Friday, January 5, 2018 (All day)
Friday, January 5, 2018

Springfield, MA -- The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) has been awarded a Beveridge Family Foundation grant to help the organization both create an artist database, as well as increase internal capacity, according to Morgan Drewniany, Executive Director of the SCCD.

Part of the grant from the Beveridge Foundation will be utilized to hire the UMass Arts Extension Service, a... Read more

Monday, January 1, 2018 (All day)
Monday, January 1, 2018

The UMass Center at Springfield is closed today in observance of the New Year holiday.  We will reopen tomorrow, January 2nd.  Our hours of operation through Saturday, January 20, 2018 will be:

Monday - Thursday:  7:30am - 7:30pm

Friday - Saturday:  8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 30, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017 (All day)
Friday, December 29, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ( – A joyous gathering Friday as Springfield’s African American community celebrates Kwanzaa, the cultural week long holiday.

Wearing colorful African clothing to the celebration at the UMass Center in downtown Springfield, several generations saluted their African culture with its family values.

Mabel Sharif of Springfield told 22News, “Kwanzaa means... Read more

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The staff at the UMass Center extends holiday greetings to the many people we interact with everyday.  Happy Holidays from Dan, Wesley, Jamina, Yarida, Dee, and Lucas!

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Friday, December 1, 2017

What started out as an idea to build camaraderie among Nursing students has taken on a bigger meaning, thanks to the efforts of Michael Bartolo.

“I wanted to do the Toys for Tots drive so that my class could give back to the community in some way,” said Bartolo, a UMass Amherst Nursing student.  “Brightening up a child’s Christmas just seemed to be the best option for this season.” ... Read more

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
BOSTON — University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the five UMass campuses today issued a statement opposing provisions of the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that they say will have a negative impact... Read more
Monday, November 27, 2017 (All day)
Monday, November 27, 2017

Don Kilburn, an online learning expert with nearly three decades of experience developing innovative education solutions, has been named chief executive officer of UMassOnline. Kilburn, the former president of Pearson North America, will join the University of... Read more

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For the past two years, Zaida Govan has provided professional insight and academic training to stu-dents in the Addictions Counselor Education Pro-gram (ACEP). Now she has returned for her thirdyear of teaching at theUMass Center in Spring-field.

“I enjoy working with these adult learners because they are inquisitive and want to know how to be successful in this career path,” said Govan... Read more

Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day)
Monday, October 16, 2017

The “RiseUp Springfield” program is still accepting applications for courses starting in November.  The seven-month intensive, hands-on program is designed to provide small business owners with strategies for long-term growth.

“We’re looking to scale up small businesses here in the city of Springfield, not only to create jobs but to retain them,” said Shayvonne Plummer with the City’s... Read more