The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Fall move in at UMass Amherst

The UMass Amherst campus fills with students as the fall semester begins.


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.


COVID-19 Information

UMass Amherst is committed to the health and safety of our campus community.


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.

Carl's nursing community

Cultivating a Community of Compassion

At UMass Amherst, Carl McDonald '20 found a community of like-minded peers while pursuing his dream of studying to be a nurse.

Stephanie Murray '18

Furthering a Free Press

Stephanie Murray '18 found a home in UMass's Journalism Department, along with real-world opportunities to practice her craft.

News and Events

Honors and Awards

UMass, which ranked 18 out of 328, is among those that “have displayed a deep and thorough commitment to addressing climate change, protecting the natural world and encouraging environmental responsibility both through their campus operations and course curricula,” according to “Sierra Magazine.”


Raymond Bradley, Distinguished Professor Of Geosciences, will lead a team of researchers to Peary Land, Greenland’s northernmost region with one of the earth’s harshest climates, to discover how humans settled and survived there beginnin

Honors and Awards

2022 marks the eighth straight year that UMass has been ranked as a top public university.

University News

In its inaugural “Great Campus Food” list, The Princeton Review has named the University of Massachusetts Amherst to the exclusive group in its 2022 edition of The Best 387 Colleges.

September 22

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


September 18

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

McGuirk Alumni Stadium