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Congratulations and welcome to the UMassD community! We’re excited to be part of your educational journey.

1 Accept your offer

When you complete the intent to enroll form, you can pay your enrollment deposit online or you can mail it to: 

Undergraduate Admissions Office
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

The $200 enrollment deposit 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

Living on campus will provide you with extraordinary experiences and opportunities to meet new friends and create a lifetime of memories. Reserve your place today! Include an additional $200 deposit with your enrollment deposit—for a total of $400. Once you deposit and apply for housing, you'll have access and be able to view housing options and select a roommate. 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, activate your account to access to your email, my.umassd.edu portal, and more. You’ll need your ID—that can be found in your accept letter—and to set up multifactor authentication with the Duo mobile app to activate your account.

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

Placement testing

Complete placement testing by June 1 in order to complete course registration at June Orientation.

UMass Pass

Upload your photo to UMass Pass before June 1 - UMass Pass is your ticket to June Orientation.

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, and before March 1st for maximum consideration.

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!

Scholarships

Search our landing page for scholarships you can apply to, and check out financial aid events for Corsair Scholar Zoom Labs if you have questions or need help applying to any scholarships.

CorsairJobs

Look for a job on campus – work-study or non-work-study.

Career Center

It’s never too early. Connect with your Career Advisor, join Handshake, check out the resources on the myUMassD Career Center.

Check out the Campus Store

Find some UMassD gear and show your campus pride.

February

Your Admitted Students Day is a chance to meet UMassD faculty and students, learn about student life, explore academic programs, and get financial aid advice.

March

Make sure you have completed and submitted your FAFSA to UMass Dartmouth - school code is 002210.

Submit your FAFSA by March 1 (our priority deadline) to receive maximum financial aid consideration.

Your Admitted Students Day is a chance to meet UMassD faculty and students, learn about student life, explore academic programs, and get financial aid advice.

April

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 Admitted 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 and activated your UMassD account. 

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.

Check out Admissions events

May

May 1: beginning today, deposits are non-refundable.

This summer, be sure to forward your outside scholarship letter from your local high school, state and civic organizations to the University Enrollment Center (UEC). You can scan and email to the University Enrollment Center at uec@umassd.edu.

Check out Admissions events

June

Don't miss your chance to apply for multiple scholarships at UMassD - they are due June 1. Learn more.

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 in order to participate in your June Orientation. This will be the key to your room for the overnight. All Commuter and Residential students who submit photos will receive their UMass Pass at Orientation check-in.

New Student Orientation 

We’re so excited that you have joined the Corsair community! Orientation programs are designed to welcome new students, parents, and families to UMass Dartmouth. 

We have carefully planned sessions to offer a range of perspectives on life at UMassD, in addition to giving you an opportunity to live on campus, connect with other students, and learn about campus resources and information that will be helpful to students, parents, and families during your university experience.  

Summer New Student Orientation Sessions

New Student Orientation will be held by college on the following dates:

  • June 14: Transfer Students Only
  • June 16-17: Session I: Charlton College of Business and College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • June 20-21: Session II: College of Nursing & Health Sciences and College of Engineering 
  • June 23-24: Session III: College of Arts & Sciences (Undeclared and Science Majors)
  • June 27-28: Session IV: College of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences) and College Now/START 
  • August 26: Transfer Orientation 

Check your email for an invitation, and be sure to follow the accepted student Facebook group and orientation instagram to stay up to date.

Be sure to send us your final transcripts.

  • High school transcript and dual enrollment transcript (if applicable) are sent to Admissions at admissions@umassd.edu.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) scores from the College Board are sent to the Registrar’s Office.

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. Log on to the blog by June 30 to preview the summer assignment. Submit to the optional UMassD Believes Writing Contest for prizes and recognition by August 1. This is your chance to be part of a Corsair tradition! Visit the blog to learn more (UMassD login required).

Check out Admissions events

July

Submit your immunization and health requirements through the Health Services Patient Portal. For more information and frequently asked questions on COVID requirements, see Student FAQs.

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.

If you’re living in Balsam or Spruce, you'll receive an email over the summer with information and login to the "ResidentPortal". Housing payments are due before 9/1, or join the housing payment plan by contacting Nachel Motta. More information is on the Housing Portal.

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.

Check out Admissions events

August

Please follow our How to upload your COVID vaccine documentation guide to add your information to the Health Services portal.

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.

Submit your summer writing assignment to the UMassD Believes Blog. Reply to a classmate on the blog before the first day of class.

If you’ll be parking on campus, register your car and get your parking permit.

You will receive information closer to move-in day.

Welcome Home! Weeks of Welcome

Welcome home, Corsairs! Whether it’s your first time going to college or you’re transferring to UMass Dartmouth, we have great things in store for you.

What is Weeks of Welcome?

Weeks of Welcome is your official start at UMass Dartmouth. You will meet new friends, experience the best parts of being a UMass Dartmouth student, and create lasting memories. You will also learn everything you need to know about the campus, including where things are located, how to get things done, and the students, faculty, and staff who can serve as a resource to you throughout your time at the university. 

Weeks of Welcome was created to help you feel more comfortable and confident as you begin your UMass Dartmouth experience. 

Be sure to follow the accepted student Facebook group and the orientation instagram to stay up to date.

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.

"My Alert" is a notification system designed to immediately deliver emergency information to students, faculty and staff via cell phone, text and voice messaging. Learn more about MyAlert.

September

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.

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