Special Commuting Offer


What is the Special Commuting Offer?

The Special Commuting Offer is an option for students who would like to commute from home for fall 2019.  This offer is available to current students with an assignment as well as to New Students attending UMass for the first time this fall. Students who want to accept this offer can complete this form.  (Please Note: You must log out of all non-UMass Google accounts before accessing this form.  If you receive an error that you 'Need Permission,' then you are logged in to another Google Account.  Please log out and attempt to access the link again.)

What is the Benefit of Accepting This Offer?

Students who accept this offer will save money by living at home during the fall semester!  Last year, a standard shared room was $3,534 and rates are expected to increase by about 3% for the upcoming fall. Students who choose to commute for fall and return to campus in spring will receive a $1,000 rebate on their spring 2020 Base Room Fee. Commuting students will also have priority when purchasing Yellow Lot parking permits. Students and families will save over $4,500 by choosing to commute from home for fall 2019.  Students will also receive priority consideration for available shared spaces when they return to campus in Spring 2020.

How will I Connect With Other Students if I am Commuting?

UMass Amherst is bigger than just the Residential Communities.  We encourage you to learn more about the Off Campus Student Life office.  Off Campus Student Life is a great place to hang out in between classes or to use a computer to work on a project.  They also have regular events and activities to help students connect with other students who are living off campus or commuting from home!

As a commuting student, you will have access to the same campus activities, events and organizations as an on-campus student.  Please follow the links below for resources about staying connected to campus!

Student Run Clubs and Organizations

Campus Events

Off Campus Student Center