Week of  December 8—14, 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

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

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

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
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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

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
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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

This cultural engagement program seeks to cultivate, sustain and increase knowledge of own and/or other cultures through arts and crafts.

October 30, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 13, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 20, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 11, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The UMass Assistive Technology Center (ATC) will be having an open house every second Friday of the month.

November 8, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm
December 13, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm
January 10, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
February 14, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
March 13, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
April 10, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
May 8, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm

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

Interested in the intersections of art and activism? Want to learn new skills and discuss identity in an accepting, community atmosphere? Just want to destress from school in a low-stakes way? Nostras Voces (Our Voices) is hosting open, drop-in sessions, All identities, levels of experiences, and interest in creation welcome!  

November 24—December 15, 2019, Sundays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
November 25—January 13, 2020, Mondays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) is raising money for two local organizations:  DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services, and Heroes, Horses and Hounds,  by holding a raffle for several holiday gift baskets and gift certificates.

December 2—December 9, 2019 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Tobin Hall

Add a little extra cheer to your year and join alumni and friends for a performance of Holiday on the Cape, presented by the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.

December 8, 2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Alberto's Ristorante
The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Catherine Jensen-Hole.

December 8, 2019
1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass battles Holy Cross.

December 8, 2019
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join Professor Stellan Vinthagen in celebrating his new book published by Routledge: Conceptualizing ‘Everyday Resistance’ A Transdisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition.  

December 9, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Amherst Books
The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara and conducted by Kristo Kondakçi.

December 9, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Student Bridges Agency Presents: "Breaking Barriers: An Access and Success Exhibit"

December 10—December 17, 2019 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 310

Join Jessica Moulton, Program Information Specialist, for an in-person information session to learn more about the Isenberg School of Management MSB&A program. 

December 10, 2019
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 108

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Westgate and Ayako Kataoka.

December 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Five College Early Music Collegium, conducted by Stephanie Council.

December 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Grace Church
Today is the last day of classes for the Fall 2019 semester.

December 11, 2019

All Campus

The SGA and Student Engagement and Leadership invite all students to come sign the final beam to be placed atop the new Student Union building. 

December 11, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

UMass battles Yale at the Mullins Center.

December 11, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Symphony Band and Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew Westgate and Timothy Anderson, and conducted by Jose Ignacio Blesa Lull.

December 11, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Reading Days for the fall semester.

December 12, 2019
December 14, 2019

All Campus

Looking for a place to finalize some papers and study for exams? Check out our study lounge space in the Off Campus Student Center.

December 12—December 19, 2019 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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December 14—December 15

Bartlett Hall, 103

Take a study break at the UMass Amherst Libraries! All events except knitting demo happening at both the W. E. B. Du Bois Library and the Science and Engineering Library.

December 12—December 19, 2019 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Thinking about moving off campus? Having trouble finding a place? Want to know more about the Amherst housing market? Come to our Off Campus Housing Advising Session in 103 Bartlett Hall, from 10am to 1pm. 

December 12, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 103

Faculty are invited to attend the annual Fulbright Workshop/Luncheon on Thursday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

December 12, 2019
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

Take a study break with us while we wrap up this semester with painting and snacks! There will be a facilitated painting activity from 12 - 2 p.m., but all are welcome from 12-5 p.m.

December 12, 2019
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Stuck on ideas for gifts to get loved ones for the holidays? Needing a creative outlet? We got you covered!

December 12, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Atrium Room @ Blue Wall

Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind.

December 12, 2019
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

These are hectic days but let us help you reduce the impact of stress in your lives.  Step out of your dorm, leave your stress at your door and join us  in some de-stressing activities such as painting and coloring pages.  We have facemasks, too!

December 12, 2019
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center, Worcester DC, Lower Level (below Oak Room)

Nikkomot is an annual winter gathering celebrated by some southern New England tribes. It originates from a traditional Narragansett give-away celebration.

December 12, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Final exams for the Fall 2019 semester.  The exam schedule is availabe on SPIRE. 

December 13—December 19, 2019
This event does NOT occur on:
December 14—December 15

All Campus

 20% off UMass clothing and UMass gifts. $50 off your already education-discounted Apple computers.

December 13, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, UMass Store

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.

December 13, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

Need a break from studying? Come & check out Interfaith Ice Skating Night, sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

December 14, 2019
8:00 pm-9:50 pm

Mullins Center, Ice rink