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

University News

Massachusetts businessman and philanthropist Robert L. Epstein ’67 has made a commitment of $1.5 million to establish the Robert L. Epstein Endowed Professorship in UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. 

University News

On Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. EDT, 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum will virtually deliver the keynote address for the 2022-23 UMass Amherst Feinberg Series.


Graduate students are excessively optimistic about both the state of the academic job market in their field and their likelihood to publish their research in top journals, according to a new study led by UMass Amherst economist Ina Gangu

University News

The University of Massachusetts Amherst celebrated the life and legacy of alumna Elaine Marieb on Monday at the official dedication of the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing and the first annual Elaine

October 1

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Amherst Town Common

October 3

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stonewall Center

September 30

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Commonwealth Honors College

October 1

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Old Chapel