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New Students Convocation and Class Photo

Event Details

September 2, 2019
2:30 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Your official welcome to UMass Amherst and the start of the fall semester.  Immediately following Convocation, join your classmates for your class picture. Then follow the band in the traditional Minuteman March to the Fall Welcome BBQ.

Please note: patrons of the Mullins Center will be required to walk through metal detectors when entering the venue. To expedite the process, we ask that students remove cell phones from their pockets and encourage you to avoid bringing bags to the facility. Purses and other small personal bags are allowed but will be inspected at all entrances and may delay your entry to the arena.

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.