Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community

Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community


The first of its kind at UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) sits in the heart of campus, close to classrooms, the main library, and the Recreation Center. CHCRC creates a place for honors students to call home and for all of the campus to enjoy. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community currently features:

Living and Learning Community for Fall 2020
First-Year Hall located in Birch

Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) 
View the RAP website for an updated list of programs in First-Year halls. 

360º Tours
CHCRC Apartment

CHCRC Features:
• Honors Advising Center
• Commonwealth College Dean’s office and staff offices
• Faculty offices
• Nine classrooms
• Faculty in Residence and Faculty Fellows

Area Highlightsfor Fall 2020: One RFYE Residence Hall • Three Multi-Year Residence Halls (suites and apartments) • Café for students to get snacks or grab a quick meal with friends
• Close proximity to Library, Campus Recreation Center, Student Union, Campus Center, Mullins Center, and Intramural Fields