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  October 18—24, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Virtual Fall Visit Day events are tailored to prospective students.

October 4, 2020
October 18, 2020
October 25, 2020

Online

Our MassTransfer Monday Information Session is a 25-minute virtual event for prospective students that will feature 10 things you should know about the transfer process, as well as information about applying for financial aid at UMass Amherst.

October 5, 2020 12:00 pm-12:25 pm
October 19, 2020 12:00 pm-12:25 pm

Online

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

Our Transfer Thursday Information Session is a 25-minute virtual event for prospective students that will feature 10 things you should know about the transfer process, as well as information about applying for financial aid at UMass Amherst.

October 8, 2020 12:00 pm-12:25 pm
October 22, 2020 12:00 pm-12:25 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

Come join us as we will be continue our study of the Gospel of John.  

October 9—November 20, 2020, Fridays 7:00 pm-8:00 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.

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

Online

This installation is a collaborative project between an Indian artist living in the U.S.and her American friend living in India. They recorded initial experiences of the place that each had just moved to. These impressions are inscribed on objects that are peculiar to this new place, something unseen in their country of origin.

October 14—November 14, 2020

Online

Artist Kenny Harris explores the rich territory of myths in his whimsical, graphic, figurative forms.

October 14—November 11, 2020

Online

Submit a photo of yourself and it will be edited with your choice of background/touch up so that you can have a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile.

October 14—October 18, 2020

Online

 Love reading and looking for an opportunity to keep learning through thoughtful conversations on timely topics? Join the Read UMass Virtual Book Club to discuss new ideas and engage with other curious minds.

October 15—December 14, 2020

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

This event is a way for members to communicate with each other and interact with our E-Board while being so far away! We hope to meet more of you, and we are excited for what you have to contribute to our conversation! Please make sure you are following our social medias (Instagram: @umass_aasa & Facebook: UMass AASA) for details about this event!

October 16—October 18, 2020 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online

Vote for the best UMass spirit submitted by students and RSOs for big prizes.

October 17—October 23, 2020

Online

Please note: registration for the contest entry portion of this event is now closed.

October 18—October 24, 2020

Bring UMass pride to your hometown by participating in our new Homecoming tradition! Students and alumni alike are invited to compete in the UMass Pride Challenge, from your own home.

October 18—October 24, 2020

Online

Who doesn't love cute pet photos? Dress your furry, feathery, or leathery pet up in UMass gear—snap a photo, and post to social media.

October 18—October 24, 2020

Online

Minutemen everywhere can show their school pride by decorating their home or work office. Take a picture showcasing your UMass pennants, diploma, swag, etc., and post to social media.

October 18—October 24, 2020

Online

Do you have old yearbook photos and miss the good old days at UMass? Well now is your chance to relive some of your favorite memories as part of our #UMassThrowback Photo Competition.

October 18—October 24, 2020

Online

This event is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents.

October 18—October 20, 2020 8:00 am-9:30 pm

Online

Folks in Eastern Mass, Hillel is headed your way!

October 18, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Millennium Park
UMass SASA (South Asian Students Association)  and MannMukti are co-hosting a discussion surrounding mental health during Covid-19! Come chat with us about how you've been doing and learn some ways to destress and take care of yourself during these times.

October 18, 2020
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Times have been tough but Minutemen are tougher. Join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, alumni, and friends to kick off Homecoming by celebrating members of the UMass Amherst community who embody the revolutionary spirit through selfless action in the face of new challenges this pandemic has brought.

October 18, 2020
7:00 pm

Online

Come join UPC (the University Programming Council) and the Student Alumni Association in a virtual Jackbox game night to kick off Homecoming Week. 

October 18, 2020
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Online

Join fellow 1970 Umies as we kick off your 50th reunion year with a celebratory toast featuring some favorite cocktails from the time.

October 18, 2020
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Online

This event will be a way for students to showcase where they are staying during this remote semester. UMass students will be submitting short length videos of whatever they call home and these videos will be adhering to university guidelines.

October 19—October 24, 2020 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Online

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy will host voting rights expert Gilda Daniels for a talk, "The Fight to Vote for the Right to Vote."

October 19, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

UMass engineers are innovators—involved in solving the world’s most pressing problems.

October 19, 2020
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Online

Strategies to Lower CO2 Emissions Using Concrete Masonry.

October 19, 2020
4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Online registration for this event is now closed.

October 19, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

This event is CANCELLD due to unforeseen circumstances.

October 19, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

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

Come join multiple organizations for a collaborative event hosted by the Asian American Student Association to have a discussion about the "Model Minority Myth".

October 19, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

Online registration for this event is now closed.

October 19, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

A Jackbox Game Night full of fun and with prizes for every winner.

October 19, 2020
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Online

This award-winning documentary explores a little-known chapter in the life of the prolific African-American author Audre Lorde (1934-92), who lived in Berlin in the 1980s.

October 20—October 22, 2020

Online

Intramural Sports NBA2K Registration via IMLeagues. 

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

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a free, unique, persistent and universal digital identifier.

October 20, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

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

A panel discussion featuring W. E. B. Du Bois Center Graduate Fellows, moderated by Sarah Tanzi (PhD) and introduced by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Center.

October 20, 2020
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Online

The U.S. economy has relied on BIPOC labor and buying power for centuries. Join this panel as we discuss what could happen if labor and buying power were reclaimed by BIPOC, and how we can use our collective economic power to support BIPOC-owned business and divest from harmful corporations. 

October 20, 2020
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Online

Ready, set, put your UMass knowledge to the test!  Brush up on your knowledge, gather your friends, and join alumni for a night of lively, virtual competition. One round will feature UMass Athletics trivia, but the rest have no limits!

