Welcome to UMass Amherst
Now comes the part when we really get to know each other. We’re the New Students Orientation (NSO) Staff—and it’s our job—and our passion—to ease the transition to UMass Amherst for both you and your family.
We'll make sure you’re prepared for the academic and social life that awaits when you move to campus. We’ll also help you negotiate orientation, registration, housing choices and the move to campus, and we’ll answer all of your questions along the way.
We have a staff of professionals and current students who know everything there is to know about UMass Amherst, and they will make sure you have a thorough, enlightening, and memorable introduction to our great school.