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 February 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Today is the first day of classes for the Spring 2021 semester. 

February 1, 2021

"CURRENT | UNDERCURRENT is a visual conversation relating to current events such as COVID-19, gender (LGBTQIA+, masculinity) racial justice (Black Lives Matter), and climate change. The show addresses these issues through the shared anxiety of a divided nation and a partisan political climate. 

February 1—May 14, 2021 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Online

A Feinberg Series Event with Vanessa Nakate and Varshini Prakash ’15, moderated by Toussaint Losier, co-hosted with the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies

February 1, 2021
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Online

Have you ever struggled with setting rules or limits in your relationships with friends, romantic partners, family members, advisors, or coworkers? If so, come join our drop in community conversation to learn more about what boundaries are and collaborate with peers on how to set them.

February 1—May 4, 2021, Mondays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

Innovative skills-based free 3 part workshop open to all UMASS students, focused on learning practical tools for coping with stress and anxiety.

February 2—May 11, 2021, Tue/Fri 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” - Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015

February 2—February 24, 2021, Tuesdays 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Struggling with how to initiate a difficult conversation? Want to share how you really feel in a way that is intentional and productive with a family member, partner, roommate, friend, or supervisor?Wednesdays 3-4pm, Spring 2021

February 3—May 5, 2021, Wednesdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

Join the UMass Libraries and IT for a game night including Pictionary, Bingo and some Trivia! 

February 3, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

WOCLN Thursday Check Ins will resume on February 4 and will be held through May 6

February 4—May 6, 2021, Thursdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Eight-session free workshop focused on improving time management and organizational skills, reducing procrastination, and increasing self-esteem and self-acceptance.

February 4—February 19, 2021, Thursdays 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Online

This drop-in group will invite students to think critically about their social media usage in a nonjudgmental setting.

February 4—May 6, 2021, Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

Nothing about this academic year has been normal, yet here you are. This may not be what you imagined your first semester at UMass would look like.

February 4—April 29, 2021, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

A talk by Eric Gordon, Visiting Professor, MIT and Director of the Engagement Lab, Emerson College as a part of the Zube lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

February 4, 2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

A group where Black undergraduate students can find their voice at UMass.

February 4—May 6, 2021, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Free and open to all UMass and 5 College students who identify as trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming or questioning.

February 4—May 6, 2021, Thursdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Online

Join NSO for a paint night! Supplies for this event will be delivered directly to your residence hall room. Must register in advance. Registration is limited to the first 350 students. Must be an undergraduate first-year student or new transfer to participate.

February 4, 2021
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host a seminar as part of the Epidemiology program, “Obesity Epidemiology: Addressing Obesity as a Multifactorial Disease”, to be given by Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen, Friday, February 5th at 10:00 AM via Zoom. It is a one time series event, free and open to the public. This is not a co-sponsored event. Contact Tonya Menard tonyamenard@umass.edu for more information.

February 5, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

We’ll all gather virtually to celebrate the work of the Fine Arts Center. The night features a trivia contest, and FEVER is back this year with a post-presentation dance party.

February 6, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

In this workshop, Student Success will share tips and strategies to help prepare students for online coursework and give students the tools to successfully engage with virtual learning.

February 8, 2021 10:10 am-11:10 am
February 16, 2021 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
March 23, 2021 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
February 10, 2021 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
February 25, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

The Mu Chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda invites you to rush our Spring 2021 Alpha Theta Class! Kappa Phi Lambda was founded on March 9, 1995 at Binghamton University based on our three pillars of sisterhood, service, and cultural diversity. We are an Asian-interest sorority, NOT Asian-exclusive, and welcome everyone who is interested in learning more about our eternal sisterhood.

February 8—February 19, 2021 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Join us for our support group for UMass student parents.

February 8, 2021
8:30 pm-9:30 pm

Online

A group of women connected to the Anchor House of Artists project their experience into a claustrophobic world. 

February 9, 2021
6:00 pm

Online

A group of women connected to the Anchor House of Artists project their experience into a claustrophobic world.

February 9—March 9, 2021 6:00 pm

Online

Come join the South Asian Students Association for our Spring Semester General Body Meeting. Learn about our events for this semester, elections for our executive board, and hear from other cultural RSOs on campus.  Online Location: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98877989783

February 9, 2021
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Come join the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) webinar to learn about how trauma-aware teaching practices can support students during these stressful times. 

February 10, 2021
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Online

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

February 10, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

P.R.O.P.S.: Presenting Real, Original, Powerful Stories UMass Amherst students can participate in P.R.O.P.S remotely from wherever they are! 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.

February 10, 2021
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Online

Co-presented by Five College Center for East Asian Studies and the Fine Arts Center.

February 10, 2021
7:00 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 to meet resistance agents from across time and space who will share their stories and empower audience members to commit small acts of change in their home communities.

February 10—February 12, 2021 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Online

The "Conflict, Violence and Security" research workshop considers paper in the areas of conflict, conflict processes, and resolution, violence (and efforts to counter it, including non-violent approaches to social and political change), and security - broadly defined to include the range of local and global approaches to individual and state security.

February 11, 2021
9:30 am-11:00 am

Online

How will you keep up with college academics and activities this semester? In this workshop, students will delve into time management strategies to start applying today.

