UMass Amherst First Week

First Week
Fall NSO

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 2

Labor Day

Welcome BBQ

WMUA-FM Poster Sale
9:00am - 5:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge

2nd Annual Super Sprint Tri
10:00am (registration at 9:00am)
Totman Gym
Email hahill@student.UMass.edu with questions.
Sponsored by the UMass Triathlon Club

Free Lunch On The Lawn
1:00pm - 3:00pm
It's easy to forget to eat on Move-In day, but don't fret! Chabad House will have an open lunch bar right out on the lawn near Southwest! Drop by for a bite to eat and say hello to our Chabad House family!
Sponsored by Chabad of UMass Amherst.

Welcome UMass Amherst Barbecue
First Week Kickoff and NSO Closing
And World’s Largest Fruit Salad

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Fine Arts Center Plaza
Rain Date: Tuesday, September 3
Co-sponsored by Student Affairs and Campus Life, the Center for Student Development, and UMass Dining Services.
Make your connections as we kick off the school year, and welcome the Class of 2017. Come to the FAC Plaza for some food, fun, and a chance to see old friends and meet new ones. Open to all students, returning and new!

Tuesday, September 3

Ski Club

Campus Design and Copy, People’s Market, and Earthfoods open for business.

WMUA-FM Poster Sale
9:00am-5:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge

Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community Open House
1:30-4:30pm
CHC Building
Join us for Ice Cream and other sweets, see our new space!

Activities Expo – Get Involved!
4:00pm-7:00pm
Haigas Mall
Sponsored by Student Activities and Involvement
Find out how to get involved in one (or more) of the over 200 student organizations here at UMass Amherst. Check out the free giveaways from many campus vendors.

Hillel BBQ
5:30pm
Hillel House- 388 N. Pleasant St.
Food, music, activities, and new friends to meet. Lots of information about social events, community service opportunities, and Jewish cultural life.
Sponsored by UMass Hillel

Women’s Field Hockey vs. UMass Lowell
6:00pm at Garber Field

Residence Hall Community Meetings
7:00pm-9:00pm
Come meet other students who live on your floor!
Check with your RA for exact location

UMassCru Weekly Meeting Launch
7:30pm-9:30pm
Commonwealth Room (Earthfoods Café in the Student Union)
Sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ
Come meet other students from all over campus who desire to incorporate their faith as students and get information on what UMassCru has to offer. UMassCru.com for further information

Cool Down: Ice Skating
8:30pm-10:00pm
Mullins Center Practice Rink
Free Admission and Skate Rental

Wednesday, September 4

WMUA-FM Poster Sale
9:00am-5:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge

Not Ready for Bedtime Players Auditions
6:30pm
Campus Center
Sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion.
The NRBP uses theatre to educate our campus community about sexual health. Come be a part of a group that is making change on campus!

High Holiday Meals and Services
7:00pm
Yup, believe it or not, the High Holidays are here already! Take some time on Rosh Hashana to have a chat with G-d and meet other Jewish students. Join us for prayer services at 7:00pm and meals at 7:30pm and get your year off to a great start!
Sponsored by Chabad of UMass Amherst

Rosh Hashana – First day evening services
7:00pm: Conservative, Student Union Ballroom
7:00pm: Reform/Reconstructionist, Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
6:45pm: Orthodox, Hillel House
8:45pm: Rosh Hashana Dinner, Hillel House RSVP www.umasshillel.org/HH2013

Late Night
9:00pm-12:00am
Worcester DC & Berkshire DC
Hungry after a long day of classes? UMass’ Award-winning Dining Services has you covered. Stop by to refuel and get ready for a great year!

Thursday, September 5

WMUA-FM Poster Sale
9:00am-5:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge

Stonewall Center Open House
5:00-7:00pm
Stonewall Center (Crampton House, SW)
Kick off the school year by visiting the campus LGBTQA center and meeting new and returning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and allies. Vegetarian dinner provided.

