Week of  October 14—20, 2018
Thirteen artists and architects have created outdoor installations on the UMass Amherst campus and in the town of Amherst, connecting “town and gown” in innovative ways.

July 1—November 1, 2018

All Campus

Mindfulness for All is a drop in, eight-week series of one-hour sessions for all members of the UMass Amherst campus community.

October 2—November 27, 2018, Tuesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
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November 20

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

Following on the heels of the Summer of Love, 1968 seemed like a world apart. It was a year of social experimentation and optimism, but also a year of rebellion, assassination, political agitation, and violence. 

September 1—December 21, 2018
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November 22

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

This is a weekly drop-in group for students who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, or asexual and for students who are already out and looking for a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+.

September 5—April 24, 2019, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
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November 21, December 19—January 16, March 13

Wilder Hall, 102

Enjoy great conversation and meet new friends over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

September 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 1, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 18, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 26, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall, Light Court Room

Professional yoga instruction for the UMass Amherst campus community and beyond.

September 10—December 14, 2018, Mon/Wed 8:15 am-9:45 am
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October 8, November 12, November 19—November 21, December 31, January 21, February 18, April 15

Fine Arts Center, 204

This is a weekly drop-in group for UMass students who identify as trans or gender nonconforming.

September 11—April 30, 2019, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
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November 20, December 25—January 15, March 12

University Health Services (UHS), 302

Graduate Film Certificate Program applications are due February 1, 2019.

September 12—February 1, 2019

At the start of 2017, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States created a sense of fear and anxiety on many campuses across the US. Our sense of a collective public purpose and our desire for an engaged democracy — so important to the public mission of UMass Amherst — were challenged in many ways. The “Building Bridges” project grew out of this key moment. 

September 12—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create  pieces of jewelry and Native  art using beads.  Materials and tools provided.

September 13—November 29, 2018, Thursdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 5, 2018, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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November 22

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

14th annual film festival, New Asia Cinema, presents Global Indigenous Visions.

September 12—December 12, 2018, Wednesdays 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
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November 14, November 21

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

What does it mean for the fields of art and math to intersect? This exhibition offers glimpses into the work of Pau Atela, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Smith College, that show how bridges can indeed be built between these two worlds.

September 13—December 9, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Concinnitas Portfolio comprises the contributions of ten mathematicians and physicists in response to the prompt to transcribe their "most beautiful mathematical expression." 

September 13—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

All students, families, and community members can come in to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor for advice and FAFSA help. 

September 13—December 6, 2018, Thursdays 2:30 pm
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November 22

Wilder Hall, 005

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts presents SNAP App Hours at UMass Amherst! Stop by to learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), eligility, and the enrollment process.

September 14—October 19, 2018, Fridays 11:00 am-1:00 pm
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September 21, October 12

Come hang out on the Goodell lawn every Friday afternoon for some live music, fresh organic food, chef demos, craft sales, and good company.

September 14—November 16, 2018, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
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September 28

Goodell Hall, Lawn

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists.

September 24—December 27, 2018
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November 17—November 18, November 22, November 24, December 22—December 23, December 25

Science and Engineering Library

Would you like to win up to $2,000 towards your (or your student's) spring 2019 tuition and fees?

September 25—November 5, 2018

Online

In 2007, the Marriott Center for Hospitality Management opened for its first active semester.

September 25—December 5, 2018, Tue/Wed
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October 9, November 14, November 20—November 21

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

Come in any day during the month of October, and UMass students can receive a free smoke detector. 

October 1—October 31, 2018

Student Union, 314

In her exhibition, The Colored Bone China, Juana Valdes previews her new series of bone china works and current pieces that investigate the history of porcelain as a commodity.

October 2—October 30, 2018, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 7—October 28, 2018, Sundays 1:00 am-4:00 pm
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October 8

Herter Art Gallery

Stephen Fan is a cofounder of InterAPD, a research/design collaborative working at the intersections of architecture, planning, and design.

October 2—October 26, 2018 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 180

Mexican printmaking gallery Estampa Galería is comprised of seven highly skilled artists dedicated to the promotion of contemporary graphic art of their capital city Oaxaca. On view are works on paper that display honor for animals, people and plants as well as symbolic tributes to spirituality.

