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Electronic Signatures at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst faculty and staff can request and provide signatures electronically for contracts, agreements, and other documents from their computers, tablets, or mobile devices. 


Electronic signatures

  • Can replace paper signatures for contracts and more.
  • Some restrictions apply.
  • Can be a legally-binding method of indicating agreement.

Document originators: Get an account

  • Easily send documents to one or more signers via email.
  • Signers return documents from a web browser or mobile device (no account needed for signers).

Get an Electronic Signature Account

Anyone can use DocuSign to sign a document electronically. You only need an account to create and send entire documents that require an electronic signature. 

Accounts are available to UMass Amherst faculty and staff. To activate your account and begin using DocuSign, log in with your NetID email (