Summer NSO

New Students Orientation is the best way to meet the people and learn about the requirements and resources that will help you make decisions about your first semester as a UMass Amherst student. During online orientation you will:

  • Make connections with classmates, student leaders, academic advisors, and other university staff members in a variety of online platforms;
  • Meet with an academic advisor remotely and register for classes;
  • Complete your housing preference application in SPIRE (if applicable);
  • Take part in a variety of presentations and activities or learning modules to help you better understand
    • academic expectations for the university, your college, and your major to guide you on the path to graduation;
    • opportunities for engagement in virtual student life to create a balanced experience; and
    • the values, community standards, and responsibilities that keep our university safe, healthy, and welcoming for all.