The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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UMass Amherst’s new initiative affirms the university’s values of equity, inclusion, and belonging for all, and seeks to build a strong unified sense of community.

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Throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries, impactful events advanced the rights and experiences of LGBTQ+ students.

Images of the seven individuals awarded alumni honors in 2022.

Seven alumni and friends are honored for representing the university’s revolutionary and innovative spirit.

By the Numbers


U.S. News & World Report ranking among national public universities


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide

Top 50

Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review


Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review

Top 20

Coolest Schools, Sierra Club sustainability rankings


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This is UMass

At UMass Amherst, we welcome you to join our diverse, inclusive community of dreamers, innovators, creators, and doers. Find out how you can explore your interests and build skills to make your mark on the world with a UMass education.

This is your moment.
This is your opportunity.
This is UMass.


Health & Safety

UMass Amherst is committed to the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.


Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Take a step into your future and discover UMass Amherst this fall.

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UMass Amherst's Spectrum Defined Residential Community supports LGBTQ+ students by creating a home that lets them thrive.

Explore Our Programs

With 110 undergraduate majors and 127 graduate programs offered on campus and online, there are hundreds of opportunities to pursue your passion at UMass Amherst. Study on campus or take advantage of a wide array of flexible and innovative learning options.

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Get to Know Amherst

From cultural events to quaint coffee shops to miles of hiking and biking trails to indie bookstores (and everything in between), the town of Amherst has something for everyone.

News and Events

Honors and Awards

UMass Amherst undergraduate student Nicholas McCurrach has been named one of the inaugural 100 recipients of the Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship for Public Service, administered by the Obama Foundation.


Yeonsik Noh is leading a team of researchers who are developing a wearable vest system designed to monitor heart failure patients in their homes and detect when their condition is worsening.


The UMass Amherst Inclusive Excellence Program, now in its fifth year, is funded by a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase the university’s capacity for inclusion of all students, but especially for stude

University News

With Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito on hand to celebrate a major state capital investment in the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences, the university recently broke ground for a new $125 million facility tha

October 6

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Machmer Hall

October 5

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

October 8

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

McGuirk Alumni Stadium