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Picture of vaccine being drawn up from a vial into a syringeNew students: required immunizations

Starting at UMass Amherst this fall? State law requires you to have certain immunizations and submit proof before coming to school. Here's what to do.


Photo of health insurance policyStudent health insurance

Many choices, one deadline: review your plan now

Students taking five or more credits in a day academic program are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) and charged on the semester's tuition bill. If you already have insurance, you may be eligible to waive the plan. Complete the online waiver before Monday, Sept. 18. More...

Tobacco-free info, helpTobacco-Free UMass logo

UMass Amherst is proudly tobacco-free! Whether you're ready to quit, aren't sure what to do, or just want help getting through the day without tobacco, UHS' tobacco treatment program can help!


Photo of person doing CPR12 minutes can save a life

If someone's heartbeat or breathing have stopped, 12 minutes can mean the difference between life and death. It takes first responders an average of 8 – 12 minutes to respond to a 911 call, according to the American Red Cross. If you know how to do CPR or use an automated external defibrillator (AED), you may be able to keep someone alive until help arrives. Learn CPR basics or find certification classes near you.