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Undergraduate Admissions


We're delighted that you are interested in visiting UMass Amherst! Below you will find information about planning your visit and traveling to campus.

Campus Tours & Info Sessions

UMass Amherst Undergraduate Admissions offers in-person campus tours and first-year admissions information sessions throughout the week. Our tours and information sessions offer students and families the opportunity to learn more about life at UMass Amherst and our first-year application process.


More Ways to Meet UMass

We can't wait to meet you! Our student tour guides, admissions counselors, and academic partners are eager to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process. 

Check out our in-person and online events for opportunities where you can interact, ask questions, and learn all about the UMass Amherst experience.

Group Tours

UMass Amherst Undergraduate Admissions offers group tours to high schools, community-based organizations and community colleges that work with students at the 9th-grade level and above.

To request a group tour (10-60 students) for your high school group, community-based organization or community college, please see the schedule linked below. Space is extremely limited, so it is recommended to schedule a group tour well in advance. Groups are also welcome to visit UMass at any time and tour campus on their own


UMass Campus Vista

Amherst is known as one of the top college towns in North America! The town really has it all, and it will be your home as a UMass Amherst student.

Meet Our Tour Guides

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Abby '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Grafton, Massachusetts

Major: Biomedical Engineering, pre-med track

Activities and involvement: Asian American Student Association, UMass Pre-Medical Society, intramural soccer

Favorite food location at UMass: Berkshire Dining Commons

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Alec '27 (he/him)

Hometown: Somerville, Massachusetts

Major: Psychology

Activities and involvement: Member of the Commonwealth Honors College, intramural hockey through LUG Sports

Favorite food location at UMass: Easily Roots Café in the Honors College hub. The quesadillas and chicken sandwich are heavenly. Just don’t ask how much money I’ve spent so far…

UMass student standing on a beach at sunset

Andrew '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Major: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Activities and involvement: Outing Club, National Student Speech-Language & Hearing Club, social media manager Special Olympics club, vice president Cycling and Sustainability Club, and intramural soccer team

UMass Amherst student

Anika '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Franklin, Massachusetts

Major: Informatics on the Data Science track

Minor: Business

Activities: South Asian Students Association, UMass Jazba, Commonwealth Honors College, Undergraduate Course Assistant in CICS

Favorite food on campus: My favorite food on campus has to be the People’s Market bagels in the student union. The bagels and cream cheese are always fresh and tasty!

Smiling UMass student outside in the snow

Anna '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts

Double major: Theater and Economics 

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Theatre Guild, UMass Theatre Department

UMass hidden gem: The garden outside Frank is one of my favorite places to visit on a beautiful day. Whether I take a walk through the rows of plants or sit and read a book on one of the benches, it never fails to put me at ease and is always a great way for me to reconnect with nature.

Smiling UMass Amherst student

Annabelle '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Oak Ridge, New Jersey

Major: Biology Minors: Biochemistry and Business

Activities and involvement: Chaarg, TA, peer-led organic chemistry tutor, Polish Cultural Club, UMass Dining Ambassador

Why I chose UMass: I chose UMass because of the Exploratory Track offered, where I was able explore different classes in the STEM realm and find a track that best fit what I was looking for in a career!

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Bella '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Pembroke, Massachusetts

Major: Marketing

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Women in Business Co-director of Professional Events

Why I chose UMass: I chose UMass because of the extensive support and resources that the university has to offer. I have never once felt under-advised and have always had someone to turn to when I needed guidance. Additionally, UMass offers numerous opportunities for students to thrive, including various clubs, organizations, and support groups on campus.

Smiling UMass Amherst student

Celia '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Acton, Maine

Major: Legal Studies

Minors: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Certificate: Reproductive Health and Reproductive Justice

Activities and involvement: Club Swimming, Triathlon Club, Commonwealth Honors College, Pre-Law Club, Legal Studies Undergraduate Board, SBS Rise Mentor

Favorite food location at UMass: I love the wraps at Whitmore Café, a perfect hidden gem in the center of campus!

