Resources & Links

Check out the various units/offices at UMass Amherst that RAP collaborates with and suggests both students and instructors to investigate: 

Academic Support

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

Located on the 10th floor of the W.E.B DuBois Library, the Learning Resource Center offers peer tutoring for the majority of General Education classes. In addition to the 1:1 tutoring, the LRC offers a very popular Supplemental Instruction program for numerous classes. All services are available free of charge to all undergraduate students.

Writing Center

Located in the Learning Commons level of the W.E.B. DuBois Library, the Writing Center offers support for undergraduate students, graduate students and instructors.

Resources & Links


All students are encouraged to develop an academic plan to guide them in their academic journey from incoming student through graduation.

Be sure to check in with the advising office designated for your major/exploratory track.

General Education Program

UMass Amherst has a core set of academic requirements that all undergraduate students must complete. This program ensures that students have an opportunity to develop critical thinking, communication and learning skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. The General Education Website has a wealth of information to help you understand the value of the program as well as guidance on how to complete the requirements.

Commonwealth Honors College

The Honors College at UMass Amherst offers a variety of services, courses and other specialized program opportunities for their first-year students. Check out the Commonwealth Honors College website to learn more about the opportunities as well as how to become a member.

Career & Field Experience Services

Students are welcome to begin a relationship with Career Services during their first year on campus.

Campus & Residence Life

All across campus are programs and services designed specifically to assist first-year students in the transition to college.

Residential First-Year Experience (RFYE) Check out the great opportunities for students living in first-year residence halls.

Living at UMass - can answer any questions you have about on-campus housing.

Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success offers peer mentoring, social connections help navigating offices and more.

Center for Student Development offers a wealth of opportunities for all students on campus.

Disability Services is on campus to assist students with documented disabilities. Be sure to check in with them as soon as possible.

The Stonewall Center provides support, resources, programming, and advocacy for LGBTQIA and allied students, staff, and faculty.

Student-Athlete Services offers a first-year seminar as well as tutoring and other support.