Sunday, January 17
Residence Halls Open for Move-In
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!
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
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!
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
Meet other new students joining the UMass Amherst community in Spring 2016 on our Facebook group!