Why I Chose UMass: As a transfer student, I was yearning for a school where I could find a strong community for my major, explore more extracurricular activities, continue swimming, and where I could meet someone new every single day. UMass has surpassed every expectation I had, and I have made so many amazing friendships with my peers and professors while also being the absolute happiest version of myself. 

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Christian '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Charlton, Massachusetts

Major: Finance

Activities and involvement: Delta Sigma Pi Fundraising Chair, Intramural Soccer

UMass hidden gem: The rooftop on the Design Building is one of the best spots on campus a lot of people don’t know about!

Smiling UMass student in a plaid shirt sitting outside

Colby '26 (he/him)

Hometown: Bourne, Massachusetts

Major: Electrical Engineering

Activities and involvement: WMUA radio, UMass Wind Energy Club, UMass Outing Club, intramural sports

Why I chose UMass: I chose to go to UMass because of their top-ranked engineering programs, and how that gives me a smaller, niche community to interact with within the large and diverse campus as a whole. There are so many ways to find your groups while at UMass, but it’s great having the resources of a bigger school. You can really get the best of both worlds at UMass!

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Danish '26 (he/him)

Hometown: Belchertown, Massachusetts

Double major: Economics and Public Health on the Pre-Med Track

Activities: Commonwealth Honors College, TA for SPHHS 150, research assistant in Skouta Lab, events coordinator for Pakistani Students Organization, HEART intern

Favorite food from the dining commons: Mediterranean wrap with lamb from Tavola. 

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David '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Agawam, Massachusetts

Double major: Biochemistry and Psychology

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, club swim team, Ski and Board Club, lifeguard with Campus Recreation

Why I chose UMass: UMass was the perfect combination of great academics, great food, low cost, and a vibrant community. There is truly an exciting, fun, and enthusiastic energy at UMass that the students and staff all create. I really enjoy the amount of events, activities, and resources that are offered to students on campus, and even in the surrounding area. There is always something to do, and new things to experience.

UMass tour guide smiling in front of plants

Divya '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Double major: Microbiology and Human Pathophysiology (BDIC)

Activities and involvement:  UMass Jazba, South Asian Students Association, Hack(H)er413, Pre-Medical Society, Early Academic Development Lab

Favorite UMass food: My favorite food on campus is the zesty orange chicken from Frank Grab and Go!! It’s the perfect quick lunch to eat and will always hit the spot. Also great to grab if you want to sit outside and eat lunch on a sunny UMass day!

Smiling UMass tour guide

Drew '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Major: Environmental Science

Activities: Commonwealth Honors College, undergraduate research assistant in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, EnviSci peer advisor, gallery attendant for the Student Union Art Gallery, UMass Dynamics Acappella, Forestry Club

UMass hidden gem: The outdoor areas around Central and Orchard Hill Residential Areas. I would consider the Durfee Conservatory a must-visit when at UMass, but the gardens and orchards surrounding the greenhouses are just as beautiful. The rhododendron garden across the street is also a great place to check out, especially because you can find some trees and shrubs that make up UMass’s arboretum. Lastly, Prexy’s Ridge is the only old-growth forest in Massachusetts found on a college campus and has awesome trails to explore.

UMass student standing in front of the sunset

Eli '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Alameda, California

Double major: Sport Management and Marketing

Activities and involvement: McCormack Student Leaders Club (MSL), RAP resident as a freshman, intramural sports

Why did you choose UMass?: I chose UMass for a wide range of reasons, but the biggest reason I chose it was to have the opportunity to be a part of the most prestigious and best Sport Management department in the country. After taking part in the summer program that the department puts on every year, I knew I wanted to be in the McCormack Department for my undergraduate years. Two tour guides who also are Sport Management majors were kind enough to talk to me before I officially made my college decision and their enthusiasm about the department, the tour guide job, and UMass as a whole solidified my choice to come to UMass.

Smiling UMass student

Elise '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Andover, Massachusetts

Major: Marketing

Activities and involvement: UMass Alpine ski team, Women in Business, Marketing Club, AdLab 

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: Moose tracks ice cream at Frank

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Elizabeth ‘25 (she/her)

Hometown: Braintree, Massachusetts

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Activities: UMass Minuteman Marching Band, Pep Band, Spring Color Guard

Favorite food on campus: Sweets ‘n' More is one of my favorite student-run businesses on campus.  All of their ice cream shakes are named after current students working there, and my friend Lee’s shake, called the Lee’s a Little Fruity, is my absolute favorite.  It’s made with raspberry sorbet, strawberry ice cream, and maraschino cherries! 

