CHCRC First-Year Residence Halls

CHCRC First-year Residence Halls

CHCRC First-Year Residence Halls 

As a first-year Honors College student, you will appreciate living in the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC), designed specifically as an Honors Living-Learning Community.  

The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) is located in the heart of the campus, right next door to the Recreation Center, and minutes away from most campus classrooms, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, the Campus Center, Mullins Center, and intramural fields.  

Oak Hall and Sycamore Hall are the two residence halls reserved for first-year Honors College students. Oak Hall accommodates 334 residents in single rooms, doubles and a triple. Sycamore Hall accommodates 294 residents in single and double rooms.  

The CHCRC area also includes four residence halls for upper-level students, living space for staff and faculty in residence, classrooms, the Bloom Honors Advising Center, and Roots Café. The space promotes the kinds of informal interactions among students, faculty, and advisors that extend classroom learning.   

Living in the Honors Residential Community is not a requirement, and first-year Honors College students may also choose other residential housing on campus. To learn more, visit undergraduate student housing

Guide to first-year-housing

Guide to first-year housing

Living on campus at UMass Amherst is frequently your first time living away from home. Our guide covers how to decide on housing, what to expect, and more.