from the collection of Charles Derby, a UMass alumnus who has been collecting since the 1970s alongside an exhibition of painted flags of Africa by the renowned African American artist Fred Wilson. 

September 27—December 10, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 27—December 10, 2017, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 23

University Museum of Contemporary Art

First Year Student Move-In 

September 1, 2017

All Campus

Men's Soccer vs Columbia

September 1, 2017
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

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

September 2—September 4, 2017

All Campus

Transfer student move-in day

September 2, 2017

All Campus

Join classmates and venture into the town of Amherst where local businesses are opening their doors to new students! There will be numerous deals exclusive to this event.

September 2, 2017
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Downtown Amherst
Play tournament style dodgeball or kickball or try out volleyball, badminton, spikeball, kan jam, or bean bag toss.

September 2, 2017
2:00 pm

South Athletic Fields

Each new student brings a unique voice to our campus community.

September 2, 2017
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

All remaining students move-in day

September 3, 2017

All Campus

Attendees can purchase gently used furniture and room decor such as rugs, futons, lighting, fans, storage and shelving units, TV's, refrigerators, microwaves, as well as cleaning supplies, books, school supplies, etc.

September 3, 2017
8:00 am-6:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

This event has been canceled because of rain.

September 3, 2017
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Franklin Dining Commons, Permaculture Garden outside on west side

Come to the Learning Commons in the lower level of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library for games, food, and prizes!

September 3, 2017
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

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

Join us for a night full of laughs with performances by local UMass comedy groups.

September 3, 2017
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Labor Day is a public holiday in the United States that honors the contribution or workers.

September 4, 2017

All Campus

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy officially welcomes the new students entering this fall.

September 4, 2017
2:30 pm

Mullins Center

New students will be led by the Marching Band and UMass Cheerleaders from their class photo to the Welcome BBQ catered by UMass Dining.

September 4, 2017
3:30 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Classes start for the fall semester.

September 5, 2017

All Campus

The Department of Music & Dance invites all Five College students to audition for a wide range of vocal and instrumental ensembles. 

September 5—September 8, 2017

The UMass Amherst Libraries host an exhibition of photos, “¡Hola Cuba!: Travel Photography by Carol Pike.” 

September 5—December 15, 2017
This event does NOT occur on:
November 18—November 19, November 23, November 25

Science and Engineering Library

A multi-day charity event designed to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 

September 12—September 13, 2017 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

All Campus

10% of the purchases made at Chipotle during this event will be donated the Alzheimer's Association. 

September 5, 2017
4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Chipotle Hadley, MA
New Students Orientation will proctor the French, German, Latin, and Spanish Exemption Exams for undergraduate students during the first week of classes.

September 5—September 8, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 905

Overwhelmed after your first day of classes? Join us for a relaxing evening filled with massage beds, smoothies, professional masseuses, giveaways and more! The UMass Rec Center will be offering free Zumba and yoga sessions.

September 5, 2017
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Haigis Mall

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

September 6, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 5, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 20, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 3, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 14, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 29, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

Join us for a night of free nostalgic arcade games, billiards, air hockey, bowling and a bunch more! Then, take a break from all the games and enjoy some delicious food from Baby Berk and UMass Dining food carts!

September 6, 2017
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Meeting for students looking to declare a major in the College of Engineering who are currently in another major on campus.

September 6, 2017 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
September 7, 2017 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Campus Center, 803

Join us for a conversation moderated by GroundTruth's Charles Sennott centered around the issues that divide us and the places where we can all come together.  

September 6, 2017
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

At the benefits fair, graduate employees can enroll in free dental and vision insurance, apply for a gym reimbursement, ask questions and pick up benefit plan descriptions.

September 7, 2017
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Come to the campus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) and ally center to meet new and returning students and the center’s new assistant director, Crystal Nieves.

September 7, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Harry Rockland-Miller, staff psychologist and director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), retired in July after 21 years with the university.