Partners in Education (PiE) RAP
5:00pm
Isenberg Room TBD (Find this information on www.Isenberg.UMass.edu)
Sponsored by Isenberg School of Management.
Students in the PiE RAP will enjoy a welcome pizza social with the Dean.

Cultural Connections Showcase 2013
5:30-10:00pm
Campus Center Auditorium
Sponsored by CMASS.
The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) invites you to join them and get a taste of a diverse array of cultures through food, student organizations, performances, and art.

Shofar Picnic At The Pond
6:00pm
Want to enjoy the beautiful weather and hear the shofar at the same time? Find us at the pond for some food and great company.
Sponsored by Chabad of UMass Amherst.

High Holiday Meals and Services
7:00pm
Yup, believe it or not, the High Holidays are here already! Take some time on Rosh Hashana to have a chat with G-d and meet other Jewish students. Join us for prayer services at 7:00pm and meals at 7:30pm and get your year off to a great start!
Sponsored by Chabad of UMass Amherst

Rosh Hashana Services
Check schedule at www.UMasshillel.org

Friday, September 6

Welcome

WMUA-FM Poster Sale
9:00am-5:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge

Volleyball Luau
3:00pm-5:30pm
Northeast Quad
Sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

First Shabbat at Hillel
6:00pm - Friday Night Services: student-led Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox
7:15pm - Shabbat Dinner: RSPV at www.umass.hillel.org/shabbatmeals
Hillel House

Isenberg Peer Mentorship Program Kick-Off
Time and Location TBA at www.Isenberg.UMass.edu
Sponsored by Isenberg School of Management.
Freshman will be put into small groups with other freshman and an upper level experienced Isenberg mentor who serves as a friend and resource throughout the student’s first year transition to college. The kickoff event brings everyone together to meet for the first time.

UMass Night Out
Our Campus Our Night!
Events all over campus. See below for some highlights or check out Campus Pulse for the most updated list of events and locations.

Come Check Out Our Balls!
6:00pm-9:00pm
Student Union Lobby
Grab a few balls and test your skills with staff from the Center for Health Promotion. Throwing, balancing, bouncing... you name it! We will have giveaways and prizes. Come check us out!

Dodgeball
7:30pm-9:30pm
Curry Hicks Cage
Sponsored by Fraternities and Sororities

Zorbing is a Ball!
5:00pm-11:00pm
Boyden Gym
Sponsored by University Programming Council

Rec Center Open Late
Open until 10:00pm
Go to the Rec Center for basketball, volleyball, spikeball, and table tennis!

Crafts in the Student Union Craft Center
7:00-9:00pm
Free membership registration and limited free craft activities.
Sponsored by the Craft Center.

SciFi Movie Night
7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Science & Engineering Library
Sponsored by the UMass Libraries.

Late Night Double Feature
8:00pm-12:00am
Student Union Ballroom
Watch a Double Feature movie featuring the Great Gatsby and Iron Man.
Sponsored by the University Programming Council.

Music After Dark
8:00pm
Enjoy a local band in the Commonwealth Room (Earthfoods).
Sponsored by the University Programming Council.

Karaoke!
9:00pm-12:00am
Off-Campus Student Center- 314 Student Union
Sponsored by the Off Campus Student Center.

Glow-Out Party: LGBTQ and Ally Welcome Back Dance
9:00pm-1:00am
Fine Arts Center Lobby
Free, with glow bracelets to the first 200 people.
Sponsored by the Stonewall Center.


Saturday, September 7

First Shabbat at Hillel
9:30am - Orthodox Shabbat morning services
1:00pm - Shabbat Lunch, RSVP at www.umasshillel.org/shabbatmeals
Hillel House

UMass Football vs. Maine
Gillette Stadium
Check the Athletics website for more information on buses and traveling to the game.

Military Veteran Banquet
6:00 p.m.
Free for military veteran students, staff and faculty
Family guests are welcome at $10.00, children $5.00.

