Month of September 2018
Drupal is the open-source content management system widely used to build websites around UMass. This meeting is open to newcomers and not limited to members of the UMass community

September 6, 2018 2:00 pm
October 4, 2018 2:00 pm
November 1, 2018 2:00 pm
December 6, 2018 2:00 pm
January 3, 2019 2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, behind the first floor elevators

Thirteen artists and architects have created outdoor installations on the UMass Amherst campus and in the town of Amherst, connecting “town and gown” in innovative ways.

July 1—November 1, 2018

All Campus

Play an Instrument? Love to sing? Don’t leave those talents at home – make them part of your UMass experience.

September 4—September 7, 2018 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Opening weekend hours of operation for student services offices.

September 1—September 3, 2018

All Campus

Following on the heels of the Summer of Love, 1968 seemed like a world apart. It was a year of social experimentation and optimism, but also a year of rebellion, assassination, political agitation, and violence. 

September 1—December 21, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
November 22

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

Welcome all new UMass Amherst transfer students!

September 1, 2018

North Residential Area, and Southwest residential area

This opportunity has reached capacity. Resume reviews are also available 365 days a year through Alumni Advisors.

September 1—September 26, 2018

Online

Learn about gardening techniques that are more than just sustainable, get your hands dirty, and meet new, like-minded friends! Participants are welcome to work in the garden for as long or short as they like.

September 1, 2018
11:00 am

Franklin Dining Commons

Come and meet your downtown neighbors and find out why Amherst is called a perfect place to live.

September 1, 2018
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Play tournament style dodgeball or try out volleyball, badminton, spikeball, kan jam, or bean bag toss.

September 1, 2018
2:00 pm-5:30 pm

South Athletic Fields

Each new student brings a unique voice to our campus community.

September 1, 2018
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

Learn about useful resources and local customs while connecting with other out-of-state and international students.

September 1, 2018
8:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

UMass invades the Hampshire Mall after hours!  Catch a bus from your residential area to Hadley for special student discounts, demonstrations, and even a late-night movie!

September 1, 2018
9:00 pm-11:59 pm

Hampshire Mall
Around every corner awaits a new friend - come play laser tag for a night of fun!

September 1, 2018
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Campus Center Auditorium

Do you need a futon, lamp, or even a TV? What about school supplies or a cool outfit? Well, the New2U tag sale has got you covered.

September 2, 2018
8:00 am-6:00 pm

Student Union, Student Union Ballroom and Commonwealth Room

Join us for a campus festival featuring performances, food, games, and more.

September 2, 2018
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Meet other incoming transfer students while you learn about campus resources. Show off your UMass knowledge for a chance to win awesome prizes!

September 2, 2018
6:30 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries and UMass Information Technology for a fun evening of games, food, and prizes.

September 2, 2018
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Learning Commons, Lower Level

Night Under the Stars is a chance for student entertainment RSOs to showcase their talents to a larger, campus-wide audience.

September 2, 2018
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Today is Labor Day, a public holiday in the United States that honors the Ameican labor movement and the contributions of workers.

September 3, 2018

All Campus

Get to know your Off-Campus Student Center! Learn about the space you can call home between classes, to study, or just hang out in.

September 3, 2018
10:30 am-11:30 am

Student Union, Off Campus Student Center

Get ready for the start of the semester with a welcome from your dean.

September 3, 2018
1:15 pm

All Campus

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy officially welcomes you! Immediately following Convocation, join your classmates for your class picture. Then follow the band in the traditional Minuteman March to the Welcome BBQ.

September 3, 2018
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Mullins Center

The Welcome Week BBQ is the biggest event of Welcome Week.

September 3, 2018
3:30 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Today is the first day of classes for the Fall 2018 semester at UMass Amherst.

September 4, 2018

All Campus

Relax and rejuvenate after the first day of classes.

September 4, 2018
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Haigis Mall

The Bi/Pan/Queer Collective is a student group that provides a space for bisexual, paneul, queer, and all around fluid identifying people to feel validated, supported, and heard.

