Resources and Links


All students are encouraged to develop an academic plan to guide them in their academic journey from incoming student through graduation. 

Be sure to check in with the advising office designated for your major. 

Undeclared students receive their academic advising from Undergraduate Advising.  All other students can check the university advising website for their advising unit.

All undergraduate students (declared or undeclared) can benefit from the advising services available at the Academic Advising Link in the Learning Commons of the W.E.B. DuBois Library. 

General Education Program 

UMass Amherst has a core set of academic requirements that all undergraduate students must complete. This program ensures that students have an opportunity to develop critical thinking, communication and learning skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. The General Education Website has a wealth of information to help you understand the value of the program as well as guidance on how to complete the requirements.

Commonwealth Honors College

The Honors College at UMass Amherst offers a variety of services, courses and other specialized program opportunities for their first-year students. Check out the Commonwealth Honors College website to learn more about the opportunities as well as how to become a member.

Career & Field Experience Services 

Students are welcome to begin a relationship with Career Services during their first year on campus.

Campus and Residence Life

All across campus are programs and services designed specifically to assist first-year students  in the transition to college.

Residential First-Year Experience (RFYE)  Check out the great opportunities for students living in first-year residence halls.

Living at UMass - can answer any questions you have about on-campus housing.

Center for Student Development offers a wealth of opportunities for all students on campus.

Disability Services is on campus to assist students with documented disabilities. Be sure to check in with them as soon as possible.

Student-Athlete Services offers a first-year seminar as well as tutoring and other support.

Master List of Offices and Support Services

There are so many different units on campus to assist students in all the business they will need to take care of. Check out this comprehensive annotated list of resources at UMass Amherst.

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

This website is part of Undergraduate Advising & Learning Communities. We provide undergraduate students a variety of opportunities and services designed to facilitate the best academic experience possible. 609 Goodell Building, UMass Amherst.

UA&LC Units: Undergraduate Advising, Residential Academic Programs, Domestic Exchange Programs, Five College Interchange