The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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 held right before the start of the fall semester. Please join us for sessions that provide helpful advice, connect you to timely resources, and help you find community. [2023 dates will be announced soon.] 

We also have many additional resources to help you become informed, intentional, inclusive, and proactive members of our vibrant UMass community.