Register for Orientation & Transitions

2022 New Student Experience

Access to Guide to the U begins April 1.

Registration for Ready for the U is now open for students who paid their enrollment deposit. It can take up to two business days between when you pay your deposit and when you eligible to register for Ready for the U.

Click the Register button to access the registration site. Here are some tips for registration:

  • Once you select your Ready for the U date, you cannot change it.

  • Please keep in mind other important commitments and events like prom, finals, graduation, vacation, and work.

  • Make sure you talk with your family and supporters before selecting a Ready for the U date.

  • Choose a session that does not conflict with any other commitments so that you can attend the full program.

  • Once you have selected your date and completed your registration, make sure to add the dates and travel time needed to your calendar and set a reminder in your phone.

Students must be registered for Ready for the U by their June deadline:

  • June 1 - First-year student deadline

  • June 6 - MassTransfer student deadline

  • June 15 - Transfer student deadline 


New Student Advising & Course Registration for Fall 2022 students takes place in June and July. After completing the Guide to the U and registering for Ready for the U, students will receive an email in their UMass email account from their advisors. Please make sure you select a New Student Advising & Course Registration appointment that does not conflict with your Ready for the U date. You will not be able to register for classes at or during Ready for the U. 

Review the New Student Checklist for items to complete before registration opens.