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

January 28—May 1, 2019, Mon/Wed 8:15 am-9:45 am
This event does NOT occur on:
February 18, April 15

Fine Arts Center, 204

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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March 13—March 15

Goodell Hall, 511

Through the group, members will be able to:✓ share concerns and life experiences in a safe environment✓ feel more connected to others✓ hear diverse perspectives from peers✓ explore issues related to being male-identified

January 22—May 3, 2019, Fridays 1:00 pm-2:15 pm
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March 15

Middlesex House

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

January 25—May 10, 2019, Mon/Fri 11:00 am-12:00 pm
April 17—May 8, 2019, Wednesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
January 24—May 9, 2019, Thursdays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

On January 1, 2019, US materials created in the year 1923 came out of copyright and are now free for public use and sharing.

January 28—May 24, 2019 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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March 9—March 10, March 16—March 17, May 11

Science and Engineering Library

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

January 30, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 12, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 28, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 11, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 29, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 10, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 23, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
May 6, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

International Programs, Room 310, Conference Room

Hear from inspiring teachers. Connect with others interested in education. Get involved in service and teaching opportunities. Come join the Education Club at UMass to connect with others passionate about education!

January 30—May 1, 2019, Wednesdays 6:45 pm-8:00 pm
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February 13, March 13, April 10

Furcolo Hall, 102

Innovative skills-based free workshops open to all UMass students, focused on learning practical tools for coping with stress and anxiety.

February 4—May 3, 2019, weekdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
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March 11—March 15, April 15

Middlesex House

Angela Zammarelli’s work lives at an intersection of fantasy and reality. By using play in a broad context, she asks how fantastical elements call upon reality to give them meaning, and how observations in reality can slip into the fantastical through certain framing.

March 4—June 1, 2019, weekdays 8:00 am-5:00 pm
March 4—June 1, 2019, Saturdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm
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May 27

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union
Open to any UMass undergraduate student.

April 9—May 1, 2019, Tue/Wed 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Tobin Hall, 521B

Today is the last day of classes for the Spring 2019 semester at UMass Amherst.

May 1, 2019

All Campus

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, 2019
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

In a recent polemical intervention, Markus Neuwirth and Martin Rohrmeier present machine-assisted corpus-based research as an essential departure from music theory’s more customary routines.

May 1, 2019
12:20 pm

Fine Arts Center, 365

Please join us in welcoming Richa Nagar, Professor of the College, Russell M. & Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence and Beverly & Richard Fink Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota to campus.

May 1, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Furcolo Hall, 102

Dr. Tammy Bottner and Deborah Levison have much in common; both are daughters and granddaughters of Holocaust survivors, and each has written an award-winning book recounting her family’s tale. 

May 1, 2019
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, event hall

Join us for a talk by and reception for fiber artist Angela Zammarelli at UMassFive in Hadley.

May 1, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union
Are you a queer/trans person of color who wants to make connections and build community with fellow QTPOC on campus? Join us for dinner.

May 1, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Orange is the New Black’s ‘Big Boo’ is coming to the FAC for one show only! The much loved and outspoken actress, comedian, musician and gay icon brings her very honest, comedic best to the stage, mixes it up with some jazz tunes and delivers a show packed with funny, enlightening and inspiring moments.

May 1, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Take a study break at the UMass Amherst Libraries! All events except knitting demos happening at both the W.

May 2—May 9, 2019 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Science and Engineering Library

Drupal is the open-source content management system widely used to build websites around UMass.

May 2, 2019
2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, past the first floor elevators

The UMass Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Program is proud to be hosting its sixth Annual iCons Senior Research Expo.

May 2, 2019
3:30 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium & 221

UMass(1) vs. Drexel(4)

May 2, 2019
5:00 pm

Garber Field

Join us for a screening of the award winning animated film Le Parfum d'Irak and community discussion on Fallujah. 

May 2, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Towson(2) vs. Delaware(3)

May 2, 2019
7:00 pm

Garber Field

Final exams for the Spring 2019 semester.

May 3—May 9, 2019
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May 4—May 5

All Campus

Research & Engagement—in partnership with the College of Natural Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and College of Engineering—invites the campus community to attend all or part of the inaugural UMass VIZ event.

