The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Student Resources

New Students Orientation and Registration

New Students Orientation (NSO)

For Students

The College of Nursing works with the UMass Amherst New Students Orientation Program to introduce new students to the University.  During the orientation program, you will learn about many facets of the University, meet with College of Nursing faculty and staff, and register for courses.

Students receive information about NSO after they are accepted into the University.

For Parents and Family

The New Students Orientation Program offers Parents and Family Orientations simultaneously with the student orientation.

For more information, visit the NSO site.

SPIRE – UMass Amherst’s Student Information System

SPIRE is the campus’s secure student information system. You will use SPIRE to:

  • Register for classes
  • Sign up for on-campus housing
  • Manage your University finances
  • Update your personal information

Information on how to register for courses, a list of courses by semester, course descriptions and the University's Undergraduate Catalog are available on the SPIRE website.