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Ella '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Arlington, Massachusetts

Double major: Psychology and Community Education & Social Change

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, Habitat for Humanity, CHAARG, Outing Club, intramural sports

Why I chose UMass: I chose the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the affordable tuition, their high ranking as a public university, the large student population, and access to a large university's resources. My acceptance to the Commonwealth Honors College is another reason that I chose UMass, with its tight-knit community and smaller class sizes. UMass has something for everyone, and I truly couldn’t be happier with my decision to come here. 

Smiling UMass Amherst student

Emerson '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Westborough, Massachusetts

Major: Psychology with a certificate in Criminal Justice

Activities and involvement: Residential Service Desk (RSD), UMass Transfer Residential Academic Program (Rap), Best Buddies club, Criminal Justice Club, intramural field hockey, basketball, volleyball, and co-ed flag football

Favorite food location at UMass: My favorite dining hall at UMass is Hampshire Dining Commons, or more commonly known as Hamp! I love the layout of Hamp, the variety of food choices, and the huge open windows that overlook the Southwest horseshoe. Not to mention, they have the absolute best oat-ly self serve ice cream for the perfect sweet treat after a well-balanced meal. I always put chocolate sprinkles, caramel sauce, coconut flakes, and crushed up Butterfinger candy pieces on my oat-ly…wow I am hungry now! 

Smiling UMass student

Emily '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Winthrop, Massachusetts

Major: Nutrition Minor: Kinesiology

Activities and involvement: Nutrition Club

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: The chicken teriyaki sushi from Worcester commons is the best thing ever! The chicken and sushi combo is the best of both worlds!

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Emma '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Berkley, Massachusetts

Major: Operations and Information Management

Minor: Information Technology

Activities and involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, 180 Degrees Consulting

UMass hidden gem: The courtyard area in the Commonwealth Honors College residential area is a great place to enjoy a sunny spring day or watch a great sunset over the rec fields!

Smiling UMass student

Fiona '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts

Major: Kinesiology

Activities and involvement: The Body Shop on campus, physical therapist aide and personal trainer off campus

Why I chose UMass: I chose UMass because despite how big and intimidating the size of the school may be, the environment and community felt so welcoming and so easy to find my place in! I transferred here from a much smaller school but the liveliness of the campus and extensive opportunities for involvement made the large campus and thousands of students so much easier to navigate. Something that has always stood out to me was how welcoming and kind the entire community at UMass is, both staff and students. This is something that truly can make or break a college experience — for me here at UMass, it made it! Beyond this the classes specifically for my major, kinesiology, were very extensive for several career path outcomes and had exactly what I was looking for! Academic-wise, the transfer process was seamless making my transfer process easier than I ever expected!

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Gavin '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Belford, New Jersey 

Double major: Geography (GIST) and Sustainable Community Development

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College student ambassador, International Scholars Program, New Student Orientation and Transitions Office, Student Alumni Association, intramural soccer and volleyball, Jewish Student Union (JewMass)

Favorite UMass tradition/event: My favorite UMass Tradition is the Commencement Ball. Every May, senior students are able to attend this formal gala in the Mullins Center to celebrate the success of their undergraduate journey. It is like prom, but for college students! As a member of the Student Alumni Association, I was able to help plan and decorate for this highly anticipated event during my first year at UMass! It was extremely rewarding seeing the final product of my club’s hard work. 

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Giorgia '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Major: Animal Science 

Minor: Art History 

Activities and involvement: Animal Science/Pre-vet club, Animal Science RAP

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: My favorite food here at UMASS is the chocolate chip banana bread. It can be found in all of the cafes on campus and on special occasions in the dining halls. It is the perfect snack during a study break or in the morning, especially if paired with coffee. It just never disappoints. 

