Thursday, August 30, 2012


The Fall 2012 semester is about to start . . . new students are arriving for their Fall Orientation (we'll see you undelcared students on Friday!), and returning students (unless they've arrived early to work at the orientation) will be coming this weekend. 

Keep reading the Blog for information about important deadlines, information sessions, etc. related to your academics at UMass.

If you're undeclared and fit into either of these groups, pay attention to these dates:
  • UNDECLARED TRANSFERS - If you are NOT taking the transfer seminar (UNIV 125T), you MUST attend one of two Transfer Information Sessions, which will be held in Room 604 Goodell
                      Friday, 9/7, 2:30-3:30 pm
                      Tuesday, 9/11, 4-5:00 pm
  • UNDECLARED STUDENTS HOPING TO DECLARE ENGINEERING - If you are NOT a first-year student in the Focus STEM RAP, come to meet with advisors from Engineering to hear about what you'd need to do to get accepted into an Engineering major.
                      Thursday, 9/6, 4-5:00pm, 604 Goodell

Monday, August 20, 2012

Are You Ready for Fall 2012?

The first day of classes is only 15 days away!  If you have questions about your schedule, make an appointment to meet with an advisor before the end of Add/Drop. 

Incoming students should check out the Fall NSO schedule.  Click here if you're an incoming First Year Student or here if you're an incoming Transfer Student.

There will be lots of events during First Week.  Check the schedule regularly to see what's been added.  Be sure to visit the Activities Expo in the Student Union on Wednesday, September 5 from 4:00pm - 7:00pmLearn about RSOs, get involved, and meet new people.

As you start to shift into your academic time management mode, pay attention to dates and deadlines, especially during the first two weeks.  Add/Drop ends on Monday, September 17.  This is also the last day to register for a Five College Interchange course.

Fall 2012 Test Dates and Information:

Foreign Language Exemption Tests 
  • German, Latin and Spanish: Sunday, September 2 at 4:00pm or Monday, September 3 at 3:00pm in Room 163 Campus Center.
  • French: Sunday, September 2 at 4:00pm or Monday, September 3 at 3:00p in the Calipari Room, W E B DuBois Library.
Writing Placement and Exemption Test 
  •   Tuesday, September 4 at 6:00pm in Bartlett 206
Basic Math Skills (R1) Exemption Test
  • Monday, September 10 at 6:30 in Marcus 131.  Bring a #2 pencil, ID, and a calculator. 

We'll be posting lots of information during the first few weeks of the semester.  Be sure you're reading all of your UMail carefully and have your planner or calendar with you at all times to record deadlines, meetings, and info sessions.

See you soon!