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  November 29—December 5, 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—February 28, 2021

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

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
November 6, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 4, 2020 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

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

 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

Spring 2021 classes begin Feb. 1.

November 30—December 4, 2020

 Join us on National Computer Security Day for a deeper understanding of online threats and how to protect yourself!

November 30, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

This year’s expanding spotlight on racism in the U.S. has prompted the urgency for institutions and individuals to be actively anti-racist. What does this really mean? What is the difference between being not racist and being anti-racist? We’ll explore these questions and identify anti-racist actions that you can integrate in your personal and work life.

December 1, 2020
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Online

Join Program Director Meredith Rolfe (Professor of Political Science) and current student Larrisa Miller (M.S. '21) for a virtual information session to learn more about the M.S. DACSS program: our courses, program requirements, career paths, our students, how you can apply, and more. 

December 1, 2020
1:00 pm

Online

Annette Vadnais, Student Success and Outreach Librarian (Purple Hair Librarian), will be sharing her six pets on Zoom!

December 1, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Immersive theater works by placing its audience amid the action; we’re taking this concept remote. Café Subterrain invites audience members to gather in a digital café where they’ll journey through virtual rooms.

December 1—December 3, 2020 7:30 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.

December 2, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Annette Vadnais, Student Success and Outreach Librarian (Purple Hair Librarian), will be sharing her six pets on Zoom!

December 2, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

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

December 3, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Katherine Keith, PhD Candidate in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, addressses the question "How can data science contribute to social impact? in her presentation "Social Data Science with Text." 

December 4, 2020
12:00 pm

Online

Learn about the history of labyrinths, which date back more than 4,000 years and appear on every continent except Antartica.

December 4, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 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.  The open house will start at 3:00 p.m.

December 4, 2020
3:00 pm

Online