UMass student in the Isenberg business hub

Hunter '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Holyoke, Massachusetts

Major: Operations & Information Management

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, Women in Business, Isenberg Global Citizens, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: The pickle slices at the Hampshire Dining Commons sandwich station!

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Ilana '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Watertown, Massachusetts

Double major: Dual degree in BDIC (Concentration: Environmental Microbiology) and Portuguese 

Activities and involvement:  Commonwealth Honors College, president of UMass Club Swimming, RecWell employee, undergraduate researcher in Molecular Microbial Ecology Lab, permaculture garden volunteer 

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: My favorite food from the dining commons is the Japanese Curry Chicken Tonkatsu, or as I refer to it, Japanese yummy yummy. Every Wednesday night after swim practice, you’ll find my teammates and I in the dining hall with ‘Japanese yummy yummy’ bowls cluttering our table. 

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Indira '26 (she/her)

Hometown: New York, New York   

Double major: Legal Studies and Environmental Refugee Displacement (BDIC) 

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Minuteman Marching Band, intramural soccer, volunteer work at Not Bread Alone Soup Kitchen (CESL Program)

UMass hidden gem: Definitely the courtyard behind Thompson Hall facing the Campus Center Parking Garage. It’s a great outdoor study space that’s tucked away from the main campus walkway just enough that it’s the perfect environment to concentrate in. In the spring, the cherry trees in the courtyard bloom, and you can tuck yourself up underneath the petals on a lawn chair and just relax. I highly recommend!

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Ishaan '26 (he/him)

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Double major: Economics and Psychology Minor: IT

Activities and involvement: Student Government Association (SGA), Sikh Students Association, 180 Degrees Consulting, SBS Pathways Center, Implicit Social Cognition Lab

UMass Hidden Gem: The hill in Orchard Hill makes for an awesome hangout spot to watch sunsets and have picnics on warmer days and for sledding on snow days! I so wish I had discovered it sooner while I was living in the area. 

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Jibrael '25 (he/him)

Hometown: North Bergen, New Jersey

Major: Sport Management

Activities and involvement: Association of Diversity in Sport, McCormack Sport and Analytics, Laboratory for Inclusion and Diversity in Sport, mentee for the Boston Celtics for Corporate Partnerships

Why I chose UMass: I chose UMass because they wanted me for me, and they accepted what I did inside and outside of the classroom! I am really glad I ended up coming here!

Smiling UMass student

Julia '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Double major: Biology and Spanish

Activities and involvement: Pre-Medical Society, Genetics Club, Spanish department weekly Sobremesa

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: The pho noodle soup is by far my favorite meal on campus! You can add in a bunch of different things, but I always add tofu, scallions, cilantro, and a lime wedge!

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Kelly '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Natick, Massachusetts

Major: Psychology with a Neuroscience Concentration 

Minor: Business

Activities and involvement: Club Gymnastics, Ski and Board club, Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority

UMass hidden gem: Argo tea next to Berkshire!

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Kelly '26 (she/her)

Hometown: North Reading, Massachusetts

Major: Psychology

Minor: Math

Activities and involvement: UMass Ski and Board Club, UMass Outing Club, intramural flag football

Favorite UMass tradition/event: My favorite UMass tradition has to be the opening game at the Mullins Center for the hockey season. There is so much school spirit and watching the game is a lot of fun!  

Smiling UMass student

Kendall '26 (they/she)

Hometown: Beverly, Massachusetts

Major: Geography

Minor: History

Activities and involvement: Geoscience Club, UMass Democrats, Film Discussion Club, intramural flag football

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: Garlic. Knots. They have them at all the dining halls from time to time, but my favorite way to have them is from Worcester Grab N’ Go on Fridays with chicken broccoli alfredo.

UMass tour guide studying in a hammock, smiling at camera

Lizzie ‘25 (she/her)

Hometown: East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Double Major: Linguistics and Communication Disorders

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, Period Movement, UMass Permaculture Initiative, Outing Club

UMass hidden gem: Greeno Sub Shop! Located in the basement of Greenough Hall in Central Residential Area, Greeno Sub Shop makes the best grilled cheese sandwich at UMass. Along with Greeno, UMass has a number of completely student run businesses, all of which serve amazing food and are run by your peers (which makes it that much cooler). The menu and atmosphere of Greeno is just the best, and is 100% worth walking up the hill for.

