Use SPIRE to change your password for all your UMass Amherst accounts.
After you change your password in SPIRE, on all of your devices:
You will be prompted to enter your new password for eduroam wireless and may need to run the JoinNow setup wizard again to successfully connect.
You will be...
Once you have been granted SPIRE access to change majors, minors, and subplans for students, please download the following PDF document as your guide.
Changing Majors & Minors in SPIRE
How to Request Access to Change Majors, Minors & Subplans
Log in to SPIRE and Navigate to the...
Use this page to enter your Class Overview, enter the link to your syllabus, view the synchronous status of your remote class and link to our textbook service. Navigate to Faculty Home > Class Overview/Textbooks, and select a class.
Only primary instructors may enter information, and only for...
About Clearing Cache
"Clearing cache" means deleting what's stored in the browser's memory, including files, cookies, and browsing history.
Clear your browser's cache periodically for security reasons and to improve the performance of SPIRE.
Be sure to clear your browser cache after any...
View a student's course history with the interactive Course History page in SPIRE. Link to further information about the Academic Requirements Report and how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF.
View the Course History Page
Navigate to the Student Services...
The Emergency Contacts page lists the name, address, and telephone number of the individual(s) who should be contacted on your behalf in case of an emergency. Because SPIRE is the primary source of information for most offices on campus (including the UMass Police), it is important that you add an...
Business/working titles are created by departments to provide more detail about the job responsibilities. These titles are included as part of the job description information. Examples of business/working titles (e.g., Technical Writer, Business Manager, Personnel Administrator...
Staff with SPIRE B access, learn how to process enrollment overrides and modify a students' class schedule.
Add a Class to a Student's Schedule (PDF, 57k)
Drop a Class from a Student's Schedule (PDF, 21k)
Swap Classes in a Student's Schedule (PDF, 16k)
Change a Student's Waitlist...
What is FERPA
FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) does two things: 1) allows current and former students access to their own educational records and 2) ensures the privacy of their records. All University employees are legally and ethically obligated to protect the...
As part of its efforts toward LGBTQ+ inclusion, UMass Amherst gives you the option to indicate your gender identity and sexual orientation in SPIRE by navigating to:
Main Menu > My Personal Information > Gender & Sexual Identity.
This information helps us know the number of LGBTQ+...
Access: Follow the steps laid out in SPIRE Access for Employees, selecting "Graduate Admissions Committee Member" from the list of options.
Navigation: Log on to SPIRE. From the SPIRE Main Menu, navigate to Graduate Application Review > Lookup Graduate Applicants...
How do I get access to online graduate admissions documents?
Complete the FERPA Quiz, then have your Graduate Program Director email the Graduate School at email@example.com to request access for you to review graduate admissions documents online.
How do I find...
Would you like a quiet environment and personal assistance to learn how to view online graduate admissions documents? Take advantage of our Graduate Admissions Documents Help Sessions. Help Sessions are not formal workshops, but provide an opportunity for any instructor or staff member to get one-...
Faculty and departmental staff, find your degree candidates and indicate whether they are cleared for graduation or not. Be careful with FERPA-protected information!
Academic Records & Class Rosters (SPIRE A) is a prerequisite for Graduation Tracking & Clearance access. In...
Some SPIRE users can view, add or remove student holds. Also, some SPIRE for Staff users can assign student advisors.
Use our guide to learn how to view, add or remove student holds (a.k.a. negative service indicators).
View, Add or Remove Holds (PDF*, 47k)
Under the FERPA law, most student information is confidential and should be handled with care. By securing your computer and work environment, you can now avoid accidents where student's personal, financial, or academic information falls in the wrong hands. Our information security tips provide a...
If you choose to publish your syllabi online, the best strategy is to add the file to Box and share the file with the public. Once you have uploaded your syllabus file to Box, you can share it to anyone with the link, or embed the file onto a website. This method preserves the privacy of any other...
Learn more about the different name types that SPIRE stores and how you can update them.
To view the names you have on file with the University, log into SPIRE and navigate to Main Menu > My Personal Information > Names. The Names page opens, listing your names by type.
For some classes, there are two enrollment capacities: NSO Enrollment Cap and Total Enrollment Cap. The NSO Enrollment Cap is the capacity for the NSO session; the Total Enrollment Cap is the capacity for the class. The NSO enrollment cap is calculated at the beginning of each New Students...
These printing guidelines may not work for everyone due to the variety of browser versions and settings.
Check the SPIRE logon page for supported browsers. Other browsers may work with SPIRE, but we cannot contact the vendor for help with compatibility issues for unsupported...