The University of Massachusetts Amherst

What's Happening at UMass?

Student Farm at UMass Amherst

The UMass Student Farm grows certified organic produce and manages fourteen acres of land

From division I athletics to fine arts to academic outreach to family-centered fun, the Events Calendar at UMass keeps everyone in the know. Check it out!

The UMass Fine Arts Center inspires campus and regional communities in the arts through a broad program of performances, exhibitions, and educational programs.

UMass Office of Family Resources offers the Special Saturday Morning Series -- interactive cultural enrichment programs for families with young children. Each month during the academic year, this series features two free programs or a special event, including the Apple Harvest Festival, arts and crafts enrichment, a preschool fair, and more.

UMass Athletics is Division I and offers a rousing array of games and events throughout the year. Go UMass!

Hungry? Try our award-winning UMass Dining cafes, food court, and dining halls. Or the fine dining of the University Club, located in the most historic building on campus. UMass Dining has ranked #1 in The Princeton Review, where it has been in the top 10 since 2012.

What’s Happening at the Five Colleges?

Five-College collaboratively sponsored events offer great ways to connect with faculty and students on other campuses, and enriches the offerings of all institutions.

For public events on other campuses, see:

 

What’s Happening in the Valley?

The communities of Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield, Springfield, Holyoke, Easthampton, and the five college area offer a wide array of festivals, nightlife, musical acts, theaters, and recreation.

Amherst Leisure Services, Northampton Parks and Recreation, Greenfield Recreation, South Hadley Recreation,   offers a rich array of year-round adult and youth programming, including community theater, community bands, visual arts, dancing, music, recreation, sports leagues,  financial management, camps and more.

Easy Access to Major Cities

Boston: About 2 hours by car, or take public transportation: Fast daily shuttle to Boston from Amherst with VanGo, regional bus with Peter Pan, bus with Greyhound, or a train from Springfield with Amtrak.

New York City: About 3 hours by car, or take public transportation: regional bus with Peter Pan, a train from Northampton with Amtrak, or drive to New Haven, CT and take MTA North in to the city.

Montreal: About 5 hours by car, or take Amtrak from Albany NY, along Lake Champlain.

Quebec City: About 6 hours by car.