In accordance with Massachusetts regulations, strict restrictions are in effect for in-person campus events. Most of the the events listed here are taking place remotely on Zoom and other online platforms. See each listing for details. All times are United States Eastern Time Zone.
Month of August 2016
"Growing Season” focuses on the growth and encouragement of women in agriculture and food production at UMass Amherst from the 1910s through the 1930s.

February 5—August 15, 2016 9:00 am-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
May 8—August 14, Sundays, May 30, July 4

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Learning Commons & Floor 25

Learn to identify and scout for vegetable pests and select Integrated Pest Management strategies that work.

August 2, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Red Fire Farm with Ryan Voiland
The Seattle Alumni Network invites you to watch the Red Sox take on the Mariners at Safeco Field.

August 3, 2016
4:00 pm

Pyramid Ale House
The American Red Cross is conducting a blood drive.

August 4, 2016
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Downtown Beats Concert Series, sponsored by the Amherst Business Improvement District, hosts a performance by the Salvation Alley String Band and Llama Lasagne.

August 4, 2016
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Kendrick Park
A group of 54 brilliant undergraduate researchers, working on cutting-edge summer projects, will present a joint poster session of their Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

August 5, 2016
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Six Democratic candidates vying for the Third Hampshire District seat in the House of Representatives will discuss their priorities for public higher education.

August 11, 2016
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 804-08

Student Affairs and Campus Life presents keynote speaker Matthew R. Mock, who has a longstanding private clinical and consulting practice focusing on issues related to diversity, cultural competence and social justice.

August 22, 2016
9:00 am-10:30 am

Integrative Learning Center, 140

Join the Finance Alumni Network to socialize and meet new people at a rooftop networking social.

August 25, 2016
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Residence of Michael Kelley '88
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of our traditional school year kickoff.  Join us for this engaging opportunity for community and academic leaders to meet newcomers, renew friendships and talk about plan for the year ahead.

August 30, 2016
7:30 am-9:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

The work of photojournalist Diana Mara Henry spans four decades of political, social, and cultural change in America. 

August 31—January 13, 2017
This event does NOT occur on:
November 24, December 24—January 2, January 8

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level & Floor 25

The College of Education is hosting a day of introductions, program information, questions-and-answers, community building and the celebration of the start of the new academic year. 

August 31, 2016
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Furcolo Hall