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What To Bring

 Summer

Freshmen coming to Summer NSO will be staying in the residence halls for one night. We want you to be comfortable while you're staying with us. Please help us out by bringing the following items with you:

  • Bedding: pillow, sheets, sleeping bag/blanket, etc.
  • A fan
  • An alarm clock
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
  • A towel
  • Flip flops for the shower

Both Fall Transfer students and Freshmen Students should also bring:

  • Informal clothes: sneakers, jeans, shorts, shirts, raincoat 
  • An umbrella
  • A water bottle (especially if it is going to be hot)
  • Two pencils and two pens
  • Spending money (your meals are included, so you only need a small amount)
  • Your insurance card in case of emergency
  • Your online Math Placement Exam score, Net ID and password
  • Your spring 2014 grade report or transcript (if you took college level courses this spring)
  • Any forms you wish to submit to UMass including immunization forms, final transcripts, etc.

  Winter

Please remember to bring the following items with you to your Winter NSO and Transfer Student Registration session:

  • Warm clothing - boots, hats, gloves, etc. and an umbrella. You will do some walking outside during orientation, so dress appropriately.  Please check the weather!
  • Two pencils and two pens
  • Your online Math Placement Exam score, Net ID, and password
  • Your Fall 2014 grade report (if you took college level courses this fall)
  • Any forms you wish to submit to UMass including immunization forms, final transcripts, etc.