Welcome to the U

The New Student Orientation & Transitions team is here to support all new students and their families as they join and become active members of the UMass community. Students starting at UMass Amherst  will engage in several focused components of the orientation & transition experience: Guide to the U, Ready for the U, Welcome to the U, and New Student Advising & Course Registration.

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About Welcome to the U

Welcome to the U is series of immersive opportunities during the first several weeks of the semester for students to explore the university its community, resources, values, and expectations through social events, community building, and leadership opportunities. 

Through your active participation in Welcome to the U you will:

  • Engage with the campus community;
  • Connect with peers, student leaders, faculty, and staff; and
  • Foster healthy habits to start the semester off strong.

Fall 2024 Welcome to the U

Welcome to the U events take place on campus from Move-in Day through the first month of the semester. Dates and details for fall will be shared throughout summer 2024.