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Welcome to the UMass Amherst community and the Office of Parent Services. We are here to assist parents with questions, help you stay in touch with campus happenings, and serve as a resource to you through our website, electronic newsletter, and facebook page.

We look forward to working with you as partners in your student’s education.

Welcome New Students, Parents and Families

It is that time of year again, when we welcome you to UMass Amherst!  The summer before your student arrives on campus for the first time is a busy one, full of preparation and planning. New students will attend New Students Orientation (NSO) to familiarize themselves with the campus, pick their courses, get their UCard, complete their housing preference application, and meet their fellow classmates!