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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

Deposit online

Make your deposit online

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 June 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

Online Orientation

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 and priority deadline for FAFSA is April 1.

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 bookstore

Find some UMassD gear and show your campus pride.

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.

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 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.

Check out Admissions events

May

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 your email for an invitation to a panel discussion and Q&A about your next steps including housing, financial aid, placement testing, and orientation.

Check out Admissions events

June

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

Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you return your deposit, the sooner we can reserve your space.

Send final transcript with completed semester grades as well as degree conferred if applicable.

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. 

Check out Admissions events

July

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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

You will receive information closer to date.

You will receive information closer to move-in day.

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.

  • If you have taken summer courses or graduated from your previous institution in August, send updated transcript with completed grades and/or date of degree conferred.
  • Academic calendar
  • September 1: If you are accepting your Direct Loans you'll need to complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling.
  • October 1st - File your FAFSA for next year. Students need to complete a FAFSA every year to qualify for aid.
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