UMass Sesquicentennial UMass Amherst


Welcome to A&F Administrative Systems.  Our goal is to provide A&F staff with the systems, software, and training that's needed to do your jobs with excellence.  Please use the menu above to navigate our application and desktop support areas.  Should you need further assistance, please refer to the contact information to the right.  Our office will be happy to assist you.

Alerts & Notices

Desktop ALERT: Phishing email with subject: Email Validation!

IT Services notified us of the following alert:

We are seeing a lot of activity on a phishing email the was sent to students and staff today with the subject of “Email Validation!". Take a moment to warn people in your departments that it is a scam and that they should not reply to the messages. We will be sending an all-campus email warning people about it soon.

A news item with details and a copy of the phishing message can be found in the “Recent News” section of the IT website.

Jacob M. Cunningham

Please be cautious of scams and possible phising attempts. If you are unsure about an email, its best not to click any links or open any attachments. Feel free to call or email us with questions. We will be able to help determine if its a threat or not. If you are going to send an email about an email, please "Forward as an Attachment" (done by going using the "More" button next to the normal reply/forward section of outlook).

Desktop IT Users: Internet Explorer Upgrade, FireFox Removal, and P Drive Removal

Greetings A&F Staff,

We are planning on doing away with the P: drive, currently Common to all A&F department, except UMPD and UHS by April 10th 2015.  This is currently a public storage location, and as such has accumulated a large amount of mostly unused files, that take up a significant amount of storage without a strong business need.  If you have data there you would like us to move to another location or you have a business process that uses this location please email me and we will help you evaluate what the best course of action is.

In addition we are planning on upgrading Internet Explorer to version 10 in all departments except UHS.

Furthermore, due to incompatabilities and security risks, FireFox will be removed from all UHS computers. Some people will keep it due to work requirements. Other are recommended to move to IE10 or Chrome. If you have bookmarks you want to move over, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

If you have any questions or comments please call 413.545.1956, or email