In accordance with Massachusetts regulations, capacity limits and other restrictions are in effect for in-person campus events. Please see Campus Event Guidance for Spring 2021 for more details.
Week of  April 11—17, 2021
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

"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

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

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 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

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 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

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

Queer Talk - Aweekly LGBTQIA+ Support Group: Every Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm. Join at https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98443439168

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

Join us to learn basic meditation techniques in an open and friendly environment.

February 22—May 3, 2021, Mondays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
February 22, April 19

Online

Alicia Renadette borrowed the title “Energy Constellation” from a quote by the artist, Joseph Beuys. Like Beuys, Renadette believes the that most materials and objects contain hidden symbolic potential. 

March 1—May 14, 2021 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Online

Ackerson’s paintings are distinguished by their high vantage points and richly textured  surfaces. From a birds-eye view, he  presents narrative scenes which are an imaginative take on popular culture, modern life and the hidden world of the human psyche. 

March 1—May 14, 2021 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Online

JSA will be holding some fun and exciting virtual events every Saturday.

March 6—May 1, 2021, Saturdays 4:00 pm-5:00 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.

March 8—May 3, 2021, Mondays 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

Living local and want to spruce up your room? How about a piece of art from an Israeli artist! Rent artwork for the semester to brighten up your own space for just $5!

March 9—May 3, 2021

Online

Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures; she is also a master of the art of printmaking.

March 16—April 30, 2021, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

In August of 1979, Steven Watson and Carol Huebner mailed 200 invitations to artists they had never met, asking if they would like to contribute to a project about the previous decade.

March 17—April 30, 2021, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

University Museum of Contemporary Art

We Are For Freedoms is an interdisciplinary exhibition and related public program series in partnership with For Freedoms, a national non-profit arts platform for creative civic engagement and direct action.

March 17—April 30, 2021, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Get inspired during National Women's History Month by diving into a fascinating memoir by a strong and powerful female leader. 

March 18—May 20, 2021

Online

We've got Shabbat offerings for everyone whether you're in the Amherst area or studying remotely. Check out the descriptions below for a whole menu of Shabbat options.

March 19—May 7, 2021

Online

Vibrant and uniquely executed paintings and drawings are inspired by dreams, spirituality, life in the country, family, and animals.

March 23—April 20, 2021

Online

Free, drop in confidential, one-on-one legal consultation with Attorney Bernie Stark from the Student Legal Services Office. 

March 25, 2021 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
April 15, 2021 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
May 6, 2021 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

Sign-up open! Queer & Trans Virtual Open Mic Night

March 30—April 23, 2021 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

This is a weekly writing for for graduate students and faculty to come and work together.

March 31—May 12, 2021, Wednesdays 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

In Visible Light is a large-scale illuminated sculptural work of art (40’ circumference) on view at Hampden Gallery’s Sculpture Garden. While the gallery doors are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sculpture safely, and creatively, reaches out to re-connect. In Visible Light acts as a beacon of optimism to the campus community while acknowledging the constraints and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 1—May 30, 2021

Hampden Gallery

Has COVID isolation got you down?Want to meet new people on campus but can’t figure out how?Break the ice and the isolation! 

April 5—May 15, 2021 9:00 am-5:00 pm

All Campus

 Marking the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), all are invited to join  The CWC Community Challenge.  Individuals or teams will choose their own challenge while raising awareness and/or money for the free Sexual Assault Support, Advocacy and Prevention Services provided by the Center for Women & Community.

April 6—April 24, 2021

To register, join the mailing list, or get more information, please email Adam Holmes (holmes@umass.edu).

April 7—August 1, 2021, Mondays 9:30 am-11:00 am

Online

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

April 7, 2021 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
April 14, 2021 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Online

Inspired by the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, and realized through mind-bending projection, DIY cinema, music, and immersive sound by critically-acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema, Leonardo & Sam tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions about identity and empathy that we all must make.

April 11, 2021
3:00 pm

Online

HASA/CASA is a cultural night hosted by HASA (Haitian American Student Association) and LU (Latinos Unidos) to explore and bring Haitian and Dominican culture to UMass and surrounding communities.

