Week of  September 17—23, 2017
New Asia Cinema 2017: Fashion. The 13th annual installment of this semester-long international series explores the complexities of costume and spectacle, style and identity, creativity and subversion, and labor and consumerism.

September 6—December 6, 2017, Wednesdays 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
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November 22

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

State law requires new students to have certain immunizations and submit proof before coming to school.

June 27—September 18, 2017, weekdays 8:00 am-6:00 pm
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September 4

University Health Services (UHS)

The UMass Amherst Libraries hosts an exhibition of photos, “¡Hola Cuba!: Travel Photography by Carol Pike.” 

September 5—December 15, 2017
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November 18—November 19, November 23, November 25

Science and Engineering Library

Enjoy great conversation with students and UMass community members over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

September 6, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 5, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 20, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 3, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 14, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 29, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

An exhibition of New York artist D. Dominick Lombardi’s mixed media work.  

September 10—September 29, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 10—September 29, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

"Self Indulgence" presents a collection of 21 self-portraits by a wide range of artists curated by Sally Curcio,  D. Dominick Lombardi, Anne Seuthe.

September 10—September 29, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 10—September 29, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Join this weekly collaboration between Talking Truth and Paperbark Magazine (a new UMass Amherst environmental-humanities publication).

September 11—November 27, 2017, Mondays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

Brian Gaither’s large-scale monochrome paintings address ways that power is used to manipulate the masses — to divide and conquer.

September 12—September 26, 2017, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
September 13—September 29, 2017, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Presented by Five College Opera,  The Scarlet Professor dramatizes the true story of Newton Arvin, a Smith College literature professor arrested in 1960, with two of his colleagues, for possessing male erotic photographs.

September 15—September 16, 2017 8:00 pm
September 23, 2017 8:00 pm
September 17—September 24, 2017, Sundays 3:00 pm

Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Artts
Join us for a free screening of Baywatch.

September 22, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
September 24, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

We are looking to cast an ensemble of 12-14 actors and seeking a diverse cast with all roles open to students and members of the community of all ages, races, genders and identities. Dancers, singers & musicians are encouraged to attend!

September 17, 2017 1:30 pm-5:30 pm
September 18—September 19, 2017 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Curtain Theater

Women's Soccer vs Yale

September 17, 2017
2:00 pm

Rudd Field

Margaret Cerullo, professor of sociology and feminist studies at Hampshire College, discusses “From Below and to the Left: Zapatista Autonomy and Resistance.”

September 18, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Do you have a LGBTQ+ legal concern?

September 18, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 19, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Stonewall Center

"Books as Mirrors, Windows, and Doors: Critical Reading with Young Children" with associate professor Maria José Botelho, Language, Literacy and Culture Concentration, College of Education.

September 18, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

First-year and transfer students: Learn all about the Libraries.

September 18, 2017
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920

Author Thomas Suárez speaks on "State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel."

September 18, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Comm Hub, 3rd floor

The Department of Music and Dance presents "Tone Production for Wind and Brass Players", a masterclass with Michael Rosenberg of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.

September 19, 2017
11:00 am

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

USafe 2017 is an interactive event that aims to educate the community about public safety concepts and practices, to underline the value of awareness and vigilance, and to promote a secure, positive environment for all.

September 19, 2017
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, North Lawn

Parveen Ali, lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at at the University of Sheffield in England, opens the fall seminar series presented by the Office of Research at the College of Nursing.

September 19, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Join Five College faculty and staff of color for an informal reception to kick off the new academic year.

September 19, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th fl

Come and talk to one of your lawyers from the Student Legal Services Office and have your questions answered.

September 20, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 4, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 18, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 1, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 15, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 29, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Student Union, 314

The Zube lecture series is named for Erv Zube, head of the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) from 1974-80.

September 20, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building

Have you been kicking around an idea for a while and don't know where to start? Welcome to ULaunch.

September 23—September 24, 2017 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 302

Women's Soccer vs Davidson

September 21, 2017
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Kate Fagan is an acclaimed columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She is also a regular panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn" and can also be seen on "Outside the Lines." Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

September 21, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

The Department of Music and Dance presents A Charlie Haden Retrospective, featuring Shigefumi Tomita on jazz bass.

September 21, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The public is invited to witness the sunrise associated with the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel.

September 22, 2017
6:45 am


Enjoy an exciting day of golf at the beautiful Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston while supporting UMass men’s lacrosse.

September 22, 2017
1:00 pm-8:00 pm

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
There will be an open house in ISSR's new location on the second floor of the east wing of Machmer Hall, followed by a reception to celebrate the five-year anniversary of ISSR.

September 22, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E22

The public is invited to witness the sunset associated with the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel.

September 22, 2017
6:00 pm


The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for the 8th Annual SPHHS Fall Celebration.

September 23, 2017
10:00 am

Fine Arts Center, atrium

Men's Soccer vs Hartford

September 23, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ seminal recordings Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Fab Faux will perform the album in its entirety, along with other fan favorites.

September 23, 2017
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall