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 4 - Independence Day (campus closed)
July 8 - Enrollment opens for UPay installment payment plan
July 8 - First day of Optional Summer Session II classes
July 12 - Housing Preference Applications deadline for first-year students
July 15 - Fall 2019 bills available on SPIRE. Students and Authorized Payers are notified by email. (Note: This is an estimated date.)
July 18 - Housing Preference Applications deadline for transfer students

August

August 2 - Fall housing assignments posted on SPIRE
August 10 - MicroChill early bird pricing and free delivery deadline
August 12 - First installment due for the UPay Payment Plan
August 12 - Bills due for Fall 2019
August 16 - Optional Summer Session II classes end
August 29 - Last day to complete AlcoholEdu and YIS: Your Intervention Strategies on Moodle (new students only)
August 30 - Move-In day for first year students
August 30 - Commonwealth Induction ceremony for new Honors students and families
August 31 - Move-in Day for transfer students
August 31-September 2 – Fall Welcome for new students

September

August 31-September 2 – Fall Welcome for new students
September 1 - Move-in Day (returning students)
September 2 - Labor Day (no classes)
September 3 - First day of classes
September 16 - Last day of Add/Drop
September 16 - Deadline to change meal plan for the Fall semester
September 16 - Deadline to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan
September 18 - Bills available online for any unpaid items and new changes

Other Campus Calendars

University of Massachusetts Amherst Event Calendar

University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Calendar

UMass Athletics

Five College Calendar