UMass Amherst is on a 1,463-acre campus in a small town setting in Amherst, Massachusetts, not far from Springfield and Hartford and CT. UMass Amherst has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UMass Amherst also has fraternities and sororities.
UMass Amherst has a thriving Minutemen Marching Band. In fact, more students participate in Minutemen Marching Band than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UMass Amherst include Ski and Board Club, Outing Club, University Programming Council and Student Government Association.
The UMass Amherst community comes together each year for First Week, Homecoming Weekend and Spring Concert.
UMass Amherst offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of UMass Amherst students live on campus. In 2021, 62% of undergrads at UMass Amherst lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 38% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UMass Amherst. There are 13,636 spots available in on-campus housing for all 24,233 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,161 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 100% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UMass Amherst offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Massachusetts Amherst is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UMass Amherst campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
UMass Amherst offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UMass Amherst, take Interstate 91 to Amherst, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bradley International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UMass Amherst's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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