• Small communities, BIG opportunities
  • CONNECT with classmates for study groups and class projects.
  • Transition more easily to college life
  • More in-depth discussions

Residential Academic Programs (RAP)

For more than 50 years RAP has been a great way for incoming students to begin their college careers. Although many features have changed over the years, it has always been true that when students join a RAP, they become part of a small community on a large campus.

Students who join a RAP consistently report that they become deeply connected to their academic studies and develop lifelong relationships with their RAP peers and instructors.

Join a RAP and start your UMass experience with academic engagement and new friends.

You will create memories you will never forget!

What's it all about? Interested in learning more? 
Check our About RAP page!

A complete list of RAPs available for Fall 2016 
can be found on our Programs page.

"I’m very glad I joined a RAP! I feel that it has only enhanced my UMass academic and social experience.." - Fall 2015