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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. 

[Pro tip: 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
Director of Advising and Student Success
126 Marston Hall

Honors Program Director:

Neil G. Anderson
210E Marcus Hall