About NSOT

Your New Student Orientation & Transitions experience is a comprehensive introduction to the university spread out over several weeks. During this experience you connect with fellow new students, peer leaders, and university staff. You learn about important university resources, participate in workshops, and get familiar with campus.Through New Student Advising you discuss your academic path with an advisor and register for classes.

Our Mission

New Student Orientation and Transition (NSOT) facilitates experiences related to the integration and development of new students as they enter and acclimate into the University of Massachusetts Amherst community. The NSOT team coordinates Next for the U, Guide to the U, Ready for the U, and Welcome to the U for new students and their families.