Week of  December 10—16, 2017
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 18—November 26

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The UMass Amherst Libraries hosts 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

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

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
December 11, 2017 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

The exhibit showcases items curated from Steindl-Rast’s recent donation of correspondence, photographs, writings, audio/visual recordings, art, and publications. 

October 1—January 31, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
November 23, December 23—December 25, December 28—January 1, January 6—January 7, January 14

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Join the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center in Chadbourne Hall B-3 every Thursday for a Beading Workshop. Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native Art using beads.

November 9, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
November 16, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
November 30, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
December 7, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
December 14, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Chadbourne House, B-3

The African Francophone Film Festival serves as a vehicle to engender confidence in individuals interested in experiencing cinema of the French speaking African continent and the French speaking African Diaspora. 

November 14, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
November 21, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
November 28, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 5, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 12, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center, and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The LLC department invites you to the New French Extremist Cinema Festival, a unique occasion to showcase the radical voices of a new generation of filmmakers.

November 30—December 14, 2017, Thursdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Once again, Information Technology is conducting a toy drive to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield.

December 4—December 15, 2017, weekdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm

All Campus

Join us for a free screening of "The Hitman's Bodyguard." Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

December 8, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
December 10, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The department of music and dance presents the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Catherine Jensen-Hole.

December 10, 2017
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Women's Basketball vs. Saint Peter's

December 10, 2017
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

Screening of "Escape from Room 18" followed by a talk with ex-Neo-Nazi John Daly, the subject of the film.

December 10, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Faculty members are invited to attend a workshop and luncheon about Fulbright opportunities on Monday, Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Campus Center Hadley Room. 

December 11—December 12, 2017

Campus Center, Hadley Room (10th Floor)

Get into the holiday spirit with festive cookies decorating. 

December 11, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Steven Hollon of Vanderbilt University will present his research findings that raise concerns that cognitive therapy provided in combination with medication does little to prevent recurrence of depression.

December 11, 2017
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Dining Services is featuring 12 days of your favorite comfort foods in all dining halls. Tonight's dinner special is ramen noodles.

December 11, 2017
4:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

Open to campus and Amherst Family Center (AFC) families with young children, Dinner On Us (DOU) is a parent education workshop series offered most Monday evenings during the academic year. This week's topic is "Raising A Bi-lingual Child and Benefits of Dual Language Learning For Children."

December 11, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge & Commonwealth Room

The department of music and dance presents the UMass Symphony Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara and featuring Joshua Michal, horn soloist.

December 11, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Today is the last day of classes for the fall 2017 semester at UMass Amherst.  

December 12, 2017

Come create aromatherapy oils to take home and unwind.

December 12, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Cristina Scheibe Wolff will discuss the use of gender and emotions in the rhetoric of resistance movements to dictatorships in countries of the Southern Cone (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay).

December 12, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The Economics Undergraduate Research Assistantships (EURA) program engages students in cutting-edge economics beyond the classroom. Each semester, undergraduate researchers majoring in economics work with faculty members to gain valuable research assistant experience on research projects. At this poster session, students will present the research projects they’ve been working on to the wider community.

December 12, 2017
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Crotty Hall, 209

Dining Services is featuring 12 days of your favorite comfort foods in all dining halls. Tonight's dinner special is artisan pizzas and boneless chicken wings.

December 12, 2017
4:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

Celebrate the holidays with friends and enjoy a special buffet style dinner for just $25! Reserve your seats at 413-545-2551

December 12, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

University Club

The department of music and dance presents the Chapel Jazz and Jazz Lab Ensembles, directed by Thomas Giampietro, Dann Friedman and Zack Bartolomei.

December 12, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Almost all of us have stories we wish others can hear. Shana gives you the opportunity to not only share your own story, but to also collectively perform and showcase other stories as well. Join Shaha for an educational, entertaining and thought-provoking performance.

December 12, 2017
7:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

University Health Services (UHS) is holding five additional walk-in clinics before the end of the fall semester at which students can receive a Meningitis B vaccination.

December 13—December 15, 2017
December 18—December 19, 2017

University Health Services (UHS), 302

Take a study break during finals with coloring, blocks and origami.

December 13—December 21, 2017

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Take a study break during finals with free coffee and cookies.

December 13—December 15, 2017

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Study day for final exams.

December 13, 2017
December 16, 2017

Crying is great for your health and reducing stress during finals. Swing by the Student Union for a free packet of tissues.

December 13, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress at De-Stress Fest 2017.

December 13, 2017
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Take a study break during finals with button making.

December 13—December 14, 2017 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
December 18—December 19, 2017 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Dining Services is featuring 12 days of your favorite comfort foods in all dining halls. Tonight's dinner special is chocolate dessert.

December 13, 2017
4:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

 Nikkomo is an annual Narragansett celebration started by the Nipmuc and is celebrated by some southern New England tribes.  The gathering involves gift giving signifying the days in which those who had the most gave to those who had the least. In doing so, the entire community was cared for equally. 

December 13, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Chadbourne House, B-3

Final Exams for Fall Semester 2017.

December 14—December 20, 2017
This event does NOT occur on:
December 16—December 17

Take your mind off of finals and into the holiday spirit by building a gingerbread house.

December 14, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Dining Services is featuring 12 days of your favorite comfort foods in all dining halls. Tonight's special is a dim sum dinner.

December 14, 2017
4:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

Head out after work to eat, drink and share holiday cheer with the New York City Metro Alumni Network. Wear your most festive holiday attire and join fellow alumni to unwind and socialize at Professor Thom's.

December 14, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Professor Thom's
Choose from Amaryllis, Holiday cactus, Mixed succulents, Canna lily, Jade, Ferns, Elephant ears and much more.

December 15, 2017
10:00 am

Campus Center Auditorium, Concourse

Spread holiday cheer by making a card for your friends and peers.

December 15, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Dining Services is featuring 12 days of your favorite comfort foods in all dining halls. Tonight's dinner special is mac n cheese bar.

December 15, 2017
4:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

Join the Black Alumni Network for the launch of the Boston chapter at the Back Bay Social Club before the annual Ebony Gala.

December 15, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Back Bay Social Club - upstairs bar
An animation film festival featuring student works.

December 15, 2017
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Mahar Auditorium, 108

The College of Nursing will hold its Pinning Ceremony for those students graduating in December from the Nursing program.

December 16, 2017
10:00 am

Campus Center Auditorium

Men's Basketball vs. Georgia

December 16, 2017
3:00 pm

Mullins Center

Bring your family and friends out for UMass Night, an evening of great hockey action as Springfield Thunderbirds take on local rival, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

December 16, 2017
5:15 pm

Nadim's Mediterranean Grill