Monday, September 9, 2019 - 9:30am
Monday, September 9, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has climbed into the Top 25 of the nation’s premier public universities, coming in at No. 24 among the approximately 130 public institutions ranked in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S.... Read more

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:30am
Thursday, August 29, 2019

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have been awarded a $390,483 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the role of coordinated brain and heart activity in the rapid development of self-regulation in 3- to 5-year-olds. 

“How the heart functions in collaboration with the brain during a period of tremendous development and change is just ripe for research,”... Read more

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD RN-BC CRRN FGSA FAAN, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing, was recently appointed Interim Dean of the College of Nursing.   

Dr. Jacelon replaced Stephen J. Cavanagh, who served as Dean of the UMass Amherst College of Nursing since September 2011.

A faculty member at UMass Amherst College of Nursing since 1994, Dr. Jacelon... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 1:15pm
Monday, August 5, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – For the fourth straight year, the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks No. 1 for Best Campus Food in the United States. The honor was revealed today by The Princeton Review as part of its ranking of the top 20 colleges and universities in 62 different categories for 2020.

“We chose the 385 colleges for this edition as our best overall, academically, based on data... Read more

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:45am
Thursday, July 11, 2019


SPRINGFIELD — Nine months after MGM Springfield’s opening, the UMass research team gathered at the UMass Center at Springfield to present preliminary information about the social and economic impacts of the casino.

In 2013, the... Read more

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00am
Friday, May 10, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will award more than 7,400 degrees at the Undergraduate, Graduate and Stockbridge School of Agriculture commencements on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will be the featured speaker at the 149th Undergraduate Commencement on May 10 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The governor will... Read more

Governor Charlie Baker
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:00am
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – Governor Charlie Baker, the 72nd governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will be the featured speaker at the Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

The governor will address an... Read more

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – The Human Service Forum and UMass Amherst University Without Walls collaborate on the Human Service Forum Back-to-College Night. This FREE event is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, March 13th from 4PM-7PM at the UMass Center in Downtown Springfield.  Local colleges and universities will be sharing information about their night, weekend, online, and continuing... Read more

Marty Meehan speaking
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am
Monday, March 4, 2019

University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan will present the annual State of the University address this afternoon at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston.  During the address, President Meehan will offer a candid assessment of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the University of Massachusetts.  It will be Meehan's third State of the University address.... Read more

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
Monday, September 10, 2018

BOSTON – For the third straight year, the University of Massachusetts was one of the only public university systems in the nation to have all of its undergraduate campuses ranked as National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list.

The prestigious National University designation is reserved for comprehensive universities that offer undergraduate, master’s and... Read more