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:
1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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.
Fall 2020 Calendar of Event
NOTE: For more updates on YKCC Virtual Programming, please refer to: https://www.umass.edu/cmass/.
Cultural Connections is a staple of Welcome Week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote positive connections and community with peers and staff.
This vibrant event is open to the campus as a celebration of our cultural plurality.
Zoom in to Join!
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Zoom Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98199423523
Suummer Success with CMASS Success Coaches
CMASS Success Coaches are available to support your success and wellbeing throughout the year. Join us during drop-in hours M-Th to talk with a coach about stressors or concerns impacting your well-being, your focus on student success, and maintain motivation.
To connect with a Success Coach you will need to log into Navigate to make an appointment and get Success Coach’s zoom meeting ID.
Remember we are in this together!