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Spring Open House - Schedule of Events

Here is a general schedule of events for all Spring Open Houses for admitted students. A detailed schedule will be provided at registration. Click here for 2 p.m. academic program availability by date.

*Please see the adjusted time schedule for the open house on April 12th below.

Since Open House events are held across campus, please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared in the event of inclement weather.

 

7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Early Campus Tours.  Take a 45-minute walking tour of campus.  The last early tour will depart promptly at 8:15 a.m. from the Registration venue.  Additional tours are available throughout the day.  Please indicate your interest in taking a tour when registering so we can plan accordingly. This is a similar campus tour as offered by the Visitor's Center.

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens. Please bring a printout of the check-in barcode you received when you registered online.  

8:00 - 9:20 a.m.

Campus Resource Fair.  Representatives from academic departments, residence life, dining services, student programs, parent services, and other areas will be available to talk with you.

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Enjoy the musical entertainment of a UMass Amherst a capella group.

9:30 a.m.

University Welcome.  The UMass Amherst community welcomes you! The Director of Admissions and faculty / student speakers will formally welcome you to campus and provide an overview of the day's program. 

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Tour of Pre-Veterinary Laboratories and the Hadley Farm.  This tour is offered specifically for those interested in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Studies. The tour is offered only once, and will depart from the Registration venue. Transportation for this tour will be provided.  Please indicate your interest in taking the tour when registering so we can plan accordingly. Please note that this tour overlaps with the Welcome and the 10:30 a.m. Information Sessions.

10:30 a.m.

Information Sessions. Choose one option:

  • Campus Tour
  • Commonwealth Honors College
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Panel
  • Your First Year at UMass

11:30 a.m.

Information Sessions.  Please note the offerings are the same as the 10:30 a.m. information sessions. Choose one option:

  • Campus Tour
  • Commonwealth Honors College
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Panel
  • Your First Year at UMass

12:15 p.m.

Lunch break.  Lunch will be provided in our four award-winning Dining Commons.

2:00 p.m.

Academic Sessions. Meet with representatives from the UMass Schools/Colleges and academic departments to learn more about the academic offerings.  

 

*Adjusted Time Schedule for April 12th (All session offerings are the same. Click here for 2 p.m. academic program availability.)

  • 7:45 a.m. - Registration Opens in the lower level Campus Center
  • 7:45-8:50 a.m. - Campus Resource Fair
  • 8:15 a.m. - Early Morning Campus Tour (departs promptly at 8:15 a.m.)
  • 9:00 a.m. - University Welcome
  • 9:00-10:45 a.m. - Tour of Pre-Veterinary Laboratories and the Hadley Farm
  • 10:00 a.m. - Session I
  • 11:00 a.m. - Session II
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. - Academic Sessions and Additional Program Offerings

 

Additional Program Offerings

Campus Tour  (Departs from the Campus Center Information Desk at 2:30 p.m.).  Take a 75-minute walking tour of campus.  Please note that previous tours during the day are condensed, lasting approximately 45 minutes. This is a similar campus tour as offered by the Visitor's Center. 

Residential Academic Programs (RAP) Q&A  (Campus Center, lower level).  Join us for a cup of coffee/cider and a snack before you hit the road back home. RAP representatives will answer any lingering questions you may have.

Recreation Center Tours  (Depart from the Recreation Center Lobby).  Tour our comprehensive, inclusive, and progressive recreation program that encourages an active and healthy lifestyle and promotes student development and leadership.

  • Friday and Saturday:  10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tour of the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community and First Year Residence Hall  (Depart from outside Roots Cafe, Commonwealth Honors College at 2:00 or 2:30. The same 30 minute tour is offered at both times). Tour our new Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community and First Year Residence Hall.

Tour a Student Room (Crabtree, Emerson and Prince Halls).  Visit a current student's residence! Several rooms will be open to view in Crabtree Hall (Northeast Residental Area), as well as Emerson and Prince Halls (Southwest Residential Area) from 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Please note: If you are taking the campus tour you will see a student room as part of the tour.

University Museum of Contemporary Art  (Concert Hall Lobby, Fine Arts Center).  Tour our multidisciplinary, international teaching museum for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. The museum is open free of charge to all guests.

  • Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

University Store  (Campus Center).  Your program contains a discount coupon for UMass clothing and gift purchases when you spend $50 or more.  Refer to the coupon or consult with store staff for exclusions. 

  • Friday:  8:30 a.m. -5:00 pm 
  • Saturday:  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.