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We encourage you to use all of our available resources during your college decision-making process. Please let us know if we can be of assistance.

Admissions Office

While our offices are currently closed for in-person appointments, we are still available to talk to you about applying to and enrolling at UMass Amherst! 
Undergraduate admissions counselors can be reached by phone (413-545-0222), or by email.  Appointments with transfer counselors are available by request.

Athletics

Learn about our various sports programs, how the teams are doing, the MinuteMen club, and much more.
413-545-3040

Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration

BDIC is an interdisciplinary academic program at UMass Amherst that allows UMass undergraduates the opportunity to design their own individualized course of study.
bdic@bdic.umass.edu
413-545-2504

Bursar's Office

Find information about the CARES Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), deadline dates, payment methods, and much more regarding financing your education. 
bursar@admin.umass.edu 
413-545-2368
Schedule a Meeting

Campus Pulse

Campus Pulse helps students discover opportunities to engage at UMass Amherst, with event listings and information about more than 300 student organizations at UMass.

Campus Safety

Find information about safety guidelines, community outreach, reporting, services, and much more regarding safety on and around the UMass Amherst campus.
umpd@admin.umass.edu
413-545-2121 (non-emergency line)

Career Development & Professional Connections

The Office of Career Development & Professional Connections guides students through the career development process. Their website features information about planning and exploration, internships and co-ops, job searches, a career tool kit, and more. 
careerservices@umass.edu

Center for Counseling and Psychological Health

CCPH offers a community of care to UMass Amherst students to help cope with stress or anxiety, find strategies to overcome challenges, promote mental wellbeing, and succeed in college life and beyond.
413-545-2337 (non-emergency line)

Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) supports student success and fosters a sense of belonging for first-generation, students of color, multiracial students, and low-income students. CMASS’ programs and services are open to anyone. 
cmass@stuaf.umass.edu 
413-545-2517

Civic Engagement and Service Learning

UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) promotes learning for lifelong, democratic engagement, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society. 
cesl@umass.edu
413-545-2015

Commonwealth Honors College

The Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) offers highly motivated UMass Amherst students an opportunity to pursue broad inquiry and to engage in the creation of new knowledge by working closely with faculty. With a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, CHC encourages students to become leaders in thought and action. On their website, prospective students and their families will be able to find information about the program, advising, admission into the college, and much more. 
info@honors.umass.edu
413-545-2483

Dining

UMass Dining is committed to serving great-tasting, healthy food (#1 in the country, five years running!) in a safe environment. The Dining with Confidence Resource Center provides detailed information about the precautions that are being taken to ensure safe and healthy food service during the pandemic.
Contact UMass Dining
413-545-2472

Disability Services

Disability Services at UMass Amherst is committed to full access for all persons at UMass, and embraces the philosophy of social justice. Our office promotes the empowerment of people with disabilities and their full integration into campus life and the community. Disability Services provides direct services for all types of disability, offers information and referral on issues of accessibility, coordinates guest accommodations, and provides training and staff development to the university community. 
disability@umass.edu
413-545-0892

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Find information about the values, resources, and much more regarding the university’s long-standing commitment to social progress and social justice. 
diversity@umass.edu
413-545-5703

Exploratory Track

The Exploratory Track program serves students who are either undecided with their choice of major or did not receive direct acceptance into their first-choice major. The Exploratory Track program will assist students with their consideration and ultimate declaration of a major based on their interest, eligibility, and academic proficiency.
For more information about the Exploratory Track program, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office by phone (413-545-0222), or by email

Financial Aid

Find information about federal work-study, university cost, applying for aid, and much more regarding financing your time here at UMass Amherst. 
finaid@finaid.umass.edu
413-545-0801

Five College Consortium

Through the Five College Consortium UMass Amherst students are able to take classes at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College.
413-542-4000

Health Services

Find information about health services, urgent care, insurance and billing, and much more regarding the health and safety of our campus. 
Make an Appointment

Home-Schooled Students

Find information about materials that must be submitted by home-schooled students.
For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by phone (413-545-0222), or by email

Housing

Find information about our Residential Halls, getting involved, and much more regarding living at UMass Amherst.
For any inquiries about housing, residence halls, or the housing process, please contact Student Services at 413-545-2100.