Cool Down: Ice Skating
7:00pm-10:00pm
Mullins Center Practice Rink
Free Skate Rental.

Welcome Back Pizza Party
8:00pm
Newman Center, Burke Lounge

UMass One-Five-Oh Party
9:00pm-1:00am
Student Union Ballroom
Come celebrate the new school year with DJ Kid Afrik. Great music, new friends, and a free party! UMass Amherst students only with a college ID.
Sponsored by Student Activities & Involvement and University Programming Council.

Sunday, September 8

Welcome Back Students Ice Cream Social
11:30am
Immanuel Lutheran Church
867 N. Pleasant St., next to Furcolo

First Week Concert: Easton Corbin
8pm
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Sponsored by Student Activities and Involvement and the University Programming Council.
Tickets are $10 for UMass Amherst students and $15 for Five College students. Purchase tickets at the FAC Box Office or by calling 1-800-999-UMAS. Bring your UMass ID to get your ticket, and to the event!

Monday, September 9

Craft Center, Bike Coop, Sylvan Snack Bar, and Sweets & More open for business.

Community Service Resource Fair
1:00pm-3:30pm
Student Union Ballroom
Student Activities and Involvement will be hosting a Resource Fair to introduce students to the Community Service opportunities on campus.

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center Open House
6:00-7:00pm
Chadbourne Residence Hall

Student Union Craft Center Open House
6:00-8:00pm
Craft Center, Student Union Basement
This event will include tours of the facility, hands-on craft demonstrations, FREE membership registration, Henna and craft activities.

Ballroom Dancing Class
7:00pm
Fine Arts Center Lobby

Late Night Movie
8:00pm
Reading Room, Student Union
Free movies and popcorn for students!
Sponsored by the University Programming Council.

Tuesday, September 10

Free Trip to Israel Registration Begins
10:00am
For more information go to www.awesomeisrael.com or email Carrie: clieberthal@external.UMass.edu

Free and Anonymous HIV and STD Testing
12:00pm-3:30pm
Campus Center, 101
Sponsored by the Stonewall Center.
No appointment necessary and no blood involved, just oral swabs. An HIV test will take about 20 minutes. Testing is conducted by Tapestry Health.

Ice Cream Social with Koach
4:00pm
Hillel House
Koach, the Conservative college-age Jewish group invites you to a late afternoon of ice cream and toppings.

Meditation
5:30pm-6:30pm
Campus Center, 162
Sponsored by Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Relax, MEDITATE!! Student-led, non-denominational meditation group. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is required.

Latin American Cultural Center Open House
6:00pm-7:00pm
Hampden Dining Commons

Wednesday, September 11

Center for Women and Community Open House
2:00pm-4:00pm
New Africa House, Central Residential Area
This celebration will feature refreshments, a chance to meet some of our staff and volunteers, and information about our services, programs, and how you can get involved with the Center. There will also an opportunity for you to tell us about the issues that matter to you. People of all genders are welcome at The Center for Women & Community.

College of Humanities and Fine Arts - Welcome Event!
3:00pm-5:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
Sponsored by the CHFA Advising Center.

All Greek Expo
4:00pm-7:00pm
Student Union Ballroom
Find out how you can get involved in one of the 40+ fraternities and sororities on campus.
Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic, and the Multicultural Greek Council.

Meditation
5:30pm-6:30pm
Campus Center, 162
Sponsored by Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Relax, MEDITATE!! Student-led, non-denominational meditation group. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is required.

Malcolm X Cultural Center Open House
6:00-7:00pm
Berkshire Dining Commons

UVC TV-19 Open House
6:00-8:00pm
UVC Studio, Basement Student Union
This is a chance for students to learn about UVC TV-19’s three in-studio shows and the resources UVC has to offer in an informal and fun setting.

