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  • Select classes to add In the SPIRE Menu, go to Enrollment > Add Classes. Alternately, on your Student Center SPIRE Home page, select Enrollment: Add Classes from the other academic... drop-down list or click one of the enrollment links to the left of or below your class schedule....
  • Undergraduate students: You can find advising information in the Advisor box on your Student Center in SPIRE. Graduate students: With some exceptions in the School of Education, your advisor's information is not available through your Student Center in SPIRE. TIP: Use People Finder to find your...
  • View the Course History Page Under the Academics heading on your Student Center, go to the other academics... drop-down list and click the double arrow to see the list. Select Course History from the list. The My Course History page opens. Work with Course History The My Course History...
  • About Your Class and Final Exam Schedules Students and instructors, update your calendars with your class and final exam schedules! Download your class and/or final exam schedules from SPIRE, then import them into your preferred calendaring tool (e.g., Apple iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft...
  • In the SPIRE Menu, go to Enrollment > Drop Classes. The Select classes to drop page will open, listing all the classes for which you are currently registered or waitlisted. Alternately, on your Student Center SPIRE Home page, select Enrollment: Drop Classes from the other academic... drop-down...
  • The Edit Classes option allows you to update your enrollment preferences (e.g., number of credits, instructor's name, grading options) for classes that you have already added to your schedule. It is best to make these changes before the end of the registration period. You can also use this option...
  • 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...
  • Use SPIRE to enroll in UMass Amherst University and some Continuing & Professional Education classes.  Your Enrollment Checklist Check your Enrollment Appointment: This is the time window within which you can enroll in for classes. Clear any holds. A hold on your record restricts your...
  • Use SPIRE to find out the date, time, and location of all your final exams. Final exam information is available only if: A class requires you to take a final exam. Some classes may have other requirements such as a final paper, etc. - and - The class has the final exam scheduled in SPIRE...
  • About Graduation Data Undergraduate Students For undergraduate students pursuing degree or certificate programs, the Graduation Data page displays your active program(s) and plan(s). As applicable, you can view and update your expected graduation term, your name as you want it to appear on...
  • Use the MassPirg/Child Care Waiver to remove these fees from your University bill for a given term. Log on to SPIRE. On your Student Center, click the MassPirg/Child Care Waiver link under the Finances heading. The top of the Mass Pirg and Child Care Waiver page displays the current term...
  • Students, go to your Message Center to view secure communications from University offices such as the Registrar's Office or Financial Aid. Choose to hide messages after you read them by clicking the associated Hide link. You can still view messages after they are hidden: choose whether or not...
  • 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...
  • Undergraduate students: You can find advising information in the Advisor box on your Student Center in SPIRE. Graduate students: With some exceptions in the School of Education, your advisor's information is not available through your Student Center in SPIRE. TIP: Use People Finder to find your...
  • Introduction to QuikPAY QuikPAY is an e-billing and payment system that allows you to manage your University bill online. Use QuikPAY to view your University charges, print a PDF copy of your bill, and make a secure online payment. QuikPAY also enables you to set up ‘authorized payers’ (one or...
  • Students, when you are a due a refund from the University, use SPIRE to choose how you want to receive your refund. Use Excess Express if you want direct deposit of any refund to a USA bank account that you specify. Otherwise, request to receive your refund as a paper check. If you opt to receive...
  • Use SPIRE to update your UMass Amherst meal plan. SPIRE tailors the list of meal plan options available to choose among to match your housing situation. Note: The Update Meal Plan page only is available in SPIRE for a limited time period each term. When meal plan updates using SPIRE are not...
  • About Academic Requirements Reports Undergraduates, use Academic Requirements reports in SPIRE to check your progress toward earning your degree. The reports show which requirements you have already satisfied and which ones you still need to satisfy in order to graduate. The reports are Academic...
  • SPIRE provides you with several options for viewing your Class Schedule: In the SPIRE Menu: Go to Student Home > Student Center. Your Student Center includes your schedule for the current week. Go to Student Home > Class Schedule. The My Class Schedule page lists all the classes...
  • At the end of each semester, your grades are posted in the Grades area in SPIRE. Use the View My Grades page to check your grades and GPA for all the semesters you’ve been a student at UMass. In the SPIRE Menu, go to Academics > Grades. The Select Term page will open, listing all the...

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