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UMass Amherst, New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2024 @ 12:30 am EST

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Ring in the New Year 80’s Style at UMass Amherst December 31 – January 1! 
Join us for the most anticipated event of the year – the UMass New Year’s Eve Extravaganza! Welcome 2024 by going “Back to the Future” in style, with excitement and endless entertainment. Our 80’s themed celebration will bring you an unforgettable night filled with live music, dancing, a costume contest, award winning cuisine, and a spectacular countdown to midnight.

Guests will arrive to live entertainment by local group, Diamondz, and be treated to a full buffet dinner served by award winning UMass Catering, followed by dancing and a champagne midnight toast. Enjoy the premium bar and take home lasting memories with our thoughtfully designed photo booth, the perfect opportunity to capture the joy of your experience.

After dancing the night away like Prince, no need to drive the “Little Red Corvette” home, guests have the option to stay the night on campus at Hotel UMass, Amherst’s best-rated hotel.

Feel free to tease your hair and dust off your most Glamorous 80’s outfit or take this as the perfect excuse for a Madonna worthy shopping spree! Pre-cocktail hour starts at 8pm. Guests can expect to leave the party with an 80’s themed gift bag in hand, specially created for this event.

Live Entertainment: Get your groove on as a live band rocks out to 80’s hits all night long.
Award Winning UMass Dining: Experience a locally inspired buffet menu; click here to view the full menu.
Countdown to Midnight: Ring in 2024 with a complimentary champagne toast.
Photo Booth: Create lasting memories with friends new and old at our photo booth.
Party Favors: Receive exclusive, complimentary party favors that will infuse an extra element of excitement into our festivities.
Door Prizes: Start the new year off right with a chance to win our amazing door prizes!
Complimentary Parking: Available in the Campus Center Parking Garage, 91 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003.

Theme & Dress Code: 80’s Theme.
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2023.
Location: UMass Amherst Student Union, with complimentary parking in the Campus Center Parking Garage.
Pre-Event Cocktail Reception: 7 to 8PM, Student Union Pre-Function Area; featuring two complimentary drink tickets per guest; cash bar after.
Dinner: 8PM to 12:30AM, Student Union Ballroom.

Ticket Information
Tickets are $125.00 per person. Register early – prices increase to $150.00 per person after December 8! For those who purchase two tickets, enjoy a discounted rate of $200.00 per couple ($250.00 per couple after December 8). Guests may also reserve a room at Hotel UMass for $129.00 per room, per night ($139.00 per room, per night, after December 8).

Note this discounted hotel rate is only available via this online reservation page and cannot be booked directly with the hotel. Payment is accepted online by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or with a UMass Speedtype. 

Cancellation Policy: If your plans change and you find you need to cancel your registration, please email a cancellation notice to [email protected]. Please note registration to this event, include Hotel UMass lodging, is non-refundable. 

For event or registration related assistance, please contact us at [email protected] or 413-577-8102!


December 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EST
January 1 @ 12:30 am EST


UMass Amherst
300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
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(413) 545-0306
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