Photo of cover of Bookmark magazine issue 9

About the Cover

Our inaugural Decorate Your Dorm event for first-year and transfer students was a huge hit, with more than 500 students lined up around the Du Bois Library courtyard for the chance to create their own terrariums. Conceived by Dean Mani, this event offered students new to UMass the opportunity to add a little bit of greenery to their dorm rooms and to connect with fellow students. The Libraries supplied all of the containers, plants, and soil, as well as 3-D printed figurines from our Digital Media Lab to allow students to personalize their terrariums.