New Student Resources

New Student Resources

The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the International Programs Office offers a wide variety of services and resources for new students.

Find Housing

UMass Amherst and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of housing options on and off campus.

New Student Handbook

The New Student Welcome Handbook will answer many of the most frequently asked questions posed by international students about their arrival on campus and getting settled in the community.

International Programs Office (IPO) Buddy Program

The IPO Buddy program is open to all incoming undergraduate UMass Amherst students. 

Health Requirements

Read about the health insurance and immunizations required by the State of Massachusetts.

Information Technology (IT)

The Information Technology (IT) Department offers services, support, and software to the UMass campus. Click here for information on and help with email, SPIRE, Moodle, or any other UMass account.


The Office of the Bursar is responsible for managing students accounts for the University of Massachusetts.

Community Resources

Additional community resources, such as information about local public schools and activities, can be found here.