Winter NSO

Winter New Students Orientation sessions are one day programs offered to students entering for the spring semesterThrough your participation in Winter New Students Orientation, you’ll meet the people and learn about the requirements and resources that will help you make decisions about your first semester at UMass.

During orientation you will:

  • Make connections with classmates, student leaders, academic advisors, and other university staff members.

  • Discover & experience campus. You’ll start to find your way around and learn to use the resources available.

  • Take part in a variety of presentations and activities 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 campus life to create a balanced experience inside and outside the classroom; and

    • the values, community standards, and responsibilities that keep our campus safe, healthy, and welcoming for all.

At orientation, you’ll also accomplish at lot of business including:

  • meeting with an academic advisor and registering for classes;

  • picking up your UCard (student ID); and

  • having the opportunity to ask questions about housing if applicable.

Our goal is that students leave orientation feeling confident about what happens next and excited to start the spring semester.