The University Career Centers are available with online resources, job and internship postings, and phone or Skype appointments. Contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grant
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency funds to universities, including UMass Amherst, to directly support students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This federal funding is designed to prioritize students with the greatest need. More information about the CARES Act.
Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) is providing mental health services by telephone. Please call 413-545-2337 to speak with our staff, or reach out to your provider directly via the Medicat Patient Portal. Learn more about the temporary service changes CCPH is implementing to align with the campus transition to remote course delivery and access tips for managing coronavirus concerns.
Center for Health Promotion
The Center for Health Promotion staff offers a weekly schedule of virtual classes and discussion groups to support the health and wellbeing of the UMass community during the spring semester.. See schedule and course descriptions for details.
Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success
Center for Women and Community
The Center for Women and Community (CWC) is available to connect from a distance. If you need resources, email email@example.com and CWC can connect you with them or use the CWC database to find local resources.
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students Office and Student Conduct and Community Standards Office will maintain operations and services. There will be no staff on-site in Whitmore Administration Building or Thoreau Hall, but staff will be available to work with students and families and consult with faculty and staff via phone, web conference, or email. Contact the Dean of Students Office here.
Microgrants and Short Term Emergency Loans
The Undergraduate Student Emergency Grant Program and the Foster Student Success Fund Grant (Microgrant) provides emergency microgrants to matriculated undergraduate students experiencing unexpected financial emergencies, hardship, and/or unforeseen personal/family emergencies. Apply for a microgrant.
The Dean of Students Office extend short-term loans to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students for temporary financial emergencies, hardship, and/or unforeseen personal/family emergencies. Apply for an emergency loan.
New Students Orientation
The New Students Orientation (NSO) office in Knowlton Hall is not available for in-person business. Orientation staff members are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone 413-545-2621.
Off-Campus Student Life
Off Campus Student Center staff are available over email at email@example.com and will respond within 1 business day. If you would prefer communication via phone, please email your return number and someone on staff will get back to you as quickly as possible. Learn more.
The Recreation Center is closed and Campus Recreation is offering a variety of virtual and online health and fitness programs.
Refunds for Spring 2020
Students who received adjustments for their Spring 2020 housing, dining or parking fees may take a cash refund or apply the refund toward their Fall 2020 tuition bill
To apply a refund to Fall 22020 tuition bill: Students should complete the Apply Credit to Future Terms Form no later than April 17.
To take a cash refund: No action is required other than ensuring that the student are signed up for direct deposit through the University’s Excess Express program. Instructions for direct deposit are available at Refunds and Excess Express. You must enroll no later than April 17.
Religious and Spiritual Life
Student Engagement and Leadership
Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL) is providing support for virtual student life, highlighting virtual and remote programming from RSOs and departments of Student Affairs and Campus Life.