UMass Amherst is big. (We know you know this!) There’s a lot to learn about, from identifying the people you should connect with to how best to get around. Whether you’re living on campus or attending virtually, start here to learn how to find what you need.
You can also reach out to us in Student Success and let us know if there's anything specific you're looking for. We're happy to be your guide!
Get to Know Campus
About UMass Amherst
Learn more about campus history, news and media, data and statistics, points of pride, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Explore here for information about getting around. You'll find a Google map for driving, a detailed campus map with buildings, an accessibility map, and a parking map.
Find everything you need to know about routes and schedules, accessibility, calendar dates, and service changes.
If you're living on campus, you'll want to learn about residence hall options, housing selection, policies and protocol, staff information, and ways to get involved.
Off Campus Student Life
If you're living off campus, check out Off Campus Student Life for information about finding housing, Party Smart, Walk This Way, Team Positive Presence, and other relevant safety protocols.
There's so much to do on campus! Stay up-to-date about involvement, events and initiatives, advocacy and inclusion, and strategies for wellbeing.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For all things related to incident reporting, data and statistics, learning opportunities, campus climate, and University response protocol.
We recognize this is a lot of information to absorb. Consider visiting one of these links per day for just one week, and you'll know a LOT about how best to navigate and be involved with campus. It's worth it!
How can I learn more?
Read through the webpages above and see where they take you. Also, talk to people who have been around campus for a while – older students, Academic Advisors, staff, and instructors.
This feels overwhelming. How do I find a specific resource?
If you can’t find a particular resource by searching the website or talking to someone you know on campus, reach out to us and we’ll help you find what you need.
How do I learn more about the surrounding area?
Learn more about the Pioneer Valley here. Be sure to get off campus. This area boasts easy access to four nearby cities, four colleges outside of UMass, and lots of opportunities to explore, eat great food, visit museums, see live music, and make new friends.