April 11, 2021 6:00 pm
April 12, 2021 7:00 pm
April 13, 2021 7:00 pm
April 14, 2021 6:00 pm
April 15, 2021 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

In this workshop, we'll cover some basic improvisation skills.

April 11, 2021
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Come to our next virtual talk by Deacon Steve Javie! He was a professional basketball referee during the time of Michael Jordan and is now working as a Deacon, serving Jesus.

April 11, 2021
8:30 pm-9:30 pm

Online

This year, to make sure everyone can experience a safe and fun Night for Clean Water, the auction will be held completely virtually through our club's website. It will function as an online bidding platform for all the auction items starting on April 1 and ending on April 17 at 6:15 p.m.

April 12—April 16, 2021
April 17, 2021 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

The University of Massachusetts Department of Art is pleased to announce the following BFA Thesis Exhibitions on view at Herter Art Gallery from April 12-16, 2021.

April 12—April 16, 2021

Herter Art Gallery

Brut Bites: Lunchtime talks on UMass Amherst’s modernist architecture

April 12, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

If you like to color as a way to reduce stress, check out this interesting spin on the concept.  Come hang out with the Peer Health Educators as you fill in your worksheet with corresponding stickers.  Students must RSVP through Campus Pulse.

April 12, 2021
2:00 pm-2:45 pm

All Campus

For more information, visit: https://www.umass.edu/diversitysciences/creating-pathways-social-good-your-stem-career.

April 12, 2021
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

Awarded Best Picture at the Oscars in 2017, Moonlight will be shown via Netflix Party.

April 12, 2021
6:00 pm

Online

The Kickoff Rally marks the beginning of our C.A.R.E week. This is a week of events to raise cancer awareness in the community.

April 12, 2021
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Looking for a visually compelling way to share that information? Jazz up those survey results? Get your point across? Well, look no further! In this workshop, you will learn to hone your point-making and data storytelling skills through creating your very own infographic using Canva.

April 13, 2021
10:00 am-11:30 am

Online

NCBI, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, provides PubMed and other resources for biomedical and genomic information. This workshop will demonstrate some of the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, including saved searches & search alerts, a personal bibliography, and using SciEnCV to create NIH, NSF, & IES Biosketches required for grants.

April 13, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

Join us on Instagram Live as we talk with Interim Director of Programming and Director of the Asian Arts and Cultures Program at the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, Michael Sakamoto.

April 13, 2021
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Online

Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Press and the Office of Faculty Development

April 13, 2021
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Online

Learn about our online master's degree in computer science.

April 13, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Stop by the Team Positive Presence (TPP) table for some free-themed giveaways outside of Hampshire Dining Hall.

April 13—May 4, 2021, Tuesdays 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Hampshire Dining Commons

A day off from classes packed with in-person and virtual events including PondFIRE, Paws Program, a paint-along, cornhole tournament, labryrinth walking, sunset yoga, tie-dye, movies, and more.

April 14, 2021
9:00 am-9:00 pm

All Campus

Looking to unwind with some adorable dogs? Come check out one or both of the Paws Program events on Wellbeing Wednesday!  The first session will be from11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second one from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.Each event will be offered via a webinar format, so you will need to register in order to secure your spot for one of the events.

April 14, 2021
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Online

Artists will share how they use their art to address the climate crisis. Participants join facilitated breakout groups by art form to discuss how to use one’s art and work inter-generationally to inspire action. Meet others. Share. Build your network as you work to make a difference for the planet. Free, pre-registration required.

April 14, 2021
12:00 pm

Online

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

April 14, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Join UMass Hillel's Resource Center for an opportunity to try out different wellness practices and connect with groups on campus related to physical and mental health. 

April 14, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

We will discuss clinical experiences and volunteer opportunities through a collaboration with UMass Medical School’s SNMA chapter.  Online Location: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcOGgqTsqGtPy41N-318MBEbPh3SlN5VO

April 14, 2021
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Online

Mark your calendars for Wednesday 4/14 at 6:45 PM, when the Language, Literacy, and Culture Student Advisory Committee (SAC) in the College of Education will be hosting a multimodal wellness virtual potluck! Come share your favorite wellness practice with our community, or just attend and relax and have fun.

