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GSS Elections

The GSS election for Vice President and Treasurer for Spring 2018 is now closed.

Thank you for your participation, you may view the results here.

Upcoming Events

International Women’s Day: Press for Progress

March 8, Thursday, 4-7 pm. UMass Student Union Ballroom

Food, performances and more; Featuring Rosa Celemente, an internationally recognized community activist; Please RSVP at the facebook event-

















GSS-IPO Ice Skating Social

March 10, Saturday, 2-4 pm, Mullins Center Ice Rink

Free ice skating for graduate students and their families, free coffee, hot chocolate and donuts; Please RSVP at our facebook event-

















GSS Clothes Swapping

March 22, Thursday, 9 am-5 pm, Campus Center 168 C

Please bring clean clothes (Men's/Women's/Children's/Gender neutral) to the venue and take some clothes of your choice that others have brought. If you have no clothes to swap this time, still you can come and take some clothes for you and your family. It is a free social event of resource sharing that will bring us close and help to reduce wastage of money. Facebook event-

Hosted by GSS

GSS Clothes Swap


















GSS Monday Writing Group

Starting from- March 5, Mondays, 3:30-7:30 pm, Campus Center Room 917  

The GSS weekly writing group for graduate students will start next Monday, March 5. Please come out for snacks, coffee, and a supportive writing/study environment!

Hosted by GSS

Writing Group


The Bollywood Workout (BollyX class with Mariam Allam)

Thursdays 6 pm, Campus Center Room 805-809

Experience Bollywood inspired dance fitness program that combines exhilarating choreography and calorie burning workouts with upbeat music from around the world; all levels welcome.

Hosted by GSS

UMass Parent Support Group Pilot

February 28, March 28 and April 25, Wednesdays, 12- 1pm, Student Union Room 428

UMass Office of Family Resources (OFR) invites all UMass families with young children, students, staff, and faculty and their partners/spouses to their new pilot program- the Parent  Support Group! This group will be run by Corey Albert Griffin, a psychologist and mother who is the Director of the Faculty and Staff Assistance program here on campus. Share your concerns with other parents and share what’s worked and hasn’t worked for you!

Important Dates

• GEO Childcare Reimbursement Dates: Starts June 1 and deadline is June 15, 2018 for spring (Jan.-May 2018 receipts)

• Add/Drop Deadlines: UMass Amherst Academic Calendar

• Deadline to file for May 11, 2018 degree: April 11

Spring Semester 2018

First day of classes: January 22

Last day to add/drop: February 5

Deadline to submit Degree Eligibility Form to department for May degree: March 28

Deadline to file for May 11, 2018 degree: April 11

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