65th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:00pm
Amherst Room, UMass Campus Center
Save the Date!

Please join us for the College of Nursing’s 65th Anniversary Celebration! We will be hosting a cocktail hour and dinner for all alumni and friends of UMass Nursing. Enjoy UMass Dining’s award-winning cuisine while reconnecting with fellow alumni, classmates, and faculty. Former Dean Dr. Melanie Dreher will be the keynote speaker, and festivities are planned throughout the evening!


We would love to hear your stories and memories from your time at UMass Nursing, and we are planning a special photo collage to be displayed at the celebration. If you have any stories and/or pictures you would like to share, please email Ben Monat at


To register, please click here. If you have any questions, please email Ben and he will be more than happy to answer any questions. Thank you!


You can view the event guest list here



The College of Nursing has reserved a block of rooms at the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Amherst Hadley on 401 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035, just a ten-minute drive from campus. To reserve a room at a discounted rate ($131 + tax), please call (413) 586 – 0114 by August 28, and mention the College of Nursing. Continental breakfast is included in this rate.




  • Cold Spring Orchard Belchertown, MA, Apple Picking. Price TBD.
    • 10-4 pm open 28thand 29th, to do group Apple Picking on 29th
    • 391 Sabin Street, Belchertown, MA 01007 
    • (413) 323-6647
    • To do group apple picking on 29th, please contact Ben at if interested


  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art- two exhibits: Paddington Comes to America; A Marriage of Artistry. $9 Adult, $6 Senior
    • 10-4pm 28th, 10-5 pm 29th 
  • 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002
  • 413-658-1100


  • Emily Dickinson Museum- varying rates up to $15 pp for tour, call for more info 



  • Amherst Farm Winery: Wine Tastings – 6 wines and logo glass for $8



  • Randall’s Farm½ hr away: Hayrides, games, pumpkin picking, pumpkin decorating 


  • North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival 35 min away: Artistic, Agricultural, and cultural bounty of the region. $5 admission 


  • McCray’s Farm South Hadley 25 min: Offers Creamery, Petting Zoo, Mini Golf, pumpkin picking, and more during the day
    • 9 – 3 pm 28th, 9 am – 5 pm 29th
    • 55 Alvord St, South Hadley, 01075, MA
    • 413 – 533 – 0775


Haunted Hay Rides $15 if under 52 inches, $25 if over 52 inches. Kids’ Monster Mash experience, $5

  • Kids ride 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm, Adults ride begins 7 pm. 29th
  • 55 Alvord St, South Hadley, 01075, MA
  • 413 – 533 – 0775


  • Big E, Springfield MA, 40 min away, Gates at 8 am, specific areas open at 10 am


College of Nursing Oral History

Learn about the College of Nursing's history from those who experienced it! 

Give to the 65th Anniversary Fund!