Summer Transfer Schedule

As a student transferring to UMass from another institution, you have two options for your orientation session: a one-day orientation or a two-day, overnight orientation. Additional details about the 2019 program schedules is available below. 

One-day Orientation – July 15*, 17, and 18

*July 15 is for MassTransfer students

8– 9 a.m. Sign-in: Sign in at the Integrative Learning Center to receive your schedule.

MassTransfer Benefits: Discover the perks of the MassTransfer program and learn how to take advantage of them.

Welcome Meeting: Meet the students and staff who are here to make your transition to UMass successful. 

Living at UMass: Learn how to engage in a safe, inclusive and respectful community in the residence halls, on campus and in the town of Amherst.

Better Together: What's distinct about your voice? In this session, you will join other new students and peer leaders in a conversation and activities that consider how each of us can contribute our unique voices to the UMass Amherst community. Together, we will explore what it means to join a campus community that values what we can learn from each other. 

Advising Preparation Meeting and Tour: Meet with current UMass students and prepare for your advising appointment. Then learn key landmarks to help you navigate campus and find out where some of the most useful offices are located.

College Meeting: Learn important details about the academic experience at UMass and hear from the Dean of your college.

Advising and course registration: Meet with an academic advisor to review your academic plans and register for your fall classes.

Afternoon Information Sessions:

  • Commonwealth Honors College (for students already admitted to the honors college)
  • The Price is Right at UMass
  • UMass Amherst Libraries

Available on a Walk-In Basis in the afternoon: 

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
  • Disability Services
  • Off Campus Student Center (OCSC)  & Student Parent Programs
  • Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) 
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation Information
  • UCard Photos 

Two Day Transfer Session: July 15 – 16

Day 1

9 – 10:45 a.m. Check-in: Check-in & Move into a residence hall

Welcome Meeting: Meet the students and staff who are here to make your transition to UMass successful. 

Meet Your Small Group: Meet with current UMass students and prepare for your advising appointment. 

Attend dynamic presentations that speak to your responsibilities as a member of our community and the resources available to assist you as you begin your college experience.

  • Living at UMass (on & off campus)
  • Campus Activities & Engagement
  • Smart About Money
  • Internships and careers 
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation Information
  • Success @ UMass
  • Better Together
  • Not Ready for Bedtime Players

Evening Activities

Day 2

Small Group Check-in: Check in with your group before starting Day 2. 

On-Campus Job Fair: Connect with campus departments looking to hire students for the fall semester. 

Campus Tour: Learn key landmarks to help you navigate campus and find out where some of the most useful offices are located.

Transfer Student Q&A: Ask our transfer orientation leaders about their experience joining the UMass community. 

Advising Preparation Meeting: Orientation leaders introduce you to graduation requirements, course registration terminology, and help you reflect on questions to discuss with your academic advisor.

College/School Meetings: Hear from the Dean of your college and find out important details about the academic experience at UMass. 

Advising and Registration: Register for classes with an academic advisor in your department.

4:30-5 p.m. Check-Out of the residence halls