May 3, 2019
9:00 am-1:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Baseball vs. Davidson

May 3, 2019
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

 Please join us for an end-of-semester event featuring presentations by Graduate Film Certificate recipients. The short talks will be followed by a Q&A session and an end-of-year reception. Everyone is welcome.

May 3, 2019
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Hub space, 3rd floor, Dept. of Communication

Seniors, you are cordially invited to celebrate the Class of 2019 at the 21st annual Commencement Ball—Life is a Highway.

May 3, 2019
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Mullins Center

This year, the A10 will be hosting the Track and Field Tournament right here at UMass Amherst.  

May 4—May 5, 2019

Track & Field Complex

Raw wool sheep fleeces for hand spinners will be available at the Hadley Farm when workers shear the UMass Amherst flock.

May 4, 2019
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Hadley Farm

Baseball vs. Davidson

May 4, 2019
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

UMass Amherst hosts the CAA men's lacrosse championsip game with Drexel meeting Towson.

May 4, 2019
1:00 pm

Garber Field

This event is sold out.

May 4, 2019
4:40 pm-9:30 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston

Come see "Peace Talks," a new play by Ryan Michael Dunn and Izzy Salant, in association with the David Project. One of the best plays you would ever watch about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, inspiring an open dialogue.

May 4—May 5, 2019 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Hillel House

Baseball vs. Davidson

May 5, 2019
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Don't feed the trash monster. Donate your unwanted items to New2U!

May 6—May 12, 2019

All Residential Areas, not including North Village or Lincoln apartments

Sell your books and return rentals on campus! 

May 6—May 9, 2019 8:30 am-6:00 pm

Campus Center, and Hampden Dining Commons

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports 30 New Americans, immigrants, or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing full-time graduate degrees in the United States.

May 7, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, 301, 3rd floor

Join President Marty Meehan, along with alumni, parents, and friends from the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Medical School campuses, for a reception in our nation's capital.

May 7, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Terrace, McDermott, Will & Emery, The McDermott Building
UMass is histing this year's A10 Softball Tournament right here on campus at Sortino Field! 

May 8—May 11, 2019

Sortino Field Softball Complex

New graduates of UMass Amherst's Commonwealth Homors College will pre presented with gold stoles at this ceremony.

May 9, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Advanced degrees will be conferred at the UMass Amherst Graduate Commencement ceremony. 

May 10, 2019
9:00 am-11:00 am

Mullins Center

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

May 10, 2019
10:00 am-11:00 am

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

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

May 10, 2019
10:00 am-11:00 am

Stockbridge Hall, Bowker Auditorium

This event has been canceled.

May 10, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

The SPHHS Senior Recognition Ceremony allows us to recognize graduating seniors in a special way and individually congratulate them for their accomplishments.

May 10, 2019
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Mullins Center

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts (HFA) Senior Recognition Ceremony will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center prior to Undergraduate Commencement at McGuirk Stadium at 4:30 p.m.

May 10, 2019
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Recreation Center

The College of Nursing honors the Class of 2019.

May 10, 2019
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center

The College of Education honors the Class of 2019.

May 10, 2019
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

This is a smaller, heart-felt ceremony where UWW graduates, their families, and UWW faculty and staff celebrate and acknowledge your individual accomplishments.

May 10, 2019
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The main Commencement ceremony for the UMass Amherst Class of 2019 will be held at McGuirk Alumni Stadium, rain or shine.

May 10, 2019
4:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Hillel is pleased to offer Shabbat services and meals during Graduation Weekend for students and their families.

May 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Hillel House

This ceremony allows the college to recognize graduates in an individualized way: after receiving a special commemorative medal, each senior’s name will be announced as they cross the stage to shake hands with college leaders.

May 11, 2019
9:00 am-11:00 am

Mullins Center

The Senior Recognition Celebration, held the morning after the University Commencement, is the high point of every graduate's time in the College of Engineering. 

May 11, 2019
9:00 am-10:30 am

Recreation Center

The Class of 2019 in the Bachelor' Degree in Individual Concentration (BDIC) are honored.

May 11, 2019
9:00 am-10:30 am

Campus Center, Auditorium

Commencement 2019 is fast approaching! We look forward to celebrating with our graduates, their families and guests.

