August 30, 2013 The Class of 2017 has arrived! Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy offers welcoming words at the Southwest Residential Area. Students move into the new Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community. Students gather on a campus lawn as part of the Power Up program. UFest offered varied activities. The rope pull was reintroduced as a campus competition. Contestants gave their all in front of the Old Chapel. The Mullins Center hosted New Students Convocation. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy makes a point at Convocation. The record fresh fruit salad weighed 15,291 pounds. The official record is declared. The celebration begins! Previous Next The Class of 2017 as well as returning students received a warm welcome as they arrived at UMass Amherst over Labor Day weekend. From New Student Convocation to UFest to the World's Largest Fresh Fruit Salad, it was a weekend to remember!