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Graduate Assistantship Office

Assistantship Information for:

Graduate Student Fee Schedule:


Graduate Appointments Policies and Procedures

This document incorporates policies and procedures established by the University Trustees, campus administration, and those set forth in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO).

GEO Contract   

Agreement between Graduate Student Employee Organization (GEO) Local 2322/UAW and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2014.

PostDoc Contract

Agreement between The University of Massachusetts and the United Auto Workers AFL-CIO Local 2322/Postdoctoral Reserachers Organizing (PRO). Expiration Date: March 31, 2015

Departmental Graduate Student Employee Appointment Procedures

Links to appointment procedures specific to programs and/or majors.

Information for New Graduate Student Employees

Human Resources Information and Orientation

The purpose of the orientation is to assist students in filling out required personnel/payroll forms, and provide you with information about benefits, insurance enrollment, direct payroll deposit, etc. In addition, students will receive University policies, copies of certain state/federal regulations, and introduced to available campus services and facilities. Sessions generally last about one (1) hour, and are held at the beginning of each semester.

Requirements for Graduate Student Employees Checklist

Before you begin employment this form must be submitted to the Assistantship Office with your first graduate assistantship.

Graduate Assistantship Office
517 Goodell Building
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 545-5287 or 545-5294
Fax: (413) 577-0841