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 activities 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. 

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


Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday:  3:00-10:00pm

Contact Information:
Goodell Building, Rm. 306
E-mail:  ykcc@sacl.umass.edu
Phone Number:  413-545-2229


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Study Sessions at the YKCC












Study Sessions at the YKCC
306 Goodell Hall
Tuesday - 5/16
Thursday - 5/18

Join us at the YKCC with your friends to study and be productive while enjoying some hot cocoa and snacks.



Holi PartyHoli Party
Saturday, April 22 | 3:00-5:00pm

East Campus Pond Lawn

Come and join us in celebrating Holi -which is a spring festival in India that is widely known as the Festival of Colours, as it involves the throwing of gula (colored powder) and water.


Everything, Everywhere, All at Once flyer












To celebrate Women's History Month, the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center invites you to watch Everything. Everywhere. All at Once on March 29, 2023 at 6:00 pm in Goodell 306.

Everyone's welcome! Popcorn provided



Poker Night














Saturday, March 25 | 5:00-7:00pm
YKCC, Goodell Hall 306

Come and join us in playing poker while enjoying great company, snacks and pizza!

Everyone's invited!



  Kick off at the YKCC










Monday, March 20 | 6:00-8:00pm
Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
Goodell 306

Join the kick off shindig at the YKCC and enjoy delicious boba and a chance to tap your creative spirit!

Supplies, good company, and pizza provided.  

Be there!


















Hot Cocoa and Knitting

Hot Cocoa and Knitting @ YKCC

It's time for some rich, hot drink a to keep warm in this cold wether.  Join us for some coccoa at the YKCC and lean how to hand knit a blanket or scrf.

Location:  Goodell 306
December 8 | 6:00pm


  YKCC Kickof Party











YKCC Kickoff Party:  Paint and Boba

Can;t imagine a Boba & Paint Night without you.  Join us at the YKCC and test your artistry for a night of painting and creativity with boba!  Everyone's welcome!

Monday, September 26 | 6-8 pm  |  YKCC - Goodell 306