Orientation sessions begin on Monday morning and end on Tuesday evening or begin on Thursday morning and end on Friday evening. Students are expected to stay for the duration of their two day orientation program which concludes at 5 pm on Day Two.
First-Year Summer NSO Activities and Events
You’ll receive a detailed schedule when you arrive. Below is a sample of the activities you'll experience at orientation.
• Check in at the Northeast Residential area on Day One from 8:15 - 9:00 am and receive your room assignment.
• Meet your small group leader and peers who will attend meetings with you Day 1 in the morning and early afternoon.
• Participate in the Welcome Meeting and meet the rest of the NSO student leaders, hear more about the orientation schedule and expectations.
• Go to your College/School Meetings. Learn important details about the academic experience at UMass and hear from the Dean of your college.
• Join student staff and other students in your college at your Small Group Meeting as you prepare for your upcoming advising appointment.
• Complete your Advising and Registration. Register for classes with an academic advisor in your department.
• Take a campus tour. Learn about your housing options and what it means to live in a campus community.
• Have some fun! Hang out and socialize with your new classmates at a variety of exciting evening activities.
• Participate in student life meetings presented by orientation leaders and student affairs staff. These sessions cover a variety of topics including how to live on a student budget and find a job, helpful tips for out of state students, and many more.
• Attend dynamic presentations that speak to your responsibilities as a member of our community and the resources available to assist you in managing your health, safety, and well-being as you begin your college experience.
• Finalize your housing preference application in SPIRE.
• Attend the Closing Session!
• Get your UCard.
• Check-out of your hall on Day Two.
Then, have a relaxing summer and get ready for the big adventure that awaits you in September during Fall NSO.