October 20, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 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 project takes its inspiration from the Octavia’s Brood anthology, which explores the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change.  

October 20—October 21, 2020 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Are you down for a night of lively competition? Grab some popcorn, gather your friends (virtually), and show off how much you know about UMass at our next trivia night!

October 20, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

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

Join the College of Education for this important and timely discussion about how adults can engage with the children and youth in their lives around the topics of race and racial justice.

October 20, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Resistance Studies Initiative Speaker Series: Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.Binalakshmi Nepram (Bina) is a Resistance Studies Fellow born in Manipur Nation currently located in India's Northeast region next to Myanmar. Bina is an indigenous author and civil rights activist spearheading work on making women-led peace, security and disarmament meaningful. 

October 21, 2020
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Online

The SPHHS and the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network, in partnership with the New England Public Health Training Center, welcome alumnus Frank Robinson ‘94PhD, Vice President of Public Health & Community Relations at Baystate Health Systems, along with Paul Foster, Chief Information and Accountability Officer for the Springfield Public Schools, and Paul Murphy, incoming Board Chair of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

October 21, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Copyright? Fair use? Got a question about your publication contract?  Our Copyright and Information Policy Librarian will be opening their Zoom office on Wednesdays at noon to 1 p.m.

October 21, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

How can existing resources and systems create a more inclusive and holistic model of support for students with disabilities? Moderator Dr.

October 21, 2020
2:00 pm

Online

Du Bois came of age as a scholar in the years when the Lost Cause myth was being most aggressively propagated in the South and indeed nationally.

October 21, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Join us to learn about how to secure internships; special attention paid to digital/remote internships. 

October 21, 2020
5:00 pm-7:00 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

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

Shachar Gillat Scott '02 brings her UMass spirit to you from California. Working for Snap, Inc. (aka Snapchat!) as the global head of brand marketing, Shachar's got a lot to share about her path to success and will offer advice for students and young alumni entering into the job market.

October 21, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Leaders at Boston's Project STEP talk about their work, offering long-term music instruction to young people from underserved communities.

October 21, 2020
7:00 pm

Online

WBCN and the American Revolution tells the story of radical underground radio station WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late 1960s and early 70s.

October 21, 2020
7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Gather the family and invite your friends to join digitally as you hone your creative skills with Paint Sip Fun! With the guidance of a skilled instructor, you're invited to follow along as we create a fall foliage scene highlighting the W.E.B.

October 21, 2020
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Online

UPC (The  University Programming Council)  is presenting a virtual concert series this fall.

October 21, 2020
9:00 pm

Online

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

Online

This workshop is for current RefWorks users who want to switch to Zotero before our RefWorks subscription ends in May 2021.

October 22, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, virtual reality, and computer games.

October 22, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Online

When we understand disability in a context of social justice, a cultural and political experience shaped by dynamics of power and privilege, we can begin to unpack the many ways ableism influences the system of higher education.

October 22, 2020
2:00 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

Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary Nursing Class of 1970! While we wish we could gather in person, we'll bring our UMass spirit to this virtual celebration.

October 22, 2020
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Online

In recognition of our 10th year, the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) is excited to celebrate this milestone anniversary, themed Honoring Our Legacy, Advocacy, Community, and Culture.

October 22, 2020
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Online

TCSA (Taiwanese and Chinese Students' Association) will be hosting an informal session about the events occurring in Hong Kong! Find our zoom link via our Facebook page! 

October 22, 2020
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

We will be watching the movie Dear Ex along with other members of TCSA through zoom! Come join.

October 22, 2020
7:00 pm

Online

Join the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) for a networking and learning event during UMass Homecoming 2020 @HOME.

October 22, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

As a chapter of Engineers Without Borders, EWB UMass strives to carry out the parent organization’s mission: "EWB-USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

October 23—October 26, 2020 12:00 am-11:45 pm

Online

Lina Montoya is a doctoral student at University of California, Berkeley. Her methodological research is at the intersection of causal inference, statistics, and machine learning to develop ways of estimating, evaluating, and implementing optimal dynamic treatment rules, i.e., rules that determine which interventions work best for which patients.

October 23, 2020
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

Inpatient hospital capacity has been a major focus and concern for many healthcare systems across the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

October 23, 2020
11:00 am

Online

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites you to participate in an interactive webinar on facilitating classroom conversations across differences during this time of high tensions, polarization and divisiveness in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential Election and amid a pandemic, economic crisis, deep social unrest in response to systemic racism and xenophobia, and threats to academic freedom.

October 23, 2020
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Online

Enjoy a brief history of labyrinths, which date back more than 4,000 years and appear on every continent except Antartica.

October 23, 2020
2:00 pm-3:15 pm

Online

Please join us for Graduate Film Certificate presentations by Bibiana Med (MFA, Studio Arts) and Shastri Akella (Ph.D., Comparative Literature)! Please contact the Graduate Program Director to rsvp: ciecko@comm.umass.edu

October 23, 2020
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online

Come join the  Asian American Student Association (AASA) 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
6:00 pm-8:00 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

The UMass Unions United Labor Chorus and Building Bridges invite you to join this inspiring workshop and to be uplifted by the power of song. 

October 23, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Join the Stonewall Center for a Virtual Queereoke Night.

October 23, 2020
7:30 pm

Online

Tired of boring nights in? Join renowned magician and mentalist Gary Ferrar for an interactive virtual performance full of hysterical laughs, unexpected moments, and jaw-dropping effects.

October 23, 2020
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

The UMass Unions United Labor Chorus and Building Bridges invite you to our first Song Swap! Featuring Elise Bryant, special guests and community members.

October 23, 2020
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

We will be showing a spiritual movie via zoom or Netflix party to watch and discuss with our general body members.

October 24, 2020
5:30 pm-9:30 pm

Online