The University of Massachusetts Amherst

What Are You Doing This Summer?

Summer at UMass Amherst is heating up. Pre-college programs at UMass combine all the major elements of college, including great academics, living in a residence hall, and eating in our award-winning dining commons. Of course, it takes a little help to adjust to life on a college campus, so we have great live-in program assistants who are specially trained to help you get used to a new environment, both geographic and social. 

Check out our top-notch academic programs.


Which Program Works For Me?

  • Pre-College


  • Jump!

    For Incoming UMass Students

  • Intensive English


Faculty Highlights

Will Norton

Lecturer / Director of The McCormack Center

Yeonhwa Park

Professor, Department of Food Science
AMAZING experience, I was quite sad to leave campus after Summer Design Academy ended. I found the program very engaging with knowledgeable professors and TAs that were as excited as the participants. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. And the food was spectacular!
Summer Design Academy participant