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.

The Housing Preference Application is also available on the Housing and Residential Life web site.

Off-Campus Housing

Housing and Residence Life maintains an Off-Campus Student Services Website to help students in their search for off-campus housing and to help them work successfully with property owners.

Parking on Campus

There are a variety of ways to park on campus if you plan to keep a car here or commute. There are some parking lots reserved for on- and off-campus students that require permits. Students can also choose to purchase occasional parking permits. Visitor and Campus Center Garage parking are also options for short visits to campus.

Go to the Parking Services Website for complete information about parking on campus. You should also look at the Commuter Options Program to explore other commuting options.


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.