During the summer New Students Orientation (NSO) staff welcome all new students to our campus. We're here to help you register for fall classes and housing, introduce you to resources, and show you how to navigate the campus.
Summer NSO for first-year students is two days long and packed with academic advising, informational meetings, social activities, and finalizing your housing preference application. There are ten sessions  offered, but each one is the same. In the spring, you'll need to choose your date  online to tell us which session you’re attending. Be sure to choose a date that works well in your schedule and doesn’t conflict with graduation, prom, vacation, or work.
Join the Class of 2021 Service Project: Bring your old AP and SAT prep books with you and participate in your first community service project at UMass Amherst. The books will be donated to high school students in the area. Drop boxes are located in residence hall lobbies during summer orientation.