To help you prepare for life as a graduate student, we’ve developed a series of modules to help Welcome to UMass Grad School (WUGS)! These resources will help you become informed, intentional, inclusive and proactive members of our vibrant UMass community.
You can engage with WUGS content in a number of ways:
Members of our community, including graduate students, offerwelcome videos to share advice and introduce you to key people in graduate education at UMass.
- Welcome to UMass
- UMass Cares and Supports You
- Grad to Grad: Advice from Students
Our short content videos promote strategies to help you survive and thrive in graduate school. Video themes include:
- Welcome to Graduate School!
- Navigating Life as a Grad Student
- Building a Mentoring Network
- Career Development
The Graduate School's Office of Inclusion and Engagement and Office of Professional Development will also host live events (virtual on Zoom) so you can build on the WUGS foundation, further develop your skills, and find community at UMass. For example, consider attending ourSucceeding in the Virtual Environment series:
Working and Studying from Home
Wednesday, January 13th - 9:00-10:00am
Tips for Engaging in the Virtual Environment
Tuesday, January 19th - 8:45-10:00am
The Art of Introducing Yourself
Wednesday, January 27th - 9:00-10:15am
New Student Checklist
Are you unsure of what tasks you might need to complete leading up to the first day of classes? The new student checklist will help ensure you are ready for graduate school.
There are many campus offices, centers, and services at UMass to help you succeed as a graduate student. Check out the resource page to learn more about Student Support & Services, Academic Resources, the Amherst Community and COVID-19 Information.
Please feel free to contact the Graduate School with questions about the Welcome to UMass Graduate School orientation!