May 11, 2019
10:00 am

Mount Ida Campus, Alumnae Hall

This ceremony gives graduates the opportunity to be recognized individually by college faculty and administration. Each graduating student's name is read prior to the presentation of a University of Massachusetts medal and a special farewell gift from the college. Graduates' time on stage will be broadcast on large video screens and captured by a professional photographer.

May 11, 2019
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Recreation Center

Stockbridge School Associate of Science candidates will receive their degrees.

May 11, 2019
1:00 pm

Stockbridge Hall, Bowker Auditorium

At the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Senior Celebration, the audience can expect to hear meaningful and memorable commentary from a faculty member and student from each department and program. Each senior's name will be announced by department, and photographs will be taken while the graduates receive their medals and shake hands with College leaders.

May 11, 2019
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mullins Center

During the Isenberg Senior Celebration each graduating senior will march with fellow Isenberg seniors to receive a commemorative UMass Amherst medal.

May 11, 2019
5:00 pm-6:45 pm

Mullins Center

Join UMass alumni and friends to volunteer at the Yarmouth Food Pantry.

May 13, 2019
9:30 am-12:30 pm

Yarmouth Food Pantry - Lighthouse Landing
Baseball vs. Fairfield

May 14, 2019
2:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Join alumni and friends for an afternoon of fun and games before the Red Sox take on the Colorado Rockies as part of our annual UMass Night at Fenway.

May 14, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Game On
Join alumni, family, and friends for our annual UMass Night at Fenway as the 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox take on the Colorado Rockies at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.

May 14, 2019
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Fenway Park

Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's

May 16, 2019
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's

May 17, 2019
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Join the Student Parent Programs for a nature themed scavenger hunt, lawn games and snacks at the Mill River Recreation Area.

May 18, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Mill River Recreation Area
Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's

May 18, 2019
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Take an online class from UMass Amherst and get ahead or complete a requirement for graduation.

May 20, 2019

Online

Faculty will learn how lecture capture with Echo360 can be used to deliver online lectures, reinforce classroom material, to “flip” the classroom, make the classroom a more accessible space for students, or for instructors to watch and improve their teaching styles.

May 20, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) hosts an off-site Scholarly Writing Retreat every May that helps faculty jump-start their summer writing projects.

May 21, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Mount Holyoke College
Faculty in this hands-on workshop, will learn the basics of building a course Web site using Moodle. Instructors will be introduced to basic navigation, learn how to configure course settings, and practice adding content and activities to a Moodle course. 

May 21, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Dr. Aoife Foley, editor in chief of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and reader and advisor of studies at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland, will speak on  the sustainable energy transition.

May 21, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , 118 (Kellogg Rm.)

Faculty are invited to join this workshop run by the Instructional Media Lab Staff, who will summarize and answer questions about what’s coming in a major Moodle upgrade this July 11.

May 22, 2019
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

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

Funded seed grants at UMass will contribute to the mission of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in science and engineering. 

May 22, 2019
1:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E20

Join alumni and friends at Night Shift Brewery on May 22 to “speed” network with Boston area nursing leaders.

May 22, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Night Shift Brewery
 Instructors will learn and get hands on experience creating activities and exploring ways to engage students in Echo360 beyond just recording a classroom lecture.

May 23, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

We welcome you to join us in celebration of the life and legacy of our friend, colleague and alumna, Kris Watson.

May 23, 2019
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel

Build something cool at CodeDay Boston. About 75 middle, high school and college student programmers, artists and science buffs from the Boston area are expected to take part in 24 hours of workshops and presentations

May 25—May 26, 2019 12:00 pm-12:00 pm

Mount Ida Campus

Memorial Day is observed as a state holiday.

May 27, 2019

All Campus

 This conference brings together Neuroscientists and Engineers to find overlapping interests. It features two Keynote speakers: Andrew Barto (UMass) and Steven McCarroll (Harvard Medical School).

May 28, 2019
12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

A celebration will be held in honor of Lila M. Gierasch’s induction into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

May 28, 2019
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Old Chapel

Qualtrics is a popular online survey creation tools which can be a used by instructors looking to obtain information about and from their students for pedagogical reasons.

May 30, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Join UMass alumni and friends to cheer on your team at one of the greatest rivalries in sports, the 2018 world champion Red Sox vs.Yankees.

May 31, 2019
5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Yankee Stadium