The University of Massachusetts Amherst
A multidisciplinary installation on the UMass Amherst campus

Members of the Theater Department, School of Public Policy, and Department of Environmental Conservation joined forces to create an awe-inspiring pop-up sculpture to convey messages about climate change.

Get Ready for Fall 2021

UMass Amherst will provide a full college experience in Fall 2021, with face-to-face instruction, full residence halls, and student events and activities.



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


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide


Faculty members

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.


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.

Emily Hajjar '15

Making Positive Change in Her Community

For Emily Hajjar '15, a UMass education prepared her to think about social policy in a holistic and empathetic way—allowing her to help vulnerable populations through her work on the Massachusetts Legislative Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities.

Al Simon

When Alan Simon ’21, an interdisciplinary studies student through UMass Amherst University Without Walls, researched the history of his Connecticut hometown and the mills where his family worked, he said, “I discovered a story I had no clue existed, which turned out to be a much bigger story than I anticipated when I began writing."

News and Events

University News

On Thursday, June 17, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy sent an email wishing the campus community a happy Juneteenth holiday and acknowledging the work of Amilcar Shabazz, professor of history and Africana studies in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, in leading the effort to make Juneteenth a state holiday.


University News

The new UMass homepage suite is geared primarily toward prospective students and other outside audiences looking to learn about UMass.


UMass health services researcher Dr. Sarah Goff has received a $3 million grant to study the impact of accountable care organizations on asthma care for children insured by Medicaid.

Mount Ida

UMass Amherst and Digital Ready, a Boston-based non-profit, have launched a groundbreaking new living learning lab to give talented, young Black and Latinx students from Boston Public Schools a no-cost head start to a STEM degree.

June 23

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


June 22

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.