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CICS Advising

Advising procedures vary by academic level. Please select from the following:

Undergraduate Students   MS Students  

Whether you are here as an undergraduate or pursuing advanced education, we are so happy to have you in our community. If you don't know who to ask, for any reason, please come to us and we will help.


CICS Advising is here for you! As a collaborative partner, we provide information and guidance to those pursuing the personal and academic goals of their undergraduate experience.

Our office delivers academic advising, peer advising, information for prospective students, assistance for student organizations, and partnerships with faculty and university offices to ensure our undergraduates are supported from matriculation to graduation.


As a resource for students, faculty, and the larger UMass Amherst community, we aspire to support the Common Good by creating a Center where meaningful experiences are facilitated, students are encouraged to actively direct their undergraduate experience, and everyone is welcomed and celebrated for who they are.


  • Inclusivity 
  • Empowerment 
  • Empathy 
  • Curiosity  
  • Integrity 
  • Collaboration 
  • Innovation


Advisors are committed to helping you. As your partner at the university, we also hope you will take specific actions towards a successful advising relationship.

Advisors will:

*Provide a welcoming, respectful, and safe environment for conversation

*Engage you in discussions about your experiences, goals, and needs

*Refer you to resources that support your personal and academic development

*Provide accurate information about academic requirements and milestones

*Teach you about policies and procedures, and how to navigate the university

*Encourage you to build a meaningful, personalized undergraduate experience

*Be an accessible and appreciative ally throughout your undergraduate career

Students will:

*Check email frequently and respond to university communications appropriately

*Learn how to track academic progress via university systems

*Consider and act on the information and advice provided by their advisor

*Let us know when they need help with academic and personal challenges

*Develop increasing responsibility for the decisions that shape their academic experience

*Examine their role in Computing for the Common Good, and their current and future impact on society