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Rebecca Duffy

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Hi! My name is Rebecca Duffy and I’m from Chicopee, Massachusetts. I am a Junior at UMass Amherst double-majoring in Journalism and Communication. My dream is to work in the broadcast news industry. I am a video reporter for the Amherst Wire, a student-run online magazine, and the social media coordinator for the UMass Irish Dance Club. In my free time, you can find me studying in the Integrative Learning Center (ILC), eating at Berk, or talking to a camera! One fun fact about me is that I transferred to UMass Amherst in the Spring of 2019 and am so happy to call it my new home.  

If you have any questions about being a college transfer student, or anything about life at UMass, feel free to contact me at

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Advice for the UMass Class of 2024

An aerial view of the University of Massachusets campus

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Massachusetts, class of 2024! You are about to experience four amazing years at UMass Amherst. Entering freshman year of college is an exciting time- it's the beginning of an incredible academic and professional journey. If you're feeling a little nervous to enter college, that's okay! Many incoming freshmen share the same concerns when entering college. I shared these concerns with current students who want to reassure you that choosing UMass was a great decision. 

Five Winter Activities Near Amherst

Snow covers the scenery on the University of Massachusetts campus

There is a chill in the air, there are mounds of snow on the ground, and the campus pond is frozen over — it’s officially winter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst! Winter can be a stressful time of the year, because it means finals are right around the corner. You may spend a lot of time studying for exams, or working on a big class project. However, don’t forget to take a break and have some fun! There are many things to do during the winter time around Amherst.