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Young alumni are welcomed back to campus to reconnect, network, enjoy interactive events and relive the fun that makes UMass special to YOU! Before the weekend is over, learn how to become involved in our Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Council.

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Events


Friday, June 02, 2017


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Join friends and fellow alumni to socialize before the evening’s festivities kick off. 

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Come enjoy an evening of friendly competition, good food and great company at trivia night!


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.

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Members of the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Council are invited to gather and discuss initiatives relevant to young alumni. 

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Enjoy live blues music and a lunch featuring all of your BBQ favorites. Eat inside the beautiful Fine Arts Center Atrium or take your food outside for a view of the pond or to play lawn games.  

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Come make your own tea with herbs grown in our very own Permaculture Garden. Learn how to make herbal teas and taste tarts and other snacks. 

3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Learn how chocolate is made and enjoy tasting 15 different chocolates from around the world and a wine pairing.

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Join friends and fellow alumni to socialize before the evening’s festivities kick off. Reminisce about your time on campus then and now.  

6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Join fellow alumni for a night of fun, food, and entertainment. Come experience the fun of live dueling pianos or play games such as Strikezone and Bas-kee Ball.

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