In accordance with Massachusetts regulations, strict restrictions are in effect for in-person campus events. Most of the the events listed here are taking place remotely on Zoom and other online platforms. See each listing for details. All times are United States Eastern Time Zone.
Month of October 2020
As UMass Amherst continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with orders issued by the Governor of Massachusetts, restrictions are in place for events taking place on campus.

March 12—November 20, 2020

All Campus

Free and open to all UMass and Five College students who identify as trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming or questioning.

September 15—December 23, 2020, Thursdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Online

Love reading and looking for a fun way to connect with UMass alumni? Take a break from your everyday and join the Read UMass Virtual Book Club to discuss new ideas and connect with other curious minds.

August 6—October 8, 2020

Waiting to go home or move into your own space? Staying at UMass? Already home but wanting to connect with other students? Join us in this supportive drop in space hosted by CCPH where you can connect with other students in a similar situation. 

August 18—November 18, 2020, Tuesdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

Campu Recreation is offering a remote group fitness schedule this fall.

August 24—November 20, 2020

Virtual, Zoom

Intramural Sports Trivia Registration via IMLeagues. 

August 25—August 31, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm
September 8—September 14, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm
September 22—September 28, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm
October 6—October 12, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm
November 3—November 9, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm

Featuring works by over 50 artists from 17 countries, Breathing While Black is a juried digital visual art exhibition, inviting international response to the recent and ongoing slaughter of Black Americans.

September 1—November 20, 2020

Link TBA.

September 1—November 17, 2020, Tuesdays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Let's stay connected globally! Join us for fun and friendly virtual conversations with UMass students and community, while enjoying your coffee or tea. 

September 2—November 18, 2020, Wednesdays 9:00 am-10:00 am

Virtual

Weekly LGBTQ+ Discussion & Support Group for undergraduate students. Every Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm  Zoom link: https://bit.ly/2Q8bgLe  

September 2—November 18, 2020, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

A bi-weekly event where we hold a church service involving praise and worship and a sermon.

September 3—November 15, 2020, Sundays
This event does NOT occur on:
September 13, September 27, October 11—October 18, October 25, November 8

Online

Please join us for an informal virtual hour to socialize and get to know each other, while sipping on your favorite bevarge! 

September 4, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 2, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 6, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 4, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Virtual

UPC hosts weekly Friday night Late Night Movies.

September 4—November 20, 2020, Fridays 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

A biweekly virtual Zoom event where we will read a spiritual-related book that we choose and will all be able to talk about it during our meetings. 

September 6, 2020, Sundays 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
September 20, 2020, Sundays 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
October 4, 2020, Sundays 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
October 18, 2020, Sundays 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
November 1, 2020, Sundays 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Online

UPC hostts a  weekly Sunday Late Night Movie

September 6—November 15, 2020, Sundays 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Join The spACE+: A space for Ace/Aro/Demi/Gray community.

September 7—November 16, 2020, Mondays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
September 7, September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9

P.R.O.P.S.  (Presenting Real, Original, Powerful, Stories) offers selected students the opportunity to share inspiring stories & innovative discoveries in a virtual showcase for UMass and the larger community. Talks can explore a range of topics including personal growth, academic research, or new perspectives.

September 8—October 19, 2020

A weekly event that allows members of the organization to come together and learn more in-depth about the word of God as well as engage and learn from one another.

September 8—November 11, 2020, Wednesdays 4:30 pm-8:00 pm

Online

9/9/20: We will be having our intro meeting at which students can meet each other and learn more about our organization and being on pre-medical and pre-health tracks at UMass.  Zoom Registration Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdO2uqj4oH9O2NlPcHpSKSvDKsu020e_9 

September 9—November 18, 2020, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 7, October 21, November 4

Online

This drop-in supportive group is offered to create a safe, affirming, and confidential space for Latinx-identified students who would like to come together to share their stories, struggles, and successes as they work to accomplish their academic goals at UMass.

September 10—November 19, 2020, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Innovative skills-based free workshops open to all UMass students, focused on learning practical tools for coping with stress and anxiety.

September 14—December 18, 2020, weekdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

LGBTQIA+ Workshop is free and open to all students. Join us in this supportive space where we will discuss how to access LGBTQIA+ resources on campus, discuss ways to build community, and explore new ways to manage your personal wellness. Students welcome to attend some or all sessions.

