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 1- Housing Preference Applications available for first year and transfer students
June 1 - Roommate search available for all new students
June 1 - Summer Online Orientation Sessions begin for family members
June 26 - Optional Summer Session I classes end


July 4 - Independence Day (campus closed)
July 6 - First day of Optional Summer Session II classes
July 8 - Enrollment opens for UPay installment payment plan
July 14 - Housing Preference Applications deadline for first year students
July 15 - Fall semester bills available on SPIRE. Students and Authorized Payers are notified by email. (This is an estimated date.)
July 22 - Housing Preference Applications deadline for transfer students


August 7 - Fall housing assignments posted on SPIRE
August 10 - MicroChill early bird pricing and free delivery deadline
August 10 - First installment due for the UPay Payment Plan
August 10 - Bills due for Fall 2020
August 14 - Optional Summer Session II classes end


September 3 - Last day to complete AlcoholEdu and YIS: Your Intervention Strategies on Moodle (new students only)
September 4 - Move-In day for first year students
September 4 - Commonwealth Induction ceremony for new Honors students and families at 5 p.m.
September 5- Move-in Day for transfer students
September 5-September 7 – Fall Welcome for new students
September 6 - Move-in Day (returning students)
September 7 - Labor Day (no classes)
September 8 - First day of classes
September 21 - Last day of Add/Drop
September 21 - Deadline to change meal plan for the Fall semester
September 21 - Deadline to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan
September 21 - Aid adjustments for students whose enrollment does not match approved academic load (e.g. full time aid but enrolled in less than 12 credits).
September 23 - 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