Week of  September 15—21, 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

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


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
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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

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

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

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

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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

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)

Join us for Zumba on Tuesdays and Yoga on Thursdays under the large tent behind the library!  Sign up on IMLeagues!

September 10—October 24, 2019, Tue/Thu 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Library Lawn, tent

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

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 30, 2019, Wednesdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 144

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

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

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

September 18, 2019
4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222

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

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

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 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

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