John Quincy Adams Hall
171 Fearing Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9235
For more information about mail, please visit the Residential Service Desk information page.
Residential Service Desk
Prince Service Desk
About the Community
John Quincy Adams (JQA) Hall is a multi- year community. Multi-year communities are designed to provide sophomores, juniors and seniors with enriching experiences, autonomy and self-discovery, continued learning and connections with a diverse group of UMass Amherst students. JQA also hosts a 24-hour quiet floor on the 22nd floor.
Should you have any Residential Life related questions, please feel free to contact our Student Services Office at 413-545-2100. The office staff is happy to answer your questions and refer you as needed! The Student Services Office is located in the Whitmore Administration Building, room 235.
During the academic year, you can also contact your Residence Director. They can provide you with more information about resources, staff there to support you, events, and opportunities to get involved within the community.
Residence Education Staff Directory
High-rise tower located in Southwest
Community lounges on each floor
Kitchens on two different floors
Laundry facilities on several floors: 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 17, 18, and 21
Vending machines on first floor
Special Housing Option
24-Hour Quiet Floor
Single, bunkable, or loftable beds (80" long x 36" wide)
Desks and chairs
Wardrobe / closets
Corner Rooms in Towers
Corner Rooms in Southwest Towers come with the beds set up in a bunked position, since this is the most popular way students arrange these rooms. Although bunking beds is the most popular arrangement, students are free to arrange their furniture to suite their preferences. Planning to loft one or both beds instead? See the Your Room page for lofting instructions.