Incoming Fall 2021 Students: Welcome to UMass!

You will meet with an advisor to enroll in classes during your scheduled Orientation week. If you have not yet registered for Orientation, find more information here. If you have questions, please email before scheduling an appointment.


Click here for the Fall 2021 reopening plan





Ask Anything Drop-In Sessions:
Mondays: 8:30 am to 9:30 am ET
Tuesdays: 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Zoom Link:
Information for Current UMass Students
  • Students who have already declared Economics majors and minors may schedule appointments with Economics advisors by clicking on the "Make an Advising Appointment" button above.
  • Students planning to declare a major or minor in Economics must follow the instructions on the Economics Admissions web page and to submit a required Statement of Interest and attend a required Economics Information Session. You are also welcome to attend the Peer drop in hours.
  • Course Override Requests Read this form carefully and provide the requested information. An advisor will contact you when you have been added to the class or if more information is needed. If an instructor's permission is required, an advisor will contact you AFTER we have received the request from the instructor. Please review the course enrollment restriction dates before submitting an override request.
  • Drop-in advising is available during the times specified under each advisor's picture below, and only during the Fall and Spring semesters. Though we try to avoid it, drop-in hours are also subject to cancelation, and we encourage you to try to make an appointment, rather than dropping in. This gives your advisor time to prepare in advance for your meeting. Note that advisors are working remotely this summer***Peer advisors will resume drop-in hours in the fall.***
  • For study abroad or transfer course approvals, help with Economics Independent Studies, Internships or general study abroad questions, questions about the Certificate in Applied Economics Research on Cooperative Enterprise, or questions about graduate school in Economics, please schedule an appointment with Valerie Voorheis by emaling
  • For Econ Majors who are Honors students, and have detailed questions on Honors requirements, please email Econ Honors Coordinator Itai Sher at to make an appointment.
  • For all other Economics Major or Minor Advising (e.g. graduation requirements, course planning, adding a second major, etc.): Please schedule an appointment with Stephanie Babinski Brewer, Flannery Weiss-Cruz, Jennifer Gross, or Valerie Voorheis using the Make an Advising Appointment above.
  • For further information on Economics Department contacts, check out our downloadable Undergraduate Resource Guide for help, or email
  • Majors can use our Economics Opportunities and Information Moodle! Keep up to date with Economics Department events and announcements, internship and job postings, fellowship opportunities, Undergrad Economics Club activities, helpful UMass resources, and info on other majors, minors and certificates to complement your studies in Economics! Click on "Economics Opportunities and Information" under "My Courses" when you log into Moodle!


Advising Team

Note that advisors are working remotely this summer.

Stephanie Babinski Brewer
Senior Academic Advisor
Last names L-Z
220 Crotty Hall
413-545-0855 (phone not currently available)
Schedule an advising appointment with Stephanie online
Flannery Weiss-Cruz
Senior Academic Advisor

Last Names A-K
218 Crotty Hall
413-545-2568 (phone not currently available)
Schedule an advising appointment with Flannery online
Jennifer Gross
Minor Advisor
221 Crotty Hall
Schedule an advising appointment with Jennifer online
Valerie Voorheis
Director of Undergraduate Advising
219 Crotty Hall
413-545-0954 (phone not currently available)
Schedule an advising appointment with Valerie online
Portrait of Russell JanisRussell Janis
Internships Coordinator
205 Crotty Hall
413-545-3285 (phone not currently available)
Alvin He
Peer Advisor
Emily Kenyon
Peer Advisor
Aryaan Kulkarni
Peer Advisor
Tammy Vo
Peer Advisor


The Global Education Requirement pertains only to SBS Bachelor of Arts majors who entered UMass prior to the Fall 2018 semester.Global Education (Global Ed) Requirement Advising

Students admitted prior to Fall 2018 whose primary major is Economics (or who are pursuing a dual degree with Economics and another major), are required to complete the 15-credit Global Ed Requirement for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). The Global Education Requirement is managed and advised by SBS, so if you have substantive questions about Global Ed, make an appointment with or contact the Global Ed Coordinator.