Month of December 2019
Professional yoga instruction for the UMass Amherst campus community and beyond.

September 4—December 11, 2019, Mon/Wed 8:15 am-9:45 am

Fine Arts Center, 204

Join the W. E. B. Du Bois Center for a weekly light breakfast and discussion of a text by or about Du Bois. All are welcome.

September 2—May 25, 2020, Mondays 9:30 am-11:00 am
This event does NOT occur on:
December 23—December 30, January 20, May 25

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, W. E. B. Du Bois Center, Floor 22, Room 2220

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
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November 28

Science and Engineering Library

SNAP is a nutrition assistance program, providing eligible low-income students and families benefits they can use to purchase food. Come meet with our friendly SNAP rep to learn more!

September 6—December 6, 2019, Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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November 29

Bartlett Hall, 103

When something is bothering you, talking about it is often the first step toward a solution!

September 10, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 16, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 4, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 26, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

70 Butterfield Terrace, International Programs Office

The 15th annual installment of the semester-long film series, New Asia Cinema, explores diverse, transcendent, and transformative stories, identities, representations, and experiences of migrants, exiles, refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, and outsiders.

September 11—December 4, 2019, Wednesdays 7:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 13, November 27

Isenberg School of Management, 137

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
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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
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November 23—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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

September 26—December 5, 2019, Thursdays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
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November 14, November 28

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff who identify as Native/Indigenous to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar background.

November 4, 2019 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 6, 2019 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

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
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November 23—December 1

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This is a judgement free, safe space for survivors of sexual violence to drop in and share what's on their mind.  Facilitators will discuss coping skills and issues common to all survivors such as trust, boundaries and triggers.

October 10—December 13, 2019, Thursdays

This cultural engagement program seeks to cultivate, sustain and increase knowledge of own and/or other cultures through arts and crafts.

October 30, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 13, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 20, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 11, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The UMass Assistive Technology Center (ATC) will be having an open house every second Friday of the month.

November 8, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm
December 13, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm
January 10, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
February 14, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
March 13, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
April 10, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
May 8, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Learning Commons, Lower Level, Room 43

No classes are held during Thanksgiving recess. Residence halls re-open at noon on Saturday, Nov. 30.

November 24—December 1, 2019

All Campus

Interested in the intersections of art and activism? Want to learn new skills and discuss identity in an accepting, community atmosphere? Just want to destress from school in a low-stakes way? Nostras Voces (Our Voices) is hosting open, drop-in sessions, All identities, levels of experiences, and interest in creation welcome!  

November 24—December 15, 2019, Sundays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
November 25—January 13, 2020, Mondays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) is raising money for two local organizations:  DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services, and Heroes, Horses and Hounds,  by holding a raffle for several holiday gift baskets and gift certificates.

December 2—December 9, 2019 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Tobin Hall

Enjoy great converstation over Free Coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

December 2, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Room 2nd Floor

This event has been canceled.

December 2, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join host Elizabeth Hoffman, Program Information Specialist, and Mike Famighette, Director of the Full-time MBA, to learn more about Isenberg’s residential, on-campus Full-time MBA program.

December 3, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

We'll kick off with a brief history of the labyrinth and how to use this ancient tool for concentration, creativity, decision making and personal growth.

December 3, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

In the last two decades Israeli cinema and television turned to the world of the ultra-Orthodox Jews. This talk will examine this trend, analyzing how and why it developed in Israel, and what it means in Israeli media and politics.

December 3, 2019
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall East

Please come by to see Mediterranea, a gripping drama that tells the story of two African migrants' journey to Italy and their life and work there.

December 3, 2019
5:00 pm

Old Chapel, 2nd Floor

Seph Rodney is interested in the function of art criticism — aside from the obvious work of promoting certain artists or styles, or placing artists, styles, or movements in the historical record.

December 3, 2019
5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Join Program Information Specialist Jessica Moulton to learn more about our newest program, the Master of Finance in Alternative Investments.

December 3, 2019
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 108 OR ONLINE

The Women of Color Leadership Network is hosting a workshop for talented musicians, poets, and spoken word artists of color to develop their original pieces and crafts.

December 3, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

New Africa House, 203

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Jeffery W. Holmes.

December 3, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Have some personal photos you'd like doctored? Need to create a good clean image for a presentation? Want to revive old family images or perhaps delete your ex from the last family photos? Photoshop is a powerful image manipulation tool that can do these tasks and many others.

