Power Up for College Success
When you enroll in Power Up, you’ll move in two days early and get familiar with the UMass campus. You’ll attend a College Success workshop and strategize how to best plan and manage your education. You’ll be grounded in an awareness of the campus and its resources, and you’ll begin building your confidence, your independence, and your sense of responsibility.
After participating in the program, you’ll be armed with good academic habits, you’ll be empowered to make smart choices, and you’ll have a core group of friends.
Dear Incoming UMass Students,
Congratulations on your decision to attend UMass Amherst! This year's incoming class is the highest achieving yet. In order to keep that positive momentum, now is the time to enroll in Power Up. UMass' Power Up for College Success is a 3-day, single credit course that has been helping entering freshman students make a successful transition to college for over 15 years.
Power Up 2021 will take place on the UMass Campus on August 25, 26 and 27. Power Up classes are limited to 20 students so you will be able to make friends with your classmates, enjoy personal instruction and develop good study skills that will help you throughout your tenure at UMass.
At Power Up, we will bring great resources right into your classroom. Enjoy presentations on internships, study abroad and the many learning resources at UMass. Discover how to maintain your health and well-being in this challenging time. Develop the key skill of optimum time management to manage your class workload. Get direct instruction on the technologies at UMass and learn skills to succeed both in a face to face and online environment.
Power Up will begin on Wednesday evening August 25 and continue Thursday and Friday, August 26 and 27. By the time classes begin on September 1, you will be prepared and confident to begin your UMass journey.
To enroll in Power Up, please click here.
A limited number of scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need as verified by the Financial Aid Office. For more information email: Contact Power Up
We wish you a great end to your summer and look forward to your attendance at UMass.
Professor Razvan Sibii
Senior Lecturer Journalism
Curriculum Director Power Up for College Success
Power Up at a glance
Dates: August 25-27
Participant Profile: Incoming first year students and students accepted for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 who have not yet lived on campus
Registration Deadline: August 1st