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Video Conferencing

UMass Amherst IT's video conferencing facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art Tandberg video conferencing equipment and allow real-time exchange of voice, video, and data with other facilities around the world. These facilities are primarily intended to support teaching and learning at UMass Amherst and other University of Massachusetts campuses as well as the Five Colleges.

  • Two video conferencing facilities in ELab II and the W.E.B. Du Bois Library
  • Portable video conferencing equipment
  • Administrative or departmental use dependent upon availability
  • Training and consulting on effective use of video conferencing as a teaching tool available through Academic Computing

There is no charge for most video conferences between the five UMass campuses or within the Five Colleges. An overtime fee of $50/hour will be applied if the video conference takes place after 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on weekends or holidays.


To schedule a video conference or for more information, contact Chris Golas (413-545-3895,