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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.

Due to COVID-19, please email with any questions or concerns.

For other COVID-19 Resources from UMass, please reference this page.

To meet remotely with an advisor through Zoom:

  • Join o​ne of the college advisors below:
  • Or to speak by phone or Zoom at other times, make an appointment in Navigate. 
    Log in to Navigate here »  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.

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

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 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
Academic Advisor
126 Marston Hall

Honors Program Director:

Neil G. Anderson
Terrence Murray Commonwealth Honors College Professor
210E Marcus Hall