Important Dates

Here are a few important dates that parents should know about along with other campus events. For a complete listing of events and academic calendar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as the other four colleges in the area, please visit the links below.


August 13 - Move-in reservation process begins
August 17 - Optional Summer Session II classes end
August 30 - Last day to complete YIS and AlcoholEdu (new students only)
August 31: Move-In day for first-year students
August 31: Commonwealth Induction ceremony for new Honors students and families


September 1 - Move-in Day (transfer students)
September 1-3 - Fall New Students Orientation
September 2 - Multi-year Move-in
September 3 - Labor Day (no classes)
September 4 - First day of classes and deadline to enroll in the UPay payment plan
September 17 - Last day of Add/Drop
September 17 - Deadline to change meal plan for Fall semester
September 17 - Deadline to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan and submit immunization record

Other Campus Calendars

University of Massachusetts Amherst Event Calendar

University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Calendar

UMass Athletics

Five College Calendar