The UMass Amherst marching band

Student Activities

Power and Class

The UMass Minuteman Marching Band performs in the 2018 Rose Parade

Outside of your classes at the University of Massachusetts, you’ll have plenty of options for meeting new friends, exploring hobbies, and staying active. Join an Ultimate Frisbee team, or blow off some steam in the fitness room. Participate in the student chapter of your intended professional field, or stretch your artistic skills by learning to animate, belly dance, or sing a cappella. The choice is yours!

Join the Club[s]!

At UMass, students have the power to create and run clubs and organizations of their choosing—and because we have such a motivated community, that equals more than 400 active groups on campus (and counting). Whether your interests are in film production, chemical engineering, women’s rights, or eclectic dance, we’ve got something for you.

Be the Change

UMass’s history of activism is alive and well today, and students are encouraged to empowered to be agents of change on campus and in the larger community. From our Mass Impact Day of Service, in which hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer across the Pioneer Valley, to student-led clubs like Campus Zero and MASSPIRG, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your voice heard.

UMass: This is How I will be Revolutionary

Engaging His Community

Senior Jake Gramstorff took a proactive approach to his time at UMass Amherst when he became an Army ROTC Cadet, a decision that ultimately led to one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.

Hockey championship

Athletics are a big part of life at UMass. Join the competitive and recreational intramural sports teams, including volleyball, soccer, broomball, and more. Club sports offer you a spirited opportunity to participate in everything from alpine skiing to paintball to triathlons. Or, you can cheer on the Minutemen and Minutewomen as they compete in Division I games—about 200 varsity events are held on campus every year, and UMass Amherst students get in for free.