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Maddie '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Double Major: Art and Education

Minor: Art History 

Activities and involvement: Art Club, Museum Club, Crochet Club, Ski Club, Outing Club, House Council

Favorite food location at UMass: My favorite food location at Umass is Sweets & More. I go there almost every week and I love supporting them since they are a student-run business. Sweets & More always has new and different themed foods based on holidays or what is happening on campus, and I always get excited to see what new desserts they have each month. My favorite things to get are the shamrock shake for St. Patrick's Day and the caramel apples for Halloween. 

UMass student holding a pumpkin

Myleigh '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Williston, Vermont

Major: Psychology, Neuroscience Track

Minor: Biology and Certificate in DDHS

Activities and involvement: The Navigators, Habitat for Humanity, NSSLHA, intramural volleyball, and I’m a research assistant in a neuroscience lab on campus.

Favorite food location at UMass: Franklin Dining Commons!!!

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Natalie '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Salem, Massachusetts

Double major: Psychology, and Criminology & Law

Activities and involvement: Communities Against Cancer Club, Students to End Alzheimer’s Disease Club, Special Olympics (Young Athletes Program), Criminology Club, Neuroscience Club, Forsythe Grange Mentoring Program, SPACE Program

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: Cookies & cream frozen yogurt with Oreo topping!

UMass tour guide standing against a brick wall

RJ '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Major: Operations & Information Management

Certificate: Data Analytics

Activities and involvement: WMUA, Marketing Club, Outing Club, Ski and Board Club

Favorite UMass food:  Teriyaki chicken bowls from Hamp!

UMass student standing in front of a castle

Sabrina '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts

Double major: History and Economics

Activities and involvement: Women’s club volleyball, Student Government Association, Resident Assistant

Favorite food location at UMass: My favorite food location is Tavola in Blue Wall. I’m there at least three times a week to get a falafel or chicken wrap (and always with extra tzatziki).

UMass Amherst student posing outdoors in front of flowers

Sage '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Rowley, Massachusetts

Double major: Sociology and Psychology

Activities and involvement: Acapella and intramural sports

Why I chose UMass: I chose to transfer to UMass because of the welcoming environment and the overwhelming amount of groups to join, and activities to participate in. I love meeting new people every day and discovering new gems of campus. 

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Sam '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Ipswich, Massachusetts

Major: Nursing

Activities and involvement: Student Nursing Association (SNA), Student Nurse Ambassador, CHC, Intramural Volleyball

Favorite food at UMass: The chicken teriyaki sushi from Hampshire Dining Commons is my favorite! I don’t like seafood, and I like the chicken so much that I usually ask for some on the side too.

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Sara '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Double major: Political Science and Sociology; certificate in Criminology and the Criminal Justice System 

Activities and involvement: Intramural volleyball, Legal Studies Club

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: Spicy tuna roll from Berk

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Scotty '25 (he/him)

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Activities and involvement: American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Supermileage Vehicle Team (SMV)

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: Waffles and hard ice cream at Franklin Dining Commons

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Shyla '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Orange, Massachusetts

Major: Kinesiology on Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Activities and involvement: Treasurer and competitive dancer - Ballroom Dance Team, Programming Board

UMass hidden gem: The courtyard between Linden and Maple House. Love studying outside when its nice out and it's usually super quiet

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Silas '26 (he/him)

Hometown: Topsfield, Massachusetts

Major: Political Science

Activities and involvement: Cru, Club Tennis, 91.1 WMUA Amherst, Outings Club, and intramural soccer, flag football, basketball, and volleyball

UMass hidden gem: The Post & Bean Café in the Olver Design Building is one of my favorite places to study! It has tons of big windows, really great architecture, and faces west, so it’s a great place to see the sunset! Every time I’m there, I grab a latte and set up by the window to grind out my homework. Definitely check it out if you’re looking for a hidden study spot.

