What's New at CMASS

The Amazing Race
Friday, October 12, 2018
Wilder Hall - for check in
Amherst Town - for the event

"The Amazing Race" is back and will take place across the UMASS Amherst campus.

Registration starts Monday, Sept.17th and will close when we have reached capacity of 45 teams!

45 teams will be confirmed to participate; first come, first served.

ITo sign up, do the following:

1. Form a team of three people
2. Give your team a  catchy name
3. Provide t-shirt sizes of each team member
4. Gather information about your team members (name, email, phone number, and student IDs)
5. Send this info to chonal@umass.edu and you will be registered.

Teams will receive an email confirming registration and participation in the competition.

Free food, prizes, fun. Bring your stamina, enthusiasm and energy.


cultural connections

Thank you to all students, faculty and staff who celebrated with us at the Fall 2018 Cultural Connections; it fostered connection making,and community building.  Let's do it again.  Till next year!


cultural connectionsCultural Connections Fall 2018

Cultural Connections is an annual welcome event for students affiliated with CMASS held on Thursday of first week in the Campus Center Auditorium from 6:00-8:00 PM. Cultural Connections is a staple of Welcome week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote connections to programs that support diversity on campus. Read more


FAFSA  Help Days @ CMASS
Thursdays, 2:15-4:30
05, Wilder Hall

Come and meet with a Financial Aid Counselor and get answers to questions that you might have about your FAFSA.  The FAFSA personnel is at CMASS every Thursday to assist you. Read more

Beading Project
Every other Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Dates:  September 12, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29

December 5

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create  pieces of jewelry and Native  art using beads. Read more

native voicesNative Voices
This bi-weekly program starts on Monday, September 24
Other succeeding dates:  October 22, November 5 and December 3
Josephine White Eagle Cuiltural Center
Chadbourne Hall B-3

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar backgrounds. Read more

Bi-Weekly Trivia at the LACC

This bi-weekly program starts on Tuesday, September 25
Other succeeding dates: Sept. 25, Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6; Dec. 4
Latin X American Cultural Center (Hampden DC, 2nd Floor)

Enrich your knowledge of Latin American Countries! Read more

Yuri Kochiyama: A Passion for Justice Film Screening

Oct. 2, 16, 30

7-9 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an oustanding example of humanitarian and compassionate multicultural vision. You are invited to screen this film followed by conversation on leadership values for social change.

Nikkomo Celebration (I Give Away)
Wednesday, Dec. 12
7-9 p.m.
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Nikkomo is an annual Narragansett celebration started by the Nipmuc that is also celebrated by some Southern New England tribes. The gathering involves gift giving signifying the days when those who had the most gave to those who had the least so that the entire community was cared for equally.

Craft Night

Wednesdays, Fall 2018

Sept 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov. 7; Dec. 5

This cultural engagement program seeks to cultivate, sustain and increase knowledge of own/other cultures through arts and crafts. Participants will engage in making arts representative of Asian culture while learning its significance in a nonjudgemental enviornment.