Academic Advising

NOTE: In accordance with the UMass Amherst AY '20/21 Reopening Plan, all academic advising will be performed remotely during the fall & spring semesters. 
Peer Advisors can be reached via email,, or via zoom drop-in meetings. Use the link, no appointment necessary!
To meet with the Academic Advisor, please schedule all advising appointments through Navigate and your appointment will be conducted via zoom. Leeanne is also available either by email or phone. 

Steps to Declare the Kinesiology Major:

Step 1: Current UMass Students looking to Declare the KIN major must attend one of the following Declaring the Kinesiology Major Meetings:

  • Thursday, February 4, TBD, via Zoom. Email to pre-register for link and/or for additional details.

  • Wednesday, March 24, 4:30 pm, Zoom Link. Email to pre-register and/or for additional details.

  • Tuesday, April 27, TBD, Zoom Link. Email to pre-register and/or for additional details.

Please email the Academic Advisor if you cannot make one of these meetings to discuss alternatives.

Step 2: Students will fill out a Declaring the Kinesiology Major form, which can be found under the Academic Forms section.

Steps to Advising:

Step 1: Students should first try to see a peer advisor in Totman 145. Students do not need to schedule an appointment. More information can be found in the Peer Advising Drop-In Center section below.

Step 2: Students can also make an appointment with the Academic Advisor via the "Book an Appointment" link under the Undergraduate Academic Advisor section below. If you are not a Kin major, the book an appointment link will not work, so you can email her at

Step 3: If a student has an emergency they should email the Undergraduate Program Director Tom St. Laurent, His office is Totman 109.