April 14, 2021
6:45 pm-9:30 pm

Online

Join us for this Industry Speaker live webinar, where we go behind the scenes of Netflix and talks about what it’s like to work for the innovative streaming giant. We will also touch on the impact of the pandemic on the entertainment industry. As an alum of our department, our guest speaker aims to help students plan out their studies and work toward fruitful careers in digital entertainment. About the guest speaker: Amir Moini is the employer branding lead at Netflix and author of 22 Life Lessons. Growing up in Boston and now residing in Los Angeles, Amir is also passionate about dance, film, and social media. Amir graduated from UMass Amherst in 2011 and was part of the first group of peer advisors in the Comm Department. This event is moderated by Dr Jonathan Corpus Ong, associate professor of global digital media and instructor of Communication 121 Intro to Media and Culture. 

April 15, 2021
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Online

For the IDS April Climate Group Seminar, we welcome Eric Thomas (Environmental Conservation) and Jim Boyce (Economics). Discussion will follow.

April 15, 2021
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Online

These virtual accountability sessions offer dedicated time and facilitated support to work on your project, whether it is to write a proposal or manuscript, or to design a unit for your online course.

April 15, 2021
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Online

We’ll delve deep into the nuts and bolts of the Fulbright Scholarship application. Learn tips on how to write a grant proposal and essay draft that shows your best self for a competitive application. Prior attendance to an ONSA Fulbright General Info Session is recommended

April 15, 2021 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
April 22, 2021 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
April 29, 2021 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Online

A talk by Angela Loder, Vice President of Research at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as a part of the Zube lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

April 15, 2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Online

Join the ORSL and Stonewall Center for a community drop-in space centering faith, spirituality, and queer identity!

April 15, 2021
7:00 pm

Online

Join us in talking about the stigma behind mental health in the Asian/Asian American community.

April 15, 2021
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Online

Learn Simha Kriya, a simple but powerful yogic process to support respiratory system, enhance lung capacity and boost immunity.

April 15, 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 Epidemiology program, “Thinking about modifiable determinants of health: Psychosocial predictors of disease risk and longevity”, to be given by Dr. Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Friday, April 16th 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.

April 16, 2021
10:00 am-11:00 am

Online

Join us as Justin Payan (PhD student in the College of Information and Computer Sciences) presents his research into a reviewer assignment algorithm that is both efficient and fair.  The approach aims to find a round-robin allocation within a 4+epsilon factor of the best utilitarian social welfare over any round-robin allocation, a type of allocation which always satisfies the envy-free up to one item fairness criterion. The algorithm achieves the goals of efficiency and fairness in practice, but in his talk Justin highlights an important theoretical limitation and discusses some ideas for its resolution.

April 16, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

SPHHS Research Day showcases the wonderful research, instruction, and outreach that is conducted in each of our School’s departments. We invite undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, to present their work to the faculty, staff, peers, and the broader community. On April 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM, we will host our 24th Annual Research Day event by supporting both oral and poster presentations.

April 16, 2021
1:00 pm

Online

For the IDS April Learning and Work Group Seminar, we welcome Jeff Starns (PBS) & John Vargas (PBS) and April Burrage (Multi Modal Education/CNS). Discussion will follow.

April 16, 2021
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Online

Poetics of Repair is a participatory installation of poetry and paper cranes and canoes, concocting a medicine of decolonial love to mend our ravaged world.

April 16, 2021
4:00 pm

Online

 We are so excited to announce that Asian Night 2021 will be happening (virtually) on April 16th and 17th.

April 16—April 17, 2021 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Online

Participating teams can register at the google form below, and submit their entry fee of $20 prior to the start of the weekend.

April 17—April 18, 2021 12:00 am-11:59 pm

Online

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian invites you to celebrate more than 130 years of passionate student journalists and their work to purvey the truth in the UMass community and the greater Amherst area.

April 17, 2021
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Online

An hour-long event featuring Jason Derulo performing for an exclusive, UMass-only audience! Reserve your spot today.

April 17, 2021
9:00 pm-10:00 pm

Online