Congratulations and welcome to the UMassD community! We’re excited to be part of your educational journey.
1 Accept your offer
Or, send by mail
Mail your check with the Enrollment Reservation Form to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
When you complete your Enrollment Reservation Form and make your $200 enrollment deposit, this amount is deducted from your university bill. Available seats in the popular majors are filled based on date of deposit.
2 Reserve your spot in housing
If you choose to live on campus, reserve your place today. Include an additional $200 deposit with your enrollment deposit—for a total of $400. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you return your deposit, the sooner we can reserve your space. Communications from the housing office will go to your UMass Dartmouth email. Deposits are non-refundable after May 1 and are deducted from tuition and fees on your university bill. You will receive a separate bill for your housing charges.
3 Activate your UMassD account
After you’ve deposited, check your email for your activation information. Activating your account gives you access to email, my.umassd.edu portal, to activate MyAlert, and more. Here's more information for new students from Computing & Information Technology Services (CITS).
4 Next Steps: After you make your deposit
Here are your next steps – and keep an eye on your email (your personal email and your new UMassD email); we'll be sending you updates and information regularly to help you get ready for fall. Go Corsairs!
Important tasks to complete for your enrollment
Complete your placement testing, so we can build your course schedule for the fall. Complete the testing within two weeks of your enrollment.
Take the Online Orientation and get ready for fall!
Apply for Financial Aid
While there is no deadline to apply for financial aid at UMass Dartmouth, the university awards institutional funds on a first-come, first-serve basis. You are encouraged to file your FAFSA as early as possible for maximum aid.
Join your "class of" Facebook group.
Meet your classmates and stay up to date with announcements and updates for fall.
Find a student organization at MyOrgs
Get involved on campus and meet new friends, connect with staff and faculty, and have some fun while you’re learning!
Look for a job on campus – work-study or non-work-study.
Check out the campus bookstore
Find some UMassD gear and show your campus pride.
April is a great time to apply for scholarships. All students should fill out the UMassD General Scholarship Application. This single application allows you to be considered for multiple scholarships. There are some scholarships which require supplemental applications, which will maximize the number of scholarships you may be eligible for. The deadline to apply for scholarships is July 1. Search for scholarships at UMassD and apply today.
Your Accepted Student Day is a chance to meet UMassD faculty and students, learn about student life, explore academic programs, and get financial aid advice.
If you’ve chosen to live on campus, you can start the housing application soon after you have submitted your deposit.
When can I choose a room? How do I choose a roommate? What are “engagement communities” and how do I choose one?
The first step is to sign the housing contract, enter emergency contacts, and other information such as ADA Accommodations, and then you’ll be on your way to roommate matching or requests. Visit the Housing Portal “New Students” section for links and information to get started. And don’t worry- the Housing team has created some helpful videos to walk you through the process. Complete your housing application today.
May 1: beginning today, deposits are non-refundable.
Check your email for an invitation to a panel discussion and Q&A about your next steps including housing, financial aid, placement testing, and orientation.
You’ll receive an email invitation in June to this virtual event where you’ll meet your college faculty and staff, learn about advising and your fall course schedule. Make sure you take your placement tests in April or as soon as possible so your schedule can be developed.
- College of Engineering: June 10
- Charlton College of Business: June 15
- College Now: June 16
- College of Nursing & Health Sciences: June 17
- College of Visual & Performing Arts: June 17
- College of Arts & Sciences: June 21-25
- Honors College: Tuesday, June 29
Don't miss your chance to apply for multiple scholarships at UMassD - they are due July 1. Learn more.
You will not be able to enroll in classes or finalize housing until you submit your immunization and health requirements through the Health Services Patient Portal.
Family members can attend a live zoom event on either Friday, July 23 or Friday, August 13 from 9am-5pm. Family members may select either date, as the program offered will be the same. You will receive information in the mail. Learn more about Family Orientation.
Access COIN, the student information system, in the my.umassd.edu portal under QuickLaunch.
- Review and complete the items on your COIN to-do list.
- Review your financial aid awards and confirm you don’t have any outstanding items in your financial aid to-do list. Your account balance will be available to review in late July.
- Set up authorized users.
- Enter emergency contact information.
- Submit your FERPA authorization form to allow parent(s) or guardian(s) to view and pay your bill.
Access U Got This! – Online Bystander Intervention Training in the my.umassd.edu portal under QuickLaunch
Once you click on the ‘U Got This!’ link, you’ll be directed to three required modules. Complete all three modules by August 25. Each module takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
Pat yourself on the back! Your completion will automatically be recorded.
Explore all the resources available to you on the UMassD student portal. All of your important systems, including COIN, are available under the "Quicklaunch". Check out Student Resources and Academics on my.umassd.edu. Familiarize yourself with the resources and information available to students and the campus community.
During the summer, we ask everyone joining us at UMassD to participate in our annual summer writing project. This project is your introduction to college writing, provides a platform for self-expression and helps to build our community as you prepare for life at UMassD. Submit your statement before August 15th. This is your chance to be part of a Corsair tradition! Visit the blog to learn more (UMassD login required).
UMass Dartmouth will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all undergraduate and graduate students who wish to live, learn, or physically come to campus before the start of the Fall 2021 semester. UMass Dartmouth also strongly encourages and recommends that all faculty and staff be fully vaccinated before the start of the fall semester. Visit our Vaccination Information website to learn more. Visit VaxFinder.mass.gov to find an appointment near you.
If you’ll be parking on campus, register your car and get your parking permit.
Family members can attend a live zoom event on either Friday, July 23 or Friday, August 13 from 9am-5pm. Family members may select either date, as the program offered will be the same. You will receive information in the mail. There will be an on-campus Family Reception on Saturday, August 28. Learn more about Family Orientation.
Your UMass Pass is the one card you’ll need on campus. You'll use your UMass Pass to access buildings, use your meal plan, and load funds for use on campus. You must submit your photo to the UMass Pass Portal no later than Tuesday, August 24th to avoid delays in receiving your UMass Pass. Residential students who submit photos will receive their UMass Pass IDs in their move-in packet. Commuter students will receive their UMass Pass ID at check-in for Orientation.
You will receive information closer to move-in day.
Meet your Orientation Leader and your Orientation group. Join info sessions, social, recreational and entertainment activities. Yes – you’ll have help finding your classrooms before your first day! Be sure to follow the accepted student Facebook group to stay up to date. Learn more about Orientation.
You’ll receive an email notification when your fall e-bill is available. You should review your email and log into COIN to make a payment by 9/1. We offer a monthly payment plan which allows students and families the option to pay the term bill in monthly installments, interest free.
You're encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to ensure that any credit balance refunds can be issued electronically.
Congratulations, you made it! Your first day is here and your journey is beginning. We are thrilled to have you join our diverse community of aspiring, innovative, and curious-minded students. Here are a few references and reminders for you for this fall.