December 4, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Stressed? Come hang out with some therapy dogs before finals! Dogs will be in the W.E.B DuBois Library and Campus Center Auditorium.

December 4, 2019
10:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, and Du Bois Library

The final conversation of the semester in a series of group conversations for students, faculty, and staff to build skills to overcome division while talking about real issues affecting our campus and society at large.

December 4, 2019
11:15 am-1:15 pm

Campus Center, 165

The Department of Music and Dance presents a talk by guest artist Damian Blättler, assistant professor of music theory at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

December 4, 2019
12:10 pm

Old Chapel

An information session for students interested in applying to take part in the UMass Amherst beta test of the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. The focus of the competition is sustainable cities and transportation policy.

December 4, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 174

Mandy Carter is a Resistance Studies Fellow at the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, and a southern black lesbian activist with a 52-year movement history of social, racial, and LGBTQ+ justice organizing since 1967.

December 4, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Eric Blanc is the author of the book "Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics" (Verso, 2019).

December 4, 2019
5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas

All are welcome to join WOCLN in a facilitated conversation around reproductive rights and justice within communities of color, centering women, trans, and non-binary experiences.

December 4, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
The UMass Theatre Department is looking for actors for this year’s Playlab.

December 4—December 5, 2019 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 204

UMass battles South Carolina at the Mullins Center.

December 4, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

This holiday season join award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy for an intimate and unique Christmas concert.

December 4, 2019
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a String Chamber Music Concert, coordinated by Elizabeth Chang.

December 4, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Home: A curated showcase of 5 College student films.

December 4, 2019
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 Flavin Family Auditorium

Join us for some last laughs and quality sex education before finals take up all of your time! You don't want to miss this crossover episode between the sexiest troupes on campus!

December 4, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

Walk-In Flu Clinic for the Umass Amherst campus community. Bring your insurance card.

December 5, 2019
10:00 am-2:00 pm

University Health Services
Details forthcoming.

December 5, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638

Spoken Language Interpreting In U.S. Schools: An Emerging FieldThe interpreting profession in the US has specialized without ever generalizing. Such trend is continuing with spoken language educational interpreting (and translation) now taking front and center stage.

December 5, 2019
3:00 pm

Online

Myth and reality in current efforts to address maternal mortality in the U.S.

December 5, 2019
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Life Science Laboratories, S330

Jane Yolen, often called the "Hans Christian Andersen of America," is the author of nearly 400 books, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.

December 5, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Join us in the All Campus Makerspace to learn how to sew with conductive thread and make a light-up felt pin! Impress your friends (and enemies) with your new knowledge of soft circuits and wearable electronics, or make a custom holiday gift for the person who has everything.

December 5, 2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 120

Artist Avital Sagalyn, whose work is on view through December 8, will lead a walk-through of her exhibition, along with Nicholas Fernacz and Natalie Richards, two of the student curators. 

December 5, 2019
6:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

UMass takes on New Hampshire.

December 5, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Chapel Jazz and Lab Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of Felipe Salles, Haneef Nelson & Chris Robinson.

December 5, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Mary Ruefle is the author of many books, including Dunce (Wave Books, forthcoming 2019), My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016), Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.

December 5, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

Check out a wide selection of student-made crafts, arts, medicine, and food at our special Holiday Market brought to you by UMass Permaculture Initiative and the UMass Student Farm. 

December 6, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Atrium Room

This workshop will begin by teaching the basics of embroidery, such as using an embroidery hoop, needle threading, and basic stitches.

December 6, 2019
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 120

Showcasing original works of poetry, music, and spoken word by women/nonbinary students of color.

December 6, 2019
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

UMass battles Maine in game one of two of a Hockey East matchup.

December 6, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Euridice Baroque Ensemble, coordinated by Robert Einstein and conducted by Laurie Rabut.

December 6, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The object of this workshop is to teach participants how to go about buying a used car and (hopefully) not get ripped off.

December 7, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 114

A workshop with Valerie Young, a UMass alumna and international expert on the “imposter syndrome" 

December 7, 2019
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

South College, W245

UMass takes on Maine in their second of two games in this Hockey East matchup.

December 7, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Holiday Card to Amherst, conducted by Tony Thornton and Steven Paparo.

