Welcome to UMass Amherst

To best meet the needs of our incoming students while still maintaining recommended social distancing practices, orientation programming will be conducted online. We are replacing the in person orientation sessions with a phased orientation model that combines remote academic advising & course registration, an expanded online orientation course, and more transition programming. The new student checklist will guide you through the steps you need to take before, during, and after your online orientation. We are here to help so feel free to email us with any questions or submit a call back request.

Spring 2021 Transition Programs


Check out  #40DaysofUMass for tips, updates, and resources throughout the first 40 days of your UMass experience.
Visit Campus Pulse for a schedule of events designed for students enrolled for the spring semester, including our Virtual Tour. Students living on-campus are encouraged to take this self-guided, audio tour after completing their back-to-campus quarantine.