UMass Amherst Information Technology

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UMass Amherst IT is the central information technology organization at UMass Amherst. We develop, maintain, and support computing, instructional technology, and telecommunications services that help you meet your technology needs.

Information technology supports communication which allows us to reach potential students, enhance the experience of our current students and their families, and enables us to strengthen relationships with alumni and friends of the institution even as connections become more global. Technology provides faculty, staff and students opportunities to foster a variety of new relationships and fosters new levels of collaboration with industry and agency partners.

Mission: Information technology seeks to be flexible, team-oriented, and helpful. Through a collaborative approach that appreciates the diversity of styles and ideas, supports creativity and innovation, fosters an openness to new ideas and learning, and embraces accountability for results and transparency, our information technology providers are committed to the core mission of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and enthusiastically support and advance the strategic goals of the campus.

05/16/2019
foodie apps

Summer is here, which means time to bring out your inner 'foodie'!!โ˜€๏ธ
Check out these cool apps that will make you the ultimate connoisseur ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿด โœจ
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2w4zQ5z
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A short video telling you about foodie apps you might want for the summer!]
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#UMassdining #umassamherst #umass #umassit #foodie #college #collegelife #tech

05/02/2019

It's that time of year again๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“š Don't let finals get the best of you!
Check out these study apps to help you stay organized.
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2DzMg9Q
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2DBAOdT
And, these relaxation apps to help you stay calm!
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2GLhsoK
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A short video telling you about study and relaxation apps to use during finals week.]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #collegelife #education #tech #fivecolleges

04/18/2019
Blogs

Did you know you have access to your own website, portfolio or blog through UMass IT?! ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ฒ
Check out these programs to see what you can create!
๐Ÿ“[email protected]: https://bit.ly/2IrUlBF
๐Ÿ“UMass Creates: https://bit.ly/2XuJ7zP.
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A short video explaining you can create your own blog, portfolio or website.]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #college #collegelife #education #blogs #tech

04/16/2019
Email update

Did you know, students have access to their UMass email/drive accounts for 1 year--and all IT services for 6 months--after their last date of enrollment?! ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŽ“
Check out more info here:
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2GqiDK8
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2VMlDFN
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A short video letting you know that students can access IT services 6 months after graduation and UMass email accounts 1 year after]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #collegelife #college #graduation #tech #fivecolleges #westernmass

04/09/2019
I clicker

Have an iClicker you don't need anymore? Consider donating it to SGA's iClicker Lending Program! You can help out other students looking to rent an iClicker next semester.๐Ÿ‘ โœจ
๐Ÿ“UMass SGA Office, Bartlett 319
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2IbrT65
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UMass Amherst UMass Student Government Association
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: SGA Senator, Rob Kearns, suggests you donate an iClicker to the SGA.]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #iClicker #college #collegelife #education

UMass Amherst Information Technology's cover photo
04/04/2019

UMass Amherst Information Technology's cover photo

04/02/2019
Spire Password

Need to change your Spire password? ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ” Check out this short video that can help!
Still having trouble? Visit us at the W.E.B. Dubois Library and Lederle help desks, call us at 413-545-9400 or email us at [email protected]๐Ÿ“ฒ โœ…
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A short video telling you how to change your Spire password.]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #college #collegelife #password #tech
rouble? Visit us at the W.E.B. Dubois Library and Lederle help desks, call us at 413-545-9400 or email us at itUMass AmhersUMass Footballt

03/25/2019

Be cautious of emails that look too good to be trueโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Keep your information and devices safe by reporting any activity that looks phishyโœ…
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2HC5u24
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2Oi0TCZ
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#umassamherst #umassIT #cybersecurity #fivecolleges #westernmass #collegelife #phishing #tech
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A brief graphic that describes some characteristics of phishing scams. TEXT: Got a weird email? Stop, think, ask! Check sender-legit email address and who's it from. Urgency-"urgent document" really? Links-hover over links to see where they go! Attachments-are you expecting anything? No? Don't click! Does it smell phishy to you? Then forward it to us at [email protected]]

Want to learn more about computing careers?! ๐Ÿ’ป โœจ Stop by ILC S120 tomorrow from 5:30-6:30 pm for 'Ask Me Anything'-...
03/03/2019

Want to learn more about computing careers?! ๐Ÿ’ป โœจ Stop by ILC S120 tomorrow from 5:30-6:30 pm for 'Ask Me Anything'--a free event with UMass STEM Ambassadors Program!!
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This event will expose students to computing career possibilities and allow them to ask professionals and fellow classmates about their experiences.โœ…
๐Ÿ“More info: https://bit.ly/2EGq2Uy
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A Graphic telling you about the 'Ask Me Anything' event. TEXT: Ask me anything. A free event with UMass Stem Ambassadors Program to talk computing careers.]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #IT #STEM #computing #tech #collegelife #highereducation #careers

02/21/2019
Podcasting

Interested in podcasting?๐Ÿ“ฒ UMass offers an Adobe Creative Cloud discount where you can download audio editing software like 'Audition'!๐Ÿ’ป
๐Ÿ“https://www.umass.edu/it/software/adobe-creative-cloud
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Just looking to listen? ๐ŸŽง Here are some other great apps for your podcasting enjoyment.
๐Ÿ“https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/555-best-podcast-apps.html#s8
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A short video about audio editing software you might want to try!]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #podcasting #college #tech

02/19/2019
Pod1

Who doesn't love a good podcast?! UMass Journalism professor Andrew Leland shared some tips on how you can create an awesome sounding cast.๐Ÿ‘
Check out these cool apps too that can help you make one right from your phone!๐Ÿ“ฒโœ…
๐Ÿ“iPhone: https://bit.ly/2GLhIUR
๐Ÿ“Android: https://bit.ly/2GLL3i0
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Stay tuned for more podcasting info later this week!
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A video with Professor Andrew Leland about the three biggest tips for creating your own podcast.]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassIT #podcasts #UMassJournalism #fivecollege #podcastapps #collegelife #tech #apps

02/14/2019
Love and Wifi

Happy Valentines Day!๐Ÿ’•UMass Amherst
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Two students let you know IT can help with wifi connectivity. TEXT: They say all you need is love and wifi. And we can help you with the wifi. Check out UMass IT's website for all your wifi needs. You may not find love but you will find a connection.]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassIT #fivecollege #college #tech #valentinesday #loveandwifi #wifi

02/04/2019
gaming

Need help connecting your gaming consoles? ๐ŸŽฎ ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Check out this helpful video
and step-by-step instructions to plug in and play!โœ…
๐Ÿ“http://bit.ly/2ouOC1U
๐Ÿ“http://bit.ly/2Pta2be
Remember to re-register your gaming devices each semester!
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Two people playing video games followed by a short clip about how to connect your gaming consoles TEXT: Need to connect your gaming devices? "If you go to this website, UMass.edu, you can type in 'IT Gaming' into the search bar. Once here you'll find this section that says 'connect gaming consoles and streaming devices.' Here is a list of step-by-step instructions on how to connect your console."]
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#umass #umassamherst #umassit #gaming #consoles #tech #collegelife #westernmass

01/30/2019
IT help desk

Have an IT question or need help fixing your tech.? Visit us at our newest help desk located in the Learning Commons (lower level) of the W.E.B. DuBois Library!๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ‘
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2Tlh3Ny
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Student working on tablet followed by pictures of the UMass library and new IT help desk. TEXT: Need IT help? Stop by the Library Learning Commons. And visit our newest IT help desk! Hours: Monday through Thursday: 8am-midnight / Friday: 8am-9pm / Saturday: 9am-9pm / Sunday: 11am-midnight.]
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#umassamherst #umass #sceneatumass #umassit #amherst #helpdesk #tech

UMass Amherst Information Technology's cover photo
01/24/2019

UMass Amherst Information Technology's cover photo

01/24/2019
Here to Help

Welcome Back! Need IT assistance? We're here to help. ๐Ÿ˜ โœ…๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ’ป
๐Ÿ“umass.edu/it
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A short video showing the location of the UMass IT help desks and contacts for IT help. TEXT: Welcome back. Have an IT question? Visit our help desks in Lederle Graduate Research Center and the Library Lower Level. Visit our website umass.edu/it or give us a call at 413-545-9400. We're here to help!]
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#umassamherst #umass #umassIT #sceneatumass #tech

UMass Amherst
01/10/2019
UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst

The Boston Globe showcases Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamyโ€™s savvy plan that is transforming UMass Amherst into the top-tier public university that Massachusetts needs.

01/10/2019
Swaping classes

Spring semester starts Jan. 22nd.๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“š
If you need to still enroll in classes, check out these helpful links:
๐Ÿ“How to search for classes: https://bit.ly/2SI2tPQ
๐Ÿ“How to enroll: https://bit.ly/2Ry6IjM

If you want to change a class youโ€™re enrolled in, you can swap it with a new one in Spire until Feb. 4th! โœ…
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Students share that you can swap classes in Spire. TEXT: Need to adjust your schedule for Spring semester? First, log on to Spire and click 'search for classes.' "If you've changed your mind about a class you've added, it's better to swap that class for another one then to just drop it. The 'swap' function will simultaneously add you to a new class and drop you from the old one. If not, it leaves you in the old class and tells you why you could not enroll in the new one. If you have any questions regarding your enrolling in classes, you can always contact your advisor for more information."]

01/09/2019
Phishing Scams

Don't get hooked! Keep your personal information safe online by looking out for phishing scam signs.โœ… ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ฒ
For more information, go to:
๐Ÿ“ umass.edu/it/security
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: An animated video of a fishing rod hooking three fish, followed by pictures of technology and iPhone notifications, tells you what phishing scams signs to watch out for. TEXT: Donโ€™t get hooked! Phishing scams reel in private information using phone calls, emails, social media messages and fake websites. Look out for urgent messages, incorrect urls, messages with no signature, too good to be true messages, clickbait, spelling and grammar mistakes. Donโ€™t take the baitโ€ฆplay it safe. ]
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#umass #umassamherst #cybersecurity #technology

Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Fund
01/07/2019
Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Fund

Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Fund

UMass Amherst Information Technology is once again accepting applications for the Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship!

From now until May 31, 2019, students who best exemplify Hannah, from pursuing a STEM major in which their gender is underrepresented to being an active participant on campus and in their community, are encouraged to fill out an application. The online form, as well as additional criteria, can be found at: https://www.umass.edu/it/about/hannah-frilot-memorial-scholarship-application.

To learn more about the Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship and the special place Hannah has at UMass Amherst IT, visit: https://www.umass.edu/it/about/hannah-frilot-memorial-scholarship.

And, as always, donations to the scholarship fund are also greatly appreciated: https://minutefund.umass.edu/project/860

01/04/2019
Tech break

Too much screen time? Here are some tips for taking a break from technology.โœจ
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2FaFbOt
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A series of images of a person scrolling through their phone, sitting and reading, relaxing with their dog etc. to help share how to take a break from technology. TEXT: Need a screen break? Try taking 30 minute device breaks. Making a device free space at home and shutting off devices 1 hr. before bed. You'll feel more focused and refreshed!]
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#umass #umassamherst #screenbreak #relaxation #technology

Need some New Year motivation? Check out these apps that'll help you stick to your resolutions! ๐Ÿ“ฒ โœ… ๐Ÿ“ https://ww...
01/03/2019

Need some New Year motivation? Check out these apps that'll help you stick to your resolutions! ๐Ÿ“ฒ โœ…

๐Ÿ“ https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/technology/new-years-resolution-app?
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two computers talking with each other. TEXT: itโ€™s New Years, whatโ€™s your resolution? Same as always 1024x768.]
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#umass #umassamherst #resolutions #sceneatumass #motivation

Happy New Year! โœจ ๐ŸŽ‰ Are you making any plans for 2019? Check out these productivity apps to help you stay on track....
12/31/2018

Happy New Year! โœจ ๐ŸŽ‰ Are you making any plans for 2019? Check out these productivity apps to help you stay on track.๐Ÿ“ฒ โœ…
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2RljcLb
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Person holding a phone with a picture of sparklers on it. TEXT: Happy New Year!]
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#umassamherst #umass #2019 #sceneatumass #productivity #newyear

12/29/2018
Best editing apps

Want to up your social media game? Check out these photo editing apps to make your pictures pop!๐ŸŒ„ ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ“ฒ
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2s0c5K2
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2ETgaXW
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A phone with a moving picture of the WEB du Bois Library on a table.]

12/27/2018
Health and Fitness Apps

2019 is almost here! Check out these health and fitness apps to help kickstart the New Year! ๐Ÿ’ช โœจ ๐Ÿ“ฒ
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2Ai2SRT
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Animation of person holding a phone with a picture of someone doing yoga. TEXT: Check out these health and fitness apps to kickstart your New Year!]

12/20/2018
Tech Gifts

'Tis the season for tech! Check out this article with tips on the latest gadgets to get some holiday tech gift inspiration.โ„๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ฒ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ‘
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2LrgwXf
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Cartoon graphic with snow, gadgets and two excited characters. TEXT: Tis the season...to give great tech.]

UMass Amherst
12/14/2018

UMass Amherst

#FlashbackFriday: Flip phones, flip phones.... and more flip phones. See if you can guess which yearbook all (yes, ALL) of these flip phone photos are from! โ˜Ž๏ธ

12/13/2018
Relaxation Apps

Need a study break? Check out these relaxation apps to help you unwind!๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ“ฒ
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2QMniMb
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A man typing on a computer followed by short videos of a girl reading, someone scrolling on their phone, and a person doing yoga to let you know about relaxation apps you can use to take study breaks! TEXT: Finals are here...but don't forget to take study breaks! Check out relaxation apps like Colorfly, Essence, Happily, Aura and Pacifica to help you feel refreshed. You've got this!]

12/06/2018
Louison Lab

Mechanical music is in the air!
Check out this video by UMass journalism student, Parker Louison, who found one undergraduate researcher who's turning a "mechanical racket into an industrial beat." ๐Ÿ’ป ๐ŸŽถ
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A story about one student who's capturing mechanical sounds from his lab and turning it into music.]

11/30/2018
SGA iClicker Program

Need an iClicker for a course next semester? Do you have one already that you no longer need? Check out the UMass Student Government Association FREE iClicker Program where you can rent and donate!
๐Ÿ“ UMass SGA office, Bartlett 319
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2Sg5IgA
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Three students discuss the SGA Free iClicker Program.]

Here is to staying warm and enjoying this week, wherever you are! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ...[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Tabletop with a cup...
11/18/2018

Here is to staying warm and enjoying this week, wherever you are! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Tabletop with a cup of tea, pastries, computer keyboard, cell phone, fall leaves and photos of UMass Amherst campus. Text in image: Happy Thanksgiving!]

UMass Center at Springfield
11/15/2018

UMass Center at Springfield

Save the date! On December 1st the UMass Center in partnership with Tech Foundry and Advoqt Academy are hosting a public Hackathon! This promises to be an amazing event. More details to come, but mark your calendar as 'busy' that afternoon!! Make-It Springfield UMass Amherst Information Technology

11/13/2018

Problems accessing SPIRE or other IT services @UMassAmherst? Let us know!
๐Ÿ“ฒ (413)545-9400
๐Ÿ“ฉ [email protected]

11/12/2018
owl

Feeling a bit lost about how to search and pick classes in Spire?
Here's help:
๐Ÿ“ How to search for classes--https://bit.ly/2PEapmT
๐Ÿ“ How to enroll in classes--https://bit.ly/2zxC3bl
#umassamherst #spire
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Baby owl walks in, looks confused.]

11/08/2018
Password

If you need to update your UMass NetID and password but don't know how, click this link for the full, and very helpful, step-by-step video!
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2RwRTKu.
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: A cartoon of hands typing on a computer is followed by two students who let you know how to change your password. TEXT: Need to change your NetID password? "Go to Umass.edu and click on the Spire link at the top of the page. Go to password and NetID help. Follow the prompts and the password rules to change your password. Keep online information secure, change passwords twice a year."]

Today is the Midterm Elections, don't forget to VOTE between 7am-8pm!For more information about voting, go here: https:/...
11/06/2018

Today is the Midterm Elections, don't forget to VOTE between 7am-8pm!
For more information about voting, go here: https://bit.ly/2yMHzXX
โœ… ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

11/05/2018
IEW2018

Celebrate International Education Week with these fun activities!
๐Ÿ“ https://bit.ly/2RtJaJ5
Also visit the UMass Amherst IPO office for important international student and scholar resources!
๐Ÿ“https://bit.ly/2zluZOM
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Hands typing on a computer with images of a globe and books. TEXT: Happy International Education Week!]

11/02/2018
Advising Appointment

It's that time of year again!๐Ÿ“š
Scheduling your advising appointments online is now super simple!
Just click this link: https://bit.ly/2zj7GoD
Sign in with your UMass NetID and select "Make An Appointment."
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Navigate your success, you got this!โœ…

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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Woman changes facial expressions, looking confused then happy and confident. TEXT: It's almost time to pick classes. Which means time to meet with an advisor. Schedule your appointment online and plan away. You got this.]

10/30/2018
Here is a story

Don't get scammed, stay safe online! Here is what happened to one of our students.

10/24/2018
Report Phishing

Got a suspicious email #UMassAmherst?
๐Ÿšซ reply
๐Ÿšซ open attachments
๐Ÿšซ click on the links
๐Ÿ“ฒ Forward it to [email protected]! โœ…

[VIDEO DESCRIPTION] UMass Amherst professor encourages UMass Amherst community to report phishing emails to [email protected].

10/17/2018
Phishing Scam Signs

Don't get hooked! Be safe online and protect your personal information by paying attention to these phishing scam signs!
For more information, check out
๐Ÿ“umass.edu/it/security
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[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: An animated video of a fishing rod hooking three fish, followed by pictures of technology and iPhone notifications, tells you what phishing scams signs to watch out for. TEXT: Donโ€™t get hooked! Phishing scams reel in private information using phone calls, emails, social media messages and fake websites. Look out for urgent messages, incorrect urls, messages with no signature, too good to be true messages, clickbait, spelling and grammar mistakes. Donโ€™t take the baitโ€ฆplay it safe. ]

Address

740 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
01003

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(413) 545-9400

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