This Transfer RAP Program was created by current UMass Amherst students who entered as transfer students. The overall goal is to smoothly integrate transfer students within the UMASS Community to maximize their undergraduate experience. Throughout the program, students will focus on building lasting connections and transitioning into an encouraging, supportive, and empowering campus through a 1-credit seminar and intentional community. Transfer RAP students will live together in McNamara Hall in the Sylvan Residential Area.
All Transfer RAP students will enroll in a 1-credit seminar (details below) that will meet 1x/week for the fall semester.
NOTE: There may be sections of the Transfer Seminar for students who are not living in McNamara - students can check with their academic advisor during NSO or call the RAP office to learn more.
Rene is a Master's student in higher education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Originally, they are from New York City and moved to Massachusetts to pursue a Bachelor's degree from Hampshire College. At Hampshire College, Rene studied ethnomusicology and economic development; focusing on the correlations between economic development and the acceptability of Afro-Dominican identity as seen through vodu music. Rene was influenced by their undergraduate academic research and experience as a tour guide to pursue a Master's in higher education; specifically to increase access to higher education for first generation students of color.
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