Important Dates

Here are a few important dates that parents should know about along with other campus events. For a complete listing of events and academic calendar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as the other four colleges in the area, please visit the links below.

July

July 13- Housing Preference Applications deadline for first-year students
July 16 - Fall 2018 bills available on SPIRE (Note: This is an estimated date)
July 19- Housing Preference Applications deadline for transfer students

August

August 3 - Fall housing assignments posted on SPIRE
August 10 - First installment for UPay payment plan due
August 10 - Fall 2018 Bills due
August 17 - Optional Summer Session II classes end
August 31: Move-In day for first-year students
August 31: Last day to complete AlcoholEdu and YIS: Your Intervention Strategies on Moodle (new students only)
August 31: Commonwealth Induction ceremony for new Honors students and families

September

September 1 - Move-in Day (transfer students)
September 1-3 - Fall New Students Orientation
September 2 - Move-in Day (returning students)
September 3 - Labor Day (no classes)
September 4 - First day of classes and deadline to enroll in the UPay payment plan
September 17 - Last day of Add/Drop
September 17 - Deadline to change meal plan for Fall semester
September 17 - Deadline to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan

Other Campus Calendars

University of Massachusetts Amherst Event Calendar

University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Calendar

UMass Athletics

Five College Calendar