September 7, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

This annual welcome event features student performances, cultural food samples, speed networking, a resource fair, and raffles.

September 7, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Join the UMass community for a chance to get to know the Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and many University offices.

September 8, 2017
2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Haigis Mall

Women's Soccer vs Delaware

September 8, 2017
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Field Hockey vs Sacred Heart

September 8, 2017
5:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Come join us for the first UMass Night Out of the semester! This first UMNO is all about decorating your new room, with artwork that you paint! Trained professionals will guide you step by step through a watercolor painting celebrating UMass.

September 8, 2017
6:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Five Colleges and Beyond marks the beginning of the annual Five College New Music Festival.

September 8, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Grab your friends and a blanket and join us on the Metawampe Lawn for a free outdoor movie! Popcorn, refreshments and Baby Berk will be provided! Stay tuned for the movie title to be announced.

September 8, 2017
8:30 pm-11:30 pm

Metawampe Lawn

UMass Football vs. Old Dominion; Game time TBD

September 9, 2017
12:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Men's Soccer vs Boston University

September 9, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

The Five College Festival of New Music continues with New Duos, plus the piece by the winner of the Five College Composition Competition.

September 9, 2017
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Football vs. Old Dominion

September 9, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Five College Consortium presents "Old as New Again: The Art of Transcription," part of the Five College New Music Festival.

September 9, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

A career public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 30 years.

September 10, 2017
11:00 am

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , Auditorium

Women's Cross Country Minuteman Invitational

September 10, 2017
11:00 am

UMass Cross Country Course
Men's Cross Country Minuteman Invitational

September 10, 2017
11:30 am

UMass Cross Country Course
Field Hockey vs Boston University

September 10, 2017
1:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

An exhibition of New York artist D. Dominick Lombardi’s mixed media work.  

September 10—September 29, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 10—September 29, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

"Self Indulgence" presents a collection of 21 self-portraits by a wide range of artists curated by Sally Curcio,  D. Dominick Lombardi, Anne Seuthe.

September 10—September 29, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 10—September 29, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Women's Soccer vs Holy Cross

September 10, 2017
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Featuring music by John Harbison, György Kurtág, Morton Feldman, George Crumb and Frank Bennett.

September 10, 2017
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Mark Dresser makes music in a vast variety of settings and contexts, but the dauntingly prolific bassist always seeks to create space for the unpredictable play between form and freedom.

September 10, 2017
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Walk in and get tested for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. No appointment needed.

September 11, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
September 27, 2017 11:50 am
October 10, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
November 1, 2017 10:00 am-1:00 pm
November 14, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
December 1, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
December 11, 2017 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

The campus marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

September 11, 2017
8:46 am

Join this weekly collaboration between Talking Truth and Paperbark Magazine (a new UMass Amherst environmental-humanities publication).

September 11—November 27, 2017, Mondays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

"Juggling Academic Success with Parenting: Reflections on Best Practices" with Mari Castaneda, professor and department chair, Communication studies.

September 11, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Featurings demonstrations in metalsmithing, batik, beading, leather and more.

September 11, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, 208E (Basement)

The UMass Department of Theater is holding auditions for its production of "Runaways," a musical that calls for a large cast that includes members of the LGBT community, performers of color, and deaf actors who use ASL.

September 11—September 12, 2017 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Rand Theater

A student-led solidarity rally organized in response to the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., as well as the planned elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

September 12, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Student Union, Outside

Brian Gaither’s large-scale monochrome paintings address ways that power is used to manipulate the masses — to divide and conquer.

September 12—September 26, 2017, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
September 13—September 29, 2017, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Herter Art Gallery is pleased to present Topsy-Turvy, an exhibition of selected sculptural works and drawings by Cynthia Consentino.

September 12, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Join us at Hillel for a BBQ to celebrate the beginning of the school year! You can learn all about the different student groups within Hillel, meet the members of the Student Council, and enjoy delicious free (kosher) food! 

