Media Advisory

UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences to Unveil Major Private Gift and Significant New State Investment on Wednesday

Gov. Charlie Baker Will Participate in Transformative Announcement



DATE:     Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

TIME:      11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Computer Science Building, Room 151, 140 Governors Drive, UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will announce two transformative investments to further the college’s vision of Computing for the Common Good. One is a major gift from private donors and the other a significant state commitment to enhance and expand computing facilities. Key participants, including Gov. Charlie Baker, will make the announcement at a news conference.

The press can park in nearby Lot 31 on Governors Drive or at the UMass Parking Garage. Please be advised that the university has an indoor mask requirement.

CICS has seen rapid growth of 320% in enrollment since 2010 and in recent years has been forced to turn away academically high-achieving students due to limited space and resources. These new commitments will help expand the college’s facilities, creating a world-class hub for education, research, and innovation that drives Massachusetts forward.

In addition to the donors and Gov. Baker, on hand for the event will be UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, College of Information and Computer Sciences Dean Laura Haas and UMass President Martin Meehan.