After Summer NSO, Fall Welcome is the next step on the pathway to a great UMass Experience!
Fall Welcome takes place on Labor Day Weekend.
At Fall Welcome, the entire campus will welcome you! This program is developed to help you feel comfortable and ready to succeed in every way you can at UMass Amherst. Your Residential Life staff will share important guidelines for living in the halls and help you make connections in your new community. You'll meet your Resident Assistant, your neighbors, and get comfortable in your new home. You'll participate in UFest, our campus festival, where we'll introduce you to anything and everything you want to know about campus. At New Students Convocation, we're going to celebrate you and your class! At this official welcome, you'll hear from key university leaders and a star upperclassman. We'll also teach you the university's cheers, fight song, and alma mater.