Welcome to UMass!

August 30, 2013
  • The Class of 2017 has arrived!
  • Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy offers welcoming words at the Southwest Residential Area.
  • Students move into the new Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community.
  • Students gather on a campus lawn as part of the Power Up program.
  • UFest offered varied activities.
  • The rope pull was reintroduced as a campus competition.
  • Contestants gave their all in front of the Old Chapel.
  • The Mullins Center hosted New Students Convocation.
  • Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy makes a point at Convocation.
  • The record fresh fruit salad weighed 15,291 pounds.
  • The official record is declared.
  • The celebration begins!

    The Class of 2017 as well as returning students received a warm welcome as they arrived at UMass Amherst over Labor Day weekend. From New Student Convocation to UFest to the World's Largest Fresh Fruit Salad, it was a weekend to remember!