Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC)

Brief History:

The Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center was created in 1989 to support the  growing population of Asian and Asian American studentts as  United Asia Cultural Center. It was  originally  located in two rooms in the basement of Knowlton Residence Hall.The UACC, after a period of strategic planning, reopened in 1993 with administrative support within  the United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC) offices in Knowlton Residence Hall and held ctivities in its current location. In succeeding years, the UACC was renamed the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center in honor of Yuri Kochiyama for her belief in liberation and social justice.  Currently the YKCC in Worcester DC is the current and only location. 

Redacted from the History of the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center by Lily Tang, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.

Hours of Operation:
The Yuri Kochiyama  Cultural Center is open from 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday. 

Fall 2018 Calendar of Activities

open house thumbnailOpen House
Thursday, September 20
Fun, munch and mingle.
Come and join us as we welcome our incoming first year and returning students.  come and meet the staff and find out the programs we have planned for fall.  Everyone's welcome!


thumbnailSuccess Coaching
Thursdays starting September 13
Walk in to plan for your student success.

Study Hours
Mondays & Finals Week
Bring your book;, we provide the snacks and motivation.


Craft Nights
Every other Wednesday starting September 26
Make art to share cultural knowledge
Dates:  October 10, 24, November 7 and December 5


Passion for Justice
Every other Tuesday starting October 2
Walk Yuri Kochiyama’s walk for equality
Dates:   October 16, 30

Asian American Film Festival
Stay tuned! Coming to you in November 7-9.
Screen films and meet with writers that use media as a tool for positive change.





Note: The center is closed during the summer and winter intersessions. If you need to reach someone during this time, call the main number, (413) 545-2517.