SPIRE Logon Essentials
Students, Faculty, Staff, Applicants: Use your NetID (IT Account user name) and password to log on to SPIRE. More about NetIDs & Passwords
Alumni, Inactive Students:
Did you ever log in to SPIRE as an active student?
Yes: Use your 8-digit SPIRE ID instead of your...
SPIRE for Staff users can use these documents to get started with SPIRE.
Get Started with SPIRE for Staff
Academic Structure Constructs & Definitions (PDF, 81k)
Effective Searches in SPIRE (PDF, 115k)
*To open .pdf documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your...
SPIRE training sessions may take place in any number of locations. Most sessions run in the Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC) Lowrise building. LGRC is in the northeast area of campus next to the roundabout at the intersection of North Pleasant Street, Governors Drive, and Eastman Lane. ...
About SPIRE Training for Staff
Use the following schedule to confirm the date and time of our SPIRE trainings.
The training schedule is subject to change.
You must complete the application process for for SPIRE for Staff or SPIRE for Advisors before you may participate in these...
In the SPIRE Menu, select Campus Profiles > Student Services Center. The Student Services Center search page opens.
Enter a student's 8-digit SPIRE ID or Last Name and First Name.
If more than one student matches the search criteria, click the correct student's Name...
Learn how to find and interpret a student's personal and academic information.
Navigate to the Student Services Center page
About the Student Services Center
Look Up a Student's Contact Information, Including Address (PDF*, 94k)
About a Student's Program(s)/Plan(s) (PDF, 103k)...
About Diploma Name and Special Characters
The SPIRE Diploma Name page allows entry of special characters. The allowable special characters are included on the page. Copy a character you want to insert, and paste it into one of the name fields.
Each name field has a 30 character maximum...
Undergraduate students: You can find advising information in the Advisor box on your Student Center in SPIRE.
Graduate students: With some exceptions in the School of Education, your advisor's information is not available through your Student Center in SPIRE. TIP: Use People Finder to find your...
Introduction to QuikPAY
QuikPAY is an e-billing and payment system that allows you to manage your University bill online.
Use QuikPAY to view your University charges, print a PDF copy of your bill, and make a secure online payment. QuikPAY also enables you to set up ‘authorized payers’ (one or...
This content has been moved to the Bursar's website at: http://www.umass.edu/bursar under the "Bills - Payments" menu item about Excess Express.
You have the option of including a religious preference in SPIRE. Religious preference information is used to notify students about events sponsored by religious organizations on campus. It is not released to any other organization or individual.
You are not required to enter a Religious...
Use SPIRE to update your UMass Amherst meal plan. The options in SPIRE vary to match your situation.
Note: Some meal plan options are available each term for a limited time only. For more information about UMass Amherst meal plans, see UMass Dining.
On your Student Center SPIRE Home page, go to...
If you are a UMass Amherst employee as well as a student, learn how to add/update your UMass Amherst work contact information.
To view and update your work contact information:
In the SPIRE Menu, go to My Personal Information > Work Contact Info. The Work Contact Info page will open,...
About Academic Requirements Reports
Undergraduates, use Academic Requirements reports in SPIRE to check your progress toward earning your degree. The reports show which requirements you have already satisfied and which ones you still need to satisfy in order to graduate.
The reports are Academic...
SPIRE provides you with several options for viewing your Class Schedule:
In the SPIRE Menu:
Go to Student Home > Student Center. Your Student Center includes your schedule for the current week.
Go to Student Home > Class Schedule. The My Class Schedule page lists all the classes...
At the end of each semester, your grades are posted in the Grades area in SPIRE. Use the View My Grades page to check your grades and GPA for all the semesters you’ve been a student at UMass.
In the SPIRE Menu, go to Academics > Grades. The Select Term page will open, listing all the...
Holds can be placed on your record by various offices and departments on campus such as the Library or the Bursar. You can receive a hold for many reasons, like an overdue library fee or outstanding tuition.
Holds may restrict your ability to register for classes, request transcripts...
You want to drop a class from your schedule, and add a different class. Here's why you should swap classes (i.e., replace classes by simultaneously dropping one class and adding another):
Swapping helps you stay within your credit limit.
If the class you wish to add is full, you don't lose...
Special residential programs offered by invitation only to students who have excelled in their major in high school.
Current TAP programs include: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English, Environmental Sciences, Political Science, and Psychology. Learn more about Talent Advancement...
Federal law requires universities to include information in the online listing of class offerings about textbooks that will be needed for each class. The purpose of the law is to give students an opportunity to plan for this aspect of their educational expenses.
Six queries are available in SPIRE...