September 4, 2018
7:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Lynn Peterfreund has been drawing, painting and doing printmaking for decades, working both abstractly and representationally. Observational drawing has been the basis of it all, informing other work done from memory and imagination.

September 10—September 25, 2018, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
September 5—September 26, 2018, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

We Grow Accustomed to the Dark is an exhibition that investigates the role of identity in the current political climate by probing the connection between poetry and visual art. 

September 5—September 21, 2018, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
September 9—September 23, 2018, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Join Mike Famighette, director of the Full-time MBA program, to learn more about Isenberg’s two-year residential Full-time MBA program.

September 5, 2018
12:00 pm

Online

A recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shows that a student’s sense of belonging on campus and in our classes supports academic success. 

September 5, 2018
12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Hillel House, 904-08

Andrew Greenlee of UIUC discusses "The Making and Remaking of Chicago’s "Third Ghetto": The Politics of Race, Poverty, and Residential Mobility"

September 5, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

As part of the 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival organized by the Emily Dickinson Museum, Herter Art Gallery presents: We Grow Accustomed To The Dark.

September 5, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Welcome Week is a time for exploring campus, making new friends and bowling? Come to Haigis Mall for video games, bowling and a whole lot of food from our famous UMass Dining food trucks. 

September 5, 2018
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Join the CVSA and Black Alumni Networks in the Presidential Parlor of the UMass Club to kick off a new year of exciting programming.

September 5, 2018
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston

This event is no longer accepting registrations. Please email Megan Hoyo ’07 at mhoyo@admin.umass.edu to be placed on the wait list.

September 5, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston

Join us for food, fun, and feedback about our community and the year ahead.

September 5, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Sahaja Yoga Meditation brings us the Festival of Inner Peace, where music and art lead to meditation and our spiritual journey begins.

September 5, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This is a weekly drop-in group for students who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, or asexual and for students who are already out and looking for a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+.

September 5—April 24, 2019, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 21, December 19—January 16, March 13

Wilder Hall, 102

At the benefits fair, graduate employees can enroll in free dental and vision insurance, apply for a gym reimbursement, ask questions and pick up benefit plan descriptions.

September 6, 2018
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Enjoy great conversation and meet new friends over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

September 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 1, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 18, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 26, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall, Light Court Room

Kick off the school year by visiting the campus LGBTQIA+ center and meeting new and returning lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, and ace students and supporters.

September 6, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Visit the outdoor exhibition XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art.–8 p.m.

September 6, 2018
5:00 pm

Kendrick Park
Cultural Connections is an annual welcome event for students affiliated with CMASS.

September 6, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The past decade has been marked by a resurgence of the Black Freedom Struggle.

September 6, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mahar Auditorium

UMass alumni are in DC—and they want to meet you. Come out to celebrate the UMass connection, welcome new alumni, and meet new and familiar faces living in your city.

September 6, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

City Tap House Penn Quarter
The Department of Music & Dance presents a performance of Popebama (tenor saxophonist Erin Rogers and percussionist Dennis Sullivan).

September 6, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

NEGSWS provides an affordable conference opportunity in the greater Northeast region for students in water-related disciplines.

September 7—September 9, 2018

All Campus

The first UMass Night Out of the year is Coffee and Canvas.

September 7, 2018
6:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union, Student Union Ballroom

A free, body-positive and gender-affirming event where everyone can have fun in the water.

September 7, 2018
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Totman Gym, pool

The UMass Comedy League's welcome back comedy showcase! Two nights of short form, long form, and sketch comedy. 

September 7—September 8, 2018, Fri/Sat 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery, 231

Come watch an awesome movie on the Metawampe Lawn.

September 7, 2018
8:00 pm

Metawampe Lawn

Enjoy an exciting day of golf at the beautiful Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, MA while supporting UMass Men’s Lacrosse! Coming off an exciting NCAA tournament appearance this spring, the future is bright for the Minutemen and we hope you can participate in this important fundraiser.

September 8, 2018
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
UMass Amherst’s premiere sketch comedy troupe, Sketch 22, is holding auditions and we want to see YOU there!

