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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Holds Holds can be placed on your record by various offices and departments on campus such as the Library or the Bursar. You can receive a hold for many reasons, like an overdue library fee or outstanding tuition. Holds may restrict your ability to register for classes, request transcripts...
  • You want to drop a class from your schedule, and add a different class. Here's why you should swap classes (i.e., replace classes by simultaneously dropping one class and adding another): Swapping helps you stay within your credit limit. If the class you wish to add is full, you don't lose...
  • 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 and alums, if you have ever logged into SPIRE, you can use SPIRE to view or print an unofficial transcript. The unofficial transcript lists your classes, credits, and grades that you earned at UMass Amherst.  If you need help logging in to SPIRE, review...
  • 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 Academic Requirements...
  • 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 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 A academic records access. If you do not have SPIRE A access and think you need...
  • UMetrx is the UMass Amherst data warehouse reporting environment. It receives updated data from SPIRE in the early mornings of nearly every workday. Those who are authorized to access UMetrx can view reports such as class rosters or enrollment statistics. See UMetrx Class Rosters for further...
  • General UMetrx F.A.Q. Where do I go to log in to UMetrx? If you have UMetrx access, log in at http://umetrx.spire.umass.edu. What ID and password should I use to log in to UMetrx? Use your NetID and password to log in to UMetrx. How frequently is UMetrx updated? Each workday night, UMetrx...

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