Winter Welcome


Sunday, January 17

Residence Halls Open for Move-In

9AM-10 PM

For more details, visit Living at UMass

Winter Welcome Program

4:30 PM, Campus Center Auditorium

Hear from campus leaders including Chancellor Subbaswamy and Student Government Association President SÏonan Barrett. Learn about UMass values and traditions. Immediately following the program, join your classmates for your class picture (pick up a free UMass t-shirt!) and a reception with hot chocolate.


Monday, January 18

MLK Day Film and Dialogue

5-8 PM, 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

4-6 PM, 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!

UPC Presents: Late Night Movie

8 PM, Student Union Cape, Cod Lounge

The University Programming Council will show a movie on the big screen in the Cape Cod Lounge. Free popcorn! For more details visit the UPC Campus Pulse page.


Saturday, January 23

Men’s Basketball

12:00 PM, Mullins Center

Cheer for your Minutemen in their game against Saint Louis!


Wednesday, January 27

New Student Trivia

6-8 PM, Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall

Join us for a fun night of trivia – with some questions about the Common Read book, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas. Come and meet other new students, enjoy some great food, and compete for exciting prizes and giveaways!


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!