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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 a Peer Advisor (or email them at


Walk In Advising Hours at 126 Marston Hall (only on days when class is in session)

Monday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 11:00AM and 2:30PM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 11:00AM


10:00AM - 1:00PM

Visit the Peer Advisors for information about:

  • Applying to an Engineering as a current UMass student
  • Course selection
  • Help with add/drop or registration
  • Checking your progress toward graduation
  • General questions about your major

For complicated or sensitive questions
Schedule an appointment with a professional advisor online:

  • 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

Book an appointment with UMass Amherst College of Engineering

OSA Hours:
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


Student Affairs Advisors:

Alicia Clemente
Academic Advisor
126 Marston Hall


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

Paula Rees
Assistant Dean, Diversity Programs
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