September 22—November 17, 2020, Tuesdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces the launch of The Presence of Absence, a solo online exhibition by Leyden, MA-based artist, Trish Crapo.

September 15—October 7, 2020

Online

LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Support Group and Discussion Space.  

September 16—November 11, 2020, Wednesdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4

Online

This five week group is for anyone who could use some support in navigating the logistics and stressors of caring for an aging loved one.

September 16, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm
September 30, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm
October 14, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm
October 28, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm
November 11, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

Manage stress and cultivate mindfulness with UMass Meditates – weekly guided contemplative sessions and on-demand content.  Join our Zoom events via the calendar on our website.

September 16, 2020 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
October 14, 2020 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
November 11, 2020 12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Online

Dr. Kofi-Charu Nat Turner invites undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff interested in collaboratively exploring the benefits of dynamic mindfulness in their daily lives.

September 17—November 21, 2020, Thursdays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

This is a supportive space for Black and Brown students to come together, talk and learn while engaging in discussions regarding the academic and social pressures at UMass.

September 17—December 18, 2020, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Let's Talk : International Edition. Free, friendly virtual drop-in session for international students with a counselor from the Center for Counseling & Psychological Health (CCPH).

September 18—November 20, 2020, Fridays 9:00 am-10:00 am
September 18—November 20, 2020, Fridays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

WomenHeart is the nation's only patient-centered advocacy, education and support organization solely dedicated to serving the nearly 48 million women in the U.S. Open to all.

September 18, 2020 10:00 am-11:30 am
October 23, 2020 10:00 am-11:30 am
November 20, 2020 10:00 am-11:30 am
December 18, 2020 10:00 am-11:30 am

Online

All students welcome! Join us to learn basic meditation techniques in an open and friendly environment.

September 21—November 17, 2020, Mondays 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 12

Online

A monthly webinar series bringing staff together to discuss the successes and challenges that are occurring while working remote during the pandemic.  We’ll incorporate concepts and new tools, such as building resilience, well-being check-ins, Covid-19 Comfort Level chart and improving productivity during the pandemic.

September 23, 2020 9:30 am-10:45 am
October 22, 2020 9:30 am-10:45 am
November 20, 2020 9:30 am-10:45 am
December 17, 2020 9:30 am-10:45 am

Online

Manage stress and cultivate mindfulness with UMass Meditates – weekly guided contemplative sessions and on-demand content.  Join our Zoom events via the calendar on our website.

September 23—November 18, 2020, Wednesdays 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 14, November 11

Online

A monthly webinar series bringing managers and supervisors of staff together to discuss challenges and share successes of managing in this current context of uncertainty and constant change during the pandemic.  Each webinar will focus on a topic, and provide time for open discussion and Q & A.

September 24, 2020 9:00 am-10:15 am
October 6, 2020 9:00 am-10:15 am
November 12, 2020 9:00 am-10:15 am
December 10, 2020 9:00 am-10:15 am

Online

Pamela Means, singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist presents a solo performance of original music and select soulful covers.

September 25—October 1, 2020 4:00 pm

Online

What is customer discovery? Who are your customers?

October 1, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

"Maintaining Resilient and Enduring Urban Places in the Age of Climate Change," a Zube Lecture by Forster Ndubisi, FCELA, FASLA, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A&M University.

October 1, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Come join the Asian American Student Association on Zoom for our October General Body Meeting! We will update you on upcoming AASA events, and also play fun, spooky game and activities. Hang out with the E-Board and old friends while meeting new faces! The Zoom link will be on our Facebook Event Page (Umass AASA).

October 1, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

Join the College of Education, as we will be hosting an open house for our teacher preparation programs for interested students.  The open house will provide an opportunity for students to learn more about our teacher preparation programs and allow them to talk with our program coordinators.  Each open house will be conducted via zoom.  Please register here.

October 2, 2020
3:00 pm

Online

Enter our second Social Media Giveaway to win a FREE prize! This is a way for you to have a conversation with fellow AASA members and the E-Board while being so far away from one another! We want to stay as connected as possible during this crazy time! Follow our social media on Instagram (@umass_aasa) and our Facebook (UMass AASA) to learn about the details of how to submit an entry in to the Giveaway and to stay updated!

October 2—October 4, 2020 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online

Dance artist Terre Parker’s site-specific performance entitled For Her celebrates the body’s kinship with the living land.

October 2—October 8, 2020 4:00 pm

Online

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. As part of their engagement, Wil and Kev offer a special live virtual concert followed by a post-show conversation on the state of Black music and art in the US today moderated by African American studies scholar Stephanie Shonekan.

October 2, 2020
7:00 pm

Join us for an interactive, inspiring forum about social justice featuring engaging speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, and storytelling.

October 5, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

Forests, Forestry and Climate Change:  How New England Forests can play an important role in mitigating climate change. 

October 5, 2020
4:00 pm

Intramural Sports FIFA Registration via IMLeagues. 

October 6—October 12, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm

Civility has been under attack for some time. Positive psychology is a great tool to help the atmosphere on campus. Let’s unpack what is so difficult and learn how to be civil to our colleagues.

October 6, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

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

October 6, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Come share advice, support and compassion with other working parents.

October 6, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
October 20, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
November 3, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Online

This is the 2nd National Association for the Advancement of Colored People event which is a part of a 4-part series, called "Voting Tuesdays".

October 6, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

COVID-19, the first great pandemic of the 21st century, puts a spotlight on one of the deepest roots of global inequality: in an immunological sense, there are two humanities.

October 7, 2020
6:00 am-7:30 pm

Online

The focus of this program is strengthening foundational skills, core competencies and key behaviors needed to be an effective supervisor at the University.

October 7, 2020 9:00 am-11:30 am
October 8, 2020 9:00 am-11:30 am
October 14, 2020 9:00 am-11:30 am
November 10, 2020 9:00 am-11:30 am

Online

Come have some fun with Liz and Chris while they share how they “reclaim themselves” in this time of uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety.

October 7, 2020
9:00 am-11:00 am

Online

Learn how to sell your idea to customers, potential partners and/or investors in a fun and engaging way.

October 7, 2020
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Online

Join MA Appeals Court Justices for a special Question and Answer session following their Oral Arguments.

October 8, 2020
1:30 pm

Online

This support group is for people living alone or mostly alone during COVID. Sign up for a 3 meeting sequence so we can get to know each other, share difficulties, and share successes during these strange times.

October 8, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
October 22, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
November 5, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Online

Please join the Carbon Mitigation Taskforce (CMTF) for a 1-hour interactive webinar to learn more about UMass Amherst’s ongoing carbon mitigation planning.

October 8, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host a seminar as part of the Biostatistics program, “Decoding Chromatin States and Gene Regulation”, to be given by Dr. Christina Leslie via Zoom. It is a one time series event, free and open to the public. 

October 9, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

For pure joy and excitement, one of Puerto Rico's premier musicians Jose Gonzalez features his spellbinding trio Criolla Clasico with Ahmed Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez.

October 9—October 15, 2020 4:00 pm

Online

This will be an event for our female members. Open to all.

October 9, 2020
5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Online

To mark the centenary of Yusef Lateef’s birth, the UMass Fine Arts Center will celebrate his life with a multi-faceted, on-line project that will include: a live virtual concert, an exhibit of his visual art, a photo gallery of images, readings of scholarly papers relating to Lateef, dramatic readings of his fiction, film excerpts about Lateef, and 100 short video responses to Lateef by a cross-section of musicians, writers, former students, friends, colleagues and family.

October 9, 2020
7:30 pm

Manage stress and cultivate mindfulness with UMass Meditates – weekly guided contemplative sessions and on-demand content.  Join our Zoom events via the calendar on our website.

October 13—November 17, 2020, Tuesdays 12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Online

Drawing from both Positive Psychology and Trauma Research, we will discuss ways to build on your resilience and take care of yourself during unpredictable and frightening times.  We will talk about how to bring curiosity, nonjudgment and compassion to the question of how to best build on the positive parts of our lives so that we can continue to find meaning and sustenance from life in this new reality.

October 13, 2020
2:00 pm-3:15 pm

Online

Get started and test venture ideas in front of a panel of judges. $2,500 in seed money awarded to the top three teams, as determined by the judges.

October 13, 2020
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Online

In the workplace you may find yourself witnessing inappropriate or harmful behavior. Our natural reaction in such events is to freeze. Learn three strategies to use in those moments so you can be a good bystander at work.

October 14, 2020
10:00 am-11:30 am

Online

Join host Lara Curtis, Program Information Specialist, and Mike Famighette, Director of the Full-time MBA, to learn more about Isenberg’s full-time, residential, On-Campus MBA program.

