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  • At UMass Amherst, directory information is considered public information, and the University may disclose it without the student's consent unless the student chooses to withhold it. Learn more about privacy policies for directories. What is Directory Information? Directory information includes a...
  • Use these pages to learn how to add or update your addresses and phone numbers in SPIRE. Addresses Use the Addresses section in SPIRE to edit your addresses on file with the University. Because official University communications are sent to these addresses, it is important that you keep them up...
  • Need to change your IT Account password? Use SPIRE to change your password for all your IT accounts. Note: If you are an Exchange Email and Calendar user and are in the CAMPUS Domain, changing your password in SPIRE will also change your IT Active Directory/Exchange account password. How to...
  • Use these pages to learn how to add/update your email addresses in SPIRE. Types of email addresses OIT  - the official UMass email address Your official IT email address is the one that UMass Amherst IT assigned in association with your IT Account. You can identify it by its Email Type, OIT....
  • The Emergency Contacts page lists the name, address, and telephone number of the individual(s) who should be contacted on your behalf in case of an emergency. Because SPIRE is the primary source of information for most offices on campus (including the UMass Police), it is important that you add...
  • Business/Working Business/working titles are created by departments to provide more detail about the job responsibilities. These titles are included as part of the job description information. Examples of business/working titles (e.g., Technical Writer, Business Manager, Personnel Administrator...
  • Use SPIRE to Manage Your Directory Information in SPIRE UMass Amherst instructors and staff, use SPIRE to manage your own contact information as it appears in People Finder and the UMass Directory. Employees are responsible for keeping their own information current. In most cases, your changes...
  • Learn more about the different name types that SPIRE stores and how you can update them. To view the names you have on file with the University: In the SPIRE Menu, go to My Personal Information > Names. The Names page opens, listing your names by type. Student Primary Name The Primary Name is...
  • Use the FERPA Privacy Waiver to: Make relevant portions of your student record available to a few individual designees. Assign up to four designees, enabling them to contact the participating University offices on your behalf. Indicate the type of information each designee can request...
  • Learn how to find and interpret a student's personal and academic information. Navigate to the Student Services Center page About the Student Services Center Look Up a Student's Contact Information, Including Address (PDF*, 94k) About a Student's Program(s)/Plan(s) (PDF, 103k)...
  • You have the option of including a religious preference in SPIRE. Religious preference information is used to notify students about events sponsored by religious organizations on campus. It is not released to any other organization or individual. Note: You are not required to enter a Religious...
  • If you are a UMass Amherst employee as well as a student, learn how to add/update your UMass Amherst work contact information. To view and update your work contact information: In the SPIRE Menu, go to My Personal Information > Work Contact Info. The Work Contact Info page will open,...
  • As part of the UMass Amherst Alerts system, emergency text messages will provide time-sensitive notifications to subscribers' cell phones about situations that pose an immediate risk to the safety of the campus or could significantly disrupt its activities. More about UMass Amherst Alerts. Members...
  • Manage Your Contact Information in SPIRE UMass Amherst staff, use SPIRE to manage your own contact information so that the University can notify you in the case of a problem in your building or area of campus. For some positions, such as emergency response staff, it is required that you provide...
  • You can add or update some of your directory information yourself in SPIRE.  The following information summarizes how to manage additional directory information that you cannot edit in SPIRE. Name and Official UMass Amherst IT Email Address Steps to update your name information vary, depending...
  • User Preferences is a generic feature embedded in all SPIRE profiles. It allows students, instructors, and staff to select a default Institution, Academic Career, Term, and Aid Year. On most pages including these search fields, SPIRE will automatically fill in these default values. Note:...
  • View My Own UMass Amherst IT Account Information From the SPIRE Menu, select OIT Accounts > My OIT Accounts. From the SPIRE Menu, select My SPIRE > Change My Password. View My SPIRE ID From the SPIRE Menu, select OIT Accounts > My OIT Accounts. From the SPIRE Menu,...