September 8, 2018 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
September 9, 2018 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 225

Free and open to all who are considering auditioning for the Department of Theater season in the 2018-2019 school year.

September 8, 2018
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Come audition for the only stand-up comedy club on campus, Folks with Jokes.

September 8, 2018
3:30 pm

Herter Hall, TBD

Show your school spirit by coming down to Rudd Field and supporting Men's Soccer as they face off against Clemson.

September 9, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join UMass Hillel for Rosh Hashana services and meals.

September 9—September 11, 2018 6:45 pm-8:15 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Professional yoga instruction for the UMass Amherst campus community and beyond.

September 10—December 14, 2018, Mon/Wed 8:15 am-9:45 am
This event does NOT occur on:
October 8, November 12, November 19—November 21, December 31, January 21, February 18, April 15

Fine Arts Center, 204

Andrew D. Bernstein is a well-known sports photographer. Bernstein’s photography has appeared in thousands of newspapers and magazine covers worldwide, as well as major advertising campaigns for over 30 years. 

September 10, 2018
10:00 am-11:00 am

Integrative Learning Center, S414

Join us at the SU Craft Center as we kick off the Fall 2018 semester with our annual open house!

September 10, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Student Union Craft Center, Room 208E

Auditions Sept. 10 & 11, 6-10 p.m., in the Curtain Theater, with callbacks Sept. 12 & 13, 6-10 p.m., in the Curtain Theater.

September 10—September 11, 2018 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Auditions: Sept. 10 & 11, 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the Rand Theater, with callbacks Sept. 12 & 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the Rand Theater.

September 10—September 11, 2018 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Rand Theater

The Department of Music & Dance presents a faculty concert by Joshua Michal, horn, and Ludmila Krasin, piano, with John Bottomley, tuba.

September 10, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The campus marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the lives lost that day.

September 11, 2018
8:45 am

Old Chapel

Interested in learning more about sustainability? Don't know where to start?  Come meet student leaders and members who belong to sustainable groups and registered organizations and ask them questions about the work they do on campus!

September 11, 2018
10:30 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, south lawn

Please join the College of Nursing for the first talk in its 2018 Fall Seminar Series.

September 11, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Have an idea you've been itching to talk about? Working on a project you want to pursue as a venture but need help finding a team? Want to be part of your peers’ business brainstorming processes? See you at Idea Jam, hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.

September 11, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Franklin Dining Commons

This is a weekly drop-in group for UMass students who identify as trans or gender nonconforming.

September 11—April 30, 2019, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 20, December 25—January 15, March 12

University Health Services (UHS), 302

Graduate Film Certificate Program applications are due February 1, 2019.

September 12—February 1, 2019

At the start of 2017, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States created a sense of fear and anxiety on many campuses across the US. Our sense of a collective public purpose and our desire for an engaged democracy — so important to the public mission of UMass Amherst — were challenged in many ways. The “Building Bridges” project grew out of this key moment. 

September 12—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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

September 12, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

NE CASC university director, Richard Palmer from UMass Amherst, will start us off by updating us on NE CASC activities and the state of the science for climate adaptation from our center.  

September 12, 2018
12:00 pm

Online

Come see the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health's newly renovated space and meet staff.

September 12, 2018
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Middlesex House

The UMass Journalism Department Welcome Event will be held in the Journalism Hub.

September 12, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S414

Dr. Darcy Kelley, Harold Weintraub professor in the department of biological sciences at Columbia University, will deliver the Fall Sinauer Associates Lecture: 'Mechanisms underlying the evolution and expression of vocal communication'.

September 12, 2018
4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Specific research and extension projects designed and presented to inform visitors about the work of Summer Scholar undergraduates over the summer. A wide range of over 30 projects were undertaken with exciting data amassed. All are welcome!

September 12, 2018
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Rm

Dynamic landscapes: Tree cover change and historical legacies in urban forests. A lecture by Lara Roman Research Ecologist, US Forest Service Philadelphia Field Station

September 12, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

What does it mean for the fields of art and math to intersect? 

September 12, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Join us at Hampshire Dining Commons to celebrate UMass Dining winning #1 Best Campus Food for the third year in a row.

