The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019 CMS

Thursday, Oct. 24-Sunday, Oct. 27

Homecoming Events in the Libraries


Digital Media Lab Experience

Friday, Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:45 a.m.-6 p.m.

Experience the intersection of technology and innovation in the Library's Digital Media Lab while witnessing firsthand how donor-funded 3D printing and virtual reality capabilities are used to support students and faculty across campus.

Explore the world of 3D printing in the Digital Media Lab where you can have a 3D scan done of your head, use a 3D print pen, and take home a 3D printed item. 

Then check out the latest virtual reality gear and technology, create a scan of an object and visualize it in real-time, and even test-drive a virtual reality roller coaster! 

No cost to attend. All are welcome. Sign up early—registration will close on October 18.


W. E. B. Du Bois Library Tour

Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:45 a.m.

Get an exclusive look at how the busiest place on campus is transforming its spaces, technology, and resources—marked by sustainability and social responsibility—to meet the needs of UMass Amherst and the commonwealth.

Our dedicated student workers will lead you on a personalized tour of the tallest academic research library in the world, while showcasing these new and updated facilities.

Tours depart at 11:15 and 11:45 a.m. from the W. E. B. Du Bois Library Main Entrance Lobby.

No cost to attend. All are welcome.Sign up early—registration will close on October 18.