First-Year Mentoring

Every new Comm student gets a peer advisor

Every first-year or transfer student who enters UMass Amherst directly as a Communication major is assigned a peer advisor. Each advisor welcomes a small group of new students, helps them get oriented to the department and the university, invites them to department and campus events, and generally serves as a friendly and accessible resource during their first year at UMass Amherst. Peer advisors understand that the transition into a large department and university can be both exciting and daunting. They connect new students to one another and to the support and opportunities available to them.