Welcome to SophoMORE Year!

Your first year is behind you, and exciting opportunities lie ahead.

SophoMORE is a comprehensive, campus-wide initiative that includes school and college specific programs open to all UMass Amherst sophomores, whether you are in your second year of college or classified a sophomore according to your credits. 

The goal of SophoMORE is to help you succeed by providing customized academic support; setting career direction and life goals; and building important skills like stress and time management.  If you are undeclared or considering changing your major, SophoMORE programs will help you explore your options and work closely with academic advising to connect to your intellectual passion and find the best pathway to academic success and a UMass Amherst degree. 

Sophomore year is the perfect time to deepen your connection to the people and resources around you.



Sophomore Living-Learning Communities:


Residential Life, in partnership with several Schools/Colleges, has developed four exciting living-learning community options centered on specialized academic focus areas.

For the 2013-2014 academic year, these include:

  • "Creative Expressions"

  • "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"
  • “Technical Solutions”
  • "Explore, Engage, Connect for Social Justice"

These living-learning communities are not restricted by major and are open to any sophomore who is interested in one of the community focus areas.  Applications for Sophomore LLCs are due by 5pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. 

Applications are available online at CampusPulse.