September 12, 2018
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Hampshire Dining Commons

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create  pieces of jewelry and Native  art using beads.  Materials and tools provided.

September 13—November 29, 2018, Thursdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 5, 2018, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 22

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

14th annual film festival, New Asia Cinema, presents Global Indigenous Visions.

September 12—December 12, 2018, Wednesdays 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 14, November 21

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

What does it mean for the fields of art and math to intersect? This exhibition offers glimpses into the work of Pau Atela, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Smith College, that show how bridges can indeed be built between these two worlds.

September 13—December 9, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Concinnitas Portfolio comprises the contributions of ten mathematicians and physicists in response to the prompt to transcribe their "most beautiful mathematical expression." 

September 13—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

P. Anandan is the CEO of Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence.  

September 13, 2018
12:00 pm

Old Chapel

All students, families, and community members can come in to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor for advice and FAFSA help. 

September 13—December 6, 2018, Thursdays 2:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 22

Wilder Hall, 005

This event features a panel discussion about the aspirations and lessons of the Salvadoran Revolution.

September 13, 2018
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Do you think computers are cool? Do you want to learn how to code? (Or have thought about learning?) Meet new people (yay, networking) and discuss our plans at USIT's first meeting of the semester. You won't want to miss this.

September 13, 2018
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 231

Due to inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled.  Please stay tuned for details.

September 13, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The home of John and Janet Pride
UMass alumni are in New York—and they want to meet you. Come out to reconnect with UMass alumni and meet new friends living in your city.

September 13, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Playwright Irish Pub
UMass alumni are in the Pioneer Valley and they want to meet you.

September 13, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Slainte Restaurant
The oldest LGBTQIA+ UMass group, the Pride Alliance plans social and community-building events.

September 13, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Have an idea you've been itching to talk about? Working on a project you want to pursue as a venture but need help finding a team? Want to be part of your peers’ business brainstorming processes? See you at Idea Jam, hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.

September 13, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network are hosting the 3rd Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit. 

September 14, 2018
8:00 am-3:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts presents SNAP App Hours at UMass Amherst! Stop by to learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), eligility, and the enrollment process.

September 14—October 19, 2018, Fridays 11:00 am-1:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
September 21, October 12

Come hang out on the Goodell lawn every Friday afternoon for some live music, fresh organic food, chef demos, craft sales, and good company.

September 14—November 16, 2018, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
September 28

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Come show your school spirit and support your UMass Field Hockey Team as they take on Lock Haven University.

September 14, 2018
2:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Panel discussion and reception hosted by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the English Department for Historically Underrepresented Groups.

September 14, 2018
2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

This year’s Mark Roskill Symposium includes a lecture, panel discussion, and exhibition tour that will illuminate the ways in which a shared history of curiosity, collection, and categorization influences, informs, or problematizes our study of art and science. 

September 14, 2018
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N211

Start the new semester with a challenge and audition for HHCO's performance team, 5:Dirty Crew. The audition is for Hip-Hop only and not for bboys.

September 14, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center, 215

Join the Greater Providence Alumni Network and Save the Bay for a shoreline cleanup at Brayton Point in Somerset, MA.

September 15, 2018
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Brayton Point
Looking for a campus job? You’ve just found it. UMass Transit is hiring student bus drivers. Pay starts at $14 per hour.

September 15, 2018
11:00 am-2:00 pm

UMass Bus Garage
Show your school spirit by coming down to Rudd Field and supporting Men's Soccer as they face off against Central Connecticut State.

September 15, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Throughout Murray’s career, her art process has traversed the terrain between the studio and interactive public collaboration. The content of her art is concerned with cultural and social issues.

September 16—October 7, 2018, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 18—October 11, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-8:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

UMass Women's Soccer hosts Eastern Michigan at Rudd Field.

September 16, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

All week long, UMass Dining will be serving up your favorite meals featuring Danone products for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

September 17—September 20, 2018

All Dining Commons

No matter your major, you can study abroad! Find out how at the UMass Amherst International Programs Office (IPO) Education Abroad Fair!  

