Launch your career, find your scholarly home, and build your community

OFD is here to help you integrate into the campus community, increase your understanding of supports and services, build research and leadership competencies, and ease your onboarding process.  

Learning about campus resources begins during recruitment and continues as new faculty join our community. Times of transition are energizing and enervating. We are here to support you! Engage in new faculty orientation, participate in our year-long First Year, First Fridays onboarding series, and make use of the workshops, resources, and services OFD provides. You will meet new colleagues, learn about faculty resources, UMass students, and support for research, teaching, and service. 


Comprehensive listing of campus and community resources

Guidance to the questions you may have as you begin at UMass Amherst

Programs and resources for your teaching success