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Academics & Advising

Welcome! The Office of Student Affairs is here to help you transition to the College of Engineering and provide support throughout your time here.

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (closed from 12-1pm)
LOCATION: 126 Marston Hall

Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with an advisor. Meet in person, via Zoom, or speak by phone.

[Protip: Once you log-in with campus NETID, select "College of Engineering - Office of Student Affairs" and follow the remaining prompts to schedule your appointment.]

Book an appointment with UMass Amherst College of Engineering

Reasons to speak with an advisor:

  • Applying to Engineering as a current UMass student
  • Course selection
  • Help with add/drop or registration
  • Checking your progress toward graduation
  • General questions about your major
  • Family/Medical Emergencies
  • Resolve an Academic Hold
  • Concerns about your Engineering experience
  • Student Groups who need advising
  • Questions about adapting to the College or University
  • Study Abroad Advising


Contact the Office of Student Affairs
126 Marston Hall, College of Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-2035


Student Affairs Leadership:

Jim Rinderle
Associate Dean
129 Marston Hall

Student Affairs Team:

Dede Beach
Office Manager
126 Marston Hall

Julia Hoke

Julia Hoke
Director of Advising and Student Success
126 Marston Hall

Carolynn Laurenza

Carolynn Laurenza
Academic Advisor
126 Marston Hall

Honors Program Director:

Neil G. Anderson
210E Marcus Hall