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Sophie '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Marblehead, Massachusetts

Double major: Political Science and Journalism

Minor: French

Activities and involvement: Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff Writer, WMUA 91.1 DJ, UMass Women into Leadership Fellow, Resident Assistant

Favorite food at one of the dining commons: Stir fry and cookies & cream frozen yogurt at Berkshire Dining Commons makes for the perfect meal!

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Tamara '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon 

Major: Exploratory Track in the College of Natural Sciences

Activities and involvement: Arab Cultural Association; Center for Education, Policy, and Advocacy; research

UMass hidden gem: Morrill Science center has an amazing hidden crystal exhibit that I always visit after class.

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Taylor '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut

Double major: Studio Art and English

Activities and involvement: College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) Student Leadership Group, Hillel, Local Mojo, Art Club, Criminology Club, UDems

Why I chose UMass: I feel supported as a humanities major at UMass. The College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) has many resources for students to take advantage of. The HFA community is one that I cherish and am proud to be a part of!

Smiling UMass student

Ty '26 (he/him)

Hometown: Sheffield, Massachusetts

Major: English

Minor: Education

Activities and involvement: Theater electrician

Favorite food location at UMass: Sweets 'n' More is my favorite place on campus to grab food. They have breakfast food in the evening and I can go there with friends and grab themed milkshakes and hash browns. 

Smiling UMass tour guide in front of a body of water

Uma '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Caldwell, New Jersey

Double major: Psychology and BDIC (behavioral economics) 

Activities and involvement: Commonwealth Honors College, Student Alumni Association (student ambassador and recruitment coordinator), iCons, Isenberg Undergraduate Consulting Group (junior analyst) 

Favorite food at the dining commons: Mac ‘n’ cheese with buffalo tenders at Worcester grab ‘n’ go every Monday! Monday Mac is literally built into my calendar because of how much I love it and look forward to it!

UMass Amherst student posing on a cathedral

Valeria '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Billerica, Massachusetts

Double major: Political Science and Economics 

Minor: Psychology 

Activities and involvement: Apart from being a tour guide, I am a Senator, Chair of the Rules and Ethics Subcommittee, and sit in on the Administrative Affairs Committee for the Student Government Association. I am also a member of the Commonwealth Honors College and part of a RAP (Residential Academic Program).

Favorite UMass tradition/event:  My favorite UMass Event is supporting our Division 1 sports teams. Whether it’s attending the Football tailgates, Basketball, or Hockey games, UMass never fails to provide you with a sense of community through these exciting games. Our competitive program and exceptional school spirit make attending these events one of the best parts of my experience. 

Smiling UMass student

Willa '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland

Double major: Communications and Journalism

Activities and involvement: UMass Ski and Board Club, Dance Club, Yoga Club 

Favorite UMass tradition/event: Guac week

UMass tour guide

Yasmine '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Woburn, Massachusetts

Double major: Public Health and Public Policy 

Minor: Arabic 

Activities and involvement: Arab Cultural Association (E-Board), Muslim Student Association, Pakistani Student Organization, Student Government Association, Public Health Club, teaching assistant 

Favorite UMass tradition: PSO’s Mock Shaadi is definitely one of my favorite events on campus.

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Yusuf' 25 (he/him)

Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Major: Economics Minor: Philosophy

Activities and involvement: Resident assistant, Muslim Students Association, Outing Club, Isenberg Sales Club

UMass hidden gem: A hidden gem I’ve come across during my time at UMass is the Durfee Conservatory, opposite UHS. The conservatory is a serene and warm escape from the hustle and bustle of campus, especially during the winter months. Whether it’s just walking through on my way to class or reading a book next to the koi pond, it’s a great place to unwind. 

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Zaeem '27 (he/him)

Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan

Double major: Computer Science and Mathematics in Data Science and Statistics

Activities and involvement: Member of the Pakistani Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, UMass Outing Club, and UMass Cricket Club.

Why I chose UMass: I chose UMass for a multitude of compelling reasons that combined to create an unbeatable experience. UMass has a vibrant and diverse student body, providing an exciting platform to connect with individuals from across the globe, each bringing unique ethnicities and cultures to the mix. Also, the campus is a hub of constant activity, offering endless opportunities to explore, engage, and push myself both academically and socially. Now that I'm here, I couldn't be happier to be a part of this adventure!