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Fall Visit Days Frequently Asked Questions

Is registration for Fall Visit Days mandatory?

It is essential that all prospective students register for the event to assist with planning.

If there are multiple applicants from the same family (twins/triplets, etc.) interested in attending a Fall Visit Day, does each person need to register?

Yes. This will ensure all prospective attendees receive a reminder email, and will help expedite the registration process upon arrival. 

What will be the schedule for the day?

Please visit the schedule of events page here. 

Do I have to arrive at the start of the program or can I show up any time?

We strongly encourage you to arrive for the start of the program, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center. A resource fair begins at 9:00 a.m. and provides an opportunity to meet academic departments and student service groups on campus.

Can I leave early from the program?

Yes. You are welcome to attend any or all of the events and leave whenever you choose. However, please ensure you check in at the registration desk located in the first level of the Lincoln Campus Center upon arrival.

Will I be able to have an interview with an admissions counselor?

While we do not offer one-on-one evaluative interviews with admissions counselors, the admissions office will be hosting question and answer sessions for freshman applicants during the afternoon on each Fall Visit Day. Transfer counselors will be available to answer questions on October 12 and 27.

I have sisters and brothers. Can I bring them with me to Fall Visit Days?

Yes. Everyone is welcome, though there is no child care provided.

Where is handicapped accessible parking located?

Handicapped accessible parking is located in the Campus Center Garage (see parking information). Please follow the signs for parking and you will see this area. It is reserved for vehicles that have a handicap placard.

Someone in my party has a physical disability. How can I make special accommodations for the day?

Please indicate your specific need under the special accommodations section while registering online for the individual Fall Visit Day event to arrange necessary mobility assistance.

I am looking at graduate programs at UMass Amherst. Would this event be appropriate for me?

No. The Fall Visit Days are geared towards prospective undergraduate students. We suggest that you contact the Graduate Admissions office at 413-545-0722 for more information on our graduate programs.

I am a transfer applicant. Would Fall Visit Days be appropriate for me?

Transfer applicants are welcome to attend the Fall Visit Days. Transfer staff will be available on October 12 and 27.

I am undecided about my academic major. What resources will be available at the Fall Visit Days?

We recognize many of our incoming freshman students would benefit from learning more about the many majors offered on campus that may be a good fit for their academic interests and aspirations. For this reason we have implemented an Exploratory Track program for all incoming freshman students who would have otherwise entered the university as undeclared.

More information about the Exploratory Track program can be found here.  (Please note that Exploratory Tracks are for freshman only — transfer students are required to choose a major at time of application.)


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We look forward to seeing you this fall!