Month of September 2019
New Students Orientation will proctor the French, German, Latin, and Spanish Exemption Exams for undergraduate students during the first week of classes.

September 4—September 5, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 904

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

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

Opening weekend hours of operation for student services offices:

August 30—September 2, 2019

All Campus

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

Attendees can purchase gently used furniture and room decor such as rugs, futons, lighting, fans, storage and shelving units, TV's, refrigerators, microwaves, as well as cleaning supplies, books, school supplies, etc.

September 1, 2019
8:00 am-6:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

Enjoy a session of relaxing yoga in a beautiful setting.

September 1, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Pond

Join us for a campus festival.

September 1, 2019
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Come support Women's Soccer as they take on Pittsburgh.

September 1, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Meet other incoming transfer students while you learn about campus resources. Show off your UMass knowledge for a chance to win awesome prizes.

September 1, 2019
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

Get your semester off to a winning start. Come enjoy a night of fun, games, and prizes.

September 1, 2019
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Debuting during fall welcome 2019, LOL at UMass is a fun comedy night that features three hilarious comedians.

September 1, 2019
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Today is Labor Day, a public holiday in the United States that honors the American labor movement. 

September 2, 2019

All Campus

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

Meet fellow off-campus students and get to know your Off Campus Student Meet Up before heading to lunch and your college meetings.

September 2, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Student Union, Off Campus Student Center

 Get ready for the start of the semester with a welcome from your dean.  

September 2, 2019
12:00 pm-12:45 pm

All Campus

Get ready for the start of the semester with a welcome from your dean.

September 2, 2019
1:15 pm-2:00 pm

All Campus

Your official welcome to UMass Amherst and the start of the fall semester.  Immediately following Convocation, join your classmates for your class picture. 

September 2, 2019
2:30 pm

Mullins Center

A long-held tradition, the Minuteman March showcases not only our wonderful band, it also brings together the new freshman class for a march up Massachusetts Ave.

September 2, 2019
3:30 pm

South Athletic Fields

Come see why UMass not only has the best students but also the best dining.

September 2, 2019
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Come support UMass Men's Soccer as they take on Sacred Heart!

September 2, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Rudd Field

Our choral and instrumental ensembles are open to all UMass and Five College students. Check the specific ensemble webpages for details and times.

September 3—September 6, 2019

Fine Arts Center, Music Wing

Today is the first day of classes for the Fall 2019 semester at UMass Amherst.

September 3, 2019

All Campus

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

Science and Engineering Library

Summer 2019 brought an upgrade to Moodle at UMass Amherst. Moodle 3.5 has a new, clean and compact look and feel, with a more mobile-friendly interface. It also has several new features you may want to consider for grading, creating interactive exercises and practice quizzes, and more!

September 3, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Join us on Haigis Mall and enjoy all we have to offer at Arcade Night and Food Truck Fest.

September 3, 2019
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Summer 2019 brought an upgrade to Moodle at UMass Amherst. Moodle 3.5 has a new, clean and compact look and feel, with a more mobile-friendly interface. It also has several new features you may want to consider for grading, creating interactive exercises and practice quizzes, and more!

September 4, 2019
10:00 am-11:00 am

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

In this hands-on workshop, you 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.

September 4, 2019
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

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

Now that fall semester has begun, make sure you are taking care of yourself.

September 4, 2019
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Haigis Mall

Come anytime to meet our student engineering societies and design teams — as well as staff from the offices of career development, student affairs, and equity & inclusion. 

September 5, 2019
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Marston Hall, Outside on the Engineering Quad

 Enroll in your free grad employee benefits, including dental and vision insurance, the $190 wellness reimbursement, the childcare reimbursement and the MetLaw legal plan.

September 5, 2019
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Summer 2019 brought an upgrade to Moodle at UMass Amherst. Moodle 3.5 has a new, clean and compact look and feel, with a more mobile-friendly interface. It also has several new features you may want to consider for grading, creating interactive exercises and practice quizzes, and more!

September 5, 2019
10:00 am-11:00 am

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

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

Come to the campus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) and ally center to meet new and returning students and to find out about the various campus LGBTQIA+ groups and events.

September 5, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Stonewall Center

PhD candidate in Regional Planning Lara Furtado, and Extension Assistant Professor Michael Di Pasquale will speak on "They’re Back? Next Steps for America’s Legacy Cities."

September 5, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

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

September 5, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club
Cultural Connections is an annual welcome event for students affiliated with CMASS.  Cultural Connections is a staple of Welcome Week to introduce new students to CMASS and promote connections to programs that support diversity on campus.  

