Student Engagement & Leadership sponsors many events, from Homecoming to “The Sammies” – the annual Student Life Awards. We also assist RSOs with the planning and execution of their events. Campus Pulse lists upcoming RSO events, both virtual and in-person (as permitted by current health guidelines). 

Click below to learn more about Event Planning!

Event Planning Handout

Welcome Weeks

Welcome Weeks are are a time to welcome new students, forge or strengthen campus connections, and to have fun! From the Welcome Barbeque to the Activities Expo, there is much to explore during this exciting time.


Homecoming is an annual celebration of UMass spirit where we welcome alumni back to campus to relive memories and reconnect with their former student organizations. Students can get involved in spirited celebrations throughout the week and connect with alumni at various events, including kickoff celebrations, performances, a parade, UMass athletics’ contests, and an outdoor block party too.