Month of August 2019
Writing alongside others is a best practice for academic writing! This weekly drop-in provides time and space to write while caffeinated - come late or leave early.

June 4—August 13, 2019, Tuesdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
July 2

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Graduate Commons, Floor 5

Drop in any weekday or come 12:30-1:00 for silent group meditation (no guiding, no leader). 

June 10—August 30, 2019, weekdays 8:30 am-6:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
July 4

Bartlett Hall, 131

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

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.

August 1, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Meet up with other families from the UMass Community at the Mister G concert.

August 1, 2019
5:15 pm-7:30 pm

Amherst Common
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.

August 5, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Faculty are invited to join this workshop run by the Instructional Media Lab Staff, who will show you how Moodle 3.5 has a new, clean and compact look and feel, with a more mobile-friendly interface.

August 7, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

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

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.

August 9, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

Join the Student Parent Programs team, Show Circus Studio and UMass Dining babyBerk Food Truck for some clowning around and tasty food.

August 10, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

The College ID Clinics are designed for high school aged boys serious about playing soccer at the collegiate level.

August 11, 2019
10:00 am-4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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

August 12, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

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.

August 14, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Today is the last day of classes for the four-week Summer Session Two.

August 16, 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.

August 19, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Join finance alumni and friends for a rooftop social in the heart of Boston.

August 22, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Residence of Michael Kelley '88
The University of Massachusetts and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce  invite one and all to the Community Breakfast.  

August 27, 2019
7:30 am-9:00 am

Campus Center, Auditorium

Faculty are invited to join this workshop run by the Instructional Media Lab Staff, who will show you how Moodle 3.5 has a new, clean and compact look and feel, with a more mobile-friendly interface.

August 27, 2019
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

In this workshop, presenter Kirsten Helmer will introduce you to six principles of an inclusive syllabus design and provide examples that illustrate how these principles can be applied to the design or re-design of your syllabus. 

August 28, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Faculty in this hands-on workshop, will learn the basics of building a course Web site using Moodle.

August 29, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Please join the School of Public Policy as we kick off the 2019-20 academic year with a conversation with State Senator Jo Comerford and Samantha Hamilton, program manager at the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, on "The Future of Public Service."

August 29, 2019
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Old Chapel

First-year students move into residence halls today. 

August 30, 2019

All Residence Halls

Our second annual Big U carnival is shaping up to be the best yet.

August 30, 2019
8:00 pm-12:00 am

Haigis Mall

New transfer students move in today at UMass Amherst. 

August 31, 2019

All Campus

Learn about gardening techniques that are more than just sustainable and meet new, like-minded friends.

August 31, 2019
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Franklin Dining Commons

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

August 31, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Downtown Amherst
Chill out on the ice with your new friends! Skate rental included. 

August 31, 2019 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 1—September 2, 2019 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Mullins Center, Practice Rink

Play lawn games, enjoy inflatables, and get information about intramural sports jobs.

August 31, 2019
2:00 pm-5:30 pm

South Athletic Fields

Bring your friends or make some new ones while you create your masterpiece including coloring and community service opportunities.

August 31, 2019
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Explore the many options and hidden gems from UMass Dining.

August 31, 2019
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Each new student brings a unique voice to our campus community. Join us for award-winning international cuisine, performances and conversations. 

August 31, 2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Mullins Center

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

August 31, 2019
8:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

The Residence Hall Association presents a night full of over-sized games, crafts (including Stuff N’ Animal, sand art, and more), a swag giveaway, and of course lots of free food catered by UMass #1 Dining.

August 31, 2019
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Campus Center Auditorium

UMass invades the Hampshire Mall after hours.  Catch a bus from your residential area to Hadley for special student giveaways, laser tag, skating, and even a late-night movie.

August 31, 2019
9:00 pm-11:59 pm

Hampshire Mall