September 5, 2019
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Join the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences for a forum, “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts.” 

September 6, 2019
8:30 am-12:15 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

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
This event does NOT occur on:
November 29

Bartlett Hall, 103

 A sense of belonging is a fundamental human need – within college classrooms it impacts how well students learn. Join colleagues from across campus for lunch to explore strategies and learning experiences that support cultivating an inclusive and engaged learning environment in which students can develop a sense of belonging. 

September 6, 2019
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

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

P.R.O.P.S: Presenting Real, Original, Powerful, Stories offers students the opportunity to share inspiring stories & innovative discoveries.

September 17, 2019 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
October 4, 2019 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
October 23, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

See Description for Session Locations
In this hands-on workshop, you 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.

September 6, 2019
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

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

After a long week of classes, what could be better than a delicious meal and a moment to rest? Shabbat gives us both of these wonderful things and we can't wait to share them with you.

September 6, 2019
6:00 pm

Hillel House

Join us on the Boyden Fields for Sunset Yoga.

September 6, 2019
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

South Athletic Fields, Boyden Fields

A free, body-positive and gender-affirming event where everyone can have fun in the water.

September 6, 2019
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium, pool

Five College Composers is the first concert of the biannual Five College New Music Festival.

September 6, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join Professor Michael Dirr for a guided walk around the UMass Amherst campus, followed by a book signing.

September 7, 2019

Stockbridge Hall

Enjoy an exciting day of golf at the beautiful Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, Mass. while supporting men's lacrosse.

September 7, 2019
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
Come support Men's Soccer as they take on Boston University.

September 7, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Professor Milan Dragicevich and Visiting Lecturer Michelle Hendrick will lead a free audition workshop designed to help performers audition more effectively.

September 7, 2019
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 204

The Five College New Music Festival continues with An Afternoon of Premieres, including the piece by the winner of the Five College Composition Competiton.

September 7, 2019
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come support UMass Football at the Valley Tally Game as they take on Southern Illinois!

September 7, 2019
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Five College Consortium presents American Connections, part of the Five College New Music Festival.

September 7, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The artists explore material, color and form in contemporary art with great skill and manipulation, each constructing a personal and formal language that melds material, dimension and process with resonating forms that rupture our notion of space and how an artwork must function.

September 8, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The Five College New Music Festival concludes with a concert titled New Sounds from the Old World.

September 8, 2019
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Dianne McMillan Brannen, a self-taught artist of Caribbean descent, explores primitive art in everyday life. Tracey Physioc Brockett exhibits abstractions and  mixed-media works that she describes as confabulations: chancy and quirky, just like life.

September 9—September 24, 2019, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
September 11—September 27, 2019, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

 Learn about the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for sophomores and juniors wishing to pursue a research career in STEM disciplines. 

September 9, 2019
10:00 am-11:00 am

Commonwealth Honors College, Elm Hall Room 226

Summer 2019 brought an upgrade to Moodle at UMass Amherst. Moodle 3.5 has a new, clean and compact look and feel, with a more mobile-friendly interface. It also has several new features you may want to consider for grading, creating interactive exercises and practice quizzes, and more!

September 9, 2019
10:30 am-11:30 am

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

The Gilman International Scholarship enables undergrads to study or intern abroad, awarding not only grants up to $5,000, but also providing critical skills needed in the 21st century workforce. 

September 9, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, 3rd floor

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. 

September 9, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

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

A collaboration between UMass Permaculture and the UMass Student Farm, the UMass Student Farmers' Market is a weekly event featuring live music, fresh local veggies, medicinal herbs, handmade crafts, student art, and an opportunity to get to know the amazing sustainability and DIY community on the UMass campus.  

September 13—November 15, 2019, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Pond, East Pond Lawn (near the ILC).

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)

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

September 10, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Testing is conducted by University Health Services (UHS).

September 10, 2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

Join MaryBeth Kimball, Director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs to learn more about Isenberg’s Online MBA program.

September 10, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Do you experience challenges in adjusting to teaching and learning in the U. S. cultural context, where students’ behaviors, attitudes, and expectations may differ from those to which you are accustomed? Are you interested in finding a supportive community that will allow you to build relationships with international colleagues from across the university?  

September 10, 2019
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 301, conference room

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

Resistance Studies Initiative Fall 2019 Speaker Series: Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.

September 10, 2019
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Whether you want to learn more about Jewish life on campus or just want to kick back and have some fun, the UMass Hillel Kickoff Block Party is the place to be. 