February 22, 2021 10:10 am-11:10 am
March 2, 2021 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
March 10, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 11, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

The UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center present the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative's Spring 2021 Arts and Humanities Virtual Internship Fair on Thursday, February 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

February 11, 2021
11:30 am-2:30 pm

Online

This festival pairs streamed film screenings and virtual discussions with filmmakers, actors, scholars and activists. It offers a bold and refreshing look at the diversity of the Black diaspora and contemporary Germany. Join us for a live virtual discussion with actor and founder of Panthertainment, Tyron Ricketts, and filmmaker Denise Ekale Kum.

February 11, 2021
12:00 pm

Online

Welcome all and come to learn about our RSO and events to look forward to in the Spring semester! The core mission of the Taiwanese and Chinese Students' Association is to celebrate the vibrant Taiwanese and Chinese heritage and to spread greater multicultural awareness and solidarity to all students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and its surrounding communities.

February 11, 2021
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

Studying Complex Diseases Using Integrative -Omics and Network Approaches. New technologies now allow biomedical investigators to comprehensively study the molecular repertoire of a biological system or organism.

February 12, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

"CURRENT | UNDERCURRENT is a visual conversation relating to current events such as COVID-19, gender (LGBTQIA+, masculinity) racial justice (Black Lives Matter), and climate change. The show addresses these issues through the shared anxiety of a divided nation and a partisan political climate."

February 12, 2021
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Online

Join us for a Zoom Curator Talk about Current | Undercurrent - a visual conversation relating to current events such as COVID-19, gender (LGBTQIA+, masculinity) racial justice (Black Lives Matter), and climate change.

February 12, 2021
12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Online

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, a black romance movie will be showcased. Surveys through Instagram will help pick the winner.

February 12, 2021
6:00 pm

Online

Come by and make new relationships/friendships in the spirit of Valentine’s day through fun activities and bonding with the Asian American Student Association!   The link will be announced on our Facebook page.

February 12, 2021
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

Over the course of 8 hours, hackathon participants are encouraged to learn and develop new technical skills, network with sponsor company representatives, and innovate with passion.

February 13, 2021
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Online

The joy of growing fruit in the home garden is enjoying a renaissance.   One of the key steps in successful fruit growing is the act of pruning the trees.  This can seem daunting and complicated, but it’s not!  Not once you understand the principles involved. Join in and learn how to properly prune your fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches, etc.). 

February 13, 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.

February 15, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

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

February 16, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Join us for learning about journaling techniques and other tips for getting more organized with personal goals and college work.

February 16, 2021
6:00 pm

Online

Presented by the Fine Arts Center, moderated by UMass faculty member Bruce Baird, best-selling author and Japanese cultural expert Alex Kerr will discuss visuality, language, and space in traditional Japanese arts, calligraphy, and design.

February 16, 2021
7:00 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.

February 17, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

The Ethnography Collective @ UMASS Amherst invites you to join its first spring 2021 event, WTF?! Graduate Student Edition: "Stuck and Unstuck on Doing Fieldwork during Covid-19" on Feb 17 at 5-6:30 pm (EST). 

February 17, 2021
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Online

Founded in 1960, Ladysmith Black Mambazo became one of South Africa's most prolific recording artists. In this season-opening event, they will perform some of their most beloved selections and speak about inspiration and legacy. Concert filmed in South Africa followed by pre-recorded Q&A.

February 17, 2021
7:00 pm

Online

Do you want to be more efficient with studying? Join Student Success in this workshop to examine your learning styles and study strategies.

March 1, 2021 10:10 am-11:10 am
February 23, 2021 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 17, 2021 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
February 18, 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.

February 18, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Opportunities and Challenges of Public Participation in Disaster Recovery Planning

February 18, 2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Voices of Data Science 2021 is data science conference featuring talks from accomplished data scientists working in the common good space. 

February 19—February 20, 2021 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Online

Dr. Yvette Cozier is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Boston University School of Public Health.  She is also a Senior Epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University where she is an investigator on the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS).

February 19, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

Guest presenter Nicola Nones, PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, presents his research "Moral Rhetoric and Negativity Bias in Media Outlets during the Sovereign Bond Crisis."

February 19, 2021
12:00 pm

Online

Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care. 

February 20, 2021
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Online

The Department of Music and Dance presents lectures and performances on historical clarinets, masterclasses and clarinet choir for all.

February 21, 2021
9:30 am-5:30 pm

Online

Simulate the investor boardroom experience. Present your venture to a panel of judges in a closed-door setting and compete for a spot in the Final.

February 22, 2021
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Zuckerman, founder of the UMass Amherst Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, will speak about his new book, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them (W.

February 22, 2021
12:00 pm

Online

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

February 23, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Meet and sew with the rock-star volunteers from Kristina’s Auntie Sewing Squad, a national collective of volunteers of all genders who will take newcomers through the activity of making their own hand sewn mask.

February 24, 2021
7:00 pm

Online

Come celebrate the Lantern Festival with us and learn about the significance of lanterns in our Taiwanese & Chinese culture! We will be doing some paper lantern origami and have fun activities planned.

February 25, 2021
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

Sometimes the smallest creatures can cause the greatest impact. Join in and learn about disease management for tree fruit.

February 27, 2021
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Online