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Matthew Medeiros


Matthew is an associate director of digital communications in Enrollment Management at the University of Massachusetts. He is on the team that directs communications for UMass Amherst Admissions, creating content and managing it on the website and social media. He has previously worked on campus at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), as well as the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS). In his career at UMass, Matthew has focused on digital storytelling, web content management/SEO, external relations, social media, and graphic design. He has a master’s in landscape architecture from UMass Amherst, and a bachelor's in government and international politics from George Mason University.

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Five Helpful Tips for your First Time Packing for College

Dormitories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Tips from Aaliyah, a junior Communication and English double major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I vividly remember my first time moving into UMass Amherst. I woke up bright and early on First Year Move-In Day, stuffed my small Elantra with anything and everything I could, and took off on my two-hour journey to UMass Amherst. I remember thinking everything was a dorm room essential.

Everything in Two Bags

A University of Massachusetts student on move-in day, holding a UMass athletics logo

Tips from Xenia, an international student at UMass.

Packing for college is a funny thing. Some people move out of their homes for good, some leave it only during the academic year. Either way, most people want to make sure they take what they can in order to make their new dorms and apartments feel like home. There are a million articles out there telling you how to decorate and transform the space, but what about choosing what to take with you? It’s not that easy, and for me, it was a process limited by more than simple choice.