The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Steps to participate in one of the CICS Connect RAPs Fall 2022: 

  1. Complete the application and submit it no later than Tuesday, May 10, 2022. If you have questions, email 
  2. All applicants will be notified of acceptance status by Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  3. If NOT accepted, please consider joining one of the Gen Ed RAPs  *see note below
  4. On Wednesday, June 1 any remaining open spaces will be available for CICS declared majors and CICS Exploratory students to join the RAP (no application necessary at this point) until the program fills.

More information can be found on the How to Join page on the RAP website.

Important Note: Holding a spot in a Gen Ed RAP does NOT guarantee that you will be in the RAP. If during your Advising & Course Registration appointment you learn that your RAP course conflicts with any course required for your major, your major requirement would take precedence and you will have to drop the RAP. You will have the option to join a different RAP if there is one you are eligible for that has open space.

Course and Location Information Fall 2022
Accepted students will be assigned to one of the following residence halls in Orchard Hill Residential Area with the associated courses.

Students in Dickinson Hall in will enroll in the following seminar: CICS First-Year Seminar: "Modern Computing" Fall 2022
What is happening in the world of computing today?  What does cutting-edge research look like? In this seminar, students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects, hear from faculty and other researchers in computer science about their work, and explore what it means to be a researcher in computer science.

Students in Webster Hall will enroll in the following seminar: CICS First-Year Seminar: "FIERCE" Fall 2022
Seminar description coming soon.

Computer Science Majors