September 10, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hillel House

The Student Union Craft Center's Fall 2019 Open HouseDemos in metalsmithing, leather, silk painting and more!Free Activities: Screen-printing, paper marbling, and button making!Free Membership sign up for UMass students, staff and faculty!

September 10, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union Craft Center
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

UMass Amherst marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the lives lost that day.  The bells of  Old Chapel ring at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m., and 10:03 a.m.

September 11, 2019

Old Chapel

Fielding, curated by Emily Tareila (MFA, Studio Arts, 2019) uses the plant Goldenrod (L. solidago) as a lens through which to engage the Natural History Collections and the UMass community.

September 11—October 9, 2019, Wednesdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 144

Come explore the future of teaching technology at UMass Amherst with hands-on experience in the Experimental Classroom in the Du Bois Library.

September 11, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

A pop-up exhibition created by Emily Tareila in collaboration with the UMCA and the College of Natural Sciences.

September 11, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 144

A welcome/welcome back dinner for queer and trans people of color.

September 11, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Do you care about sexual health? Do you like to act? Did you love us at NSO? Come audition to be a part of this amazing close-knit group of students who educate their peers through theatre and comedy.

September 11, 2019
6:30 pm

Campus Center, 168C

Join us to explore the features of H5P and how to create interactive content on your Moodle course. 

September 12, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Join host Lara Curtis, 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.

September 12, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

This talk examines the ‘Home Cooking’ episode of the Netflix series Ugly Delicious, and the ‘Toronto Truths with Foodies of Colour’ episode of the award-winning Racist Sandwich podcast to uncover their mediation of a foodie and cosmopolitan person of color identity.

September 12, 2019
3:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Stop by the UMass Assistive Technology Center (ATC) and check out some helpful software/tools/devices to accommodate your learning style and ensure that you everything you need to start the school year.!

September 13, 2019
9:00 am-4:00 pm

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

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.

September 13, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

The UMass Department of Theater is holding auditions for its production of The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite, Wole Soyinka’s adaptation of the classic Greek play.

September 13, 2019 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
September 14, 2019 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
September 16, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Join Team Positive Presence and the Event Action Team for a free, no-swipe BBQ out on the Southwest Beach.

September 14, 2019
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Southwest Residential Area, Horseshoe

Join Team Positive Presence and the Event Action Team for a free, no-swipe BBQ out on the Northeast Quad.

September 14, 2019
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area, Quad

Come support UMass Field Hockey as they take on the University at Albany!

September 14, 2019
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Get on your maroon and white to join UMass fans at Picasso's Sports Café, located just 6 minutes from Jerry Richardson Stadium for the best wings in Charlotte!

September 14, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Picasso's Sports Café
The UMass senior dance majors will be holding auditions for their senior thesis performance projects.

September 15, 2019
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Totman Performance Lab

Come support UMass Women's Soccer as they take on the University of Tennessee!

September 15, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join the Stonewall Center in a craft group open to all crafts and levels. Whether you’ve been crafting for years or want to learn something new, there’s a spot for you here. Each meeting will have a different craft that you can learn or improve on, but all crafts are welcome to all meetings.

September 15, 2019 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
October 9, 2019 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
November 13, 2019 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Stonewall Center

We invite you to celebrate the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and the pivotal role it plays in supporting social science research across UMass Amherst and beyond.

September 16, 2019
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Old Chapel

Come support UMass Field Hockey as they take on Harvard!

September 16, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Meet representatives from dozens of foreign universities and independent study abroad organizations.

September 16, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

A support group for members of the ace/aro/demi/gray community and their partners and friends.

September 16, 2019
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Stonewall Center

UMass Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Bid Day Celebration is a time when sororities celebrate the conclusion of formal recruitment by accepting their potential new members (PNMs). PNMs "run home" and meet their new sisters in a short ceremony. 

September 17, 2019
5:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

A panel discussion of the new book Desert in the Promised Land by Yael Zerubavel.

September 17, 2019
5:00 pm

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

Explore the features of Zoom for teaching. In this introductory workshops, we’ll cover the basics of scheduling and running meetings, as well as creating engaging discussions with tools like screen sharing, whiteboards, breakout rooms, and polling. 

September 18, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian focuses on media, culture and identity. Join us for a public talk followed by a question and answer period. 

September 18, 2019
11:00 am

Integrative Learning Center, Comm Hub (N301)

The first meeting of an informal support and discussion group for UMass trans (trans women, trans men, and nonbinary individuals) and gender-nonconforming staff and faculty members (grad students included).

