Week of  October 21—27, 2018
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

Mindfulness for All is a drop in, eight-week series of one-hour sessions for all members of the UMass Amherst campus community.

October 2—November 27, 2018, Tuesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
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November 20

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

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
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November 22

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

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
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November 21, December 19—January 16, March 13

Wilder Hall, 102

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

September 10—December 14, 2018, Mon/Wed 8:15 am-9:45 am
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October 8, November 12, November 19—November 21, December 31, January 21, February 18, April 15

Fine Arts Center, 204

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
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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
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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
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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
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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
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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
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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
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November 22

Wilder Hall, 005

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
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September 28

Goodell Hall, Lawn

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

September 24—December 27, 2018
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November 17—November 18, November 22, November 24, December 22—December 23, December 25

Science and Engineering Library

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

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

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

September 25—December 5, 2018, Tue/Wed
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October 9, November 14, November 20—November 21

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

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

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

Come in any day during the month of October, and UMass students can receive a free smoke detector. 

October 1—October 31, 2018

Student Union, 314

In her exhibition, The Colored Bone China, Juana Valdes previews her new series of bone china works and current pieces that investigate the history of porcelain as a commodity.

October 2—October 30, 2018, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 7—October 28, 2018, Sundays 1:00 am-4:00 pm
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October 8

Herter Art Gallery

Stephen Fan is a cofounder of InterAPD, a research/design collaborative working at the intersections of architecture, planning, and design.

October 2—October 26, 2018 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 180

Mexican printmaking gallery Estampa Galería is comprised of seven highly skilled artists dedicated to the promotion of contemporary graphic art of their capital city Oaxaca. On view are works on paper that display honor for animals, people and plants as well as symbolic tributes to spirituality.

October 2—October 24, 2018, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 3—October 24, 2018, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

VIDA is a Latinx Queer series that highlights underrepresented perspectives in a Latinx community based in Los Angeles, CA.

October 4—November 8, 2018, Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Through Domestic Exchange, UMass students can study at another college or university, allowing them to live in another geographic area, access courses and facilities not offered at their home campus, and broaden their undergraduate experience. 

October 17—May 1, 2019, Wednesdays 4:45 pm
October 18—April 26, 2019, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm
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November 21—November 23, December 13—January 21

Goodell Hall, 511

Let's dialogue on interesting values of culture and leadership across the African Disapora.

October 17—November 7, 2018, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Family Weekend is an exciting schedule of events for students and their families to enjoy together.

October 19—October 21, 2018

All Campus

Post your best photos of UMass Amherst in fall to Instagram with the hashtag #UMassFallPhoto18. Three winners will each receive Amazon gift cards.

October 19—November 9, 2018

All Campus

The “[containing] great space” exhibition originated with the notion of a container like image as a vehicle to enter a place of interiority, and the possibilities of distinctly personal results when artists embark on this path.

October 23—November 15, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
October 21—November 11, 2018, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Exploring HBCU college football and athletics–sporting congregations–and their impact on black cultural and communal attraction.

October 22, 2018
5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall

Join President Marty Meehan, along with alumni, parents, and friends from the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Medical School campuses, for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Tortoise Supper Club.

October 22, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Tortoise Supper Club
Internationally-acclaimed sport management and marketing executive Bernie Mullin will present "The Future of Sport Spectatorship: Will anyone under 35 be watching?"

October 22, 2018
6:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 151

Dr. Robert Williams, former director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, discusses his work on the Hubble Space Telescope in a public talk.

October 22, 2018
8:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The College of Nursing is delighted to present this talk by Dr. Margaret Barton-Burke, Director of Nursing Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

October 23, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

The University Women's Network (UWN) is hosting a Red Mic lunch event open to all UMass women employees.

October 23, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley room, 10th Floor

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Jazz Lab Ensemble, with Brian Martin and Owen Ross, directors.

October 23, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Amherst residents, including UMass Amherst students, can vote early for the November election.

