WUGS Welcome Videos

Many members of the UMass community would like to welcome you to graduate school, share advice, and introduce you to key people in graduate education at UMass!

To access the videos, click on a video from the list below. You will be prompted to log in to UMass's Microsoft Stream site using your UMass email and password. Select "Yes" in response to the question "Stay signed in?" to watch all WUGS videos without having to log in to each one. 

*If you are having trouble accessing the videos, please see our technical advice.*


(Return to the WUGS homepage or check out our content videos!)

Welcome to UMass


UMass Cares and Supports You

Grad to Grad: Advice from Students

A huge thank you to all our panelists: 

  • Ruthfirst Ayande, Nutrition
  • Sohini Banerjee, English
  • Deniz Besik, Management 
  • Nyaradzai Changamire, Education
  • Subhalakshmi Gooptu, English
  • Jamar Hawkins, Mechanical Engineering
  • Becca Huber, Chemical Engineering 
  • Favorite Iradukunda, Nursing
  • Michael Lu-Díaz, Chemistry
  • Jonaz Moreno Jaramillo, Kinesiology 
  • Sanket Sabnis, Engineering
  • Alisha Smith Jean-Denis, Education
  • Kira Tait, Political Science
  • Goyland Williams, Communication

You may have noticed that our presenters chose to share their pronouns at the start of each video. Often this is done not because one is necessarily concerned about being misgendered, but rather as a statement of solidarity with the trans community. You can also indicate your pronouns in Spire, add them to your email signature, or add them to your name in Zoom! For more information, check out this FAQ from UMass's Stonewall Center.