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.


September 1 - Move-In day for first year students

September 2 - Move-In day for transfer students

September 1 – September 30 - Welcome to the U

September 6 - First day of classes

September 12 - Last day to add/drop any class with no record and change meal plan for the fall semester. Aid adjustments for any student whose enrollment does not match their approved academic load start this week and continue through October typically (e.g. full time aid but enrolled in less than 12 credits)

September 15 - Deadline for all new students to submit complete immunization records

September 19 - Deadline to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan. Bills available online for any unpaid items and new charges. Students and Authorized Payers are notified by email.



October 1 - FAFSA application available to complete for the 2023-2024 academic year

October 11 - Unpaid tuition balances due

October 14-16 - Family Weekend 2022


November 1 - Last day to drop with 'W' and select ‘P/F'  

November 7 - Registration begins for Spring 2022

November 22 - Thanksgiving recess begins following end of class.

November 23 - Halls close at 10 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break

November 27 - Halls re-open at 10 a.m. for students returning from break


December 12 - Last day to modify fall financial aid for students not enrolled in the spring semester

December 14 - Final examinations begin.

December 20 - Last day of final examinations, semester ends

December 21 - Halls close at 10 a.m. for semester, students in non-Break Housing must vacate.


Other Campus Calendars

University of Massachusetts Amherst Event Calendar

University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Calendar

UMass Athletics

Five College Calendar