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  • About Search for Classes Search for Classes is the online version of the Schedule of Classes. It shows UMass Amherst course offerings by term. Each listing includes meeting days and times, enrollment details (e.g., class capacity, current enrollment, links to syllabus information, required...
  • Oracle certifies the following browsers and versions for use with SPIRE. Newer versions of these browsers often work with SPIRE long before Oracle officially approves them. If you find that a newer version does work, please use it. If the certified version is no longer secure, then we recommend...
  • SPIRE uses a 4-digit code to represent each academic term. Occasionally you will need to enter a term code to search for records or to run a query. You will often find a lookup button that allows you to search for the term code using its description.  In some cases, you may not have a lookup button...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • As part of the UMass Amherst Alerts system, emergency text messages provide time-sensitive notifications to subscribers' cell phones about situations that pose an immediate risk to the safety of the campus or could significantly disrupt its activities. More about UMass Amherst Alerts. Members of...
  • You can add or update some of your directory information yourself in SPIRE.  The following information summarizes how to manage additional directory information that you cannot edit in SPIRE. Name and Official UMass Amherst IT Email Address Steps to update your name information vary, depending...
  • User Preferences is a generic feature embedded in all SPIRE profiles. It allows students, instructors, and staff to select a default Institution, Academic Career, Term, and Aid Year. On most pages including these search fields, SPIRE will automatically fill in these default values. Note:...
  • View My Own UMass Amherst IT Account Information From the SPIRE Menu, select IT Accounts > My IT Accounts. From the SPIRE Menu, select My SPIRE > Change My Password. View My SPIRE ID From the SPIRE Menu, select IT Accounts > My IT Accounts. From the SPIRE Menu, select...
  • Invite your guests to use the UMASS wireless network on campus!  UMass Amherst faculty and staff may use SPIRE to create temporary accounts for visitors who need to access the UMASS wireless network. Note: This service is limited to faculty and staff. Graduate student instructors cannot create...

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