Alumni news, profiles, and event listings are delivered each month through the Alumni Association’s electronic newsletter, @UMASS. To stay connected and hear about the full range of benefits available to you as an alumnus/na, send us your preferred email address.
UMass Amherst magazine
Read about news, research, campus life, and more from your alma mater. This glossy print publication is mailed to alumni in the United States and available online.
Program & Event Invitations
Alumni receive email notifications of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and special promotions. Make sure we have your preferred email address for delivery and login into MaroonCentral to set your email preferences.
The Alumni Association’s exclusive online community for students and alumni is a portal for communications and connection. Update your personal profile and contact information, search the online Directory, submit a class note, volunteer as a Minuteman Mentor, and access a host of career development resources. Don’t wait, login to MaroonCentral!
If you’re not registered on MaroonCentral, you must complete a short, online registration to verify that you’re a part of the UMass Amherst community. Contact the Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.456.UMASS for your alumni ID# and registration instructions.
Regional Alumni Networks
Through Alumni Networks, Groups, and International Contacts, alumni can connect with other fellow UMass graduates living in the same region. Alumni Networks present a unique opportunity to maintain the connection to your alma mater through social, networking, volunteer, athletic, and family events.
Lifetime Email Forwarding
Create an email forwarding address, such as email@example.com, that will never have to change and will forward correspondence to your personal or business email, without disclosing that address. Email forwarding is a free service, only available to students and alumni of UMass Amherst, and can be set up through our password-protected online community, MaroonCentral.
Help shape the future of the Alumni Association and UMass Amherst by sharing some of your time and expertise. Let us help match your interests and skills to volunteer opportunities that best suit you! Fill out the volunteer interest form today.
UMass Amherst Catering
Alumni receive discounted food, beverage and wait services from the Valley's premier catering service. Call 413.577.1234 or visit www.umass.edu/catering for more information.
UMass Amherst Conference Services
Alumni are entitled to on-campus rates (10% - 20% discounts depending on party size) for parties of 12 to 20,000 people. Call 413.545.2591 or click here for more information.
The University Club & Restaurant, Amherst, MA
The University Club & Restaurant is located in a historic building on campus, dating back to 1728. Alumni (who are not employees of the university) receive a 10% discount on dinners. Life and Legacy members are eligible for a discounted $75 membership (regular price $200), and may reserve meeting space at no charge, as available. Make reservations in advance by calling 413-545-2551.
Hotel UMass at the Campus Center
Rated the best hotel in Amherst, and seated in the center of the picturesque UMass Amherst campus, Hotel UMass blends a tranquil countryside escape with the bustling energy of campus life, making it your ideal destination when staying in the area. You will enjoy first-class accommodations and exceptional service. Alumni Association General Members receive a 5-10% discount, Life Members receive a 10-15% discount, and Legacy Members receive a 20% discount depending on date of arrival. Call 877.822.2110 for more information and availability. Some restrictions apply.
UMass Amherst Recreation Center, UMass Amherst Campus
UMass Campus Recreation has something for everyone, whether it’s intramural or sport clubs, groups exercise classes, yoga or drop-in recreation for pick-up basketball, walking on the track, lifting a few weights, swimming or running on the treadmill. They offer a total recreation experience to all members. Alumni receive discounted rates. Bring your alumni membership card to Member Services at the Recreation Center to purchase your membership. For more information contact member services in the Recreation Center at 413.545.0022.
Alumni receive special discounted tickets for home games for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Lacrosse and Softball. Legacy and Life members are entitled to additional discounts. All alumni must present their membership card at the time of purchase to receive the discount. Visit UMass Athletics for schedules and more information. GO UMASS!
UMass Amherst Campus Store
Alumni receive a 10% discount on clothing and gift items purchased at the UStore on the Campus Center concourse: just show your membership card to get the discount!
UMass Fine Arts Center Discounts
Alumni receive 10% off the regular ticket price of Fine Arts Center productions. Call the Fine Arts Center Box Office at 800.999.UMASS, with your MemberCard ID number. View a complete listing of upcoming performances
Music & Dance Department Events
Buy one ticket, get one free. It's easy. Check out our calendar at www.umass.edu/music/eventcalendar, choose one or more events and call the Box Office to buy your tickets, 413-545-2511. Be sure to say that you read about the discount on the Alumni Association website. (Offer not valid for Multiband Pops, String Day & Saxophone Symposium.)
Discounted Insurance Products
Auto, home and renters insurance are offered at group rates through Liberty Mutual. Safe driver and multi-policy rates apply. For a free, no-obligation quote, call 1-800-459-3168 or request a free quote online!
*Group discounts, other discounts, and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary state by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Coverage provided and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA.
Serving You Throughout Your Life
The UMass Amherst Alumni Association’s commitment to you extends far beyond class reunions and Homecoming. This is why you have the advantage of exclusive alumni-only discounts for life, health, auto and home insurance through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC, and well-known providers. To learn more and enroll, visit www.alumniplans.com/umass or call1-888-560-ALUM (2586).
