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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.

August 2015

August 31- Move-in reservation ends

September 2015

September 4 - First-year move-in, 8:30 a.m. to 4: p.m.
September 4-7 - Fall NSO for new and transfer students
September 5 - Transfer move-in, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 6 - Returning student move-in, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 6-20 -  Welcome Weeks: "Create Your UMass"
September 7 - Labor Day (no classes)
September 8 - First day of classes and deadline to enroll in the Upay payment plan
September 21 - Last day of Add/Drop.
September 21 - Deadline to change meal plan for Fall semester
September 21 - deadline to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan.

October 2015

October 2-4 -  Family Weekend


Other Campus Calendars

University of Massachusetts Amherst Event Calendar

University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Calendar

UMass Athletics

Five College Calendar