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  February 21—27, 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—May 14, 2021

All Campus

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.

February 16—February 26, 2021, weekdays

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.  

February 16—February 27, 2021, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

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

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

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

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

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

UMass Amherst is competing against hundreds of other universities and colleges in Campus Race to Zero Waste 2021.

January 31—March 26, 2021

All Campus

Women for UMass (WFUM) promotes the advancement of campus programs focused on access, support, and opportunity for students, especially those that positively impact women and their respective communities. WFUM is proud to have funded 68 projects, totaling over $263,000 during the past 8 years. 

February 1—March 3, 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

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

Drop in and join international students, community members, and staff from the International Programs Office for a fun and friendly virtual conversation.

February 3—May 5, 2021, Wednesdays 9:00 am

Online

With the support of the group, survivors and people affected by trauma and sexual violence will work together to heal.

February 3—May 5, 2021, Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:00 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

WOCLN Thursday Check Ins will resume on February 4 and will be held through May 6. Drop in at our weekly check ins. Let us know how you are doing. Connect with others and get connected to resources.

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

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

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

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

Free, friendly virtual drop-in session for international students with a counselor from the Center for Counseling & Psychological Health (CCPH).

February 5—May 7, 2021, Fridays

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

In a world that is constantly changing, staying grounded can be a helpful way to cope.

February 8—May 3, 2021, Mondays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

Join this space for LGBTQIA+ Graduate student support and community.

February 9—May 4, 2021, Tuesdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27

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

BPQC, the Bi/Pan/Queer Collective is now meeting Tuesdays at 7:00pm (EST)

February 9—April 27, 2021, Tuesdays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Weekly LGBTQIA+ Support Group: Every Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm.

February 10—April 28, 2021, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

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

Providing Connection, Conversation and Community though small faciliated groups using engaging questions and interactive activities.  Meet new friends and make new connections. 

February 11—March 18, 2021, Thursdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Pride Alliance: Meeting every other Thursday at 7pm this semester.Spring meetings Dates:Feb.11th & 25th, March 11th & 25th, April 8th & 22nd at 7pm. REGISTER FOR ZOOM Link at: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpde2oqDopHtQXxAUMkapArPPmupz6AxMn 

February 11—April 29, 2021, Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
February 18, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29

Online

Join us in this supportive drop-in space where you can connect with other students in a similar situation. This drop-in group is open to all UMass students.

February 12—March 5, 2021, Fridays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
February 16—March 2, 2021, Tuesdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

A support group for LGBTQIA+ people exploring how identity, conflict, and microaggressions impact you and your partners.

February 15—April 26, 2021 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Online

Engine 3, also known as the Student Force, is a volunteer force open to college students in the Amherst area. Our recruiting program has begun for Spring 2021. We are currently seeking freshmen and sophomore students at UMass Amherst, Amherst College, and Mt. Holyoke College. Learn more about how to apply at https://www.amherstma.gov/2176/Student-Force

February 16—March 31, 2021

North Station
Are you interested in Super heros and other worlds such as Marvel, DC and Star Wars? Sign up for this section of ProjectConnect and meet other students who are too.  

February 16—March 23, 2021, Tuesdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Faculty have requested more opportunities to hear from each other and share online teaching practices, so this spring the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is piloting a “Strategy Swap” series.

February 17, 2021 10:30 am-11:30 am
February 26, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am
March 9, 2021 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
March 26, 2021 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

ProjectConnect is a weekly, one hour peer faciliated conversation designed to build connection, community and friendship through engaging questions and interactive activities. Join the conversation and make a new connection.

February 17—March 24, 2021, Wednesdays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Making new friends and connecting with other UMass students is really hard right now.

February 17—March 17, 2021, Wednesdays 9:00 pm-10:00 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

Come and watch "Queen & Slim" for free starting on Saturday, 2/20/21! 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.

February 20—February 21, 2021 1:00 am-1:00 am

Online

Hello all aspiring sketch comedy comedians of the new age! Sketch 22, UMass Amherst's PREMIERE sketch comedy troupe, is hosting AUDITIONS for the Spring 2021 semester! And it's FREE.

February 20, 2021 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 21, 2021 6:00 pm-8:00 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

This event is a biweekly service. We will have pastors coming to preach and we will have our very own worship team dinging during the services.

February 21, 2021 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
March 7, 2021 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
March 21, 2021 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
April 4, 2021 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
April 18, 2021 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
May 2, 2021 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Online

Please join PITCH at our first music theory workshop! This session will be divided into two halves; in the first part, we'll discuss basic music theory concepts, including major and minor scales, intervals, triads, and a few common chord progressions.

February 21, 2021
6:15 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Celebrate yourself and the special women in your life by sharing your talent.

February 22—March 1, 2021

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

A weekly prayer meeting where members learn and discuss the word of God and pray together about what we've learned as well as things we face in our daily lives.

February 22, 2021
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Come to UMass KSA's Spring 2021 GIM where both new and past students can catch up, make new friends, and meet the E-board members! Our Spring 2021 GIM will be held It will be held on February 22 from 7 PM to 8 PM. https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/95681991828

February 22, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 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

On the occasion of W. E. B. Du Bois's birthday, this panel celebrates the centennial of the remarkable and short-lived 'The Brownies' Book' (1920-1921), the periodical for Black children edited by Du Bois, Jessie Fauset, and Augustus Granville Dill.

February 23, 2021
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes Associate Professor of Communication Disorders Mary Andrianopoulos for the next talk in its dean seminar series on February 23, 2021, from 5:00-6:00 pm. She will deliver a talk on “The Use of Vocal Biomarkers for Differential Diagnosis.”

February 23, 2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online

Join Isabelle, a peer health educator, along with fellow undergrads for a chat over your favorite hot beverage (or not!).

