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Alumni and friends are invited to an array of tours and talks offered throughout the weekend.  Tour sign-up forms will be located in the Registration Area in the Campus Center.  Please sign up early as space is limited.

Tours and Talks


Friday, June 02, 2017


10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Drawing upon the extraordinary records of the New England Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (NEYM) now held in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), this exhibit examines the history of Quakers and Quakerism in New England.

1:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Alumni and friends are invited to tour the Hillel House, meet the staff, learn about Hillel programs, and schmooze over light refreshments.

1:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Come wander through the Recreation Center and discover what our students are doing to stay active and healthy. 

1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
The Department of Music & Dance invites former students to join us for a special Alumni Music Workshop. 

2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Experience an exotic getaway at the UMass Durfee Conservatory and go on a guided tour of teh Franklin Permaculture Garden. 

2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) is excited to welcome alumni back to campus. 

2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Learn about Professor Randolph W. Bromery, Geology faculty at UMass in 1967, who was only the sixth African American on faculty at UMass. 



Saturday, June 03, 2017


8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Over 8,000 trees, representing more than 500 species, take root at UMass Amherst. Take a stroll through our “urban forest” with guide Todd Beals ’15, a UMass arborist to experience on your own.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Come to our reading room on the library’s 25th floor to see highlights from SCUA’s collections, including photos, maps, and memorabilia, and learn about our digital repository, Credo. 


10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Experience an exotic getaway at the UMass Durfee Conservatory and go on a guided tour of the Franklin Permaculture Garden.

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Tour the Du Bois Library tower, the tallest academic library in the world and the most visited place on campus. 

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Get an overview of the foods and herbs that existed in the time of Jesus Christ and a taste too! 

1:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Experience UMass history through its iconic buildings and hear about the future of the flagship campus as you tour the university’s changing landscape.

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Are whole bricks falling off the building? Is the building sinking into the ground? Did the architect forget to account for books and bookshelves? What was “Mass Transformation” And why is the library named for W.E.B. Du Bois? Attend to get answers to these questions and more.

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Come learn how to leverage your strengths to get the most out of your personal and professional life. 

1:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Alumni and friends are invited to tour the Hillel House, meet the staff, learn about Hillel programs, and schmooze over light refreshments.

3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Tour the Du Bois Library tower, the tallest academic library in the world and the most visited place on campus. 

3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Come see for yourself and experience the recently opened Old Chapel.

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