Month of May 2018
International Coffee Hour.

January 25, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 21, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 9, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 22, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 2, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 18, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
May 1, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

An exhibition of images from the International Programs Office's annual photo contest for students studying abroad.

February 5—May 11, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
March 10—March 11, March 17—March 18

Science and Engineering Library

Experience the vast educational, cultural and environmental diversity of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands for a semester or year.

February 14—May 2, 2018, Wednesdays 4:45 pm-5:45 pm
February 15—May 4, 2018, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 14—March 16

Goodell Hall, 511

Participate in Connections in Color to find your UMass voice.

February 15—May 3, 2018, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 15

Wilder Hall

Undergraduate therapy group hosted by the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

February 28—May 2, 2018, Wednesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

New Africa House, 415

The UMass Amherst Libraries host “Of Our Spiritual Strivings: W.E.B. Du Bois at 150” in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25.

March 1—August 22, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
May 13—August 19, Sundays, May 28, July 4

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

Apply by May 1 to paint a library mural as part of the Building Bridges initiative.

March 9—May 1, 2018

Online

You worked hard to reach the milestone of graduation.

April 3—May 31, 2018

Online

Hambrecht is a painter working across media, specifically pen, embroidery and paint; she considers a visual language that investigates the inconsistency of time through space.

April 29—May 4, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
April 29—May 4, 2018, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Keough and Lapossy will turn the gallery into a sound booth to host a dinner for five guests.

April 29—May 10, 2018, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 29—May 10, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

A BFA thesis exhibition, "Origins: It Feels Different With You Here," created by senior Eva Lin Fahey, who is currently pursuing a degree in painting with a art history minor, consists of abstracted spaces that create both intimacy with the viewer and self-reflective environments, focusing on the concept of consanguinity and personal origin.

April 29, 2018 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
May 1—May 4, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Spring semester classes end.

May 1, 2018

The Commencement Fair is a wonderful opportunity to pick up your cap and gown, take a graduation photo and get all of your Commencement questions answered.

May 1, 2018
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Shaha, the Swahili word for “storyteller,” is exactly what this diverse peer education troupe at UMass is all about. Shaha is made up of students from many backgrounds, who work together to tell stories through performance. They perform scenes based on their own experiences in order to start conversations on social justice issues such as racism, classism and more. 

May 1, 2018
7:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the UMass Chapel Jazz Ensemble, directed by Thomas Giampietro.

May 1, 2018
7:30 pm

Old Chapel

Take a study break at the UMass Amherst Libraries.

May 2—May 10, 2018

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Reading Day for final exams.

May 2, 2018

Do you realize that course design can make a positive difference in the classroom and co-curricular experiences of students with disabilities? Wondering how to shift away from relying on individual accommodation letters to more inclusive approaches? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers a framework for designing courses and activities that fully enables all students, regardless of ability, to engage substantively in their learning and demonstrate their knowledge.

May 2, 2018
9:30 am-11:30 am

Furcolo Hall, W016

The conference includes keynote speaker Wolfram Schultz, Cambridge University, and alumni speaker Graeme Davis. 

May 2, 2018
12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135 AUD

Pick up a free copy of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois.

May 2, 2018
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2202

The UMass community is invited to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating international students at the 5th annual International Graduation Reception.

May 2, 2018
6:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

“Dave Burrell crams a century of jazz history into every chugging stride episode and churning dissonance,” writes Francis Davis in The Village Voice.   “Encyclopedic as well as eccentric, he’s a living treasure.”

May 2, 2018
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The photographs featured in this exhibition are part of Katrin Bahr’s dissertation on everyday life experiences of East German citizens in Mozambique during the 1980s.

May 3—May 10, 2018, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
May 7—May 8, 2018, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Spring semester final examinations begin.

May 3, 2018

Don't be daunted by the blank page. Learn how to write an effective, compelling, and competitive personal statement for your national scholarship application.

May 3, 2018
10:00 am-11:30 am

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 301, 3rd floor

Jennifer Williams speaks on "Du Bois is a Father to a Black Woman: Sexual Justice, Sexual Freedom, and the Patriarch(y)."

May 3, 2018
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2202

The Alumni Association is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to join the San Diego Alumni Network.

May 3, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Karl Strauss - Sorrento Mesa
UMass men's lacrosse hosts Hofstra for the CAA Championship Semifinal Round on Thurs., May 3.

May 3, 2018
5:00 pm

Garber Field

 

May 3, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The Life Sciences Alumni Network invites you to gather with alumni in the field and get reconnected with UMass.

May 3, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Meadhall
Caste and Race: Reconfiguring Solidarities is a three-day conference that will focus on caste in India and race relations in the U.S., and will feature presentations by leading scholars and activists and highlight discussions of new research, theory and politics in the pursuit of racial justice.

May 4—May 6, 2018

Integrative Learning Center, Auditorium N151

Explore the work of the iCons senior class, the Fifth Element cohort.

May 4, 2018
3:30 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium & 135

The annual reading aloud of sonnets.

May 4, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
The College of Education and the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies will host a talk called "Caste and Race: Reconfiguring Solidarities." 

May 4, 2018
6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, S240

Seniors, you are cordially invited to celebrate the Class of 2018 at the 20th annual Commencement Ball—A Red Carpet Premiere.

May 4—May 5, 2018 9:00 pm-1:00 am

Mullins Center

Reading Day for final exams.

May 5, 2018

Softball vs. George Mason (Doubleheader)

May 5, 2018
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

People say a photo is worth a 1,000 words, but what about a song?Join us for a few musical performance of Ryan Scott Oliver's immaculate song cycle.

May 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
May 6, 2018 2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Curtain Theater

Come join the fun at the 16th Annual Community Renaissance Festival. 