December 7, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Add a little extra cheer to your year and join alumni and friends for a performance of Holiday on the Cape, presented by the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.

December 8, 2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Alberto's Ristorante
The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Catherine Jensen-Hole.

December 8, 2019
1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass battles Holy Cross.

December 8, 2019
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join Professor Stellan Vinthagen in celebrating his new book published by Routledge: Conceptualizing ‘Everyday Resistance’ A Transdisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition.  

December 9, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Amherst Books
The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara and conducted by Kristo Kondakçi.

December 9, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Student Bridges Agency Presents: "Breaking Barriers: An Access and Success Exhibit"

December 10—December 17, 2019 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 310

Join Jessica Moulton, Program Information Specialist, for an in-person information session to learn more about the Isenberg School of Management MSB&A program. 

December 10, 2019
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 108

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Westgate and Ayako Kataoka.

December 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Five College Early Music Collegium, conducted by Stephanie Council.

December 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Grace Church
Today is the last day of classes for the Fall 2019 semester.

December 11, 2019

All Campus

The SGA and Student Engagement and Leadership invite all students to come sign the final beam to be placed atop the new Student Union building. 

December 11, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

UMass battles Yale at the Mullins Center.

December 11, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Symphony Band and Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew Westgate and Timothy Anderson, and conducted by Jose Ignacio Blesa Lull.

December 11, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Reading Days for the fall semester.

December 12, 2019
December 14, 2019

All Campus

Take a study break at the UMass Amherst Libraries! All events except knitting demo happening at both the W. E. B. Du Bois Library and the Science and Engineering Library.

December 12—December 19, 2019 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Looking for a place to finalize some papers and study for exams? Check out our study lounge space in the Off Campus Student Center.

December 12—December 19, 2019 9:00 am-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
December 14—December 15

Bartlett Hall, 103

Thinking about moving off campus? Having trouble finding a place? Want to know more about the Amherst housing market? Come to our Off Campus Housing Advising Session in 103 Bartlett Hall, from 10am to 1pm. 

December 12, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 103

Faculty are invited to attend the annual Fulbright Workshop/Luncheon on Thursday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

December 12, 2019
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

Stuck on ideas for gifts to get loved ones for the holidays? Needing a creative outlet? We got you covered!

December 12, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Atrium Room @ Blue Wall

Take a study break with us while we wrap up this semester with painting and snacks! There will be a facilitated painting activity from 12 - 2 p.m., but all are welcome from 12-5 p.m.

December 12, 2019
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind.

December 12, 2019
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

These are hectic days but let us help you reduce the impact of stress in your lives.  Step out of your dorm, leave your stress at your door and join us  in some de-stressing activities such as painting and coloring pages.  We have facemasks, too!

December 12, 2019
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center, Worcester DC, Lower Level (below Oak Room)

Nikkomot is an annual winter gathering celebrated by some southern New England tribes. It originates from a traditional Narragansett give-away celebration.

December 12, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Final exams for the Fall 2019 semester.  The exam schedule is availabe on SPIRE. 

December 13—December 19, 2019
This event does NOT occur on:
December 14—December 15

All Campus

 20% off UMass clothing and UMass gifts. $50 off your already education-discounted Apple computers.

December 13, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, UMass Store

Bring your lunch, laptop and your Drupal questions to our Drupal Brown Bag.Brown-bag sessions are sponsored by University Communications for UMass Amherst Drupal website owners only.

December 13, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

Need a break from studying? Come & check out Interfaith Ice Skating Night, sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

December 14, 2019
8:00 pm-9:50 pm

Mullins Center, Ice rink

UMass battles Siena at the Mullins Center.

December 15, 2019
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

Please join us in a wonderful celebration of our great community withdelicious food and have a nice, relaxing time with conversations withfriends from across the campus.

December 17, 2019
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106

UMass battles Maine at the Mullins Center.

December 20, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset among the tall standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on the day of the winter solstice.

December 21, 2019

Sunwheel

Christmas is a legal holiday in Massachusetts.

December 25, 2019

All Campus

Fit in an extra class, complete a requirement, and earn a few more credits.

December 26—January 18, 2020
This event does NOT occur on:
December 30—January 1

Online

The UMass Amherst is closed for all but essential services. 

December 30—December 31, 2019

All Campus

UMass battles Southern Connecticut State at the Mullins Center,

December 30, 2019
5:00 pm

Mullins Center