Welcome Parents and Families!

Welcome Parents, Families, Guardians, and Supporters!

While we’ll miss seeing you in person for the Parent and Family Orientation program this summer, there will be many opportunities to connect virtually this year. We hope you’ll be able to participate as much as possible in our online program for parents and families. Recorded videos and live presentations will help you get ready for your student’s first year as a UMass Amherst student, and as always, we’ll be available remotely to help you get through it all. Please reach out Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 p.m.!

This online orientation program is your point of reference for all the information you’ll need to help your student be a successful UMass Amherst student. As you move through the presentations and content via the links below, you’ll learn about the university and our expectations for students academically. In addition, you will be guided through different areas of campus life and the resources that are most important for you to know about before your student starts their college journey. You will also learn about some of the key campus services and departments that will make your student’s college experience unique and rewarding. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to virtually connect and network with university staff and current students and learn how to get involved in our diverse community.

 Start the Online Orientation Program

 View Virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) Session Schedule

  Submit Specific Questions for Virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) Session