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CICS Tours for Prospective Undergraduates


We are so pleased you are interested in learning more about the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) community!

We are not able to accommodate in-person visits at this time, but current CICS students will be conducting online information sessions every weekday. Our Information sessions are intended for prospective undergraduate students who are either in high school or transferring from another college or university.

Note that all times listed are in US Eastern Time.

Mondays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m.
at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

To sign up, please use the button below to schedule.

Schedule an Information Session

If those sessions do not work for you, please send questions at any time to futureugrads [at] cics.umass.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our schedule follows the UMass Academic Calendar and thus information sessions are available only on days when classes are in session. Please note information sessions will be canceled in the event of University closures (for inclement weather, etc). We are closed on holidays and weekends.

Meet our student guides

Sebastien Christensen

Hometown: Acton, MA
Major/Minor: Computer Science and Minor in Business
Favorite Course at UMass: COMPSCI 383 Artificial Intelligence
Internships/Research: My freshman summer I was a software engineering intern at enChoice and this upcoming summer I will be a software engineering intern at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: One of the best things about UMass is that no matter who you are, there is a community of people for you. No matter whether you prefer to study all day and make cool side-projects or wanna go explore the area and meet as many people as you can, there are people who will have the same interests as you. And what binds you all together is being ridiculously smart and passionate about computer science and I personally find that amazing.

Vindhya Rachur

Vindhya Rachur

Hometown: Nashua, NH
Major/Minor: Computer Science and Statistics, Minor in Business
Favorite Course at UMass: COMPSCI 320 Software Engineering
Internships/Research:  Data Analytics Intern at Kronos, Software Engineering Intern at Liberty Mutual, Incoming Technology Consulting Intern at EY
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: I love all the opportunities CICS has for its students such as their career-building events, various clubs, and informative tech-talks! I truly feel supported and welcomed in this college.

Kirk Smalley

Kirk Smalley

Major/Minor: Computer Science, Mathematics
Favorite Course at UMass: COMPSCI 589 Machine Learning
Experience: 2019 Wentworth RocketBuild Hackathon
Interests: Hiking, Playing Guitar, Foreign Languages

Tara Yadav

Tara Yadav

Hometown: Ashland, MA
Major/Minor: Computer Science BA, concentration in Business and Communication, Minor in business
Favorite Course at UMass: COMPSCI 320 Software Engineering and MicroBio 140P Plagues, Poxes, and Pandemics
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: My favorite thing about UMass has to be the food and the beautiful campus. I also love how open and welcoming everyone is in the CICS department. It makes it easy to ask for help or guidance when you need it.

Adi Geva

Adi Geva

Hometown: Lexington, MA
Major/Minor: Computer Science, Mathematics (Applied)
Favorite Course at UMass:  COMPSCI 320 Software Engineering
Internships/Research: Software Engineer Intern at Blue Cedar Networks, Management of Information Systems Intern at InsideTracker
Interests: Spending time outdoors and exploring Western Mass, reading, and trying new recipes!



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