How to visit Stockbridge School of Agriculture

High School Teachers:

Bring your class of junior and senior students to Stockbridge by emailing our Director of Student Recruitment Nessim Watson at @email with your requested dates. Reserve early for the best results.

Future Students:

You’ve perused our website, read about our majors, seen our recent news, checked out our Instagram, and watched a few videos from our YouTube channel.  Maybe you even checked out some media coverage of our and our alumni's recent accomplishments on our Facebook page. Now it’s time to arrange a visit to see us in person.  Stockbridge School of Agriculture is located on the UMass Amherst campus. We’re excited to have you visit both UMass and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and we’ve got a lot to show you.

Please Note:  If you have recently been admitted to UMass, please see our Information for Admitted Students page.

Student with picked crops in hoop house

Register for tours with BOTH University Admissions AND Stockbridge

We strongly recommend visiting UMass on a weekday. If you choose to visit on a weekend, you may find that buildings of interest are locked, faculty and staff are off-duty, and students are less available on campus to chat. If you want to attend both the information session and the campus tour offered by University Admissions, then we recommend that you arrive on campus by 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. for a Stockbridge tour, have lunch at our famously No. 1-ranked dining commons, and then attend the Admissions events in the afternoon.

We recommend that you FIRST Register for a University Admissions Tour and Info Session.  But it's important to know that these University-sponsored events include little content specific to Stockbridge School of Agriculture.  Instead, they offer a top-view of the University which is a great place to start.  We recommend registering for a date when you can ALSO benefit from a personalized tour of the Stockbridge School with our dedicated student recruiter.

Please avoid these dates during which we are unable to provide a Stockbridge tour:

  • Thursday July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Friday July 12 and Monday July 15
  • Friday July 19
  • Tuesday July 23 Through Thursday July 25
  • Monday July 29
  • Friday August 2
  • Friday August 9 through Monday August 19
  • Wednesday August 21
  • Monday September 2 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday September 12 through Monday September 16
  • Monday October 14 (Indigenous Peoples Day)

Once you have reserved your spot with UMass admissions, you can then 

As the date for your visit approaches, Nessim Watson (he/him), our Stockbridge director of student recruitment, will reach out to you by email to arrange for your visit to Stockbridge either before or after your university admissions program.

COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Our campus is doing exceptionally well. Fall 2021 marked our full return to in-person learning and the campus is bustling with activity. More than 97% of our students, faculty, and staff are vaccinated. Our campus also led the way in providing free testing services for Western Massachusetts residents.  Our strategic and organized response to the pandemic continues to produce one of the lowest positivity rates in both our state and the nation.  As a result, UMass has lifted its indoor mask requirement. Visitors are encouraged to adopt the public health protocols applicable to their own circumstances.

Helpful links for planning your visit

Directions to UMass Amherst by car, plane, or other means

Campus Map and list of Stockbridge-related buildings

Get to know the Town of Amherst

Online and on-campus tour options from University Admissions

Application dates and deadlines