Welcome to UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst and New Student Orientation & Transitions are thrilled to welcome students from across the country and around the globe to our new student cohorts.

2022 Orientation and Transition

Your New Student Experience is designed to help you adjust to living and acting responsibly, cultivate academic preparedness, navigate campus life, and inspire university affinity as a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Fall 2022

We invite students admitted for Fall 2022 to learn more about the components of your Orientation & Transition experience: Guide to the U, Ready for the U, Welcome to the U, New Student Advising & Course Registration, and the weekly Next for the U newsletter. These orientation & transition experiences are required for all new students. Together they are the necessary first steps in preparing you for your first semester with UMass Amherst. 

Map detailing all New Student Experience dates and deadlines. Click the image to open a PDF


Guest Registration is open as of 5/17/22 at 9 a.m. Guests should refer to their email invitation for their unique registration link. 

Students starting in Fall 2022: Register for your required Ready for  the U

Students starting in Fall 2022: Complete Guide to the U

Students starting in Fall 2022: Take your placement assessments