The University of Massachusetts Amherst

In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, UMass Summer Programs has suspended all in-person programs for summer 2020. Information regarding remote learning options will be posted online and communicated to all current applicants and accepted students soon.

UMass Summer Programs continues to operate remotely. If you need assistance, please contact us at As the situation rapidly evolves, please visit for the most up-to-date information. 


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