September 12, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

UMass Hillel
Learn more about arts and humanities at UMass and meet students with similar interests. 

September 13, 2017
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Graduate Women in STEM Mentoring Committee invites you to our Welcoming & Recruitment Luncheon.

September 13, 2017
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Goessmann Laboratory, 252

The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute presents "Celebrating the ISI: A Tribute to Stephen Clingman with a reading by Caryl Phillips."

September 13, 2017
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

Join the UMass Democrats for their first meeting of the semester.

September 13, 2017
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, 163

Discover local internship opportunities in the arts and cultural nonprofit fields. 

September 14, 2017
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

Dr. Ian Lipkin is the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and professor of neurology and pathology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. 

September 14, 2017
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222

It’s that time of year when the University Women Network (UWN) wishes to invite University women employees to join our organization! 

September 14, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Atrium, Blue Wall

"Native America and the Question of Genocide," a lecture by Professor Alex Alvarez of Northern Arizona University.

September 14, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Women's Soccer vs Brown

September 14, 2017
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Get the inside stories of the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center, and others. 

September 14, 2017 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
October 5, 2017 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Najeeba Syeed is associate professor  of interreligious education at Claremont School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding.

September 14, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Old Chapel

Afro-Italian queer immigration activist Medhin Paolos will screen her film Asmarina, on African and Arab undocumented immigrants in Europe, particularly the Habesha population in Milan.

September 14, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

South College

“Forgotten Farms” is a documentary film that addresses the class divides in New England farm and food communities.

September 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Have an idea but don't know where to turn? The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship has you covered. Our Idea Jams offer students the opportunity to get good ideas out in the open and recruit the help they need to bring these ideas to life. 

September 14, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Assumption College professor James Lang discusses "Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty."

September 15, 2017
12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Main Events Hall

Presented by Five College Opera,  The Scarlet Professor dramatizes the true story of Newton Arvin, a Smith College literature professor arrested in 1960, with two of his colleagues, for possessing male erotic photographs.

September 15—September 16, 2017 8:00 pm
September 23, 2017 8:00 pm
September 17—September 24, 2017, Sundays 3:00 pm

Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Artts
The 2017 Mark Roskill Symposium will explore the topics of colonialism, resistance and repatriation, and what artists, museum professionals and scholars are doing to promote justice for Native American communities, both in the art world and beyond.

September 15, 2017
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Join us for a free screening of Baywatch.

September 22, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
September 24, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Join us on the Amherst Town Common for our annual Apple Harvest, Craft, and Children's Festival, featuring artisan crafts from juried crafters along with delicious local food, a petting zoo, pony rides, children's games, and local pre-schools offering information and activities.

September 16, 2017
10:00 am

Amherst Town Common
Men's Soccer vs Colgate

September 16, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

We are looking to cast an ensemble of 12-14 actors and seeking a diverse cast with all roles open to students and members of the community of all ages, races, genders and identities. Dancers, singers & musicians are encouraged to attend!

September 17, 2017 1:30 pm-5:30 pm
September 18—September 19, 2017 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Curtain Theater

Women's Soccer vs Yale

September 17, 2017
2:00 pm

Rudd Field

Margaret Cerullo, professor of sociology and feminist studies at Hampshire College, discusses “From Below and to the Left: Zapatista Autonomy and Resistance.”

September 18, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Do you have a LGBTQ+ legal concern?

September 18, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 19, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Stonewall Center

"Books as Mirrors, Windows, and Doors: Critical Reading with Young Children" with associate professor Maria José Botelho, Language, Literacy and Culture Concentration, College of Education.

September 18, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

First-year and transfer students: Learn all about the Libraries.

September 18, 2017
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920

Author Thomas Suárez speaks on "State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel."

September 18, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Comm Hub, 3rd floor

USafe 2017 is an interactive event that aims to educate the community about public safety concepts and practices, to underline the value of awareness and vigilance, and to promote a secure, positive environment for all.

