Week of  August 25—31, 2019
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

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

Opening weekend hours of operation for student services offices:

August 30—September 2, 2019

All Campus

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

August 31, 2019
2:00 pm-5:30 pm

South Athletic Fields

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

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