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Immediate financial assistance or support for an emergency?

The Dean of Students Office provides comprehensive support for anything that impacts your ability to succeed while at UMass. They provide microgrants (do not need to be repaid), microloans (need to be repaid), can coordinate with your faculty and advisors to support you in times of emergency (self, and family), manage the student care supply closets and connect you to a variety of campus and community resources.

If you are unsure of where to start, the Dean of Students Office is a great one stop shop for all of your questions. 

The Ombuds Office is an impartial and confidential resource for all campus students and employees ensures fair and equitable treatment on campus and provides mediation and conflict resolution services.

Help with your classes?

Additional student support services? 

  • Disability Services offers support and coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities. They will help you with classes, living situations, and other accommodations that you may need. 
  • The International Programs Office provides important services for international students and scholars and coordinates international study abroad experiences.
  • English as a Second Language Program offers robust programming, tutoring, and courses to help ensure the academic success of students, staff and faculty who are not native English speakers.

Support to manage stress, anxiety, depression and your overall mental health?

  • Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPH) provides confidential services that include crisis intervention, short-term counseling for individuals, couples and families, support and therapy groups, behavioral medicine, medication management and an eating disorders clinic.
  • Psychological Services Center When you need psychological support for a longer time frame, the Psychological Services Center (PSC) offers low-cost mental health services. The APA-accredited community mental health clinic is operated by the Division of Clinical Psychology, in the Department of Psychology.
  • The Center for Women and Community is a multicultural campus-based center that sponsors different campus and community programs including general mental health counseling in an effort to promote educational access and equity.

Help finding community and making connections?

Connecting with Other Students

  • Campus Pulse provides you information about all registered student organizations at UMass. If you have an interest, there is most likely a student organization for you!
  • Student Bridges is a student-run, non-profit agency at UMass Amherst that provides support to ensure the success of students from historically marginalized populations by building partnerships with local schools and community organizations, offering college awareness, preparation and success activities, and advocating for enhanced institutional and public policies and practices.
  • Transfer Student Alliance Program (TSAP) is a program that provides support and community for transfer students in the College of Natural Sciences.

Connecting with Offices and Cultural Centers 

Connecting with Alumni

  • Connect UMass links alumni with one another and with current students, creating a richer and more connected UMass community

Help finding Internships, Jobs and Research Opportunities?

Jobs and Internships

  • The Student Employment Office A great resource for all students, the Student Employment Office posts job listings for both on- and off-campus employment including work-study opportunities.
  • CNS Career and Professional Development Center: Career counselors are a great resource, and can help you with resumes, interviewing, internships, and your plans post-UMass. Career Advising appointments (make your 1:1 meeting in Handshake
  • Connect UMass links alumni with one another and with current students, creating a richer and more connected UMass community

Research Opportunities

  • Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies (OURS) serves as the centralized research and resource office for the campus. OURS helps students find and access undergraduate research and scholarly opportunities on and off campus, throughout the year. 
  • The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) seeks to increase enrollment, retention, graduation and participation in research of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups seeking degrees in the STEM disciplines.
  • Lee Science Impact Program (Lee SIP) is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on broadening participation in research for current UMass students. Lee SIP scholars are awarded a generous stipend and spend 10 weeks over the summer connecting with faculty, engaging in research, and learning science and science communication skills.

Help funding your education?

  • The CNS Scholarships and Awards page offers information about the more than 100 scholarships and awards for students majoring in CNS disciplines.
  • The Financial Aid Office In addition to helping you fund your education, the Financial Aid Office helps you understand the cost of a UMass Amherst education, eligibility requirements, how financial need is determined, your rights and responsibilities regarding your aid package, and more.
  • New England Regional Students Program (NERSP) students from New England who enroll in a major not offered by a public institution in their home state may pay tuition of only 50 percent above the Massachusetts resident rate. To check eligibility contact the Registrar's office

Help studying off-campus?

  • The Five College Consortium enables UMass Amherst students to take classes at no extra cost at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges—all linked by a free bus system. You can start taking classes at the other four colleges during your second semester and may take up to three classes per semester. UMass students can also participate in and have access to facilities, libraries, cultural, and social events on these campuses.
  • The Domestic Exchange Office assists UMass students who would like to a semester or an academic year at another institution in the United States or its territories. With proper planning, going on a domestic exchange should not impact on your expected graduation date.
  • CNS students may take advantage of a variety international exchange programs. The International Programs Office offers a range of semesterly and yearly opportunities, and there are plenty of English-speaking options, even in non-English countries. Students who choose to study abroad typically go during their junior year. Proper planning should enable you to graduate on time.

Medical or legal assistance?

  • University Health Services (UHS),serves UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff, along with their spouses, domestic partners, and dependents. Visitors who become ill or injured can be seen at UHS on a fee-for-service basis. UHS offers appointments and walk-in care.
  • Student Legal Services Office (SLSO) provides counseling, advice, research, education, representation, and referral concerning legal matters including DACA, landlord disputes, etc. for all fee-paying UMass Amherst students.