October 24—October 26, 2018 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, 420

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

October 24, 2018
10:00 am-1:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), ground floor

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

October 24, 2018
12:00 pm

Online

Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.

October 24, 2018
4:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Frederick Steiner is Dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. 

October 24, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

$2,500 in seed money awarded to the top three, as determined by the judges, and the audience choice winner.

October 24, 2018
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

The Majors Fair is your opportunity to visit with representatives from almost all academic departments in one centralized location.

October 24, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Mullins Center Concourse
Everyone is invited to a free film screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. 

October 24, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, (CHC) Event Hall, room 160 E

Meet at-large and District 3 candidates (representing UMass) for Amherst's first ever town council election.

October 24, 2018
7:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 106

Please join us for the screening of the film, Kumu Hina, with a special guest Q&A session by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kumu Hina) to follow.  

October 24, 2018
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 Flavin Family Auditorium

.R.O.P.S. is a program/platform that offers students the opportunity to share inspiring stories and innovative discoveries. Selected students will present a 5-12 minute-talk in a live showcase which will be recorded and made available to larger audiences. 

October 25—November 5, 2018

Online

We start our season funny, with Dustin Chinn's pointed, futuristic comedy Snowflakes, or Rare White People.

October 25—October 27, 2018 7:30 pm
November 1—November 3, 2018 7:30 pm
October 31, 2018 10:00 am
November 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

The 3rd Annual Life Sciences & Biotech Internship and Career Fair is growing.  This year, over 35 life science and healthcare employers will be on-campus to meet you and hear your professional introduction.  Dress professionally and bring printed copies of your resume.

October 25, 2018
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

This session provides faculty who are currently teaching a GenEd course with a DU/DG designation with a midterm check-in opportunity to share and discuss challenges and successes related to engaging their students with the new GenEd Diversity Learning Outcomes.

October 25, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 805-09

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in UHS room 302.

October 25, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), 302

Professor Williams will speak about Richard Durham and her own life’s work as a radio documentarian of African American life. 

October 25, 2018
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S414

“Siggi Dimanche,” gives new voice to cultural curiosity with an emphasis on the tremendous contributions of distinguished scholars, artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers representing Francophone Africa and its French speaking African Diaspora.

October 25, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

New Africa House

Chinese Warriors of Peking presents a historical slant to its new production.

October 25, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. Soul-power is at his foundation; forward-looking expression always at the core. 

October 25, 2018
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

We are excited to announce the second BRIDGE Scholar of the year: Dr. Nyeema Harris in the Department of Environmental Conservation.

October 26, 2018
10:00 am-2:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in the Student Union's Cape Cod Lounge.

October 26, 2018
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The event that prepare students who will present in INFORMS Conference in 2018.

October 26, 2018
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106

Considering graduate school? Why not in the U.K.? University of Warwick’s(England) Regional Officer Sarah Jamieson will share valuable info on identifying U.K.

October 26, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, 301, 3rd floor

Co-sponsored by the College of Information and Computer Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Center for Smart and Connected Society, The Futures Series: Technological Shifts and Social Change explores how we can live and thrive in a world where social and technological transformation must be considered simultaneously and inseparably. 

October 26, 2018
12:00 pm

Old Chapel

Interested students will learn about the steps to become an elementary teacher, English, history, science or mathematices teacher.  

October 26, 2018
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Furcolo Hall, 101

Join us for a Halloween themed game in the Mullins Center.

October 26, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join Hillel and Chabad for a Free Shabbat Dinner on campus.

October 26, 2018
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The inaugural Women in Arts Leadership Symposium will launch an exploration of the barriers women face on their path towards arts leadership.

October 27, 2018
9:00 am-4:30 pm

South College, 2nd Floor

Come 'Sweat for Clean Water' on Saturday, October 27 at 10 AM.

October 27, 2018
10:00 am

Goodell Lawn
The Cape Verdean Student Alliance Annual Cultural night. 

October 27, 2018
7:00 pm-2:00 am

Student Union Ballroom