UMass Amherst Founder's Day

UMass Amherst Founder's Day Celebrate the founding of UMass Amherst - the flagship campus of the Commonwealth and a top ranked research university! On Thursday, April 29, the campus will celebrate Founder's Day.

This day honors our history as a land grant institution while also celebrating our future and our continued rise as a premier research university. As part of the day's activities, the campus community is invited to Celebrate UMass, a free cookout on the Goodell lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., an event that will serve as our campus appreciation day. Our award-winning Dining Services is preparing a locally-grown "green" meal, one that uses as many local and sustainable products as possible. The Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association are planning activities around the pond — including miniature golf — as part of Senior Week ( There will be a carillon concert, followed by a performance by the student group Wicked Pitch A Cappella. Sam the Minuteman will also join the fun, and we'll celebrate the successful conclusion of the faculty and staff campaign.


University Relations 390 Whitmore Administration Building UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA

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UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.


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