Get Your Word Out

University Relations has many communication tools that you can use to get the word out about an event or to tell your story. Depending on the nature of your news or event, the following resources may be just what you need. If you are not sure about which resources might work for you or you need additional help, just give us a call at (413) 545-8500.

Tell Us Your UMass Story

Everyone has their own unique UMass experience, and collectively, our stories—successes, accomplishments, initiatives, and challenges —create the fabric that is UMass Amherst.

We want to hear from you – students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Your story may be just what we need to feature on, Facebook and Twitter.

Fill out the form and tell us your story!

News Releases

Staff writers develop stories that are distributed to the news media and posted on University websites; these pieces often prompt additional coverage in publications such as UMass Amherst magazine,. Share your news with us, whether a research discovery, grant, upcoming event, professional achievement, community endeavor or a compelling human interest story.

Please contact Ed Blaguszewski, Executive Director of News and Media Relations, at (413) 545-0444 or by email at

News and Media Relations provides a comprehensive listing of regional and national media outlets.

UMass Magazine

Our alumni magazine, UMass Amherst magazine, is published both in print and online, and features news about campus, faculty, students and alumni. If you have news or a possible story for the magazine, please contact Patricia Sullivan, Managing Editor, at (413) 577-6449 or by email at

Inside UMass

Inside UMass is an online informational site for faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Managed by the Office of News and Media Relations, Inside UMass serves as a central clearinghouse for information and official notices related to UMass Amherst affairs. Its goals are to provide accurate and regular news of campus activities and accomplishments, promote internal communications, and instill understanding and pride in the institution. Contact Daniel J. Fitzgibbons, Assistant Director of News and Medial Relations, at (413) 545-0444 or send us your story at

Online Campus Calendar

The UMass Amherst online calendar is a great resource for faculty, students and staff. Submit an Event.

Social Media

UMass Amherst has an official presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. These social media sites are a great way to get the word out about events and newsworthy items. For more information about tapping into any of our social media sites, contact Nina Sossen, Assistant Director of Web Communications, at (413) 577-4741 or by email at

New England Public Radio

New England Public Radio delivers exceptional NPR and local news, information, music, and cultural programming on air and online. Contact WFCR online or by phone.