When do classes start next semester?
When do they end next year?
When does the counseling period begin?
How long is winter break?
UMass Amherst’s Academic Calendar  will answer all of these types of questions for you. The calendar is maintained by the Registrar’s Office and contains all the important academic dates that you need to know for the next several semesters. This way you can plan for a study abroad semester, getting into a popular class, or making graduation plans (in a few years).
In addition to the Academic Calendar, the Registrar's website  has information on how to register for classes, the Dean’s List, the Final Exam schedule, and information on how to order a transcript. It’s an excellent site to bookmark for important UMass Amherst dates, deadlines, and official information.