October 2—October 24, 2018, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 3—October 24, 2018, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an oustanding example of humanitarian and compassionate multicultural vision.

October 2, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 16, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 30, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Worcester Dining Commons, Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

VIDA is a Latinx Queer series that highlights underrepresented perspectives in a Latinx community based in Los Angeles, CA.

October 4—November 8, 2018, Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Come celebrate the seniors and get an official flagship supporter scarf as UMass Women's Soccer hosts Virginia Commonwealth University at Rudd Field.

October 14, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join Ruach, the Jewish Reform group on campus, to hang out and make caramel apples at Hillel.

October 14, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hillel House
The Department of Music & Dance presents a faculty concert by Cobus du Toit, flute, and Nadine Shank and guest Doreen Lee, pianists.

October 14, 2018
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come celebrate two years of Party Smart registration with some pizza, party smart tips from campus partners, and even register your parties for the upcoming weekends.

October 15, 2018
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Since the publication of Randall Collins's Interaction Ritual Chains, much interaction has moved from face-to-face to online settings.  IRC theory was based on the former, and Collins has expressed a combination of skepticism and ambivalence as to the theory’s applicability to online interaction.  

October 15, 2018
3:00 pm

Old Chapel

Presented by the Departments of Afro-American Studies and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst

October 15, 2018
4:30 pm

South College, E470

Local poet Nicole Young will perform selections from her debut spoken word album, In/Put: Live from the Valley. And vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Pan Morigan is joined by bassist Rudi Weeks in an evening of hopeful, soulful sounds.

October 15, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month at UMass Amherst. To celebrate this event, the Latinx American Cultural Center invites you to the Latinx Heritage Month Dinner.

October 15, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Join MaryBeth Kimball, Director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs to learn more about Isenberg’s Online MBA program.

October 16, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

In 21st century America, what does it mean to "resist" as an American Indian? Whether your resistance is private or public, big or small, you have to begin with understanding what you're up against. In the case of American Indians, we are up against a settler-colonial society

October 16, 2018
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

SES is proud to host its annual Career Networking Event in partnership with the 34th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy and the AEHS Foundation.

October 16, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

In light of the recent Kavanaugh confirmation, come to Hillel for a free dinner and open floor discussion on sexual assault, ways to get help, and women’s empowerment. 

October 16, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hillel House
See what the College of Education has to offer! Join us at the recruitment fair to learn about the College of Education's undergraduate and graduate programs.

October 16, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Paul Richmond, Beat Poet Laureate of Massachusetts, hosts an evening of local storytellers weaving truth with untruths.  And Do It Now, featuring Richmond and musicians John Sheldon and Tony Vacca fusing spoken word and improvised designed to encourage action.

October 16, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov.

October 17, 2018

UMass now gives students the ability to indicate their pronouns in SPIRE, which appear on class rosters. Why is this important? How should instructors use this information?

October 17, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 903

Through Domestic Exchange, UMass students can study at another college or university, allowing them to live in another geographic area, access courses and facilities not offered at their home campus, and broaden their undergraduate experience. 

October 17—May 1, 2019, Wednesdays 4:45 pm
October 18—April 26, 2019, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm
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November 21—November 23, December 13—January 21

Goodell Hall, 511

UMass Men's Soccer hosts Davidson at Rudd Field.

October 17, 2018
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

A conversation with Atenea Jiménez Lemón and George Ciccariello-Maher.

October 17, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

This documentary series is geared towards learning about differences, seeing the humanity in everyone, and fostering opportunities for respectful dialogue.

October 17, 2018
6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Let's dialogue on interesting values of culture and leadership across the African Disapora.

October 17—November 7, 2018, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Do you struggle to find the time to balance work, family, and your personal wellness? During this informative webinar, hear from our panel of working adults and parents who are working to master the art of juggling it all effectively and are ready to help you do the same.

October 17, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

A film viewing by Haitian-American artist, educator and anthropologist Régine Romain followed by a conversation with UMass professor Judyie Al-Bilali. And Jo Sallins performs. Jo Sallins– spellbinding  performance by unmatched multi-instrumentalist and his 2M3 duo project 

October 17, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

In this interactive session we want to explore what these questions mean for us as educators who sometimes struggle with teaching authentically as we find ourselves positioned at the margins of our own classrooms.

