Welcome to UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst and New Student Orientation & Transition Programs are thrilled to welcome students from across the country and around the globe to our transfer cohort and the class of 2025. Knowing that travel restrictions and safety guidance related to the pandemic are shifting at different rates in different locations,  this year's orientation program combines a new online resource guide, online connections with orientation leaders, and remote academic advising & course registration during the summer, accessible from wherever you are. We are so excited to be able to offer expanded in-person transition programming as students arrive at the start of the semester.

  • Learn about orientation & transition programs for students starting in fall 2021. Be sure to read about the programs before you register. There are different Advising Prep Deadlines for first-year and transfer students. 
  • Registration for orientation is now open. 
  • Check and read your UMass email regularly for important messages about orientation & transition programs and other new student tasks you'll need to complete. 

The new student checklist will guide you through the initial steps you need to take before you begin your orientation & transition journey. We are here to help so feel free to email us with any questions or submit a call back request.