September 17, 2018
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Are you an international staff, faculty or scholar? Meet the rest of the UMass Amherst international community.

September 17, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

The Department of Music & Dance presents a faculty concert by Gregory Spiridopoulos, trombone and Nikki Stoia, piano.

September 17, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Walk in and get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.

September 18, 2018
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 163

Please join the College of Nursing for the second talk in its 2018 Fall Seminar Series.

September 18, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

This presentation by Sarah Doyle looks at ways to teach about dinosaur footprints, glaciers, the formation of the Connecticut River Valley, and related topics by using the stories, documents, interactive map, special features, and other features on the Impressions from a Lost World website. 

September 18, 2018
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 109

Join MaryBeth Kimball, Director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs for an in-person information session in Boston.

September 18, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

UMass Club, Concourse Level, Room LL301
Come Join UMass Hillel for Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Services on Yom Kippur.

September 18—September 19, 2018 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Cape Cod Lounge

The College of Nursing is delighted to present an interactive conversation with Ben Wood, Director of the Office of Community Health Planning and Engagement for the MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention.

September 19, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Jennifer Claster of Claster Landscape presents "Can't Plow That! - Reflections of a Rural Landscape Architect."

September 19, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Learn to recognize an overdose, use Narcan and become part of the movement toward recovery and hope.

September 19, 2018
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Skinner Hall, 12

Join MaryBeth Kimball, Director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs for an in-person information session in Springfield.

September 19, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

UMass Center at Tower Square
Come out to reconnect with UMass alumni and meet new friends living in your city.

September 19, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

110 Grill Worcester
The Department of Music & Dance presents guest artist Ava Ordman, trombone, from Michigan State University.

September 19, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

If post-truth political discourse might be characterized by a play on affective predispositions and bodily responses of old beliefs that re-appear as new, that is particularly of our condition of computational culture (Parisi, 2017), then we might understand post-truth as a play on the ‘error’ of quantitative instrumental reason.

September 20, 2018
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Furcolo Hall, 101

Conversations with South Korean Poet SONG KYUNG DONG on South Korea's candlelight revolution.   

September 20, 2018
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

The Laboratory of Medical Zoology hosts Dr. Jonathan Runstadler's seminar title,  "Tracking Influenza in Wild Animal Hosts and Preparing for the Next Pandemic Virus."

September 20, 2018
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222

UMass Women's Soccer hosts Duquesne at Rudd Field.

September 20, 2018
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Get the inside stories of Crotty Hall, the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center, and others from Ludmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner.

September 20, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, meet in Lobby

The Block Party returns to North Pleasant Street in downtown Amherst.

September 20, 2018
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Downtown Amherst
Join MaryBeth Kimball, Director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs for an in-person information session in Shrewsbury.

September 20, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

UMass Collaborative Facilities, Amphitheatre
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is president of Repairers of the Breach, national co-chair of the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign, and leads an alliance of more than 200 progressive organizations best known as “Moral Monday.” 

September 20, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center

adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, shares keen insights into how the natural world teaches us about transformative justice, through ideas of adaptation, decentralization, resilience, iteration, fractal selves, and creating more possibilities.

September 20, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601, Floor 26

The Department of Music & Dance presents a faculty concert by Fumi Tomita, jazz bass, with guest artist Dave Detweiler, assistant professor of jazz saxophone from Florida State University.

September 20, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join us for a day of presentations and dialogue between local community leaders/partners, faculty, staff, and students who are developing social justice approaches to university-community partnerships within Latinx communities in Western Massachusetts. 

September 21, 2018
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room (10th floor)

This is an informal drop-in Q & A session about connecting with other first gen students, decreasing stress, learning about when to reach out for help, and exploring campus resources for mental wellness.

September 21, 2018 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
September 25, 2018 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Middlesex House, CCPH

As part of the 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival and its participating exhibit We Grow Accustomed to the Dark, Herter Gallery presents a special night of poetry reading and live performance.

September 21, 2018
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Opening reception for an interactive sculpture installation by UMass architect/activist Joseph Krupczynski

September 21, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art is an outdoor public art exhibition that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts.

