Week of  October 20—26, 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

Online

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

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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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 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

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
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November 23—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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

Reunite with your band of brothers to celebrate 100 years of ATG during Homecoming. We're PROUD of our history and excited to get LOUD for the celebrations. Join us for the weekend to reconnect with classmates and UMass.

October 25—October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

All Campus

In this weekly class, students will learn about Native American beadwork.

September 26—December 5, 2019, Thursdays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
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November 14, November 28

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Explore, enjoy, and play with the River-Process Table, used for teaching Fluvial Geomorphology and Flood Risk Management, and 3D-printed pieces for it from the UMass Amherst Libraries Digital Media Lab.

October 8—October 25, 2019 9:00 am-5:00 pm
October 22, 2019 10:00 am-11:00 am
October 22, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 114

Avital Sagalyn: A Life of Exploration, researched and curated by a team of UMass Art History students, explores the range of Sagalyn’s work and rich cultural history.

October 4—December 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
October 5—December 8, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 3, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
November 7, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
December 5, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 23—December 1

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This is a judgement free, safe space for survivors of sexual violence to drop in and share what's on their mind.  Facilitators will discuss coping skills and issues common to all survivors such as trust, boundaries and triggers.

October 10—December 13, 2019, Thursdays

The Second exhibit in a three-part series, 'Games of Chance'. Printmaker Erika Radich explores the thread between art and science. Rocío Olguín’s abstract paintings make use of the symbolism and color found in her city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Gallery Hours: M&T 1-7pm; W-F 1-5pm

October 8—October 29, 2019, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 9—October 25, 2019, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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October 14

Augusta Savage Gallery

 In this workshop you'll learn the basics steps to using Final Cut Pro including navigating the interface, initial importing, organizing media, basic editing and final delivery.

October 8, 2019 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
October 23, 2019 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

Open your eyes to the abundance around you.

October 10, 2019 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 24, 2019 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

All Campus

The photographs in this exhibition, all made in rural areas and towns in Massachusetts, invite the contemplation of structures and markers placed in local landscapes. 

October 15—November 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
October 13—November 3, 2019, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Artist Statement: "I paint immenseness and smallness, often together. I paint totems and monuments: huge mountains, blocky buildings, ancient columns. I also paint small onlookers and cohabitors: little worms, agape eyeballs, goofy vegetables. There is a sweep of hugeness, but also of wonkiness and humor."

October 15—November 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
October 13—November 3, 2019, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Koru Mindfulness offers an introduction to mindfulness in everyday life.

October 16—November 6, 2019, Wednesdays 4:30 pm-5:15 pm

Campus Center, 804-808

Family Weekend has an exciting schedule of events for students and their families to enjoy together.

October 18—October 20, 2019

All Campus

The Honors College community has many talented students and a few have volunteered to showcase their talents.

October 20, 2019
12:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College

A famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.

October 20, 2019
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Heather Boushey is president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She will be talking about her new book, Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It, which will be available at the event.

October 21, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Crotty Hall, 209

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

October 21, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Room 2nd Floor

The Water Station (Mizu no eki) by Japanese playwright Ota Shogo is a slow-movement, wordless play. Auditions: Oct. 21 and 22. Callbacks: Oct. 23.

October 21—October 23, 2019 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 204

Based on the true story of an extraordinary, contradictory young East German. During the day, Gerhard Gundermann was a machine operator. But after work, he was a famous singer-songwriter with a mass following. (Germany, 2019, 127 min., color, German with Eng.  ST)

October 21, 2019
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-240

Professor Christine Hatch, UMass Extension Associate Professor, Geoscience department, will give a presentation on the behavior of rivers and basic concepts of fluvial geomorphology. By using an interactive scale model river process table, she will then demonstrate the change of river shape and process over time. 

October 22, 2019
10:00 am

Agricultural Engineering Building, 114

Create a public web presence for your teaching or research with WordPress, an easy-to-use platform for building websites and blogs. Common uses by faculty include scholarly portfolios, personal blogs, blogs authored by students as part of a course, public-facing course websites, and informational websites for labs, centers, or research groups. 

October 22, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

This drop-in event is the kick off party for the UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) and geared toward employees and retirees interested in making a difference in our community and beyond.

October 22, 2019
11:30 am-1:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

The UManage Center for the Science of Symptom Self-Management is delighted to present the fourth talk in the College of Nursing's 2019 Fall Seminar Series, "Optimizing behavioral therapy for insomnia co-existing with COPD", to be given by Dr. Mary Kapella, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.

October 22, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Join program information specialist Jessica Moulton to learn more about the Isenberg School of Management's newest program, the Master of Finance in Alternative Investments.

