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Welcome to CICS!

The College strives to provide students not only with a world-class education but also with the unique experience that comes from living in the Amherst area. In this section, you will find information about orientation for incoming MS and PhD students as well as other information that will be helpful as you begin your life as a graduate student here at UMASS Amherst.

 

Getting to Amherst

UMASS Visitors Center

Living at UMASS Amherst

Off-Campus Housing at UMASS Amherst

International Programs Office (IPO)

Non-Assistantship/Masters Employment

Resources 

Support & Awards

 

NEW FAll 2020 Master'S Students

MS Student Orientation Schedule   Here is a tentative schedule of orientation events:

 

College of Information and Computer Sciences Orientation:

Please do not miss this meeting! It is the most important orientation event for all new master's graduate students. This meeting is mandatory for all new masters students. Join members of our faculty, staff and invited student panelists for breakfast at 9 am and lunch during the program. An invitation was emailed to all incoming master's students.

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Master's Contact and Arrival Information

The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  We recommend you arrive one week prior to this date. Consider arriving even earlier if you will be looking for housing. 

If you are an international student and will be attending the IPO orientation activities, please check the International Program Office's (IPO) website at https://www.umass.edu/ipo/iss/arrivals-and-orientation for detailed information about their orientation. 

If you have additional questions, please send an email to your academic advisor, Elizabeth Parolski at eparolski@cs.umass.edu or the graduate program manager, Eileen Hamel at ehamel@cs.umass.edu. You may also contact our Graduate Program Assistant, Malaika Ross at maross@cs.umass.edu or (413) 545-4852.

 

Our mailing address is:

College of Information and Computer Sciences

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Computer Science Building

140 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003

 

We look forward to seeing you at our new student orientation!

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Course ENROLLMENT

Please review the master's program Course Requirements along with the Core Requirements before selecting your fall 2020 courses. 

Registration information can be found here.

Students interested in research are encouraged to participate in independent study research after their first semester of coursework.

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NEW Fall 2020 PhD STUDENTS 

The first day of classes is September 8 and we recommend that you arrive one week prior to this date. Consider arriving even earlier if you will be looking for housing. If you are an international student and will be attending the orientation activities, please check the IPO's website at https://www.umass.edu/ipo/iss/orientation-schedules for detailed information about their orientation.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to send an email to our graduate program manager, Eileen Hamel at ehamel@cs.umass.edu. You may also contact our graduate program assistant, Malaika Ross at maross@cs.umass.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at our new student orientation!

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