New students: required immunizations
Starting at UMass Amherst this fall? State law requires you to have certain immunizations and submit proof before coming to school. Here's what to do.
Student health insurance
Many choices, one deadline: review your plan now
Students taking five or more credits in a day academic program are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) and charged on the semester's tuition bill. If you already have insurance, you may be eligible to waive the plan. Complete the online waiver before Monday, Sept. 18. More...
Tobacco-free info, help
12 minutes can save a life
If someone's heartbeat or breathing have stopped, 12 minutes can mean the difference between life and death. It takes first responders an average of 8 – 12 minutes to respond to a 911 call, according to the American Red Cross. If you know how to do CPR or use an automated external defibrillator (AED), you may be able to keep someone alive until help arrives. Learn CPR basics or find certification classes near you.