October 22, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

What matters most when you are launching your ideas to create sustainability? This 90-minute workshop will provide an understanding of how to identify key profit drivers, how to look at financial statements and how to properly assess product cost.Special Guest Speaker: Les Charm, Senior Lecturer, Babson College

October 22, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Bartlett Hall, 301

In coordination with the conference on campus, SES will host the Environmental Career Networking Event to provide students with a meaningful opportunity to engage with a diverse group of seasoned environmental professionals and UMass alumni attending the conference.

October 22, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst

A presentation by Andrew Pessin, professor of philosophy, Connecticut College.

October 22, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Graduate Jazz Composers and the Jazz Lab Ensembles.

October 22, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join the Black Mass Communication Project (BMCP) for their annual Homecoming celebration.

October 22, 2019
10:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

In this faculty conversation, we’ll share with each other, the best practices for teaching large classes that are active, inclusive, and engaging. Come prepared to share your ideas and to learn from each other. 

October 23, 2019
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

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

Come support Men's Soccer as they take on the University of Rhode Island.

October 23, 2019
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Rudd Field

The writer Olga Grjasnowa reads from her latest novel, Gott ist nicht schüchtern (Aufbau Verlag, 2017), which has been translated in English as City of Jasmine (Oneworld, 2019).

October 23, 2019
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Dream, Discover, Declare: use this informal time to explore the majors, minors, certificate programs and more at UMass Amherst.

October 23, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Mullins Center, Concourse

A Place in the Sun is an evocative, poignant new documentary on Tibet's quest for freedom and rights, based on the experiences, aspirations, and achievements of Tibetans in exile.

October 23, 2019
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin family auditorium)

Transfer students! We know you didn't get to see us at orientation, but you're not getting away! We want to do a special show just for y'all :) We'll be under the big Student Union tent, next to the Campus Pond.

October 23, 2019
7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Student Union, Tent

The Department of Music & Dance presents the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band, conducted by Matthew Westgate.

October 23, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Authors and Innovators Business Ideas Festival will feature best-selling business book authors, innovators, and top business minds, with the content focused on promoting idea exchange and sparking thoughtful, intelligent dialogue.

October 24—October 25, 2019

Mount Ida Campus

Be PROUD and LOUD as you wear your maroon and white to kick off Homecoming in the heart of campus.

October 24, 2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, concourse

The Local Politics of Criminal Justice Reform.  2pm Panel: Liz Chiarello, Toussaint Losier, Lucius Couloute, Hadar Aviram.  4pm Keynote Speakers: David E. Sullivan, Becky Michaels

October 24, 2019
2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas

Come support Women's Soccer as they take on La Salle.

October 24, 2019
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join the College of Education to proudly celebrate the accomplishments of our impressive scholarship recipients and recognize the generous donors who make the scholarships possible.

October 24, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Furcolo Hall

Come and be inspired by our Communication alumni, who are friendly, successful, and eager to help you! Meet face-to-face with these Comm alums at various stages of their careers.

October 24, 2019
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Comm Hub

Interested in an industry position, but not sure how to prepare? Edie Stringfellow, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at MassBio, will discuss how to market yourself for industry as a STEM graduate student.

October 24, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Life Science Laboratories, S340

Meet Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavor Guru Natalia Butler '12MS, learn about the art and science of perfecting ice cream flavors, and how she combined her passions to land her dream job.

October 24, 2019
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The concert is a live performance of her critically acclaimed 2013 release Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which made history by becoming the first album by a woman to ever win a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

October 24, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

A reading from the prize-winning debut novel, Dune Song, by Anissa Bouziane, accompanied by live Moroccan music.

October 24, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Experience getaways at the UMass Durfee Conservatory and Morrill Greenhouses.

October 25—October 26, 2019 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Durfee Conservatory, and Morrill Greenhouses

Join the College of Education community, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, Dean Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, and other special guests at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the College of Education's new Carney Family Auditorium.

October 25, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Furcolo Hall

In the job market? Need to figure out which companies are best for you? Do you have some leads, but want to impress interviewers with your knowledge of the company? You can learn a lot about companies using Library resources.

October 25, 2019
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Walk-in Flu Clinic for the UMass Amherst campus community.

October 25, 2019
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

North Village Apartments
Come support Field Hockey as they take on La Salle.

October 25, 2019
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Put on your thinking caps and come over to the Tobin Hall Labs to meet faculty and students and learn about five research programs that hold the promise of making revolutionary advancements!

October 25, 2019
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Tobin Hall

Be PROUD and LOUD with alumni, families, and friends at our second annual Homecoming Block Party.

