The situation regarding federal immigration rules is extremely fluid and subject to rapid change. Members of the campus community are advised to monitor developments as they affect UMass Amherst by checking this page regularly for updates.
In light of President Trump’s decision today to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, which provides deportation relief for undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children, I want to reassure our entire campus community that my administration and I will do everything within our power to provide the support necessary for our most vulnerable students to pursue their educational advancement.
Our nondiscrimination policy includes “gender identity and expression,” and the university will continue to seek to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students, including trans students. We provide access to facilities and respect students’ pronouns and names consistent with their gender identity, even if their education records or identification documents indicate a different sex.
The Angel Fund will help meet the needs of individuals who are adversely affected by recent changes in federal immigration policy.
Lawyers from the Student Legal Services Office will be available each week to meet with students and answer their legal questions, including those related to immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Full details.
International Programs Office
UMass Amherst has 2,862 international students under UMass immigration sponsorship in addition to more than 500 international scholars and employees being sponsored.