Student Life Overview
Student Affairs and Campus Life are a nationally-recognized team of student affairs educators dedicated to excellence, innovation, and social justice. We work with campus and community partners to support successful educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. Through our programs and services, students have the opportunity to explore their interests through a wide array of events and activities; connect with a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty; and be challenged to actively engage in building skills to preparing students to become strong and successful in the world beyond college.
Community Standards and Student Support
Learning also involves reflecting on decisions and improving decision-making skills. Students are expected to maintain high standards of personal conduct, respect the rights of others, and participate actively in fostering the well-being of this unique educational community.
On and Off Campus Living
UMass Amherst has the third largest residential campus housing system in the U.S. Over 13,000 students live in 52 residence halls and the Commonwealth Residential Honors College, with separate accommodations for families and graduate students. Many of our students live off campus in the surrounding towns of Amherst, Hadley, and Sunderland.
Health and Safety
Keeping healthy, both in body and mind, is essential for being a successful student. From X-rays to acupuncture, finding the professional care services you need is just a telephone call or short walk away.
At UMass Amherst, we strongly believe that meaningful learning experiences don’t end the moment the class is dismissed. There are literally hundreds of clubs and student organizations on campus for just about every interest and passion. Make the most of your college experience: get involved!
Inclusion and Advocacy
Everyone learns differently. Across campus are a host of resources to support the needs of all students, helping them reach their goals and realize their potential. Whether you’re just curious or eager to work toward promoting a cause, you’ll find a warm welcome and a library of resources available to feed your passions.
- Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success (CMASS)
- Center for Women and Community (CWC)
- Women of Color Leadership Network at CWC
- Office of Family Resources
- International Student Support
- Student Legal Services
- Veteran Student Services
- The Stonewall Center
- Religious and Spiritual Life
- Diversity Matters
- Disability Services