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Winter Welcome

Events will be updated throughout December and January. Please check back often for the latest details!


Sunday, January 17

Residence Halls Open for Move-In

9AM-11 PM

For more details, visit Living at UMass

Winter Welcome Program

4:30PM, Campus Center Auditorium

Meet campus leaders and pick up a free UMass t-shirt. Immediately following the program, join your classmates for your class picture and reception.


Monday, January 18

MLK Day Film and Dialogue

Student Union Ballroom

Join Student Activities and Involvement in a discussion about the civil rights movement and its relationship to current movements.


Tuesday, January 19

First Day of Classes

Check your schedule in SPIRE for class locations.


Wednesday, January 20

Spring Activities Expo

4-6PM, Student Union Ballroom

Come find out how you can get involved with campus organizations this spring! Hundreds of student clubs will be available.


Friday, January 22

Five-College New Student Night

6-7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Lobby

The Five College Consortium unites all colleges and universities in the area: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College and UMass Amherst. This event brings together students new to the Five Colleges for Spring 2016. Come and meet some new people and enjoy free food from UMass Dining!

Men’s Hockey

7 PM, Mullins Center

Root for the Minutemen as they take on Boston College!


Saturday, January 23

Men’s Basketball

12:00 PM, Mullins Center

Cheer for your Minutemen in their game against Saint Louis!


On-Going Events

WMUA Poster Sale

Monday, January 25 - Friday January 29

9 AM-5 PM in the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union

A large poster sale with thousands of posters!



Additional UMass Calendars

UMass Events Calendar

Campus Pulse Events Calendar


Get Social

Meet other new students joining the UMass Amherst community in Spring 2016 on our Facebook group!