Our Staff

Our Staff

We’re the New Student Orientation & Transitions (NSOT) Staff, and it’s our job – and our passion – to ease the transition to UMass Amherst for both you and your family. Our staff of professionals and current students are knowledgeable about and connected to the resources you’ll need as a new student. We’ll help you with orientation & your transition, introduce you to your school or college, share our campus values and expectations, and we’ll answer your questions along the way.

Staff Members

Jonathan Tunwar, Associate Dean of Students and Director

Vacant, Associate Director (active search)

Vacant, Associate Director (active search)

Kim Allen, Coordinator

Rashawn McKenzie, Coordinator

Breda Paton, Office Manager

Staff are available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 413-545-2621 or newstudent@umass.edu