Special residential programs offered by invitation only to students who have excelled in their major in high school.
Current TAP programs include: Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English, Environmental Sciences, Political Science, and Psychology. Learn more about Talent Advancement...
Use SPIRE to find out what textbooks and other materials are recommended or required for classes you are enrolled in for the current term. Textbook and other materials information is available only:
If a class has required or recommended textbooks and/or other materials. Not every class will...
Federal law requires universities to include information in the online listing of class offerings about textbooks that will be needed for each class. The purpose of the law is to give students an opportunity to plan for this aspect of their educational expenses.
Three queries are available in SPIRE...
About the Unofficial Transcript
Students, use SPIRE to view or print an unofficial transcript. The unofficial transcript lists your classes, credits, and grades that you earned at UMass Amherst.
Note: An unofficial transcript cannot be used for official purposes. It does not have the Registrar's...
Use these handouts to learn about how to run and print reports in SPIRE, including unofficial transcripts and the new Academic Requirements Report.
SPIRE A Staff - Navigate to the Academic Requirements Report
Advisors - Navigate to the Academic Requirements Report
As a Category Owner, your privilege and responsibility is to administer Tracker Groups for your department, program, organization or yourself. Expect other faculty or staff to enlist your help to create their Groups and to set up their customized field headings or Checklists. Remember that you...
Tracker Queries connect your group-specific information with the students’ current SPIRE data. You can see if someone on your list has graduated or discontinued, for example, and you can see current majors or get a list of current contact information for students in the group. Use the Checklist...
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....
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...
Class rosters are now available in UMetrx to UMass staff who have security clearance to access them.
How to View Class Rosters in UMetrx:
Access to departmental class rosters in UMetrx and SPIRE is usually part of SPIRE B enrollment override access. If you do not have SPIRE B access and think...
Are you a SPIRE B staff member who would like a quiet environment and personal assistance to learn how to work with class rosters in UMetrx? Consider our UMetrx Class Rosters Help Sessions. These sessions are not formal workshops, but an opportunity for any SPIRE B staff member to get one-on-one...
Where do I go to log in to UMetrx?
If you have UMetrx access, log in at https://umetrx.spire.umass.edu
How do I get access to UMetrx class rosters?
Access to departmental class rosters is usually part of SPIRE B enrollment override access. If you do not have SPIRE B access and think you need...
UMetrx is the new UMass Amherst data warehouse reporting environment. At this time, if authorized, you can view reports such as class rosters in UMetrx.
See UMetrx Class Rosters for further information.
If you have access to UMetrx, log in at https://umetrx.spire.umass.edu.
If you have...
Where do I go to log in to UMetrx?
If you have UMetrx access, log in at http://umetrx.spire.umass.edu.
How do I view class rosters in UMetrx?
Access to departmental class rosters is usually part of SPIRE B enrollment override access. If you do not have SPIRE B access and think you need it,...
Advisors, to run your advisee's unofficial transcript in SPIRE:
On the Advisee Unofficial Transcript page, click Cancel to return to the Student Center tab for your advisee.
Navigate to your advisee's Student Center.
On the Student Center tab:
From the other academic... drop-down...
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 OIT Email Address
Steps to update your name information vary, depending on the type of...
If you are a student and an instructor or staff member, you have two SPIRE accounts (a.k.a. roles). By default, your NetID and password will log you on to your instructor/staff account. Use your NetID and password, then select the Use alternate role check box to log on to SPIRE as a student.
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.
Your OIT Account gives you access to a wide variety of technology services, including SPIRE. Some specific OIT account services include:
View your own UCard, OIT and SPIRE account information
Manage your OIT Account password
Learn more about OIT Accounts
View Class Rosters Using SPIRE
Staff with SPIRE B access, learn more about using SPIRE to view your department's class rosters.
In the SPIRE Menu go to Class Rosters & Reports > View Class Rosters.
On the View Class Rosters search page, the institution field value defaults to UMass...