May 6, 2018
11:00 am

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Softball vs. George Mason

May 6, 2018
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

"Bittersweet" is a body of work that encompasses the artist's memories and experiences living close to wild animals and plants from her hometown in the Berkshires.

May 6, 2018
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Opening reception for "Mapping Municipality," a BFA Thesis exhibition by Kelsi Giguere, is being held Sunday, May 6, 2-4 p.m. The show runs through May 10. 

May 6, 2018
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The Annual Junior-Senior Exhibition and Awards Ceremony in the Department on display May 7-12.

May 7—May 11, 2018 11:00 am-4:00 pm
May 12, 2018 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Meet attorney general Maura Healey, the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and learn more about her path into politics.

May 7, 2018
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston, Amherst Room

The Light Microscopy Core Facility is celebrating being designated a Nikon Center of Excellence, an honor currently limited to 20 institutions worldwide.

May 8, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, S330

Please join President Marty Meehan, along with alumni and friends from the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Medical School campuses, for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

May 8, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Terrace, McDermott, Will & Emery, The McDermott Building
The Center for Student Success Research invites you to participate in four conversations with experts about students with disabilities and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through a Campus Climate Improvement Grant.

May 9, 2018
9:30 am-11:30 am

Furcolo Hall, W016

The W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies presents A Celebration with Words: Poetry, Prose, Spoken Word in the Spirit of Robert Abel (1941-2017)

May 9, 2018
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

New Africa House, 2nd floor

If you’re nervous about negotiating a pay raise, chances are, you’re also stumped about how to start the conversation. What exactly should you say to get things going?

May 9, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Spring semester final exams end.

May 10, 2018

Presentations by a panel of graduate film certificate and Ph.D. recipients.

May 10, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communication Hub (3rd floor)

WATCH LIVE at www.umass.edu/commencement/livestreamAdvanced degrees will be awarded at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony. See the Commencement website for more information.

May 11, 2018
9:00 am

Mullins Center

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants.

May 11, 2018
10:00 am-11:00 am

Bowker Auditorium

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants.

May 11, 2018
10:00 am-11:00 am

Old Chapel, Great Hall

Baseball vs. Fordham

May 11, 2018
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The Honors convocation and presentation of gold stoles for graduating Commonwealth Honors College seniors takes place immediately before Undergraduate Commencement. 

May 11, 2018
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Mullins Center

Degrees will be conferred on the 4,000+ members of the UMass Amherst Class of 2018 at Undergraduate Commencement.

May 11, 2018
4:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The College of Engineering honors its graduating class.

May 12, 2018
9:00 am-10:30 am

Recreation Center

The College of Engineering honors the Class of 2018.

May 12, 2018
9:00 am-10:30 am

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

The College of Nursing honors the Class of 2018.

May 12, 2018
9:00 am-10:30 am

Fine Arts Center

University Without Walls honors the Class of 2018.

May 12, 2018
9:00 am

Campus Center Auditorium

During the Senior Celebration each graduating Isenberg senior will march with fellow graduates to receive a commemorative medal from Dean Mark A.

May 12, 2018
9:00 am-10:45 am

Mullins Center

Commencement ceremonies for graduates of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

May 12, 2018
10:00 am

Bowker Auditorium

The HFA Senior Recognition Ceremony gives graduates the opportunity to be recognized individually.

May 12, 2018
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Recreation Center, 2nd floor

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honors its graduates in Communication Disorders and public health sciences.

May 12, 2018
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Fine Arts Center

Dean John A. Hird will officiate at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Senior Celebration.

May 12, 2018
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mullins Center

Graduating seniors from the Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration program are honored.

May 12, 2018
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honors its graduates in kinesiology and nutrition.

May 12, 2018
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center

This ceremony gives graduates the opportunity to be recognized individually by college faculty and administration.

May 12, 2018
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Recreation Center

This ceremony allows the college to recognize graduates in a special way: graduates' names are announced as they cross the stage to shake hands with college leaders, and receive a commemorative medal and a special farewell gift from the college.

May 12, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Baseball vs. Fordham

May 13, 2018
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Stellar Entertainment Grouping, Inc presents an all new performance to thrill and amaze you.

May 13, 2018
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Cape Cod Alumni Network invites you to volunteer for their annual day of service at the Yarmouth Food Pantry.

May 14, 2018
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Yarmouth Food Pantry, Lighthouse Landing
It's never to early (or late) to get the financial and career answers you need to start planning for a better tomorrow.

May 15, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

UMass Center at Springfield, Tower Square
UMass Amherst is hosting the annual NACADA State Drive-In conference, "Advising for Diversity: Opportunities, Challenges, Solutions," ] an opportunity for advising and related professionals to explore ways to support an increasingly diverse student body.

May 16, 2018
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Join alumni, family, and friends for our annual UMass Night at Fenway as the Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics at America's Most Beloved Ballpark.

May 16, 2018
5:05 pm

Fenway Park
Classes begin for Continuing and Professional Education's Summer Session One.

May 21, 2018

Join MaryBeth Kimball, director of New Business Development and Recruitment for Professional Programs, to learn more about Isenberg’s Online MBA program.

May 23, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Take your professional success to a new level by attending the Greater Boston Alumni Network's Career Bootcamp.

May 23, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

University of Massachusetts Club
Memorial Day is observed as a state holiday.

May 28, 2018

Have you seen impressive new start-ups and wondered if you have what it takes to venture out on your own?

May 31, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Perfect Strangers of NYC
Young alumni and friends are invited to join us for a sunset cruise along the Boston harbor. 

May 31, 2018
6:15 pm-8:30 pm

Elite Private Yachts