September 19, 2017
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, North Lawn

The Department of Music and Dance presents "Tone Production for Wind and Brass Players", a masterclass with Michael Rosenberg of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.

September 19, 2017
11:00 am

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Parveen Ali, lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at at the University of Sheffield in England, opens the fall seminar series presented by the Office of Research at the College of Nursing.

September 19, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Join Five College faculty and staff of color for an informal reception to kick off the new academic year.

September 19, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th fl

Come and talk to one of your lawyers from the Student Legal Services Office and have your questions answered.

September 20, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 4, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 18, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 1, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 15, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 29, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Student Union, 314

The Zube lecture series is named for Erv Zube, head of the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) from 1974-80.

September 20, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building

Have you been kicking around an idea for a while and don't know where to start? Welcome to ULaunch.

September 23—September 24, 2017 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 302

Women's Soccer vs Davidson

September 21, 2017
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Kate Fagan is an acclaimed columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She is also a regular panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn" and can also be seen on "Outside the Lines." Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

September 21, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

The Zube Lecture Series is named for Erv Zube, head of the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) from 1974-80.

September 21, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building

The Department of Music and Dance presents A Charlie Haden Retrospective, featuring Shigefumi Tomita on jazz bass.

September 21, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

September 22, 2017
6:45 am

Sunwheel

Enjoy an exciting day of golf at the beautiful Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston while supporting UMass men’s lacrosse.

September 22, 2017
1:00 pm-8:00 pm

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
There will be an open house in ISSR's new location on the second floor of the east wing of Machmer Hall, followed by a reception to celebrate the five-year anniversary of ISSR.

September 22, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E22

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

September 22, 2017
6:00 pm

Sunwheel

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for the 8th Annual SPHHS Fall Celebration.

September 23, 2017
10:00 am

Fine Arts Center, atrium

Men's Soccer vs Hartford

September 23, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ seminal recordings Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Fab Faux will perform the album in its entirety, along with other fan favorites.

September 23, 2017
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join the UMass Alumni Association and embark on an adventure and cruise from Seattle to Vancouver with fellow UMass alumni. Enjoy great food, tasty cocktails, lively entertainment, dancing, and more.

September 24—September 25, 2017

Pier 91 at Smith Cove - Port of Seattle
Come join Professors Ela Gezen and Jon Berndt Olsen Sunday, September 24 in Herter 601 from 11:30-1:30, for a live viewing and discussion of the German election.

September 24, 2017
11:30 am-1:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Women's Soccer vs Fordham

September 24, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join us as we celebrate the many contributions made by Timothy Lang to the Commonwealth Honors College and the university upon his retirement.

September 24, 2017
1:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

NXT is a professional wrestling promotion and a division of the American professional wrestling company WWE. 

September 24, 2017
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Enjoy a fun day of golf at the beautiful Crestview Country Club in Agawam while supporting UMass basketball.

September 25, 2017
10:30 am-7:00 pm

Crestview Country Club
Cristina Scheibe Wolff speaks on "Women's Resistance to Military Dictatorship and the Conservative Coup in Brazil."

September 25, 2017
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel

Learn how you can take courses around the world. Meet representatives from dozens of study abroad institutions and organizations. 

September 25, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Research professor Barry Goodell is an expert in fungal systems, including those that cause the decay of wood – a multi-billion dollar problem in wooden structures each year.

September 25, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

The Great White Hoax, featuring acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for decades to divide and conquer working class voters and shore up political support.

September 25, 2017
5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Tonight's topic: "Parenting for the Long Haul: The Pediatrician's Perspective"  Illana L.

September 25, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

First Year and Transfer Students: Learn All About the Libraries.

September 25, 2017
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920

The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist concert by Cory Mixdorf, trombone, member of the University of Arkansas faculty.

September 25, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Open to all undergraduate and graduate STEM majors.

September 26, 2017
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center

Marriott Meals gives Hospitality and Tourism Management students  a competitive advantage within this experiential learning class.

September 26—December 6, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am-12:30 pm
September 26—December 6, 2017, Tue/Wed 5:45 pm-6:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 10, October 12, November 1, November 21—November 23

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

Boston College professor Charles R. Gallagher, S.J. speaks on "The Nazis of Copley Square: Antisemitism and Espionage in Wartime Boston, 1939-1945.”

September 26, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Sharon Seelig, Smith College, presents The Normand Berlin Memorial Lecture, "Married in Eden: Lucy Hutchinson and John Milton."

September 26, 2017
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

UMass Student Farm's Amanda Brown and Book & Plow Farm's Maida Ives will share their stories of managing campus farms in the Pioneer Valley, providing food for the institutions in which they are housed, engaging with students and conducting on-farm education and service learning in collaboration, all while collaborating with the student body. 

September 26, 2017
5:30 pm-6:45 pm

Paige Laboratory, 202

Join Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy at a reception for alumni, parents and friends at alumnus-owned ThirstyBear Organic Brewery in SoMa.

September 26, 2017
6:00 pm

ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Featuring members of the UMass Department of Music faculty and guest artists.

September 26, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

To kick off "150 Days of Du Bois," the UMass Amherst Library is giving away 500 copies of W.E.B. Du Bois's book, The Souls of Black Folk

September 27, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Information security is everyone’s responsibility! Come learn more about it. The university is in the process of vetting a new, comprehensive information security policy.

September 27, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 911-15

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosts the next event in its Dean's Symposia Series, “Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform.” Andrea James, the founder and executive director of Families for Justice as Healing, will provide the keynote address.

September 27, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 904

Learn what to think about when considering a career in education.

September 27, 2017
5:30 pm-6:20 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Michael Meltsner, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, speaks on “Degradation Ceremonies: Constitutional and Statutory Limits of the Punishment After Punishment.”

September 28, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th floor

Join us in our closing reception of Take Two by UMass MFA, Christopher Janke! The show includes voice and video recordings that allow us to interact with the work as well as experience self reflection.

September 28, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Theater artists of color actively address questions of race, racism and social justice.

September 28, 2017 7:30 pm
September 29, 2017 5:00 pm

Kirby Theater
In preparation for Moonfish Theatre’s bilingual production Star of the Sea, come learn about speaking Irish Gaelic right here on campus.

September 28, 2017
5:30 pm

Campus Center, 805

The seventh annual Common Read for entering students is "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore.

September 28, 2017
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center

Local author Ellen Meeropol ’89G graduated from the nursing program at UMass Amherst. With deep activist roots, she draws from her twin passions of medicine and social justice in this novel. 

September 28, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

Yiyun Li is the author of four works of fiction, Kinder Than Solitude, The Vagrants, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl; a children’s book, The Story of Gilgamesh; and a memoir, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life.

September 28, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Basic plant identification will help build an appreciation for natural spaces, followed by a guided meditation to explore how environmental action can fit best into your life.

September 29, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Durfee Conservatory

Field Hockey vs La Salle

September 29, 2017
3:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Join the Fine Arts Center for a conversation with Íde B. O'Carroll and Jonathan Kennedy on the recent picture of Irish-US migration patterns, and some novel ventures by established Irish-Americans interested in keeping the Irish language alive and well.

September 29, 2017
5:30 pm

University Club

The George "Trigger" Burke UMass Athletics Hall of Fame showcases the university's rich athletic history and proudly honors former student-athletes, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the program through their commitment to excellence.The 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Class includes Clarence Brooks '73, Judy Dixon, Tim Edwards '67, Bob Hansen '70, Mike Stone '82 and Jane Welzel '78.

September 29, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Join us for a free screening of "Space Jam." Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

September 29, 2017
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Old Chapel

Football vs. Ohio

September 30, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Hockey vs. Queens University (Exhibition)

September 30, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center