UMass Five College Interchange

Our office assists UMass undergraduates with enrollment in courses at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. Registration for a Five College course is easy, but it is different than registering for a UMass course.

Each semester there are TWO registration periods for Five College classes. You MUST adhere to the UMass Amherst Five College dates. You can find these dates listed on the Five College Online Academic Calendar.

Pre-registration and registration instructions are available on the Registration Tab above.

IMPORTANT COVID TESTING INFORMATION FOR FALL 2021 as you consider enrolling in courses at Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke and Smith colleges:

  • If you enroll in any Amherst College class(es), you will be notified by Amherst College that you will need to complete testing regularly on their campus. 
  • If you enroll in any Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke and/or Smith College class(es), you will be expected to complete testing here on the UMass Amherst campus through our voluntary testing program (
  • If you are enrolled in both Amherst College and Hampshire, Mt Holyoke and/or Smith classes you will need to follow both of the above protocols.
  • Failure to comply with testing requirements of the other campuses can result in administrative withdrawal from the five college classes so it is important that you maintain testing throughout the semester.  If you have any questions, please email for assistance.