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.
October 3, 2019
We will be helping students/faculty/staff fill out lending agreements and send you home with a free bike to ride for the year.

October 3, 2019
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Maple Hall

Join us to explore how to manage group work online and hands on experience using the tools in the Google Suite (APPS at UMass).

October 3, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Collaboration with the languages, literature, and cultures department for cross cultural connections with student Veterans and international students to increase student Veterans interaction with the diverse campus community and promote an inclusive culture on campus and in the Veteran Services office.

October 3, 2019
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Dickinson, 10

"Powerful Learning Opportunities or Explosive Landmines? Effective Teaching Practice for Engaging Students with Difficult and Sensitive Topics" with Linda Isbell.  In this interactive workshop, Linda will discuss effective teaching practices for engaging students with difficult and sensitive topics.

October 3, 2019
11:30 am-1:00 pm

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

This lecture will focus on 35 years of computer design touching on highlights of designing VAX, Alpha, Itanium, PowerPC, and ARM processors. Some details of the Tesla Full Self Driving computer will also be covered.

October 3, 2019
4:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

This year's annual Troy Lecture, in honor of the late Frederick S. (Barney) Troy, emeritus professor of English, will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey '95 MFA.

October 3, 2019
4:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Avital Sagalyn: A Life of Exploration, researched and curated by a team of UMass Art History students, explores the range of Sagalyn’s work and rich cultural history.

October 3, 2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Padma Venkatraman has worked as chief scientist on oceanographic ships, spent time under the sea, directed a school, and lived in five countires.

October 3, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

Get ready to make your Halloween costume by learning basic sewing repair techniques! Bring 2-3 items of clothing that need fixes and save your favorite clothes from the landfill.

October 3, 2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 120

Supercharge your network with alumni connections who are NYC's business leaders, influencers, and revolutionaries.

October 3, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Monarch Rooftop
Would you like to win up to $2,000 towards your (or your student's) spring 2020 tuition and fees? Purchase tuition raffle tickets for your chance to win.

July 1—October 21, 2019 8:00 am-9:00 am


Matthew Mattingly ’02 is an artist living and working in Western Massachusetts. The exhibit includes new and recent oils, watercolors, and ink drawings, including landscapes, figures, sketches, and works from imagination.

September 3—December 13, 2019, weekdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28

Science and Engineering Library

Have a question for law enforcement? Ask Amherst Police Officer Bill Laramee and UMass Police Officer Mark Whelihan at Coffee with a Cop.

September 5—October 10, 2019, Thursdays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 103: Off-campus Student Center

Join us for an informative look behind the design process for the John W. Olver Design Building. The exhibit will focus on the integration of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Mass Timber Structure from concept thru construction.

September 10—October 12, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Olver Design Building, Gallery (Rm. 180)

Join us for Zumba on Tuesdays and Yoga on Thursdays under the large tent behind the library!  Sign up on IMLeagues!

September 10—October 24, 2019, Tue/Thu 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Library Lawn, tent

Drawing from the burgeoning collections of visual materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), the exhibit follows the history of documentary photography from its century origins to its flowering in the post-World War II era.

September 20—January 30, 2020
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28, December 21—December 22, weekends, December 25, December 28—January 1

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

During the past 30 years, Leonardo Drew has become best known for his installations, both sweeping in scale and intimate in detail, which transform materials such as cotton, metal, animal hides, and wood — often oxidizing, burning, and decaying them — into something completely different from their original state.

September 20—December 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 21—December 8, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 23—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

An exhibit documenting the antiwar dissent of active duty military personnel and veterans during the Vietnam War features photographs, underground newspapers, and other documents from this bold and little-known movement. 

September 23—October 11, 2019

Integrative Learning Center, Main lobby

In this weekly class, students will learn about Native American beadwork.

September 26—December 5, 2019, Thursdays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 14, November 28

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, the University of Massachusetts Department of Anthropology will hosting a four-day conference in October of this year — Engaging Anthropology. 

October 3—October 6, 2019

All Campus

Avital Sagalyn: A Life of Exploration, researched and curated by a team of UMass Art History students, explores the range of Sagalyn’s work and rich cultural history.

October 4—December 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
October 5—December 8, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 3, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
November 7, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
December 5, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 23—December 1

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Come and learn about what the Open Access Policy means for you and what you can do to share your research with readers all over the world.

October 3, 2019 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
October 24—October 3, 2019 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
November 20—October 3, 2019 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638 and Faculty Commons