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 27—October 3, 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

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

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

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

UPC hosts weekly Friday night Late Night Movies.

October 2—November 20, 2020, Fridays 8:00 pm-10:30 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Student Union Craft Center is hiring! Attend this virtual Q&A session hosted by our staff members so that you can learn the ins and outs of working at the SUCC. 

September 27, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Each of us are multi-facetted and multi-dimensional individuals that cannot be narrowed down into singular categories of being. Depending on the intersection our identities, we experience the world in different ways. In this workshop, we will learn about the history of intersectionality, why it matters, and how we can incorporate it toward creating equitable and inclusive workplaces.

September 28, 2020
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Online

Learn about the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for sophomore and juniors wishing to pursue a research career in STEM disciplines.

September 28, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

Learn about applying for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship — awarding up to $30,000 to juniors or third-year students with a senior standing, and are pursuing graduate studies in public service-related fields.

September 28, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

A panel of young alumni entrepreneurs. Presented by CMASS and Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.

September 28, 2020
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

A warm welcome back to this Fall semester from the UMass Cares About Cancer team.

September 28, 2020
7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Join host Jessica Moulton, Program Information Specialist, for a virtual information session to learn more about the MFAI program.

September 29, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

All are invited to submit questions for discussion upon registering; the panel will do their best to answer as many questions as possible in the time allotted.

September 29, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

Approaching a supervisee about their personal struggles involves navigating tricky boundaries of power and privacy.  And yet, particularly in these times, we may find ourselves needing to broach these topics. This workshop will offer tips and guidance for approaching these issues in a kind and respectful way.

September 29, 2020
2:00 pm-3:15 pm

Online

Drop in to our biweekly sessions to learn more about SNAP benefits.

October 1, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 15, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 29, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 12, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

Resistance Studies Initiative Speaker Series: Distinguished Researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues

September 30, 2020
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Online

The fall kick-off meeting of the UMass Amherst Student Chapter of ICMA: the International City/County Management Association.

September 30, 2020
1:00 pm

Online

Join us as Mohit Iyyer, assistant professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, shares his computational analysis of over 60 years of sports broadcasts, as well as evidence of racism and unconscious bias in game commentary and the discussion of athletes.

September 30, 2020
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Online

Join us for a special virtual sustainability event, The Work That Reconnects, based on the teachings of Joanna Macy* and hosted by Madeleine Charney, Research Services Librarian for Sustainability.

September 30, 2020
4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Online

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

September 30, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask, what more can we take?

September 30, 2020
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Online

MacArthur fellow Sebastian Ruth speaks about his pioneering work as founder of Community MusicWorks.

September 30, 2020
7:00 pm

Online

People use the word “goal” to describe things they would like to accomplish, yet less than 40% of all goals that are set ever get achieved. Why is this?

September 30, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Virtual, Zoom

This general body meeting is an opportunity for students to vent about how their semester is going and how they are feeling while also meeting the E-board.  

September 30, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Come and watch "The King of Staten Island" for free, courtesty of the  University Programming Council, starting on 9/25/20! Once the link is posted, students will be prompted to sign in with their UMass NetID, and will then have unlimited access to watch the movie at their desired time.

October 1—October 2, 2020 1:00 am-1:00 am

Online

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) are pleased to announce the second talk in the IGH 2020 Global Health Seminar Series by Dr. Siyan Yi. Dr. Yi will address "Community Mobilization to End Tuberculosis in Cambodia."

October 1, 2020
8:30 am-9:30 am

Online

What is customer discovery? Who are your customers?

October 1, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Movements for social justice, climate action and climate justice, rely on the rich, oral story-sharing traditions in virtually every culture of the world. Drawing on those practices, we will host a story circle to give every participant an opportunity to speak your story of how you came to be the artist and leader you are today. JuPong Lin, Program Director, MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College presents CWLCA Story Circle as part of the Creative Women Leading Climate Action symposium.

October 1, 2020
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Online

"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

Stonewall Center Watch Night: Goosebumps Episodes: Thursday, Oct.  1st, 8 p.m..  Access via Stonewall Discord: discord.gg/hB6ax4x

October 1, 2020
8:00 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

This event 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, 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!

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

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

October 2, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 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. 

October 2, 2020
7:00 pm

Online

Join the Taiwanese and Chinese Students' Association (TCSA) and the  Vietnamese Students Association (VSAA) to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

October 2, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Join the  Newman Catholic Student Association for the social hang out and some fun games to start the Saturday morning.

October 3, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

 The Mark Roskill Symposium is an interdisciplinary symposium annually organized and hosted by the graduate cohort in the History of Art and Architecture department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

October 3, 2020
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Online