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 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 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 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