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.
Week of  September 20—26, 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

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? 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

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

The Student Force is one of the three forces that comprise the Amherst Fire Department. The Student Force operates its own engine company and has its own vehicle operators and officers. We are currently recruiting for our Fall 2020 training program.

September 1—September 30, 2020

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

Online

Would you like to win $2,000 towards your (or your student's) spring 2021 tuition and fees? Enter the tuition raffle by November 20 for your chance to win! 

September 1—November 20, 2020

Online

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

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
This event does NOT occur on:
October 18

Online

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

Send your work to thescribeumass@gmail.com, or check out our previous edition at scribeumass.wordpress.com!

September 14—September 27, 2020

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

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+ 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

Intramural Madden League Registration on IMLeauges.

September 15—September 21, 2020 8:00 am-11:59 pm

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

This event is a way for members to have a conversation with each other while being miles apart, and for us to meet more of you! We want to foster a conversation about the UMass Asian American/Asian community, and we can't wait to hear what you have to say.

September 18—September 20, 2020 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online

Kimaya Diggs has created a musical lane all her own.

September 18—September 24, 2020 4:00 pm

Online

Join Intramural Sports in trying to determine the Best Sports Movie of All Time according to the UMass Community. 

September 20, 2020
8:00 am

A conversation with Brandi Blessett, PhD, director of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Cincinnati.

September 21, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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

Join us as we kick off First Connections by gathering to share some exciting news and updates about first-gen life on campus, followed by a panel of community members who will share their stories about being first-gen.  

September 21, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

The Big Dig: The Infamous Mega Project That Remastered Boston’s Plan, Advanced Civil Engineering and Created a Generational Architectural & Landscaping Redux.

September 21, 2020
4:05 pm-5:15 pm

Is Racism a Science Problem? Professor Scott Auerbach of UMass Amherst’s chemistry and chemical engineering departments will deliver the 2020 Commonwealth Honors College Plenary Lecture.

September 21, 2020
6:30 pm

Online

Observe sunrise and sunset among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel live online at 6:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.

September 22, 2020

Online

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.  

September 22—October 30, 2020, weekdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
September 22—October 30, 2020, weekdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 12

Online

The UManage Center for the Science of Symptom Self-Management and the Office of Research in the College of Nursing is pleased to announce the first talk in its 2020 Fall Seminar Series.

September 22, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

Interested in applying to UMass? Join an Online Information Session to learn all about the application process, and what our admissions counselors are looking for.

September 22—October 30, 2020, weekdays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 7—October 28, 2020, Tue/Wed 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

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

September 22—September 29, 2020, Tuesdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
October 1—October 29, 2020, Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Online

Come and learn from first-gen community members about how they’ve navigated the process of finding and prospering in a career.

September 22, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

This event is a way for students to learn about the voting history of marginalized groups in this country in a fun and interactive way.

September 22, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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

Join the CTL for a faculty discussion on the range of possibilities and contextual merits for synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Come prepared to share something you are trying out, and leave with some new ideas from your colleagues.

September 23, 2020
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Online

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in harassment, bullying, verbal assaults, and violence directed at Asian Americans and those within the Asian diaspora.  

September 23, 2020
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

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. 

September 23, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 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 23—November 18, 2020, Wednesdays 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 14, November 11

Online

The best of the best from 2019-20 compete for $65,000 in Innovation Challenge: The Final. During judges' deliberation, tune in for ecosystem resource sharing, pitching and networking.

September 23, 2020
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

SShare what it means for you to be first-gen! At this event, participants are encouraged to embrace their first-gen experiences and express themselves with art. Poetry, prose, music, short films, paintings, and other mediums encouraged.   

September 23, 2020
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Virtual, Zoom

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

"Notes on Resilience," an SES BRiDGE and Zube Lecture by Kofi Boone, Professor of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, NC State University.

September 24, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Join us  to get information, ideas and inspiration to build a more eco-friendly closet.

September 24, 2020
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Online

Be inspired by new revolutionary advances and how UMass Amherst is adapting in a virtual world.

September 24, 2020
5:30 pm-6:15 pm

Online

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

September 24, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Come and watch "42" starring Chadwick Boseman for free starting on 9/25/20!  Here is the link: https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/vs-uoma45700.  The movie will be available to UMass students starting at 1:00am ET on Friday and will be available for 24 hours.  Students will be prompted to sign in with their UMass NetID.

September 25—September 26, 2020 1:00 am-1:00 am

Online

The program, Adopted Adults: Connections Across Generations, will span the 2020-21 academic year and feature both personal and professional insights that are shaping the future of adoption research, drawing heavily on the insights and work of adult adoptees themselves. 

September 25, 2020
8:00 am

Online

Title: Non-parametric causal effects based on longitudinal modified treatment policies.

September 25, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

"Remote and Large Class Contemplative Work", with Lena Fletcher of Environmental Conservation and Sarah Berquist of Stockbridge School of Agriculture.  All meetings for Fall 2020 will be held on Zoom.

September 25, 2020
10:00 am-11:30 am

Online

This event is a way for members to have conversations with fellow AASA members and the E-Board while being so far away from one another! We want to use this social media event as a way to stay connected during the remote semester, keep up with all of you, and meet new people! Follow our social media on Instagram (@umass_aasa) and our Facebook (UMass AASA) for details about this event! 

September 25, 2020 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

A relaxing/ chill hangout with chai and many friendly faces.

September 25, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Come join us on zoom for AASA's very first AASA-lympics! Members will be put into teams, each led by E-Board members, and compete against one another with fun activities! Meet new people, hang out with friends, and just have a grand ol' time!  

September 26, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online