Thursday, September 12

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center Open House
6:00pm-7:00pm
Worcester Dining Commons

Celebrate Amherst Block Party
6:00pm-10:00pm
Downtown Amherst
In its second year, this event brings thousands of people to downtown for the lively street fair environment, including food booths, multiple main stages with music, circus performers, bounce houses, and tables from many area organizations. The streets become your playground in this fantastic community event. Come check it out!

Friday, September 13

Yom Kippur Services
7:00pm
Sponsored by Chabad at UMass Amherst.

Root Beer Kegger Party
7:30pm
Off campus-walking distance (111 Sunset Ave – www.umasscru.com for more information)
Sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ.
A great way to finish your second week at UMass in a fun environment.

Late Night Movie
8:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge
Sponsored by University Programming Council.
Free movies and popcorn for students!

Saturday, September 14

Special Saturday Program for Campus Families with Young Children
10:00am-12:00pm
Mill River Playground, Amherst
Arts & Crafts, Family Concert, Light Lunch and information for families.
Sponsored by the Office of Family Resources.

Yom Kippur Services
10:00am
Sponsored by Chabad at UMass Amherst.

Sunday, September 15

Latin American Heritage Month begins.
Greeno Sub Shop open for business.


Hillel High Holiday Events
Check www.umasshillel.org.

Late Night Movie
8:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge
Free movies and popcorn for students!
Sponsored by University Programming Council.

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First Week Calendars

All First Week events are listed on the UMass Amherst Event Calendar.

UMass Dining presents...

Sunday, September 1
Gelato Sampling at all of the DCs during dinner

Monday, September 2
Welcome UMass Barbecue and World’s Largest Fresh Fruit Salad

Tuesday, September 3
Flavorful Ancient Grains at all of the DCs during lunch

Wednesday, September 4
Retail Sampling at Berkshire DC & Worcester DC during Late Night

Thursday, September 5
Peet’s Iced Coffee & Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies at all DCs during dinner

Friday, September 6
Grilled Cheese Burger at all DCs during lunch

Saturday, September 7
Guest Chef Betty Rosbottom during brunch at Berkshire DC
Food Truck Sampling 2pm-4pm on the Southwest Beach

Sunday, September 8
Jazz Brunch at all DCs

Wednesday, September 11
Grand Opening of Hampshire DC featuring Guest Chefs

Thursday, September 12
Guest Chef Dede Wilson/Frost Your Own Cupcake at Worcester DC during Dinner

Sunday, September 15
Jazz Brunch at all DCs

Homecoming 2013

October 15-October 27
A week of maroon spirit and events kicking off with the drop of the puck against Boston College at the Mullins Center and culminating at Gillette Stadium against Western Michigan. For more information, check out www.umass.edu/homecoming.

Football at Gillette

Saturday, September 7
Cheer on the UMass Football team at Gillette Stadium. Check out www.umassathletics.com for information regarding travel and more!

Support your Student Businesses!

UMass Amherst has 7 amazing student businesses, run and managed entirely by students. Bike Coop, Campus Design and Copy, People's Market, Sylvan Snack Bar, Earthfoods Café, Greeno Sub Shop, and Sweets and More. Check them out! http://www.UMass.edu/rso/csb/

Bookmark the First Week Website!

Changes will be made to the First Week schedule daily. Stay up to date and bookmark the website - www.umass.edu/firstweek.

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UStore Hours

Sun. 9/1
10:00am-5:00pm
Mon. 9/2
9:00am-6:00pm
Tues. 9/3
8:30am-7:00pm
Wed. 9/4
8:30am-7:00pm
Thur. 9/5
8:30am-6:00pm
Fri. 9/6
8:30am-5:00pm
Sat. 9/7
11:00am-5:00pm

Textbook Annex Hours

Sun. 9/1
11:00am-5:00pm
Mon. 9/2
9:00am-5:00pm
Tues. 9/3
9:00am-8:00pm
Wed. 9/4
9:00am-8:00pm
Thur. 9/5
9:00am-8:00pm
Fri. 9/6
9:00am-5:00pm
Sat. 9/7
11:00am-5:00pm