October 14, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Virtual

In this conversation, imagined as a time capsule, Jawole and Ananya will mark several historic moments in their journeys as Black and brown feminist choreographers negotiating their personal histories, intersectional politics and collaborations, and experiences of risk, survival and triumph.

October 14, 2020
7:00 pm

Please join the Carbon Mitigation Taskforce (CMTF) for a 1-hour interactive webinar to learn more about UMass Amherst’s ongoing carbon mitigation planning.

October 14, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

In this lecture, Prof. Hollander will speak about the ways that designers need to approach public spaces differently today. These new requirements are due to social distancing requirements of the pandemic and in light of recent advances in psychology and neuroscience that help us understand better how people experience urban space.

October 15, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries for a fun evening of Pictionary on Zoom!

October 15, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

We hope undergraduate students and families will join us virtually for this annual tradition! Family Weekend has an exciting schedule of events for students and their families wherever they are to enjoy together.

October 16—October 18, 2020

Virtual

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host a seminar as part of the Epidemiology program, “Substance Use & Perinatal Care”, to be given by Dr. Nichole Nidey via Zoom.

October 16, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

Strategies to Lower CO2 Emissions Using Concrete Masonry.

October 19, 2020
4:00 pm-5:15 pm

In this unique interdisciplinary event, groundbreaking Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse and African American neuroscientist Erich Jarvis reflect on each other’s practices through a social justice lens and enact a public conversation with the audience around the intersection of the performing arts, race, and power. Moderated by scholar-artist and Fine Arts Center Associate Director of Programming, Michael Sakamoto.

October 19, 2020
7:00 pm

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 - 1992Hope in My Heart – The May Ayim Story 

October 20—October 22, 2020

Online

Intramural Sports NBA2K Registration via IMLeagues. 

October 20—October 26, 2020 9:00 am-11:59 pm

Dr. Maureen Groer, the Gordon Keller Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, will present on Two Decades of Human Milk and Lactation Research. 

October 20, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

Learn how to write a strong executive summary to help your audience understand what your business does.

October 20, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Please join the Carbon Mitigation Taskforce (CMTF) for a 1-hour interactive webinar to learn more about UMass Amherst’s ongoing carbon mitigation planning.

October 20, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

Join host Victoria Quill, Program Information Specialist, for a virtual information session to learn more about the MSB&A program.

October 20, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

This is the third  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People event that is a part of the 4-part series, called "Voting Tuesdays".

October 20, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

The Hawaiian Islands were once home to one of the most diverse assemblages of terrestrial snails found anywhere on earth.

October 21, 2020
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Online

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

October 21, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Over three days, 22-24 October 2020, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies will hold a virtual symposium to recognize fifty years on the UMass Amherst campus. The fiftieth anniversary theme is Conscious to Woke: Fifty Years of Revolutionary Black Thought.

October 22—October 24, 2020

Online

Audre Lorde, May Ayim and the birth of the Black German movement.

October 22, 2020
4:00 pm

Online

"Facing COVID/Advancing Resilience in Washington, DC," a Zube Lecture by Dwane Jones, Acting Dean, The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), the University of the District of Columbia.

October 22, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Come join us on zoom for another AASA-lympics event! Members will be competing against other teams each led by E-board members to win a grand prize at the end! We have many exciting activities planned and this is a great chance to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and get competitive! 

October 23, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

With Eric Ashman and Reibika Shaw.

October 26, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Join host Jessica Moulton, Program Information Specialist, for a virtual information session to learn more about the MFAI program. The session will cover FAQ's about the admissions process, curriculum, and what sets Isenberg apart in the Alternative Investments sector. Register today!

October 27, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and its partners in the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network, in collaboration with the New England Public Health Training Center, welcome Loretta Ross, activist and co-founder of the Reproductive Justice Movement, for a conversation on human rights and public health, reproductive health justice, and white supremacy. 

October 28, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Neil Diboll is a nationally-respected expert in native plant cultivation and management. He is the president of Prairie Nursery, a supplier of native plants and seeds, to a national audience. In this talk, Neil will explain how conventional horticulture is part of a national environmental crisis - and offers an alternative approach based on native plant horticulture.

October 29, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries for a fun evening of Trivia on Zoom!

October 29, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

"Seeing and hearing Crispell play live is a stunning experience,” writes Derk Richardson, “.... she is one of the most technically brilliant, imaginative and impassioned contemporary musicians now expanding the expressive potential of the piano." 

October 29, 2020
7:30 pm