You've planned your trip: act today to protect it and yourself! Travel Insurance Select is one of the most complete travel insurance plans offered anywhere - it is a flexible plan giving youa choice of benefits and services. Protect your travel investment from trip cancellation or interruption; have worldwide medical expense and medical evacuation coverage; and insure your baggage for loss or delay. Enroll early for maximum benefits.
The University of Massachusetts Club, Boston
High above the Boston skyline, a culture of academic, business, and social exchange characteristic of the University of Massachusetts and its notable history is taking shape, and like the University itself, the University of Massachusetts Club is distinctive, dynamic … and growing every day.
Club members are entitled to exclusive opportunities – an outstanding private club for meetings and social events, engaging networking opportunities among Boston’s professional community and a place to connect with University colleagues and classmates that have shaped their lives. Membership in the University of Massachusetts Club also grants access to more than 200 country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and resorts within the ClubCorp family, both domestic and internationally.
To request information about becoming a member of the University of Massachusetts Club, contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.287.3023. Life and Legacy Members are entitled to a 50% discount to the initial enrollment fee.
Working Advantage Entertainment Partners
Working Advantage is the premier source for discounted tickets to theme parks, theaters, broadway shows, and more! Using Working Advantage is easy—simply login to MaroonCentral to access the Member Discount Code. Next go to Working Advantage at workingadvantage.com and click on "Register". You will use the Discount Code to complete your one-time registration for free and create your own personal account with a password of your choice.
UMass Amherst University Store
The online University Store offers a full range of merchandise, from Minuteman fan clothing and accessories to gift items and novelties. Shop from the convenience of your desktop and have your purchase delivered to your door!
Want to preserve all your favorite UMass t-shirts? Turn them into a t-shirt quilt with Project Repat. Project Repat was started by a UMass alum and has made over 15,000 custom quilts since its beginning in July 2012. Each quilt is made in the USA by someone making a fair and living wage. UMass alumni receive a 10% discount by using the discount code umass2014
Working Advantage Online Shopping
Working Advantage is the premier source for discounted online shopping! Using Working Advantage is easy—simply login to MaroonCentral to access the Member Discount Code. Next go to Working Advantage at http://www.workingadvantage.com and click on "Register". You will use the Discount Code to complete your one-time registration for free and create your own personal account with a password of your choice.
Exclusive Online Shopping
Sending smiles for any occasion is easy! A leader in the floral industry, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM offers Same-Day delivery, access to best-selling brands, and over 30 years of gifting expertise, plus a combination of brand recognition and unparalleled dedication to customer satisfaction.
Ranked the #1 online wine store 6 years in a row, Wine. com offers thousands of premium wines, gourmet wine gifts and wine clubs at affordable prices.
PetSmart, the nation's largest pet supply retailer, offers over 12,000 competitively priced products for all your pet’s needs.
Sierra Trading Post*
Sierra Trading Post’s value proposition to customers is famous name brand clothing, footwear and gear at 35-70% savings off retail prices.
The Alumni Association is proud to partner with UMassFive College Federal Credit Union. Sustaining members of the Alumni Association are eligible to join UMassFive in order to receive free, high rate checking accounts, low rates on new and used auto loans, mortgages and more! As part of the Shared Branching Network, UMassFive members can access their money at over 4,300 branches and full-service automated kiosks nationwide! Download your new membership application today.
Save on your car loan and support UMass
The UMassFive College Credit Union and the Alumni Association have partnered to help you save on your monthly payments while supporting your alma mater simultaneously. Are you unhappy with your current rate? Did your credit score recently improve? Avoid being put on hold, apply online and receive a rate offer along with an estimate on possible savings compared to your current loan. Refinance and UMass Five will invest 1% of the amount of your loan total in the form of a charitable donation in your name to the Alumni Association. You are now not only supporting your Alumni Association and saving money, but also a member of the UMassFive College Federal Credit Union at no additional cost.
Kaplan Test Preparation Courses
Find out how your Alumni Association can help you earn a higher score, and a brighter future, when you connect with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Learn about the options available including courses for PSAT, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT and DAT. Register for courses or obtain more details!
Get the most out of your energy bills with Energy Plus
Now is the perfect time for your home to start earning Cash Back just for paying the energy bills! The UMass Amherst Alumni Association has made choosing an energy supplier easy by making a unique electricity and natural gas program available to members through a partnership with Energy Plus®. UMass Amherst Alumni Association members can receive 3%-5% Cash Back on electricity and natural gas supply charges each year and a $25- $50 Enrollment Bonus after two months of active service for each home or business energy account enrolled. To be eligible, you need a service address that is within the Energy Plus service area. Massachusetts Customers may obtain an information disclosure label upon request. This offer expires 10/31/2013. To learn more about the program—or enroll: click here.
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