September 21, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Join us for a folk revival concert to celebrate the donation of the Folk New England Collection to Special Collections and University Archives.

September 21, 2018
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Old Chapel

Come reunite with Friends from Past Birthright trips and learn about going on a FREE trip to Israel this winter!

September 21, 2018
7:00 pm

Hillel House

The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel at  6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

September 22, 2018

Sunwheel

The UMCA  presenta a full-day XTCA Symposium, in connection with our exhibition XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art.

September 22, 2018
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Olver Design Building

UMass Men's Soccer hosts Dartmouth at Rudd Field.

September 22, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Come out and support the football team as it hosts Charlotte.

September 22, 2018
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Community members will visit all twelve outdoor sculptures of the XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art exhibition, walking from UMass to Amherst Center.

September 22, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

UMass campus to Amherst Center
This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists.

September 24—December 27, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
November 17—November 18, November 22, November 24, December 22—December 23, December 25

Science and Engineering Library

Learn about the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for sophomores and juniors wishing to pursue a research career in STEM disciplines.  

September 24, 2018
10:00 am-11:00 am

Enjoy a fun day of golf at the beautiful Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, while supporting UMass basketball.

September 24, 2018
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
This interactive discussion will provide you with an opportunity to explore those expectations and help you to brainstorm ways to create supportive relationships that can enhance your students’ learning.

September 24, 2018
2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Goodell Hall, 301

Join UMass Dining at Worcester and Hampshire Dining Commons to celebrate a Mid-Autumn Festival.

September 24, 2018
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Worcester Dining Commons

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar backgrounds.  

September 24, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 22, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 3, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center, Chadbourne Hall B-3

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by John Bottomley, tuba, and Nikki Stoia, piano.

September 24, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

In 2007, the Marriott Center for Hospitality Management opened for its first active semester.

September 25—December 5, 2018, Tue/Wed
This event does NOT occur on:
October 9, November 14, November 20—November 21

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

Would you like to win up to $2,000 towards your (or your student's) spring 2019 tuition and fees?

September 25—November 5, 2018

Online

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists.

September 25, 2018
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Science and Engineering Library

 The fundamental and existential questions – Resisting What? Resisting How? – come into focus in this overview of the field which serves as the formal launch of Matt Meyer’s tenure as RSI Senior Research Scholar. 

September 25, 2018
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

This game has been postponed because it is raining.

September 25, 2018
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Kermit Dunkelberg, Assistant Vice President of Adult Education and Workforce Development at Holyoke Community College, will provide an overview of changes in HCC's Life Sciences program and facilities, including expanded credit and non-credit offerings, and Clean Room training facility.

September 25, 2018
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 109

With support and funding from the Five Colleges Consortium, we have organized the first Faculty and Community Seminar on Interpreting Studies and Practice.

September 25, 2018
6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S140

Queer & Now  is an ensemble theater project that fuses physical theater, drag, lip syncing, choreography, and gender play to create an evening of celebration and protest.

September 25—September 26, 2018 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

French Hall, 102

For Bisexual Visibility Day, internationally known bi activist and writer Robyn Ochs will speak on "Beyond Bisexuality 101: Unpacking Biphobia and Bi Erasure and Creating a Culture of Inclusion."

September 25, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Enrich your knowledge of Latin American Countries! Each session, trivia questions will focus on the history, customs and traditions of a specific Latin American country.

September 25, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 9, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 23, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 6, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 4, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Analyzing Bach's Cantatas: A Case Study.Owen Belcher, Music Theory faculty, UMass Amherst.

September 26, 2018
12:20 pm

Old Chapel, 1st Flr Conference Room

Open your eyes to the abundance around you. Open your eyes to the abundance around you. Join us for a foray around campus as we learn to identify, gather, and eat wild edible foods.

September 26, 2018 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 10, 2018 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Franklin Dining Commons, Permaculture Garden

Come have some refreshments, welcome the students at UMass who are among the first in their families to attend college, and meet community members supporting our first gen students.

