Annual Majors Fair

October 30, 2013

5:30-7:30pm, Campus Center Auditorium 

Click here to see a map of Majors Fair 2013.

Click here to see photos and comments from previous years' Majors Fairs.

Watch video clips:

If you have specific questions about the Majors Fair, please contact us at: undergradadvising@acad.umass.edu 

Also, check (or subscribe to) the UA Blog for information events happening on campus that could assist you in choosing a major (such as departmental information sessions and details on how to declare a specific major). 

2012 Majors Fair was held October 24th with 1446 undergraduates and all but 2 academic departments in attendance.  

How many will attend Majors Fair 2013???

Each year in late October, Undergraduate Advising & Learning Communities and the Office of Undergraduate Advising sponsor a Majors Fair.  We pull together - in one centralized location (the Campus Center) - representatives from virtually all departments on campus.  Students can use this informal time to explore potential areas of study, whether it be for a major, minor, certificate or just curiosity!  

At the Majors Fair, students (undeclared or declared) can find out about more than 100 different academic programs offered at the University. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students to discuss an assortment of majors, minors and certificates as well as an array of career opportunities connected to the various majors.

 

For Departments:

REGISTRATION for Majors Fair 2013 is now CLOSED.  If you've reserved space, on 10/30, you are invited to set up your table between 2:00 and 5:00 pm.  

 For Students:

To help you prepare to make the most of the Majors Fair, or to get ready to meet with a departmental representative about a possible major, we suggest that you do some background work.
Complete this Linking Your Interests to Possible Majors inventory - it is a great way to organize your thoughts and identify which departments you want to investigate.

Print off this worksheet (enough copies for all the majors you want to learn about) and bring it with you to the Majors Fair or to a meeting with a departmental representative. These questions can facilitate productive conversations.

You may also want to spend some time checking out the map for the Majors Fair, so you'll know exactly where to find the people you want to speak with. 

Majors Fair 

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Quote from a student who attended the Majors Fair:

"The faculty and student representatives from my majors of interest were incredibly informative. I encourage any student engaging in Major Exploration to attend. I walked away with an open mind and tons of free candy!"

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Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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