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 January 2021
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

Fit in an extra class, complete a requirement, and earn a few more credits. Choose from a variety of online courses and take them wherever you are, whenever your schedule allows. 

December 7—January 16, 2021
This event does NOT occur on:
December 25, January 1

Online

The UMass Wind Ensemble presents "Standing Together," a series of streamed performances on the Music & Dance Department’s YouTube Channel. The Wind Ensemble will perform Danzon No. 2 (1994) for Saxophone Ensemble by Arturo Màrquez, Arr. Keen/Wood.

January 2, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

For undergraduate students interested in applying to be an Orientation Leader for the Summer 2021 New Student Orientation program.

January 5, 2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

International Coffee Hour

January 6, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am
January 13, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
January 20, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am
January 27, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

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.

January 7, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

There’s never been a better time to consider a master’s in data analytics. Why? The job market, for one. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15% job growth in data science through 2029, 15% faster than the national average for all occupations.

January 9, 2021
4:00 pm

Online

Come and learn more about what AASA (the Asian American Student Association) is up to and meet new people!

January 9, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

The UMass Wind Ensemble presents "Standing Together," a series of streamed performances on the Music & Dance Department’s YouTube Channel. The Wind Ensemble will perform Schism (2010) by David Biedenbender and conducted by Matthew Westgate. 

January 9, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

International Student Community Support

January 11, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
January 15, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am
January 22, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am
January 25, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
January 29, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am

Online

For undergraduate students interested in applying to be an Orientation Leader for the Summer 2021 New Student Orientation program.

January 11, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) will be holding a session designed for faculty who implemented the Forward FOCUS course evaluation in one or more of their Fall 2020 courses.

January 11, 2021
1:00 pm-2:15 pm

Online

Join Christina, a Peer Health Educator, to discuss the importance of taking care of yourself during break, prioritizing mental and physical health, and exploring ways to keep in touch with those you care about in a COVID-safe way. 

January 11, 2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

If you are caring for someone at home, as well as working from home, we invite you to take a short break to drop in for ‘coffee’ with other faculty navigating a similar balancing act. Come for 5 minutes or for the full half-hour to meet faculty from across campus, swap stories, and exchange ideas.

January 12—April 27, 2021, Tuesdays 9:00 am-9:30 am

Online

Come join this Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from online teaching.

January 12, 2021
10:00 am-11:30 am

Online

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

January 13, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

During this special panel discussion, UMass Amherst scholars from the departments of history, journalism and political science will help make sense of the events of January 6, 2021 by examining precedents for political violence in the U.S. and elsewhere, political polarization and the role of traditional and new media. 

January 14, 2021
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Online

Sophomores and juniors, are you committed to making a difference through consensus-building? Do you motivate others to take action? Are you committed to finding positive solutions to either environmental challenges or issues impacting Indian country—and through public service?

January 14, 2021
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

A meeting of the UMass Amherst Student Chapter of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), which is dedicated to integrating students into the local government management profession through events that connect theories, practices, and applications.

January 15, 2021
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.

January 16, 2021
4:00 pm

Online

The UMass Wind Ensemble presents "Standing Together," a series of streamed performances on the Music & Dance Department’s YouTube Channel. The Wind Ensemble will perform Old Wine in New Bottles (1959) by Gordon Jacob.

January 16, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts. 

January 18, 2021
12:00 am

All Campus

Teaching languages online presents particular pedagogical challenges since language learning is an inherently social process. Join this CTL session to learn from three language instructors who successfully adapted their teaching practices to the online environment.

January 19, 2021
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Online

Join host Dylan Curcio, Program Information Specialist, to learn more about Isenberg’s Masters of Science in Accounting program for those coming from an Accounting background.

January 19, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

This program focuses on exploring the complexity of supervision at the University, allowing supervisors to build upon their current skill level to become more effective in their roles.

January 20, 2021 9:00 am-11:30 am
January 21, 2021 9:00 am-11:30 am
February 3, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am
February 10, 2021 9:00 am-11:30 am
March 3, 2021 9:00 am-11:30 am

Online

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.

January 20, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Join host Dylan Curcio, Program Information Specialist, to learn more about Isenberg’s Masters of Science in Accounting program - Transitions Track for those coming from a non-Accounting background.

January 21, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

In this roundtable scheduled during the day after Joe Biden’s inauguration, engaged researchers in political communication, journalism studies, and disinformation studies discuss the problem of political polarization and how their different sub-fields resolve tensions between healing and assigning accountability.

January 21, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Learn about the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy's graduate programs for full- and part-time students.

January 21, 2021
4:00 pm

Online

Join Women of Color Leadership Network and Smart About Money for a presentation on financial wellness for women and nonbinary people of color.

January 21, 2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online

A virtual panel discussion from the W. E. B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, exploring the Du Bois’ lived experience of government repression and surveillance in the United States as well as the scholarship both produced on this topic.

