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Graduate Assistantship Office

Assistantship Information:

Departments must initiate Spring 2019 appointments by December 7, 2018.  Completed forms should be received in the Graduate Assistanship Office no later than 5:00 on December 17, 2018.

Spring 2019 Appointment Dates:
1/13/2019 to 5/25/2019

Minimum Rates:
AY 17-18  $26.89
AY 18-19  $28.59
AY 19-20  $30.33


Graduate Student Fee Schedule:

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019


Graduate Appointments Policies and Procedures

This document incorporates policies and procedures established by the University Trustees, campus administration, and those set forth in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO).

GEO Contract   

Agreement between Graduate Student Employee Organization (GEO) Local 2322/UAW and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2020.

PostDoc Contract

Agreement between The University of Massachusetts and the United Auto Workers AFL-CIO Local 2322/Postdoctoral Reserachers Organizing (PRO), April 1, 2016-March 31, 2019.

Departmental Graduate Student Employee Appointment Procedures

Links to appointment procedures specific to programs and/or majors.

Graduate Assistantship Office
517 Goodell Building
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 545-5287 or 545-5294
Fax: (413) 577-0841