New Students Orientation is the best way to meet the people and learn about the requirements and resources that will help you make decisions about your first semester as a UMass Amherst student. During online orientation you will:
- Make connections with classmates, student leaders, academic advisors, and other university staff members in a variety of online platforms;
- Meet with an academic advisor remotely and register for classes;
- Complete your housing preference application in SPIRE (if applicable);
Take part in a variety of presentations and activities or learning modules to help you better understand
- academic expectations for the university, your college, and your major to guide you on the path to graduation;
- opportunities for engagement in virtual student life to create a balanced experience; and
- the values, community standards, and responsibilities that keep our university safe, healthy, and welcoming for all.