Living Accommodations

On-Campus Housing

A variety of housing options are available for incoming students. Visit Residential Life to learn more about on-campus housing, and the housing application process and deadlines.

Off-Campus Housing

Connect with Off Campus Student Life to learn more about living off-campus and searching for housing.

Parking at UMass Amherst

There are a variety of parking options on campus. If you plan to bring your car to campus or commute, you will need to purchase a parking permit. There are also visitor parking options available, which include metered parking spaces behind the Visitor’s Center and our Campus Center Parking Garage.

For more information about parking at UMass Amherst, please visit Parking Services.


Many students who live off campus use the UMass Transit buses for their commute. The buses are free for students during the academic year. There are routes throughout Amherst and surrounding towns, with many stops near common off-campus housing areas. Buses also travel to the other schools in the Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith). Go to the UMass Transit Website for information, routes, and schedules.