Post your best photos of UMass Amherst in winter to Instagram with the hashtag #UMassWinterPhoto19 for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

February 11—February 25, 2019

All Campus

Inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, “A Negro Speaks of Rivers,” the exhibition Speak to Me of Rivers explores visual narratives of African American history and culture through the subjectivity of African-American artists.

February 12—March 1, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 16—March 3, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, 33

Apply to the Sustainability Innovation & Engagement Fund (SIEF). Any student, group of students, faculty or staff can propose a sustainability project –$65,000 in grant funding is available. 

February 15, 2019


Presidents' Day, legally known as Washington's Birthday in Massachusetts, is a federal holiday.

February 18, 2019

All Campus

Monday class schedule will be followed today.

February 19, 2019

All Campus

Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker organized a funeral ceremony in April of 2016 to honor the thousands of African Americans who never received a proper burial. Ashes To Ashes tells the story of this project.

February 19, 2019
5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Steve Strimer, Director of The David Ruggles Center, will give a talk and media presentation about African Americans’ presence in the Underground RailRoad in Florence and Northampton, Ma., and will discuss the role of Blacks in Florence.

February 20, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

In celebration of Black History Month, students, faculty and staff are invited to dine together and participate in round table facilitated conversations with the purpose of identifying values that strengthen community.  Values identified will assist staff in guiding future programming.

February 21, 2019
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Join us in an early celebration of the 151st birthday of W. E. B. Du Bois. We will be handing out free slices of birthday cake and UMass Press copies of The Souls of Black Folk.

February 22, 2019
9:00 am-11:00 am

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lobby

Maintaining the focus, passion and energy imperative to achieving your goals and those of the groups you lead can be exhausting! That’s why it’s important to figure out what “self-care” means to you and how you can ensure you’re able to function at your best. 

February 23, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

New Africa House, 203