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NSHSS Member Event at University of Massachusetts Amherst

The first NSHSS Member Event of 2020 is here!

Scholars, families, and educators are invited to gather in Amherst, Massachusetts on Sunday, February 16 for the NSHSS Member Event at University of Massachusetts Amherst. This prestigious event is a celebration of academic excellence, where each member in attendance will be honored for their academic achievement.

We can't wait to see you there!

College & Career Fair exhibitors: Central Intelligence Agency, Savannah College of Art & Design, U.S. Department of State, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of New Haven


*NOTE:This agenda is subject to change, final details will be sent closer to event date.*

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Badge Pick-Up
Attendees will check-in with a digital or printed copy of their tickets and members will receive name badges in the Campus Center Auditorium foyer.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast and College & Career Fair
NSHSS will provide a catered continental breakfast for attendees. During the breakfast hour, attendees will have the opportunity to gather information from College & Career Fair exhibitors. 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: NSHSS Welcome and UMASS Summer Programs & Admissions Workshop
NSHSS will welcome attendees to campus, then UMASS staff will guide them through an informative presentation about the university, with a special focus on the summer programs available to high school students.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: CIA Student Opportunities
Our partner, the Central Intelligence Agency, will present information about the special opportunities available to NSHSS members in high school, college, and even post-graduation. 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
Attendees will visit nearby eateries for lunch on their own. 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Campus Tours
Attendees will break up into groups for guided tours of the UMass campus.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: College and Career Fair
Attendees will have the chance to gather information from College & Career Fair exhibitors.

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Presentations from various UMASS academic programs like: Sports Broadcasting, Human Health & Movement "Kinesiology"), and McCormack Sport Leadership Academy

Attendees will dive into various programs that the University has to offer with presentations by Steve Fox, Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Judi LaBranche, Senior Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology, and Brett Albert, Lecturer, Department of Sport Management.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Member Recognition Ceremony
Members will hear congratulatory remarks and receive their own NSHSS honor medallion. 


Hotel Information


NSHSS has secured 2 discountd room blocks for our memebers and their families.

Members may choose to enjoy the discounted room block at Hotel UMass, which is conveniently located on the UMass campus. Reserve your room by contacting the hotel directly at 877-822-2110. Request a room under group code "NSH20C" to receive the discounted rate of $149 per night. Deadline for this room block is January 24th, 2020. 

Members may also choose to enjoy the great discount provided at Inn on Boltwood. The Inn on Boltwood has long been an important fixture of Amherst College, as well as the Town of Amherst. Located at 30Boltwood Avenue on the Amherst Common the Inn provides a desirable alternative to the limited service branded hotels in the area and is within walking distance to numerous museums, restaurants, shops and other points of interest. To secure your room, please call 413-256-8200 and make sure to mention our group code: NSHSS20.

Rates for The Inn at Boltwood are below:

Saturday, February 15, 2020: $189.00 (Queen & Double rooms only)

Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16, 2020: $152.00 (Queen & Double rooms only *****Two night guarantee******)

Please note that rooms are extremely limited, so book yours today!