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Destination Day Open House Info Session for Accepted Students

Destination Day is UMass' Accepted Students Day

A full day to learn all about UMass! The Department of Architecture will host a special information sesssion for accepted students at 10:15 am. We will offer a brief overview of the BS in Architecture major and have plenty of time for questions. Guests will meet current students and take a tour of the building's studios, classrooms, labs, and gallery. 

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Schedule for students accepted to the BS in Architecture major:

8:30 am, South College Main LobbyAccepted students and their families check in with Admissions staff in the South College Main Lobby (where the glass bookcases are located), the entrance across from W.E.B. Du Bois Library

9:15 - 10 am, South College Commons:  Dean's Welcome, HFA Advising & Career Center Staff

10 am: Guests depart for major-specific sessions.  (Architecture students will be escorted across campus to the John W. Olver Design Building)

10:15–11:45 am, Olver Design Building, Room 170:  Architecture Info Session


Other Destination Day events around campus:

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. UMass Community Expo, Old Chapel

What happens in the classroom is only part of your UMass experience! Come meet current students and department representatives to learn all about clubs, campus networks, support services, and other opportunities to get involved on campus. Old Chapel is the most recognizable historic landmark on campus. It was originally built in 1884 when the school was known as the Massachusetts Agricultural College. The building initially served as a multipurpose facility to accommodate lectures, religious services, a library, and reading room. The iconic structure was renovated in 2016 and now serves as a multipurpose, lecture and events space.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. All About Student Success, Campus Center Auditorium

Learn about Orientation, Residential Academic Programs (RAP), Residential Life as well as other key programs, services and opportunities that lead to student success.

11:30 a.m,12:30, 1:15 & 2 p.m. Campus Tours, Depart from the 2nd Floor Campus Center Information Desk

45-minute walking tour of campus. Campus tours will not stop at a residence hall. However, if you wish to visit a residence hall, refer to the residence housing tours in your program.

Noon – 4 p.m. Residence Hall Tours, Crabtree in Northeast and Moore in Southwest

12:45 & 1:45 p.m. Commonwealth Honors College General Information Session, Events Hall, Commonwealth Honors College

Learn about the benefits and advantages of Commonwealth Honors College, and the what and why of the honors curriculum, which includes a final thesis/portfolio requirement. We will discuss how we help our students navigate resources through each stage of their journey as a member of the honors college at UMass Amherst, and what opportunities exist to interact with peers who have similar academic interests, and with faculty committed to their success. We will share examples of how we partner with other campus colleges and groups to offer co-curricular events.

1 – 1:45 p.m. Financial Aid 101, Campus Center Auditorium

Let Financial Aid Services show you how to plan for your college expenses, apply for financial aid, search for scholarships, work on campus, and more.

2 – 2:45 p.m. Student Panel, Campus Center Auditorium

Question-and-answer session hosted by student admissions representatives.

2 – 4 p.m. Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC), Commonwealth Honors College, Administration Building, 230

Guests are invited to drop in and meet with BDIC advisors to learn about the possibilities of designing your own major through BDIC.

2:45 – 4  p.m. Commonwealth Honors College — Current Students Panel, Events Hall, Commonwealth Honors College

This will be an opportunity to meet with current honors students across disciplines and at various stages of their UMass Amherst and honors college experiences and what it means to be part of a community of scholars in a living-learning community.


Note: In the event of severe weather, please check the campus closing status online or by calling the campus closing hotline: 413-545-3630.