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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.

Have a question? See our menu at the left for policies, forms, and curricula.

Our staff will help you find the college- and university-wide resources to make your life easier, advise on typical freshman courses, and guide you through academic requirements and processes. Make us your first stop when looking for help! We look forward to getting to know you and working with you to make your career at the College of Engineering a success.

Still need help?
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Book an appointment with UMass Amherst College of Engineering

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (closed from 12-1pm)

Contact the Office of Student Affairs:
126 Marston Hall, College of Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01103
(413) 545-2035

Student Affairs Leadership:

Jim Rinderle
Associate Dean
129 Marston Hall

Greg Brown
Assistant Dean, Student Advising
126 Marston Hall
Advises: First Year Biomedical and Chemical Engineering


Student Affairs Advisors:

Jody Goodman
Director, Student Success
126 Marston Hall
Advises: First Year Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Alicia Clemente
Academic Advisor
126 Marston Hall
Advises: Change of Major

Bill Leonard
Sr. Lecturer and Chief Undergraduate Advisor, ECE
8B Marcus Hall
Advises: Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering


Lorraine Robidoux
Director, Student Programs & Events
130 Marston Hall
Advises: Engineering Management Minor

Paula Rees
Director, Diversity Programs Office
128 Marston Hall
Advises: First Year Civil Engineering

Stacy Lutsch
Director, Study Abroad Initiatives
126 Marston Hall
Advises: Engineering Study Abroad



Student Affairs Staff:

Dede Beach
Office Manager