October 25, 2019
5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Goodell Lawn, Student Union Lawn, & Old Chapel
Call your friends and make plans to return to campus for Homecoming.  Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of UMass pride and celebrations featuring our 1968-1972 Student Leaders Reunion Dinner and more.

October 25—October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

All Campus

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of UMass pride, celebrations, tours, and more. Reconnect with friends from your student group, reminisce about your days at UMass Amherst, and experience the revolutionary advances happening today.

October 25—October 27, 2019 5:00 pm

All Campus

Our donors and volunteers are the heart of all that we do to help strengthen our UMass Amherst community in the commonwealth and around the world.

October 25—October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

All Campus

Celebrate with UMass Dining and enjoy an array of authentic dinner specials prepared by Chef Devinder Kumar. 

October 25, 2019
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Worcester Dining Commons

Stop by our booth at the homecoming block party, reconnect with us and meet the newest leaders of sustainability on campus. Look for us under a tent on the Goodell and Student Union Lawns., faculty, and alumni.

October 25, 2019
5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Lawn and Goodell Lawns

Celebrate with Emeriti alumni at Homecoming. Reconnect with classmates from the classes of 1968 and earlier and enjoy a fun-filled weekend of UMass Amherst pride, celebrations, tours, and more.

October 25—October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

All Campus

The Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting will be a mix of business and Homecoming fun. Please join us as our guest at the following complimentary activities.

October 25—October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

All Campus

Call your friends and make plans to return to campus for Homecoming. The weekend will feature our Class of 1969 50th Reunion festivities, UMass pride, tours, and more.

October 25—October 26, 2019 5:00 pm

All Campus

Experience the intersection of technology and innovation in the Library's Digital Media Lab while witnessing firsthand how donor-funded 3D printing and virtual reality capabilities are used to support students and faculty across campus.

October 25, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Durfee Conservatory & Morrill Greenhouses
Kick off the weekend with accomplished alumni and impressive students at the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Scholars and Donors Celebration.

October 25, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Students and alumni take the stage to perform original works of poetry in celebration of the spoken word and self-expression.

October 25, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Homecoming weekend features action from both UMass Hockey and UMass Football, against local foes. Purchase the Flagship Package to cheer on both teams.

October 25, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

 In celebration of Herter Art Gallery's 50th anniversary, experience a special gallery walk-through that will showcase the recent art and honor the memory of renowned artist and former faculty member, George Wardlaw, who passed away in July, 2019.

October 25, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

UMass takes on AIC.

October 25, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Come join our special double feature movie night! We will be showing Beetlejuice and  on Friday and then again on Sunday night.

October 25, 2019 7:00 pm
October 27, 2019 7:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 65

The epitome of PROUD and LOUD. Join the band to celebrate and show your UMass pride during Homecoming.

October 25—October 26, 2019 7:30 pm

All Campus

Amjad Ali Khan is one of the undisputed masters of the Indian classical music world.

October 25, 2019
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Take in the sights of UMass and compete in this Homecoming tradition as you run our USATF-certified course with electronic timers.

October 26, 2019
8:30 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, Outside

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy would like to thank you for generously and proudly supporting UMass Amherst. You are an integral partner in sustaining the success of our university and we couldn't do it without you.

October 26, 2019
9:00 am-11:00 am

Campus Center Auditorium

 Be PROUD and LOUD at the traditional Homecoming Parade as it marches its way through downtown Amherst and the UMass campus.

October 26, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Honors alumni are invited to join Commonwealth Honors College current and former staff and students to celebrate the college's 20th Anniversary. 

October 26, 2019
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall East & West

Come support your UMass Men’s Swim and Dive team as they compete against New Jersey Technical Institute.

October 26, 2019
11:00 am

Boyden Gymnasium, Joseph R. Rogers Jr. Pool

Get an exclusive look at how the busiest place on campus is transforming its spaces, technology, and resources—marked by sustainability and social responsibility—to meet the needs of UMass Amherst and the commonwealth.

October 26, 2019
11:45 am

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

 Experience the intersection of technology and innovation in the Library's Digital Media Lab while witnessing firsthand how donor-funded 3D printing and virtual reality capabilities are used to support students and faculty across campus.

October 26, 2019
11:45 am-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Be PROUD and LOUD! Put on your maroon and white, gather your friends, and let us do the rest.

October 26, 2019
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Artist Avital Sagalyn, whose work is on view through December 8, will lead a walk-through of her exhibition.

October 26, 2019
1:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Be a part of this campus tradition as our 2019 Homecoming Royalty are crowned during a special on-field presentation at the Homecoming football game.

October 26, 2019
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Come support UMass Football during Homecoming as they take on UConn!

October 26, 2019
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

This event has been canceled.

October 26, 2019
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall