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 August 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—December 31, 2020

All Campus

This group will offer students support with any changes in their life associated with the COVID-19 crisis.

May 20—September 3, 2020, Wednesdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Experiential personal growth group with a focus on mutual support, self-exploration, self-expression, interpersonal relationships, managing anxiety, balancing multiple roles, and addressing obstacles to completing dissertations/theses.

May 20—September 16, 2020, Wednesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

This group is intended for seniors to process and receive connection around losses unique to them.

May 20—September 3, 2020, Wednesdays 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Virtual

This group will offer students of color support with any changes in their life associated with the COVID-19 crisis. The group is a drop-in model, where discussion is based on the needs of the group that day.

May 28—September 11, 2020, Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

This year’s Building Bridges Virtual Showcase provides a variety of opportunities to come together online and participate in one of several Live Sessions and to view our Digital Galleries.

June 30—December 31, 2020

Online

Love reading and looking for a fun way to connect with UMass alumni? Put down the remote and join the Read UMass Virtual Book Club to keep learning while discussing new ideas and connecting with other curious minds! 

June 18—August 6, 2020

Virtual

Join us for an informative drop-in discussion with UMass Departments to support your succees as an international graduate student during COVID-19 pandemic. 

June 18, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
July 2, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
July 16, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
July 30, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
August 13, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Virtual

Join CMASS Staff to explore how to incorporate gratitude into your daily life and grow your positive mindset.

June 19, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
July 17, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
August 21, 2020 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Virtual

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

June 22, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am
July 6, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am
July 20, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am
August 3, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am
August 17, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am

Virtual

Virtual drop-in session for fee-paying UMass international students. FREE one-on-one legal consultation with Attorney Bernie Stark from the Student Legal Services Office.

June 26, 2020 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
July 17, 2020 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
August 11, 2020 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Virtual

In this free, four-session course designed for college students, you will learn mindfulness practices, including various meditation techniques.  Undergraduate and graduate students welcome!

July 16—August 6, 2020, Thursdays 12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Come spend an hour with our UMass student tour guides, see photos of campus and learn about academics, student life, housing, dining, and other programs.

July 23—August 21, 2020, weekdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
July 23—August 21, 2020, weekdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Virtual

Come spend an hour with our UMass Admission Counselors and current students having your questions answered regarding the admissions process and UMass Amherst.

July 23—July 30, 2020, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
August 4—August 20, 2020, Tue/Thu 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Virtual

Hear from an Admission Counselor and current students about the UMass admissions process and application details. This virtual information session is tailored to first-year prospective students.

August 3—August 21, 2020, weekdays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Virtual

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

August 4, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

August 5, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

#BlackInSTEM at UMass is an interactive forum for our Black and non-Black students of color to hear about the experiences of Black faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students as they navigate careers in higher education.

August 5, 2020
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

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

Live on Zoom or asynchronous support, your departmental librarian will provide the information and digital literacy strategies you want your students to know.

August 6, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Virtual

Let us help us help you make this transition as smooth as possible. “Hello, My Name Is…” is a virtual supportive space specifically for incoming first year students. Consider joining us for one, two, or all three sessions.

August 6—August 20, 2020, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Virtual

Please join us for our next seminar in the series spotlighting the capabilities and resources of the centralized UMass Core Facilities.

August 11, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Virtual

Join the College of Education on Tuesday, August 11 for the virtual panel discussion, Resisting Surveillance Pedagogies & Resources for Meaningful Assessments.

August 11, 2020
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Virtual

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.

August 12, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Virtual

This year we'll be hosting the 15th annual benefits fair virtually with a series of info sessions and live stream events on Zoom and social nedia.

August 13—August 17, 2020 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Virtual

All new and returning students who will be attending clases remotely and not acessing the campus are invited to a live Virtual Campus Forum with Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and members of his team.

August 13, 2020
5:30 pm

Virtual, Zoom

Come join April McNally from the Center for Health Promotion to learn about and practice a body scan meditation.  Participating in mindful meditation can help relieve stress, improve concentration, lower anxiety and depression, and improve sleep.

August 14, 2020
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Virtual

All new and returning students who will be living on campus and/or have essential campus access are invited to a live Virtual Campus Forum with Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and members of his team.

August 14, 2020
3:30 pm

Virtual

Come join April McNally from the Center for Health Promotion to learn about and practice a labeling thoughts meditation.  Participating in mindful meditation can help relieve stress, improve concentration, lower anxiety and depression, and improve sleep.    

August 17, 2020
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Virtual

Join host Dylan Curcio, Program Information Specialist, to learn more about Isenberg’s Masters of Science in Accounting program.

August 18, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Come join April McNally from the Center for Health Promotion to learn about and practice a labeling feelings meditation.  Participating in mindful meditation can help relieve stress, improve concentration, lower anxiety and depression, and improve sleep.    

August 18, 2020
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Virtual

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

Join our admissions representatives to learn more about Isenberg's Specialized Masters Programs.

