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Welcome Freshmen Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Massachusetts Amherst! One of the first things you have to do before arriving at UMass is to select your session date online for New Students Orientation (NSO) where we will help you register for classes, pick your housing and connect you with faculty, staff and your classmates.  NSO is a required program for all incoming students. It is designed to help you make a smooth transition from high school to the university.

If you are entering the university in the fall, you will attend Summer NSO and Fall NSO. If you are entering in the spring, register for Winter NSO. We look forward to seeing you soon!