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UMass Pet Show

Event Details

October 18—October 24, 2020


Free admission
Office of Alumni Relations

Who doesn't love cute pet photos? Dress your furry, feathery, or leathery pet up in UMass gear—snap a photo, and post to social media.

Use #UMassPetShow with your post and follow us on Instagram (@alumniumass) and Facebook (@umassalumni) to be entered to win!

Post your photos starting on October 1 through October 24.

After Homecoming week concludes, our alumni judges will vote on the top three submissions. Winners will be announced via the Alumni Association social media pages the week of October 25. Follow us to not miss out!

Award Categories

  • Greatest spirit
  • Most humorous
  • Best pet & owner combo


Each winner will receive a $100 digital gift card to the University Store.

Contest Notes

  1. When posting, please review your account and post privacy settings to ensure your posts are publicly visible. 
  2. During the month of October, while the contest is running, selected photo entries may also be shared by UMass Amherst on official campus social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  3. Entries posted to social media may be used by UMass Amherst in print or online publications in perpetuity. Whenever possible, we'll give credit to the photographer.

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Event Category

Alumni Homecoming