February 23, 2021
6:00 pm

Online

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February 23, 2021
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

Interested in representing your peers as a student government leader at UMass? Come learn about our upcoming elections for the 2021-2022 academic year! At this one-hour info session, we will talk about what the SGA does, who we serve, and how you can get involved.

February 23, 2021
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Come to our Spring General Interest Meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 @ 7 PM to learn more about our organization as well as find out what we have planned for you this semester.

February 23, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

There will be two virtual Paws Program events on Wednesday, February 24.  See description for details.

February 24, 2021

Online

Pertaining to the Western Massachusetts specifically. We will practice democratic participation, share resources and openly grapple with questions around what constitutes "good food" and who has access to it (within the social/economic/ecological context of regenerative agriculture).

February 24, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

Looking for a national scholarship opportunity but don’t know where to begin? Attend this info session via Zoom, covering a variety of domestic and international scholarships for grad school, or studies and research abroad, led by our expert ONSA advisors.

February 24, 2021
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Come join us to chill and study together.

February 24, 2021
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

We will discuss the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on medicine and minority communities in the short and long term.  Online Location: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMofu-hrTgqH9K1i80mfxOh5-QTMlUZDmHt

February 24, 2021
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

Founder, Vicki Citron, will talk about Musica Franklin which is an El Sistema-inspired free after-school music program in Franklin County with a mission of preparing students for a brighter future through music. Their programs meet at the Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls and the Leyden Woods housing community in Greenfield, providing access to families with the fewest resources.

February 24, 2021
7:00 pm

Online

Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn? Why is Salesforce buying Slack? Why did NVIDIA buy Arm?

February 24, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

On Wednesday, February 24th, ALPFA alongside ADB & LU will be hosting a Celebrating Black History Virtual Game Night.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-black-history-game-night-tickets-141597312373

February 24, 2021
7:00 pm-8:15 pm

Online

A “Stitch n' Bitch” is a gathering of crafty folks where they talk, listen, and work on needlecraft together.

February 24, 2021
7:00 pm

Online

Come enjoy a relaxing and stress-free night on this Wellness Wednesday with various games and activities, and have fun!   The link will be announced on our Facebook page (UMass AASA), so check it out there.

February 24, 2021
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Riveting testimonial given by Joseph Matthews Ph.D. that touches upon the ideologies and social constructions of race and masculinity placed on men of color.

February 24, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

The 28th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival presents a screening and Q&A of Landfall (2020, Cecilia Aldarondo, Puerto Rico/USA, 91 mins, in English and Spanish w/ English subtitles).

February 24, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall is a cautionary tale for our times.

February 24, 2021
7:30 pm

Online

Pertaining to the Western Massachusetts specifically. We will practice democratic participation, share resources and openly grapple with questions around what constitutes "good food" and who has access to it (within the social/economic/ecological context of regenerative agriculture).Education Circle, Western MA Regenerative Food System with Madeleine Charney, UMass librarian for Sustainable Food & Farming Program.

February 25, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

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

February 25, 2021
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Online

For the IDS February Climate Group Seminar, we welcome Care Anderson (Environmental Conservation) and Carey Clouse (Architecture, LARP).

February 25, 2021
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Online

This info session, via Zoom, explores international scholarships that fund graduate programs abroad.

February 25, 2021
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Online

Pop Up Table featuring OFS (Office of Fraternities and Sororities) at Worcester Dining Commons with playing card giveaways! 

February 25, 2021
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Worcester Commons, Exit

Landscape Architecture Alumni Panel featuring alums and friends of the Landscape Architecture programs at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

February 25, 2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Original Artifacts creators Steven Watson and Carol Huebner Venezia will be in conversation with student curators Jill Hughes and Jessica Scott.Artifacts at the End of a Decade

February 25, 2021
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

HASA's annual charity date event is here, but with a little twist. Come join us for a game of guess that artist, Haitian music edition. Guess correctly and you can win a date with one of our lovely contestants.

February 25, 2021
6:30 pm-7:30 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

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries for a fun evening of trivia on Zoom, celebrating 25 years of Pokémon.

February 25, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 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 Biostatistics program, “Identifying effector genes of human GWAS variants by INFIMA”, to be given by Dr. Sunduz Keles, Friday, February 26th at 10:00 AM via Zoom. It is a one time series event, open to the Umass campus community. Contact Tonya Menard tonyamenard@umass.edu for more information.

February 26, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

Tyler Walton (PhD student in Sociology) posits that the digital political landscape in the United States is currently in disarray. Recent experimental results indicate that exposure to the political out-group on Twitter increased attitudinal polarization, indicating that breaking the bubble may not solve the issue. In this presentation Tyler explains his  current study, which builds on these findings by exploring the relationship between out-group exposure and affective polarization.

February 26, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month by engaging in discussions about the experiences of Black-Indigenous/Afro-Indigenous people in the Americas.

February 26, 2021
5:00 pm

Online

MXCC | Stonewall Center - Black History Month LGBTQ+ Trivia Night.  Friday, Feb 26th, at 6:30pmRegistration required. Register at https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOigrD4vHtAaAHST3pYC_OFwLbQIkij9

February 26, 2021
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Online

We are closing out Black History Month with a virtual show directed by Anthony Valentine.

February 26, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 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

CEPA, the Center for Education Policy & Advocacy, is hosting our annual Student Advocacy Week to discuss making college more affordable! Meet new people and join your friends as we advocate for policy change around access and affordability of higher education!!

February 27, 2021 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
March 1, 2021 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
March 2, 2021 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
March 4, 2021 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Sorry for the wait, but we are finally back for our weekly tea table! Although remote, we are preparing with some fun stuff to share from Japan including some goodies.

February 27, 2021
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Online