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.


June 6 - New Students Summer Orientation begins
June 24 - Optional Summer Session I classes end


July 4 - Independence Day
July 11 - First day of Optional Summer Session II classes
July 5 - Enrollment opens for Upay installment payment plan
July 15 - Fall 2016 bills available on SPIRE


August 5 - Fall housing assignments posted
August 10 - First installment for Upay payment plan due
August 10 - Fall 2016 Bills due
August 19 - Optional Summer Session II classes end


September 2 - Move-in Day (first-year students)
September 3 - Move-in Day (transfer students)
September 3-5 - Fall NSO
September 4 - Move-in Day (returning students)
September 5 - Labor Day (no classes)
September 6 - First day of classes and deadline to enroll in the Upay payment plan
September 19 - Last day of Add/Drop.
September 19 - Deadline to change meal plan for Fall semester
September 19 - 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