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Welcome to UMassD!  

This is a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UMassD Spring 2021 orientation has been adapted to adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines. Spring orientation will be conducted through a virtual session, rather than our typical on-campus program.

Zoom Orientation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10am-3pm (including two 30-minute breaks) at Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747. You will receive an email invitation to your UMassD account with all the details.  

What you'll do at January Orientation:

  • Check-into the zoom space to meet your new campus community
  • Meet your Orientation Leaders and other students in your group
  • Participate in academic advising with faculty & staff
  • Select your spring courses
  • Get important information on connecting with others on campus, your student i.d., parking, meal plans and much more

Student preparedness check-list

  1. Send official final high school transcript to Admissions
  2. Activate student email account
  3. Complete placement testing
  4. Complete online orientation  -  After depositing with the university, you received an email with instructions on how to log into your myUMassD portal account and were instructed to complete online orientation. The program is an excellent introduction to the university and contains information vital to a successful start here. It can be completed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, in multiple sittings or all at once.


In addition, your family will receive an invitation to Family Orientation on Wednesday, January 13th at 10am.  This will be a one-hour program providing an overview of what your spring semester will involve, touching on topics including COVID-19, academics, wellness, finance & the Family Association. There will also be time for Q & A with the Orientation staff.  


WHAT:  Family Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am


                Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747


If you have questions or concerns about anything related to Orientation, don’t hesitate to contact us at We’re here to help.



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