Great Events, Great Connections

From the initial stages of defining goals to the day of the event and beyond, University Relations has the expertise you need to make sure your event lets the public know what's so special about UMass Amherst. 

Putting on a successful event requires lots of organization. We can help you brainstorm the best way to present your event and manage vendors, protocols, and resources on and off campus. We'll help you develop and manage your guest list, set up catering, and hash out the details of programming, scriptwriting, and so much more.

We'll help you reach your audience with invitations and other publicity materials. We'll also help you make sure your messaging makes the most of the UMass Amherst brand so you can connect with the folks you need to reach. 

A speaker gives a talk at the Carney Family Auditorium Ribbon Cutting in 2019.

Submit Your Event

One great way to promote your event is to make sure it's on the UMass Amherst events calendar. 

Case Study: A Legacy of Social Justice

Explore an example of a 2023 event the Office of Community Relations and University Events (CRUE) helped put on for the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Racial Healing Community Brunch.

Old Chapel in winter

Old Chapel

Old Chapel provides a beautiful atmosphere for events both small and large, with multiple amenities and services available. 

Nancy Buffone
Nancy Buffone

Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Nancy Buffone is the leader of the Community Relations and University Events office.
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Rebecca White

Director of University Events

Rebecca White supports the university in the design, planning, and execution of campus events.
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