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Pre-College Student Life

Campus life is a major component of the college experience. At Summer Pre-College you'll live the life of a UMass Amherst student firsthand, from dorm living to working out in the Rec Center to catching up with new friends over dinner at our award-winning dining commons. If you're joining us at UMass Amherst, downtown Amherst is just a short walk away and offers a host of restaurants, independent bookstore and cinemas. If you're joining us at the Mount Ida Campus, the city of Boston awaits just a short eight-minute drive away, with world-class museums and restaurants, historical sites and shopping. 

UMass Amherst

Mount Ida Campus

Commuter Students

Local to the area? Whether at UMass Amherst or our Mt. Ida campus in Newton, our commuter option offers a full pre-college program with the convenience of living at home.

We encourage commuter students to integrate with residential students for planned social events, lunch during class breaks, and impromptu sports on the UMass fields!