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Winter Welcome Week

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

Sunday, January 18

Residence Halls Open for Move-In


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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.


Tuesday, January 20

First Day of Classes

Check your schedule in SPIRE for class locations.


Wednesday, January 21

Student Union Open House

11-3PM, Student Union

Food, Fun, Music and Much More!

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.


Thursday, January 22

New Student Winter Warm-Up

12 -2PM, Student Union Ballroom

Staff and students will be on hand to answer any questions you still have from NSO. Drop by, grab some hot cocoa, and meet new people. There will be extra information for first generation and out-of-state students, too! Get here early because the first 30 students will win a UMass beanie just in time for the cold weather!


Friday, January 23

Five- College New Student Night

6-8PM, Student Union Ballroom

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 2015. Come and meet some new people and enjoy free food from UMass Dining!

UPC Presents: Late Night Movie

8 PM, Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The University Programming Council will show Big Hero 6 on the big screen. Free popcorn!


Saturday, January 24

Men’s Hockey

7 PM, Mullins Center

Root for the Minutemen as they take on Merrimack!


Thursday, January 29

Men’s Basketball

7:30 PM, Mullins Center

Cheer for your Minutemen in their game against Dayton!


Friday, January 30

Winter Festival

8 – 12 Midnight

UMass celebrates the start of the spring semester with winter themed activities including the Ski & Board Club’s annual Rail Jam!


Wednesday, February 4

Not Ready for Bedtime Players Orientation Show

8-9PM, Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall

No topic is off limits for these UMass Amherst student performers. Laugh, learn about sexual health + student life, and be entertained!


Tuesday, February 10

New Student Trivia

7-9PM, Student Union Ballroom

Join us for a fun night of trivia – with some questions about the Common Read book, Orange is the New Black! Come and meet other new students, enjoy some great food, and compete for exciting prizes and  giveaways.


On-Going Events

WMUA Poster Sale

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

A large poster sale with thousands of posters!

Monday, January 26 - Friday January 30

Textbook Annex Back to School Hours

Monday – Friday 9AM- 4PM

Visit: or call (413) 545-357


Additional UMass Calendars

UMass Events Calendar

Campus Pulse Events Calendar


Get Social

Meet other new students joining the UMass Amherst community in Spring 2015 on our Facebook group!