Living and Dining
Find Your Space
UMass Amherst wants to make sure that you have everything you need to build your most comfortable version of a home away from home. From a living environment that’s far more than just a place to sleep, to freshly made favorite foods—whether that’s vegan curry, artisanal pizza, or good ol’ mac & cheese—you’ll have an instant support system.
Whether you prefer a high-rise tower or a red brick residence hall, family-friendly off-campus housing, or a dedicated floor for students who share social identities, lifestyle preferences, or cultural bonds, UMass Amherst offers a housing option to meet your needs and expectations. UMass Residential Life is here to help you find the right fit, and to make sure that you’re happy and comfortable wherever you end up.
UMass Amherst has been ranked #1 for Best Campus Food in the U.S. by The Princeton Review for five straight years—so you know you’re in for some good meals. UMass Dining sources 30% of its produce locally, serving over six million meals every year through sustainable menus, smaller portions, and a “big flavor” philosophy all in the aim of reducing food waste. Choose from dining halls, cafes, food trucks, or even have a meal delivered if you’re under the weather. Plus, whether you spend most of your time on campus or off, you can choose from flexible dining plans or pay as you go to make sure you’re getting nutritious (and delicious) meals when and how you want them.