Transfer Student Resources
One of our goals at UMass Amherst is providing transfer students with the information and support necessary to make campus feel like home. We understand that the transfer student journey is significant and we are committed to your success. You’ll find in this page a number of opportunities that’ll help you get connected and informed during your transition to campus. If you have any questions along the way, please let us know!
Transfer Success Seminar
We’re excited you chose to be here at UMass Amherst!
As a transfer student, you probably have many questions about your new campus and community! You should consider enrolling in the Transfer Success Seminar. In this seminar, you’ll learn the importance of, and how to access the many resources and services designed to support your academics and your personal life on-campus. You’ll identify programs you may want to be a part of, connect with other transfer students, and learn a lot about UMass! To enroll in the Transfer Succes Seminar, connect with your advisor or enroll on SPIRE before Add/Drop.
Transfer Residential Academic Programs (RAP)
For fall 2023 we will offer two Transfer RAPs: one in McNamara Hall in Sylvan Residential Area and one in John Adams Hall in Southwest Residential Area.
- MacNamara has suite style rooms
- John Adams Hall has single gender floors
Joining a Transfer RAP is a wonderful opportunity to get acclimated to the UMass community, learn about all the resources and opportunities and develop relationships with fellow transfer students. Students in the Transfer RAPs will live together and enroll together in a designated section of the Transfer Success Seminar (see below for course description).
New Students Orientation
All new students, including transfer students, are required to attend a series of orientation and transition experiences to prepare you for your first semester at UMass, including Guide to the U, Ready for the U, Welcome to the U, and New Student Advising & Course Registration. The New Student Orientation & Transitions team is here to support you as you join and become an active member of the UMass community. For more information, visit NSOT.
Want to be in the know about all things transfer student-related? As a transfer student, you’ll be automatically enrolled to receive the monthly campus Transfer Newsletter. This newsletter is filled with resources, events, and information relevant to transfer students. If you’re interested in submitting content or sharing your story, be in touch!
National Transfer Student Week:
October 16-20, 2023
Find everything you need to know about National Transfer Student Week at UMass here!