Student Services

The resources you need to thrive on campus

Aerial shot of students walking near the W.E.B. Du Bois Library


UMass Amherst and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are committed to ensuring that you have the support you need through every step of your academic journey. Attending college is a big step—this may be your first time away from home and familiar friends, not to mention the new responsibilities of handling a class schedule and managing college-level coursework. Where should you go if you're feeling overwhelmed? 

In addition to SBS Pathways, our College advising office, there are a number of university-level resources available to help. First-year and transfer students may find UMass Student Services particularly helpful—they offer guidance on how to navigate life on a college campus, offering toolkits, first-year seminars, and financial education.

Disability Services at UMass Amherst is charged with providing equal access to all of our students. They routinely provide the most appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. 

The Learning Resource Center and the Writing Center are both available to help with academic needs, including tutoring. Both centers offer drop-in hours as well as appointments to best fit your busy schedule.