Graduating seniors are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker.

October 30—February 3, 2015

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. 

November 3—January 26, 2015

The Institute for Social Science Research is accepting 2015-16 applications for the 4th annual ISSR Scholars Program, open to all ranks of social science faculty across the University. 

December 1—January 23, 2015

The public is invited to witness the passing of the seasons by joining the UMass Department of Astronomy to watch the Sun rise and set over the tall standing stones in the UMass Sunwheel for the Winter Solstice of 2014

December 21, 2014


Christmas is a federal holiday in the United States.

December 25, 2014

Most university offices are closed on December 30 and 31 for annual campus closure days.

December 30—December 31, 2014

There are no classes at UMass Amherst and most university offices are closed.

January 1, 2015

The last day of classes for Winter Term 2014/2015.

January 17, 2015

Classes begin for the Spring 2015 semester at UMass Amherst. 

January 20, 2015

How well do YOU know Shakespeare? The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies invites Shakespeare fans of all ages to participate in an evening of Bard-related trivia, riddles, and puzzles.

February 26, 2015
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies