The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of UMass Food Science

UMass Amherst Food Science 100th Anniversary

The Department of Food Science invites alumni back to campus to celebrate its 100th Anniversary.

On April 27, 1918, the trustees of Massachusetts Agricultural College established the nation's first food science department, then known as the Department of Horticultural Manufacturing. Over the years, the UMass food science program has transformed into one of the world's strongest of its kind.

Join classmates in Amherst for a weekend of memorable milestone celebrations and reunions, exciting events, grab bags, raffles, and plenty of opportunities to reconnect with friends.

Friday, September 28 
Social Hour
7:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom, Student Union Building
A cash bar will be available.

100th Anniversary Dinner Celebration
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom, Student Union Building
$36 alumni
$25 students

Evening Social
10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
University Club (formerly the faculty club)
A cash bar will be available.

Saturday, September 29
Continental Breakfast 

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Chenoweth Laboratory, Ground Floor
$10 alumni

Lab Tours 
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
From Chenoweth Laboratory, Pilot Plant

Choice of Activities 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
-Canning - Chenoweth Laboratory, Pilot Plant 
-Scavenger Hunt - Depart from Chenoweth Laboratory, Pilot Plant 
-History of Chocolate and Tasting - Old Chapel, First Floor

Alumni Weekend Luncheon & Raffle
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Amherst Room, Campus Center 
$25 alumni

Registration Website