243 Stockbridge Rd, Amherst MA 01003

University Club & Restaurant

The University Club and Restaurant, more fondly referred to as The UClub, is the eminent fine dining establishment at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Housed in two colonial era New England farmhouses, the University Club and Restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience steeped in historic charm. Long established as a private faculty and alumni club, the University Club offers the public and campus community a full-service restaurant & lounge featuring local beer, wine, and farm-fresh ingredients. Whether you’re joining us for lunch, dinner, or looking to host your next private event, the University Club & Restaurant is at your service.

 

  • Location: 243 Stockbridge Rd, Amherst MA 01003
  • Phone: (413)-545-2551
  • Email: vmaurer@umass.edu

 

Club Membership

University Club Membership is open to all current and retired UMass faculty and staff, current UMass Graduate Students and postdoctoral fellows, members of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, CEOs of university partner firms, and professional and classified staff of the UMass President’s Office and UMass Foundation.

As one of the oldest faculty and alumni clubs in the UMass system, we continue to honor our heritage by maintaining all the accoutrements and atmosphere of a classic faculty club. Members of the University Club enjoy a number of privileges and benefits upon joining.

Events

Looking Forward

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Wednesday16Sep / 201505:00 PM

Wine Pairing Dinner with Chef Joanne Weir

Date: Wednesday, September 16th 2015
Time: 5:00PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for dinner on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00-9:00 PM at the University Club & Restaurant to delight in a multi-course menu prepared by guest Chef Joanne Weir. Chef Weir is an award-winning cookbook author, international cooking teacher, as well as an UMass alumnus. Each course will be expertly paired with select wines by the Chef Weir herself.

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Thursday1Oct / 201505:00 PM

Local Harvest Dinner

Date: Thursday October 1st 2015
Time: 5:00PM – 9:00 PM

Delight in all that New England has to offer at the oldest house in Amherst with this expertly prepared prix fixe Local Harvest Dinner. During this annual harvest dinner, each dish will feature locally sourced produce, and we will also be offering a wide selection of Berkshire Brewing Company fine beers.

Facilities

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Chancellor’s Room

Located in the Homestead House, this room honors the University of Massachusetts – Amherst Chancellors. Prior to 1970, the presidents of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the Massachusetts State College and the University of Massachusetts were located on the Amherst campus. With the establishment of the Boston and Worcester campuses, the University president’s office was moved to Boston. Since then the CEO of the campus has carried the title of Chancellor. As a tribute to the Amherst campus Chancellors, this room displays photographs of each.

Seats: 8-12 people

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The Homestead House

This room is the original sitting room and kitchen of the Homestead House, converted into one large room during renovations. The space is now our bar and lounge area. Guests can enjoy a drink, our Tapas Tuesday specials and conversation in front of one of the two original fireplaces.

Seats: 20 Seated, 45 Standing

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Baker Lounge

Hugh Potter Baker (1878-1950) was president (1933–1947) when Massachusetts State College became the University of Massachusetts. This room is named after him because it was added as part of renovations to the Stockbridge-Boltwood House after President Baker decided that the best use of the house would be as a Faculty Club.

Seats: 26 people

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Tory Room

“Prison” is one of the many functions the Stockbridge House has served over the years. This room is named to recall the nine Royalists who were briefly confined altogether in the house by order of the Amherst Committee of Safety during the American Revolution.

Seats: 22 people

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Levi Stockbridge Room

Levi Stockbridge (1820-1904) devoted his life and career to ensuring the success of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. He was influential in persuading the first trustees of the college to locate in Amherst. He later became the first full-time Officer of the College, serving as farm superintendent (1867-1869), professor (1867-1879), acting president (1876) and president (1880-1881). He also contributed his first royalties ($1,000) in 1877 to pay the college debts. The Stockbridge House, where his office once was, this dining room, and Stockbridge Hall, home to the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, all bear his name to honor his devotion to the school.

Seats: 18 people

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Daniel Chester French Room

Named after, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), sculptor of the statue of President Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial, and the statue of the Concord Minuteman. He lived in the Stockbridge House as a boy while his father, Henry Flagg French (1813-1885), served as the first President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (1864-1866). Daniel worked on the college farm before students enrolled at the school, prompting his father to refer to him as “the first graduate of M.A.C.” A bust of President French sculpted by Daniel is in the University collection.

Seats: 18 people

Contact

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(413) 545-2551243 Stockbridge Rd, Amherst MA 01003Please call us to make a reservation. We look forward to serving you.

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