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A one-credit program for first-year students entering UMass Amherst

Learn the skills that lead to success in college, move in to your dorm early, and earn 1 credit!

Like most entering students, you may have many questions and concerns about your future college experience, such as: How can I succeed academically? How can I become involved on campus? What major should I choose? How can I meet people and make friends? What are the resources that UMass offers? How do I find the information about campus that I need?

How Power Up Works:

  • You will come to campus three days before fall orientation and settle into your residence hall room ahead of the move-in rush.
  • During the two-and-a-half day Power Up course you will become familiar with UMass and learn strategies and skills that will give you a leg up on your college experience.
  • Because Power Up classes are small (no larger than 22 students), you'll have a network of friends even before classes start.
  • After the Power Up program, you will seamlessly transition into the fall first-year student orientation, with one credit already earned toward graduation and with the knowledge and confidence to maximize your success at UMass.

This class fills up quickly, so register early! For more info go to

Credit: 1 credit

Class fee: $737 ($640 class fee + $50 early arrival housing fee + $47/term non-refundable registration fee). There is a $50 discount for registrations received by July 1. Includes one academic credit, course materials, supplies, Power Up water bottle, and meals throughout the program.

Register: You may begin enrolling in this class on March 20, 2017.

Power Up for College Success
W 6:30-9 pm (8/30), Th 10 am-4 pm (8/31) & F 9 am-2 pm (9/1)

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