Information Technology

IT offers information and support for university email, assistive technologies, classroom support, printing, online file storage and much more.
it@umass.edu

International Programs Office - Education Abroad

The International Program Office (IPO) offers students aid and advising regarding studying abroad during their time at UMass Amherst.
abroad@umass.edu
413-545-2710

International Programs Office - International Students & Scholars

Find information about coming to UMass, immigration, sponsoring departments, and much more for international students studying at UMass Amherst.
iss@umass.edu

Jump In! Pre-College Programs

Jump In, a pre-college program here at UMass Amherst, offers an opportunity for admitted students to get a jump on their UMass Amherst education.
413-545-0222

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) serves as the central academic support unit for the University of Massachusetts Amherst residential undergraduate students. LRC academic support programs are for all residential undergraduate students, not just those who are struggling academically. Peer Tutors, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders, and ExSEL Leaders are model students trained to assist their peers in achieving academic success.
lrc@umass.edu

New Students Orientation

At New Students Orientation you will be able to connect with students, discuss your academic path with an advisor, select classes, and submit your UCard photo. You will also have the chance to participate in workshops, learn about extracurricular activities, finalize your housing plans (if applicable), and hear from students, faculty, and staff. 
newstudent@umass.edu

Parent Services

The Office of Parent Services assists families with questions, helps parents stay in touch with campus happenings, and serves as a resource through their website, electronic newsletter, and Facebook page.
umassparents@umass.edu

Parking

Find information about where to park on campus, how to purchase a parking permit, a parking map, and much more regarding parking on the UMass Amherst campus.
parking@umass.edu
413-577-PARK (7275)

Pre-Law Advising

The UMass Amherst Pre-Law Advising Office provides UMass students and alumni with a full range of information and options counseling regarding legal careers and the law school application process. They also offer one-on-one assistance in all aspects of law school applications.
prelaw@acad.umass.edu

Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising

UMass Amherst offers numerous courses of study that meet the requirements for application to graduate programs in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, podiatry, optometry, and many others. The Pre-med/Pre-health Advising Office offers guidance for all aspects of the application process including information on: coursework, getting hands-on experience, taking the MCAT, letters of recommendation, preparing the application, and practicing for interviews. 
Make an appointment with a peer advisor

Pre-Vet Advising

The pre-veterinary science major is designed to provide pre-professional training to students planning to continue their education in veterinary, graduate or medical school or who are contemplating joining the teaching profession.  All incoming first-year students enter the program as animal science majors and must qualify to enter into the pre-veterinary science major.
vasci@umass.edu
413-545-2312

Registrar's Office

Students can receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and International A Level examinations. Strong scores may allow for a course waiver or course credit. Please see the "Credit by Examination" section of the Transferring Credit page from the UMass Registrar.
413-545-0555
 

Residential Academic Programs

A RAP is a community of students who enroll in a specific course and live together in a designated residence hall. Students in a RAP course may share a major, a preferred residence hall, and/or an interest in the course subject.
rap@acad.umass.edu

SPIRE

Through the SPIRE portal, students and their families can find information about their courses, grades, housing, and much more.
For more information and help on SPIRE, please contact IT by phone at 413-545-9400.

Student Life

Find information about getting involved on campus, living in the community, inclusion and support, well-being and safety, and much more regarding student life here at UMass Amherst.
413-545-2301

Student Success

The UMass Amherst undergraduate Student Success unit creates and contributes to campus-wide approaches and programs that increase student retention, support timely progress toward degree completion, enhance post-graduation outcomes, build campus partnerships, and support holistic student learning and development through the advancement of high-impact educational practices. Find information about planning your time here at UMass, connecting with your advisors, shaping your career, and much more. 
Please contact the office here.

University Without Walls

University Without Walls provides students with the flexible education you need to balance work, school, and your personal life by offering a range of programs to help you finish your bachelor’s degree, kickstart a new career, or become a leader in your existing field. With UWW, you will find a variety of accessible and adaptable formats and schedules that allow you to continue your lifelong learning journey, from fully online programs to field-based training. 
info@uww.umass.edu
413-545-0133

Writing Program

The Writing Program helps students at UMass Amherst acquire the writing skills they need in their courses, their careers, and their lives in general.
413-545-0610
 

University Policies

Academic Honesty

The Academic Honesty Policy was established to ensure that the learning environment at the university is honest and fair. The policy is designed to provide faculty and students with options for handling incidents. The Academic Honesty Board handles all cases of academic dishonesty on campus. Formal definitions of academic dishonesty, examples of various forms of dishonesty, and the procedures that faculty must follow to penalize dishonesty are contained in the Academic Honesty Policy. On their website, prospective students and their families will be able to find information about the policy and how to appeal if needed.
For more information about the Academic Honesty Policy at UMass Amherst, please contact their office by phone at 413-577-6767.

Alcohol and Drug Policy

UMass Amherst is a campus community of care, compassion, connection, and responsible decision-making to ensure the health and safety of self and others. Alcohol and other drugs can negatively influence academic success and personal well-being, and it is important to understand the policies and regulations concerning use both on- and off-campus. The alcohol and drug policy guide provides resources for getting support or help for you or a friend, and outlines your rights and responsibilities related to alcohol and other drugs.
For more information about our alcohol and drug policy, please contact University Health Services by phone at 413-577-5000.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment that prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons. The University affirms its commitment to provide a welcoming and respectful work and educational environment, in which all individuals within the University community may benefit from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views. The University will not be tolerant of conduct that violates rights guaranteed by the law or University policies. The Office of Equal Opportunity is responsible for formally administering this policy and its grievance procedure. 
diversity@umass.edu
413-545-5703