New Graduate Students

Welcome to the UMass Graduate School!

A view of the library and Old Chapel in the spring with lots of green leafy trees.


Welcome to the UMass Graduate School (WUGS)!

To help you prepare for life as a graduate student, we’ve developed a series of programs and resources to Welcome you to UMass Graduate School (WUGS)!

The main event is WUGS, an in-person orientation experience for incoming students will be held right before the start of the fall semester. WUGS 2023 was held Friday, September 1, 2023, thank you to all those that attended. Planning for WUGS 2024  is underway and details will be posted once finalized.