September 18, 2019
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Campus Center, 174-76

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. These conversations are designed to help us engage others in discussions that are based in empathy and invite diverse perspectives in an effort to create shared understanding and combat polarization. 

September 18, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 168C

The neurobiology of social bonding, empathy and social loss: Implications for autism.

September 18, 2019
4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222

Join us for an evening of ecosystem resource sharing, pitching and networking.

September 18, 2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

Come meet other women and nonbinary students of color and make new connections over some snacks and conversation. Meet our staff and volunteers and learn more about our upcoming programs.

September 18, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

How well do you know the Learning Commons? Join us for a crash course in learning the ins, outs, workarounds, and secrets of one of the most popular places on campus.

September 18—October 9, 2019, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

Come learn the fundamentals of security through lockpicking.

September 19, 2019
2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 120

The University Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Leonardo Drew: Cycles From the Collections of Jordan D.  Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

September 19, 2019
4:00 pm-7:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Associate Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court will give a lecture titled, 'State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity'.

September 19, 2019
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, 160W

The 8th Annual Celebrate Amherst Block Party returns to downtown Amherst.

September 19, 2019
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Downtown Amherst
This provocative documentary traces the influence of 20th-century developments including the internet, cybernetics and systems theory, multimedia art, new concepts in psychology and military research.

September 19, 2019
7:00 pm

Amherst Cinema
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

Learn about the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for sophomores and juniors wishing to pursue a research career in STEM disciplines. 

September 20, 2019
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall

The 2019 Community Service Expo will be held in the tent on the Library lawn on Friday, September 20, from 3-5 pm.

September 20, 2019
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Library Lawn

We live in a time of alarming and bewildering change--the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it.

September 20, 2019
7:30 pm

Olver Design Building

Prospective undergraduates and their families are invited to visit campus and learn about life at UMass Amherst during our Fall Visit Days.

September 21, 2019
September 29, 2019
October 6, 2019
October 12, 2019
October 27, 2019

All Campus

International Student Day with UMass Football vs. Coastal Carolina

September 21, 2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Come support UMass Football as they take on Coastal Carolina for Youth Sports Day!

September 21, 2019
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Come support UMass Men's Soccer as they take on UMass-Lowell!

September 21, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join Philip Glass and the UMass School of Earth & Sustainability in an engaging panel discussion with prominent scholars and artists about pressing environmental issues, promising solutions, and the power of creative arts and communication to inspire collective action.

September 21, 2019
7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join Paperbark Literary Magazine as we celebrate the fall release of Issue 2: Resilience with selected readings from the magazine's contributors, followed by a Q&A.

September 22, 2019
1:00 pm

Old Chapel

Come support UMass Women's Soccer as they take on Richmond!

September 22, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Rudd Field

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philip Glass Ensemble, the legendary composer Philip Glass will join the Philip Glass Ensemble to perform a live film concert of his original score of Godfrey Reggio’s cinematic masterpiece, Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance.

September 22, 2019
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Observe sunrise and sunset associated with the day of the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on Monday, Sept.

September 23, 2019

Sunwheel

“Waging Peace in Vietnam,” an exhibit documenting the antiwar dissent of active duty military personnel and veterans during the Vietnam War, will be on display at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst from September 23 through October 11 in the main lobby of the Integrated Learning Center.

September 23—October 11, 2019

Integrative Learning Center, Main lobby

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

September 23, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

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

September 23, 2019
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall

The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. 

September 23, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

In the 1960s, Masao Adachi was a well-known avant-garde film director and scriptwriter in Japan. In the 1970s, after he and his friend Koji Wakamatsu worked on a documentary about the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Adachi joined the Japanese Red Army and went underground.

September 23, 2019
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-331

A reading and book signing celebrates the recent publication of Making Love While Farming: Field Guide to a Life of Passion & Purpose. Percussionist Bob Weiner, saxophonist Jason Robinson and dancer Lani Nahele (aka Lisa Schmidt) perform improvisation inspired by the Chinese 5 Elements. 

September 23, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Explore the features of Zoom for teaching. In this introductory workshops, we’ll cover the basics of scheduling and running meetings, as well as creating engaging discussions with tools like screen sharing, whiteboards, breakout rooms, and polling.

September 24, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

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

Want to learn how 3D modeling? The DML is offering a chance to learn Fusion 360, a free-to-use 3D modeling software that is accessible for beginners yet has professional features.

September 24, 2019
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Digital Media Lab, Floor 3

This presentation explores the history and music of the viola d'amore, a 14-stringed instrument invented in the Baroque Era, in a lecture/performance format.

September 24, 2019
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Explore the Diverse Learning Activities at Science Pickle.

