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Super Bowl Weekend Student Life Safety

Keeping our campus community safe requires evolving approaches and ongoing effort.  Based on lessons learned in recent years and core recommendations from the campus community, we are working towards addressing campus event safety and enlisting the students, faculty and staff at UMass Amherst to actively support each other in this initiative. Please view this page for more information.

What's Your Idea? The Student Experience Master Plan

ALERT: ALL FORUMS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK ARE BEING POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. Please check the UMakeUMass blog for updates. Our campus is taking a comprehensive look at how well our current facilities support the out-of-class student experience... and how to plan for the future.  This effort includes Residence Halls, the Student Union, and other buildings in which student services and programs are offered.  Participate in one of our Open Forums on campus the week of January 26th!  And you can get and stay engaged in this planning process online via these links:

Twitter: @UMakeUMass
Facebook: facebook.com/umakeumass
Website: blogs.umass.edu/UMakeUMass
Pinterest: pinterest.com/umakeumass

Student Affairs newsletter

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UMass Amherst Common Read 2014

Common Read is in the process of selecting next year's book!  Read about the finalists here.

Campus Pulse Events

Mon, Feb 2, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The BOLTWOOD Project's Spring Orientation Night

For all of thos accepted to The BOLTWOOD Project, this is a mandatory ...
Location: Campus Center Auditorium (bottom of the escalator in the Campus Center)

Mon, Feb 2, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Swing Social!

Come learn the East Coast Swing at this fun social dance! We will start with ...
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Tue, Feb 3, 4:00 PM - Tue, Feb 10, 7:00 PM

Auditions for UMass Got Talent

The event would just be a three day long set of auditions for an event ...
Location: Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union

Tue, Feb 3, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Meditation Group

Relax… Meditate!! These student-led, non-denominational meditation ...
Location: Campus Center 917


Actively caring for each other and our community

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Volunteer UMass

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Message from the Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As student affairs professionals, our work is based on the philosophy of student development.

Advice for Students... from Students

Never fear that you won't fit in. Make new friends, study hard, and check out what activities UMass offers. If you like something, give it a try.

Sophany Chau, Senior, Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.