September 26, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Old Chapel

Join UMass Dining as we partner with the Watermelon Board to serve up some delicious Watermelon-based dishes.

September 26, 2018
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

Please join us for the first event of the new campus-wide documentary screening series "Watch, Learn, Grow" conducted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. "A Dream in Doubt"  follows Rana Singh Sodhi, Balbir’s brother, as he attempts to fight the hate threatening his family and community. 

September 26, 2018
6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

The Student Scholar Series offers a space where students present their class research project and/or perform a talent or a skill.

September 26, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
October 29, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 13, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Make art to share cultural knowledge, heritage, traditions and develop friendships.

September 26, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 10, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 24, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 7, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by Romie de Guise-Langois, clarinet, and Nadine Shank, piano.

September 26, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Amherst students who hope to work in technology professions/careers can meet with representatives from more than 70 companies to learn about full-time and internship opportunities.

September 27, 2018
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Lower Level

This session provides information that will assist faculty who need to go through the expedited review process for their existing GenEd course with a DU/DG designation to meet the new General Education Diversity Requirements, and faculty who want to propose a new course seeking a GenEd DU or DG designation.

September 27, 2018
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

UMass Women's Soccer hosts St. Bonaventure at Rudd Field.

September 27, 2018
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Nadine Strossen, former President of the American Civil Liberties Union expertly dissects constitutional law to share current challenges to our civil liberties today, stimulating thoughtful consideration of democratic ideals.

September 27, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Room, 2nd floor

Tim Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, at the University of Virginia, presents: "Biophilic Cities: Emerging Urban Models and Promise of a Global Movement"

September 27, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

The UMass Amherst Italian Studies Program and the Libraries host a panel discussion to celebrate the acquisition of an important collection of Cesare Pavese's books, a gift from Lawrence G. Smith, author of Cesare Pavese and America

September 27, 2018
4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601, Floor 26

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is a world leader in preparing students for their careers on the global stage.

September 27, 2018
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Herter Hall, 207

“There’s nothing like reading your secret police file to make you wonder who you really are.” So begins anthropologist Katherine Verdery’s new book, My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File.

September 27, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E24

The New York Times says “in her piano playing as well as her compositions, Angelica Sanchez seeks out the lyrical heartbeat within any avant-garde storm.” 

September 27, 2018
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Christine Schutt is the author of the novels Prosperous Friends; Florida, a National Book Award finalist; and All Souls, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  She is also the author of three collections of stories,  Nightwork and A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer, and most recently, Pure Hollywood.

September 27, 2018
8:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

Join us in celebrating the opening of the Fine Arts Center’s 2018-19 season with a series sampler of jazz events that cross the planet and back again.

September 27—September 29, 2018 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Fine Arts Center

The Department of Food Science invites alumni back to campus to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

September 28—September 29, 2018

All Campus

The PERI Program on Gender and Care Work and the Economics Department are co-sponsoring a special presentation by Professor Tithi Bhattacharya.

September 28, 2018
12:30 pm-1:45 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) has invited Dr. William A. Darity to UMass to share his expertise in a special presentation.

September 28, 2018
2:00 pm-3:45 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Come show your school spirit and support your UMass Field Hockey Team as they take on Davidson College.

September 28, 2018
3:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

The Malcolm X Cultural Center invites you to celebrate culture through painting and chips.

September 28, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Amir El Saffar, trumpeter par excellence with a classical background, has been described as “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music” (the Wire).

September 28, 2018
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

UMass Men's Soccer hosts St. Bonaventure at Rudd Field.

September 29, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

This event is sold out.

September 29, 2018
1:00 pm

Northfield Mountain - Riverview Picnic Area
 This event is cancelled.

September 29, 2018
1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Newport Polo
Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently.

September 29, 2018
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Enjoy an exciting day of golf at the beautiful Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, Mass.

September 30, 2018
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
Come show your school spirit on and support your UMass Field Hockey Team as they take on Providence College for the annual Alumni Game.

September 30, 2018
1:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by William Hite, tenor, and Jeewon Park, piano. (Please note date change from Oct. 28) 

September 30, 2018
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall