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.
While the long-term future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains uncertain and is the focus of national debate, a federal court ruling has created an immediate opportunity for some individuals to pursue DACA renewals. The university strongly encourages eligible students and staff to act promptly. If needed, UMass Amherst will offer access to non-state funding through its donor-supported Angel Fund to aid their applications and pay for legal assistance.
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.