January 21, 2021
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

Guest presenter Caroline Lancaster, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents her research "Immigration and the Sociocultural Divide in Central and Eastern Europe: Stasis or Evolution?"

January 22, 2021
12:00 pm

Online

The Department of Music and Dance presents a Faculty Recital by Kathryn Lockwood, viola, livestreamed from Bezanson Hall. 

January 22, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

Come learn the basics for pruning blueberries for your home landscape.  

January 23, 2021
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Online

The UMass Wind Ensemble presents "Standing Together," a series of streamed performances on the Music & Dance Department’s YouTube Channel. This performance includes pieces by Raum and Vaughan Williams.

January 23, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

Every Tuesday evening we (the Cru folks) get together to enjoy sharing time with each other and to learn more about life in Christ.

January 24—April 27, 2021, Tuesdays 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Online

Welcome to UMass! New students are invited to register for a DIY Plant kit! Plant your own Money Tree right in your residence hall room! Registration for this event will open on Jan.

January 25—January 28, 2021 8:00 am-11:45 pm

Supplies will be delivered directly to registrants' residence hall. Off-campus students may contact NSO contact person for pick-up.
Order Valentine Grams hand-made by the sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda! With customizable messages, cute vinyl stikers, and luxurious rose petals, these cards will be perfect to order for your loved ones.

January 25—February 9, 2021 8:00 am-11:00 pm

Online

A therapeutic support space to talk about family or housemate relationship issues.

January 25—March 10, 2021, Tuesdays 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Online

A process-oriented ongoing therapy group for women identified graduate students looking for support.

January 25—February 23, 2021, Mondays 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Online

Don't struggle alone! Come together with other students who have experienced the loss of a loved one.Group starts once full.

January 25—February 24, 2021, Wednesdays 3:45 pm-5:15 pm

Online

A co-ed experiential personal growth group with a focus on mutual support, self-exploration, interpersonal relationships, managing anxiety, balancing multiple roles, and addressing obstacles to completing dissertation/theses

January 25—March 8, 2021, Mondays 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Online

Join us for our support group for UMass student parents.

January 25, 2021
8:30 pm-9:30 pm

Online

Join host Victoria Quill, Program Information Specialist, for a virtual information session to learn more about the MS in Business Analytics program.

January 26, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Are you struggling expressing and regulating your emotions?

January 26—February 24, 2021, Tuesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Online

A four session workshop that examines the role of perfectionism in our lives and offers skills and techniques to leverage this to our advantage. Students can register for either session and should plan to attend for four consecutive weeks.

January 26—April 7, 2021, Tuesdays 4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Online

Join University Women in Leadership (UWiL) and Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) for a discussion about creating opportunities and being open to change with UMass alum Sharon Bland, the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Montgomery College.

January 26, 2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online

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

January 27, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will be the guest speaker at the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy’s spring 2021 kickoff event.

January 27, 2021
2:00 pm

Online

Undergraduate group providing a supportive setting to gain a better understanding of yourself, practice new ways of relating to others, share personal experiences, and receive feedback and support.

January 27—February 25, 2021, Wednesdays 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Online

Join New Student Orientation Leaders and fellow students for a night of trivia and prizes! 

January 27, 2021
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

If you are an undergraduate senior, the pandemic has likely impacted your experience in many unique ways.

January 28—March 11, 2021, Thursdays 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Online

Join our four-session workshop to develop a more compassionate, realistic, and accepting relationship with yourself.

January 28—March 5, 2021, Thursdays 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Online

Students, are you currently in a romantic relationship, or are interested in being in one? Join our six session free workshop to develop your relationship skills.

January 28—March 5, 2021, Thursdays 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Online

Join us for an exciting talk by Dr. Peter Sterling to discuss his newest book, "What is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design". Sponsored by the UMass Initiative on Neurosciences (IONs)

January 28, 2021
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

Trouble staying focused?  Difficulty keeping up with assignments?  Remote learning getting you down?  This skills-based workshop series will provide participants with practical tools and cognitive strategies to improve focus and concentration, increase productivity, and reduce academic stress.  Join us!

January 28—March 26, 2021, Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Online

You are not alone.  Join our free four-session workshop in a supportive space for undergraduate students who experience anxiety in social situations.

January 28—February 26, 2021, Thursdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Join NSO for a virtual scavenger hunt! Compete at your own pace for a variety of prizes! 

January 29—February 1, 2021 12:00 am-11:45 pm

Online

Grapes are one of the most universally enjoyed fruits available.

January 30, 2021
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Online

The UMass Wind Ensemble presents "Standing Together," a series of streamed performances on the Music & Dance Department’s YouTube Channel. The Ensemble will play  Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Little Threepenny Music) (1929) by Kurt Weill.

January 30, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

A virtual concert featuring beloved long-time piano professor Nadine Shank, who passed away in October 2020. Featuring recent performances by Ms. Shank with current and former colleagues and students, offering a moving and inspiring testament to her legacy as a performer, educator, and mentor. 

January 31, 2021
3:00 pm

Online