September 24, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 230

First Connections is a reception for First Generation college students, and the faculty and staff who support them.

September 24, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Old Chapel, 2nd floor

Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of SelldorfArchitects, a 70-person architectural design practice.  Ms. Selldorf will present recent cultural, institutional, and commercial projects including the ongoing renovation and expansion of the Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, David Zwirner 20th Street, and the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility.

September 24, 2019
5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

How could a highly talented sculptor like Arno Breker—who had met French avant-garde artists in Paris in the 1920s and whose work was first considered “degenerate art” by the Nazis—become Adolf Hitler’s preferred sculptor and protégé?

September 24, 2019
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-240

 Priscilla Page (writer and performer), Djola Branner (interdisciplinary artist), and Shakeel Sohail Gibran Cullis (bassist) perform Tell That , a tribute to the late theater innovator Laurie Carlos whose voice has shaped the jazz aesthetic in performance. 

September 24, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Learn about microphones and audio recorders available for use in the Digital Media Lab.

September 24, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Digital Media Lab, Floor 3

The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist concert by Kenneth Radnofsky, saxophone with Yoshiko Kline, piano.

September 24, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Please note: For this workshop we will expect participants to engage with provided content prior to the workshop (expected to take less than 30 minutes).

September 25, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

If you hate building a list of resources and put it off until the last minute, or if your list of resources is a stack of Post-it notes, photos, and scraps of papers, then perhaps a citation manager is for you.

September 25, 2019 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
October 22, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Classroom

The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies presents a workshop, rough-cut film screening, and discussion with director James June Schneider: Film Revolt: They Called Themselves Newsreel (France/USA, 2020.

September 25, 2019
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S404 (Film Studies Screening Room)

Please join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Dean Tricia Serio for the opening celebration of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall. 

September 25, 2019
1:00 pm

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall

The Herter Art Gallery celebrates its 50th year on campus with 'Disruptions & Continuities: Recent Work by George Wardlaw'.

September 25, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

You are invited to participate in the fourth annual Isenberg Ethics Competition.

September 25, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Isenberg Business Innovation Hub, N301

Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist, percussionist, composer, writer and community facilitator dedicated to expanding the power of music as a healing and transformative act. 

September 25, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

 View a sneak peek of documentary, “Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in an Era of Climate Change,” followed by facilitated discussion. 

September 25, 2019
7:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library

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. 

September 26, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Campus information technology (IT) professionals are invited to the launch of the new IT Community of Practice series for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. 

September 26, 2019
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Campus Center, 903

In her new book Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, cosmologist Janna Levin offers the authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves—the soundtrack to astronomy’s silent movie.

September 26, 2019
5:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall

Patricia Spears Jones - Reading by NYC-based award-winning poet.Jason Kao Hwang/Critical Response - performance by electric violinist and his trio features Anders Nilsson (electric guitar) and Michael T. A. Thompson (drums).

September 26, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by Fumi Tomita, jazz bass.

September 26, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Celebrating its fifty-sixth year, the nationally renowned Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. 

September 26, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are resettled yearly from refugee camps to host countries. Local areas that host refugees are reluctant to open capacity, and most impose tight restrictions on the refugee family types they accept. 

September 27, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106

This is the kick off event for all environmental and sustainability groups on campus where we get to come together and coordinate with each other and recruit new members.

September 27, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Pond, East pond lawn

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries and A Network for Grateful Living for a dynamic afternoon of conversation exploring the landscape of engaged spiritual practice and action for social change.

September 27, 2019
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come support UMass Field Hockey as they take on Saint Joseph's!

September 27, 2019
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Enjoy great converstation over FREE coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

September 27, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Room 2nd Floor

Wayne Smith – solo cello concert ranging from a shakuhachi melody to a Bach suite.  Andrew Cyrille – world renowned drummer in a rare local appearance.

September 27, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House Theater

The George "Trigger" Burke UMass Athletics Hall of Fame showcases UMass Amherst's rich athletic history and proudly honors former student-athletes, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the program through their commitment to excellence.

September 28, 2019
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Come support UMass Football as they take on Akron for Hall of Fame and Flagship Families Day!

September 28, 2019
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

All services are free and open to all.   

September 29—October 1, 2019

All Campus

Come support UMass Field Hockey as they take on Richmond!

September 29, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

What is a Flat Sonnet? -  Exploring the Potential of Experimental Translation. During this workshop, participants will tackle a few of Frédéric Forte's experimental, Oulipian sonnets.

September 30, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

College of Education Recruitment Fair

September 30, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium