What can RAP offer you?

  • Housing: receive a housing assignment on campus and live in a residence hall with the peers in your class.
  • Community: small class sizes allow you to build lasting connections with your instructor and peers.
  • Support: learn strategies for academic and personal success in your transition to UMass.
  • Variety of topics: choose a RAP based on your field of study, a course you are interested in, or your preferred residence hall/residential area.


Fall 2024 RAP Registration is closed. Connect with your advisor about other opportunities to enroll in small courses on campus. We look forward to welcoming you to the UMass community in the fall!


  • To learn more about RAP and the history of RAP, go to About
  • To browse the list of RAPs that do not require an application, go to RAPs
  • To browse the list of RAPs that require applications, go to Application RAPs
  • For information on residence halls, residential areas, and roommates, go to Living in a RAP
  • For instructions on how to join RAP, go to Join a RAP
  • For commonly asked questions about RAP, go to FAQs

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