August 19, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Join host Dylan Curcio, Program Information Specialist, to learn more about Isenberg’s Masters of Science in Accounting program - Transitions Track.

August 20, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Come join April McNally from the Center for Health Promotion to learn about and practice an eating meditation.  Participating in mindful meditation can help relieve stress, improve concentration, lower anxiety and depression, and improve sleep.    

August 20, 2020
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Virtual

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries and UMass Amherst Information Technology for a fun evening of games on Zoom!

August 20, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Virtual

We’ve all been glued to the TV more than usual the past few months. And finally, binging your favorite TV shows will pay off!

August 20, 2020
8:00 pm-9:15 pm

Virtual, Zoom

Intramural Rocket League tournament held virtually via IMLeagues.

August 21—August 31, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm

A live, interactive comedy event/virtual Q&A hosted by two comedians that appear on Saturday Night Live.

August 21, 2020
8:00 pm-9:20 pm

Virtual

A fun way to spend your Saturday night with some virtual trivia and winning some exciting prizes.

August 22, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Virtual

Each new student contributes a unique voice to our community.

August 22, 2020
7:00 pm

A fun way to spend your Saturday night with some virtual trivia and winning some exciting prizes.

August 22, 2020
9:00 pm-11:00 pm

Virtual

Your welcome address from university leadership and the offical start of the the start of the fall semester! 

August 23, 2020
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College will welcome new students and families to the UMass Honors community during its 2020 Induction Ceremony.

August 23, 2020
5:30 pm

Join Student Success for a workshop on how to succeed with remote learning.

August 23, 2020
6:00 pm

Join the Library for a session on how to navigate and access the Library's online resources.

August 23, 2020
7:00 pm

Today is the first day of classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

August 24, 2020

In-person and remote classes
Campu Recreation is offering a remote group fitness schedule this fall.

August 24—November 20, 2020

Virtual, Zoom

A BBQ themed live stream by UMass Dining's Chef Tony.

August 24, 2020
12:00 pm

Virtual

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

"3D Printing – A multi-tool for research and manufacturing!"

August 25, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Virtual

Comepete in a Smash Bros Ultimate tournament for fame and prizes.

August 25, 2020
5:00 pm

Virtual

Comepete in an NBA 2K20 tournament for fame and prizes.

August 25, 2020
8:00 pm

Virtual

Joanne Keller is back for one last omelette.

August 26, 2020
10:00 am

Virtual, Zoom

Join Elizabeth Salerno Valdez as she discusses mindfulness for our first talk of Wellbeing Day.

August 26, 2020
11:00 am-11:45 am

Virtual

Come join April McNally from the Center for Health Promotion to learn about and practice a body scan meditation.  Participating in mindful meditation can help relieve stress, improve concentration, lower anxiety and depression, and improve sleep.   

August 26, 2020
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Virtual

A culinary live stream by UMass Dining's Chef Izzy.

August 26, 2020
1:00 pm

Virtual

Description:UPC's (University Programming Council's) Wellbeing Day Session #4, with Campus Rec and CCPH (Center for Counseling and Psychological Health). Link TBA.

August 26, 2020
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Virtual

Today more than ever, there are clashes of opinion on topics such as healthcare, the economy, and social justice issues. Impeding conversations are mixed “truths” shared through a variety of media channels. So, where does information come from and what should you know about the upcoming elections?

August 26, 2020
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Virtual, Zoom

A semester-long festival of curated short films/digital media and Zoomcasts with an array of guests: filmmakers, multimedia artists, performers, writers, movie theater managers, scholars, and curators.

August 26—November 11, 2020, Wednesdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Welcome Students, Faculty and Staff!

August 27, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom and Livestream

"Landscapes Unrepresented", a Zube lecture via Zoom by Samantha Solano, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Zoom meeting link: bit.ly/zube2020. Find a local Zoom phone number: bit.ly/zubephone.

August 27, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Professor John H. Bracey of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and participant in the 1963 March on Washington will be interviewed by journalist and podcaster Jonathan Kermah ‘20.

August 28, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

Welcome back UMass Students. Join the SORC for our very first virtual activities expo. Tune in to find out about student groups, organizations and how you can get involved. Welcome back UMass Students.

August 28—August 30, 2020 12:00 pm-4:30 pm

Virtual

Join us for a fun way for new and returning LGBTQIA+ students to meet up and get to know each other.

August 28, 2020
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Virtual

Join Lindsay Smith, a UMass undergrad and cofounder of Bungalow Bracelets, as she teaches you the delicate process of bracelet making.

August 28, 2020
6:00 pm

Virtual

Unwind from your day with our signature Sunset Yoga Event, designed to acclimate your body and soul to the setting sun. 

August 28, 2020
6:45 pm-7:45 pm

Virtual

Grab your brush, pen, or favorite art software for a fun night of painting led by a professional artist.

August 28, 2020
7:00 pm

Virtual

UPC's (University Programming Council's) weekly Friday night Late Night Movie. Movie and link TBA.

August 28, 2020
8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Virtual