Winter Welcome


Information on this page will be updated as event dates, times, and locations are confirmed. Check back regularly for more details!

Sunday, January 20

Residence Halls Open for Move-In |9 AM-10 PM | For more details, visit Living at UMass.

Tuesday, January 22

First Day of Classes | Check your schedule in SPIRE for class locations.

Winter Welcome | 5 PM, Marriott Center, Campus Center 11th floor | Your official welcome to UMass Amherst. Meet campus leaders, connect with fellow students, and pick up a free UMass t-shirt.

Wednesday, January 23

Men's Basketball | 7 PM, Mullins Center | Wear your new Unite the Masses t-shirt and cheer for your Minutemen in their game against St. Bonaventure!

Friday, January 25

Spring Activities Expo | 3 - 6 PM, Mullins Center | Learn more about student clubs and organizations at this annual expo. 

Saturday, January 26

Women's Basketball | 2 PM, Mullins Center | Head back to the Mullins Center to support your Minutewomen in their contest against St. Bonaventure!

Sunday, January 27

Late Night Movie | 8 PM, Room 65 Bartlett Hall | Join the University Programming Council for a screening of the movie Crazy Rich Asians. Free popcorn and water for everyone!

On-Going Events

#40DaysofUMass | Check out  #40DaysofUMass for events, tips, updates, and resources throughout the first 40 days of your UMass experience. 

Music & Dance Department Ensemble Auditions | Starting Tuesday, January 22 | Play an Instrument? Love to sing? Don’t leave those talents at home – make them part of your UMass experience!  Auditions for ensembles, from choral and instrumental to jazz and classical – click here for more information. 

WMUA Poster Sale | 9 AM - 6 PM in the Campus Center Auditorium on February 4 & 5 and in the Campus Center Room 163 on February 6. 

Additional UMass Calendars

UMass Events Calendar

Campus Pulse Events Calendar

Get Social

Meet other new students joining the UMass Amherst community in Spring 2019 on our Facebook group!