RAP QUICK FAQ – Updated July 3, 2020
If you are holding a spot in a RAP but have not yet had your advising session, you are still in the RAP.
For other questions, please read the RAP Quick FAQ, If you still need help, please send an email to the RAP Office
Students who participate in a RAP program quickly become part of the UMass Amherst community. RAP programming gives students the tools to build a strong foundation for their academic and personal success.
The plan for Fall 2020 is now available to the public with an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. UMass Amherst students will have the option to learn from home or return to campus. Almost all courses will be taught online, with only essential courses being taught in-person. Safety protocols such as social distancing, frequent hand washing, testing, and contact tracing will be put into place.
RAP specifics: Courses: ALL RAP courses will be taught fully remote. Students in RAP courses may live on or off campus.Residential: Housing Assignments have been posted. Five RAPs have been moved to different residence halls - see details in blue box on top of page. Questions about housing should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this video to learn what a RAP is and the benefits to joining one.
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RAPs by Location
Students may have a particular area of campus they prefer to live in. RAPs are located in all first-year residence halls in five areas of campus. You can review this RAPs by Location document for Fall 2020 to see where each program will be located.
Note: May 15 - This list is subject to change.
List of courses for Gen Ed RAPs for Fall 2020
There are various ways to make a decision about which First-Year RAP is best for you. Since each Gen Ed RAP has a designated course, you can review the comprehensive list to see which courses spark your interest. On the chart you will see which RAP the course is affiliated with and which residence hall it is located in.
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