October 18, 2018
10:00 am-11:15 am

Goodell Hall, 301

The Krudas Cubensi  concert and conference will discuss the contributions and challenges of queer movements, Afroveganism and Black Feminism in the lives of Black communities in the U.S., the Caribbean and South America. The conference will be followed by a facilitated conversation between the audience and the members of the panel in which a nurtured debate is expected on themes of systemic oppression and strategies of resistance.

October 18, 2018
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Get decked out in pink and get some pink accessories as UMass Women's Soccer hosts Saint Louis at Rudd Field.

October 18, 2018
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Author Talk featuring Sigrid Schmalzer, professor of history at UMass Amherst, author of the award-winning books Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (2016) andThe People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China (2008).

October 18, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in Berkshire Dining Commons.

October 18, 2018
4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons

From branding and pay-per-click advertising, to search engine optimization, there are several behind the scenes operations to consider when growing your business.

October 18, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston

Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers and current Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, will present The Aftermath of Financial Crises: What Happens and Why?

October 18, 2018
6:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley.

October 18, 2018
6:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

Translator and professor emeritus Roberto Marquez shares gems from his literary works and saxophonist Mtali Banda brings his energetic ensemble ready to perform music from their latest album Rites of Passage.  Mtali Banda– excitement through sound with saxophonist & his ensemble The Oneness Project

October 18, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Engage your love for the Earth with a variety of practices. Work that Reconnects builds community and connectivity, reminding us of our core mission.

October 18, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601, Floor 26

The Department of Music & Dance presents a faculty concert titled "Chamber Masterworks," featuring Elizabeth Chang, violin; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Edward Arron, cello and Gilles Vonsattel, piano.

October 18, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Poet Hoa Nguyen was born in Mekong Delta and raised in Washington, D.C.

October 18, 2018
8:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

Family Weekend is an exciting schedule of events for students and their families to enjoy together.

October 19—October 21, 2018

All Campus

Post your best photos of UMass Amherst in fall to Instagram with the hashtag #UMassFallPhoto18. Three winners will each receive Amazon gift cards.

October 19—November 9, 2018

All Campus

NPO’s optimal service design. We present an illustration of our analysis in a practical context, and suggest ways that NPOs can implement our findings in designing their services.

October 19, 2018
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106

Howard A. Peelle was a faculty member inf the College of Education from 1971 to 2017. All are welcome.

October 19, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room - 10th Floor

Run or walk a one-mile loop through campus, while getting sprayed with colorful liquid paint along the way. Before the run, enjoy music, games, and a photo area.

October 19, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Starts on Goodell Lawn

The New York master percussionist Warren Smithin a rare performance with saxophonist and flutist Andrew Lamb. 

October 19, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Each year, the non-stop musical extravaganza known as Multiband Pops attracts a sell-out audience from around the region.

October 19, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come see the Incredibles 2 for Movie Night at the Mullins Center before it's released on home video! Admission is FREE and concession stands will be open for food and beverages.

October 19, 2018
8:00 pm

Mullins Center

An information session for parents and students as part of Family Weekend to learn more about renting off campus. Information includes how to read your lease and rent correctly, budgeting for off campus living, and a student panel to talk about the transition outside the dorms.

October 20, 2018
9:15 am-10:30 am

Student Union, 314

Have you been kicking around an idea for a while and don't know where to start? ULaunch @ UMass, hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club, is for you! 

October 20, 2018
10:00 am

Bartlett Hall, 301

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in the Student Union's Cape Cod Lounge.

October 20, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Come celebrate our seniors as UMass Men's Soccer hosts Dayton at Rudd Field.

October 20, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

International Student Day with UMass Football vs. Coastal Carolina

October 20, 2018
1:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Come out and support the football team as it hosts Coastal Carolina.

October 20, 2018
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Department of Music and Dance presents the MassACDA choirs along with UMass Chamber Choir and Chorale, conducted by Dr. Stephen Paparo.

October 20, 2018
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Enjoy a UMass talent showcase during Family Weekend featuring student acapella groups, dance teams, and solo acts.

October 20, 2018
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom