Some classes are restricted to upper-level students or students majoring in a certain department. Other classes require instructor consent or various prerequisites.
All restrictions are listed on the Class Detail pages in the Schedule of Classes.
Make sure you check a...
Navigation: From the Faculty Center, Click the Class Roster icon () for the desired class. The Faculty Center is the home page for instructors in SPIRE. Alternate menu navigation is Faculty Home > Faculty Center.
Check the term: The Faculty Center displays your...
From the Term drop-down list, select a term. The default is the latest term with an available Schedule.
Use at least two search criteria
Tip: To display all classes in a subject for the selected term, select the Course Subject, clear the Show Open Classes Only check box, and set Course...
About Clearing Cache
"Clearing cache" means deleting what's stored in the browser's memory, including files, cookies, and browsing history.
Clear your browser's cache periodically for security reasons and to improve the performance of SPIRE.
Be sure to clear your browser cache after...
When you use SPIRE to request a Learning Management System (LMS) for your class(es), the list of eligible sections includes only current sections for which you are the Primary Instructor. The list also includes only those sections that are eligible by default to use this LMS. The list does not...
SPIRE offers two options for looking up courses: start with Search for Classes to find out whether a class is offered this term. Start with Browse Course Catalog to get course descriptions for classes that may not be offered this term.
Search for Classes
Use Search for Classes to view all...
View your advisee's course history with the interactive Course History page in SPIRE. Link to further information about the Academic Requirements Report and how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF.
View the Course History Page
Navigate to your advisee's Student...
View a student's course history with the interactive Course History page in SPIRE. Link to further information about the Academic Requirements Report and how to generate an Academic Requirements & Course History PDF.
View the Course History Page
Navigate to the Student Services...
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...
3-digit number associated with a course (e.g., 118 in COM 118). Occasionally, the Course Number may also include a letter (e.g., COMM 397T). Use the Course Number as a criterion when looking up courses in the Schedule of Classes. Tip: On the Add Classes page, you are asked for the 5-...
Your Student Center is your home page in SPIRE. It is designed to offer you access to a lot of information in a centralized format. For an overview of the Student Center, see our Getting Started with SPIRE video.
When using the other academics…(drop-down box) on the Student Center, be sure...
Download class rosters as Excel files (.xls format), then work with the information in spreadsheet format.
In the SPIRE Menu, go to Faculty Home > Download Class Rosters.
On the Download Class Roster page, click Select to the left of the roster you want to download.
Note: You can...
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...
Use these pages to learn how to add/update your email addresses in SPIRE.
Types of email addresses
Official IT - the official UMass email address
Your Official IT email address is the one that UMass Amherst IT assigned in association with your IT Account. You can identify it by its Email Type...
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...
Business/working titles are created by departments to provide more detail about the job responsibilities. These titles are included as part of the job description information. Examples of business/working titles (e.g., Technical Writer, Business Manager, Personnel Administrator...
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...
Enrollment Appointment Essentials
The Enrollment Appointment is the time window during which you can register for classes in SPIRE. Check your appointment to see your personalized start and end dates for registration for this term.
You cannot register before or after your appointment. Make...