Advisors, to view existing advising notes, follow the directions below.
In SPIRE Menu, go to the Read Advising Note page or go to Main Menu > Advisee Information > View Advisees, select a student, and click the advising notes tab:
Use the SPIRE Menu to navigate to Advisee Information...
Access: 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.
Navigation: Log on to SPIRE. From the SPIRE Main Menu,...
The kinds of transcript reports you can run are controlled by your individualized security settings in SPIRE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your access.
Note: The transcript reports open in a new tab or window in your browser. Make sure to allow pop-ups from SPIRE....
If you need to enter the same prompts more than once for your UMetrx report, save them as a customization:
On any report page with prompts such as Term and School/College, select the values that you want to save, such as Fall 2014 and College of Natural Sciences. Find out how to Select...
About Search for Classes
Search for Classes is the online version of the Schedule of Classes. It shows UMass Amherst course offerings by term. Each listing includes meeting days and times, enrollment details (e.g., class capacity, current enrollment, links to syllabus information, required...
You can select multiple values for some UMetrx prompts right from the dropdown list:
Select the checkboxes for values you want to include. Click anywhere outside the dropdown list to complete the selection. Or click Search at the bottom of the list to find values that start with, contain, or end...
Before running unofficial transcripts in SPIRE, consider going through the one-time procedure to set up a default Transcript Type value.
Setting the default for the type of transcript you most often use will allow you to skip a step every time you need to request that kind of transcript. You can...
Oracle certifies the following browsers and versions for use with SPIRE. Newer versions of these browsers often work with SPIRE long before Oracle officially approves them. If you find that a newer version does work, please use it. If the certified version is no longer secure, then we recommend...
SPIRE uses a 4-digit code to represent each academic term. Occasionally you will need to enter a term code to search for records or to run a query. You will often find a lookup button that allows you to search for the term code using its description. In some cases, you may not have a lookup button...
Students and Most Instructors:
You will receive the appropriate SPIRE access automatically.
Staff, some Instructors and Advisors:
If your job requires you to work with student records in SPIRE, including advising, follow these steps for additional SPIRE access:
1. Complete FERPA Certification...
SPIRE’s Query Viewer allows SPIRE users to run pre-built queries and download the results. Navigation: Reporting Tools > Query > Query Viewer.
To learn how to run a query and view the results, visit our Use the Query Viewer help page.
Some queries produce FERPA-protected ...
Navigation: Main Menu > Reporting Tools > Query > Query Viewer
Queries about specific students produce FERPA-protected data! If you download or print data about specific students, take care to keep the data secure. General Summaries of Class Information and...
SPIRE Logon Essentials
Students, Faculty, Staff, Applicants: Use your NetID (IT Account user name) and password to log on to SPIRE. More about NetIDs & Passwords
Alumni, Inactive Students:
Did you ever log in to SPIRE as an active student?
Yes: Use your 8-digit SPIRE ID instead of your...
SPIRE for Staff users can use these documents to get started with SPIRE.
Get Started with SPIRE for Staff
Academic Structure Constructs & Definitions (PDF, 81k)
Effective Searches in SPIRE (PDF, 115k)
*To open .pdf documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your...
About SPIRE Training for Employees
You need to apply online to get access to SPIRE. Note first Apply for SPIRE access.
Your department head and the Registrar's Office must approve your application.
If in-person training is required, we will invite you to the next available session as soon as...
In the SPIRE Menu, select Campus Profiles > Student Services Center. The Student Services Center search page opens.
Enter a student's 8-digit SPIRE ID or Last Name and First Name.
If more than one student matches the search criteria, click the correct student's...
Learn how to find and interpret a student's personal and academic information.
Navigate to the Student Services Center page
About the Student Services Center
Look Up a Student's Contact Information, Including Address (PDF*, 94k)
About a Student's Program(s)/Plan(s) (PDF, 103k)...
If you are a UMass Amherst employee as well as a student, learn how to add/update your UMass Amherst work contact information.
To view and update your work contact information:
In the SPIRE Menu, go to My Personal Information > Work Contact Info. The Work Contact Info page will open,...
Use these handouts to review how to run and print reports in SPIRE, including unofficial transcripts and the Academic Requirements Report.
SPIRE A Staff - Navigate to the Academic Requirements Report
Advisors - Navigate to the Academic Requirements Report
Academic Requirements and...
Tracker Queries connect your group-specific information with students’ current SPIRE data. You can see if someone on your list has graduated or discontinued, for example, and you can see current majors or get a list of current contact information for students in the group. Use the Checklist query...