Welcome First Year Students

Central Residential Area

Living on campus, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in educational and co-curricular programs that enhance your college experience and help you build a tight supportive community of your peers. Being a university student comes with exciting opportunities and challenges: a new home, new ways to learn and study, new friends, and new expectations. We want to help you have a fun and successful university career as you dive into life at UMass Amherst.

New Student OrientationEnrollment Checklist

Once you have signed up for New Students Orientation and completed the Enrollment Checklist, click on the Next Step button. 

Next Step