Students who participate in a RAP program quickly become part of the UMass Amherst community. RAP programming gives students the tools to build a strong foundation for their academic and personal success.
Check out the information on the various pages of this website to learn more about the program goals and details about specific programs.
Watch this video to learn what a RAP is and the benefits to joining one.
First-Year Seminar Student Resource Handout Fall 2020
We will post updates regarding housing for Spring 2021 as soon as we have them. Thank you for your patience.
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RAPs by Location
Students may have a particular area of campus they prefer to live in. RAPs are located in all first-year residence halls in five areas of campus. You can review this RAPs by Location document for Fall 2020.
Although these locations are not happening for Fall 2020 we hope they will be reinstituted in the future - stay tuned!
List of courses for Gen Ed RAPs for Fall 2020
There are various ways to make a decision about which First-Year RAP is best for you. Since each Gen Ed RAP has a designated course, you can review the comprehensive list to see which courses spark your interest. On the chart you will see which RAP the course is affiliated with and which residence hall it is located in.
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