Please read the details about each event below and then use the "Schedule a Campus Visit" link at the bottom of this page to make your reservation.
We're delighted that you are interested in visiting UMass Amherst. Below you'll learn more about our campus tours and information sessions. We are a popular campus to visit and some dates reach capacity well in advance so scheduling a reservation early is strongly encouraged.
What You Need to Know
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Student-led walking tours are one of the best ways to become better acquainted with our campus. Our student tour guides fill the tours with facts and personal stories, providing an overview of academic and student life at UMass Amherst. During the 90-minute tour, you'll see the Campus Center, Student Union, Du Bois Library, a model dorm room, Recreation Center, Commonwealth Honors College, and an academic building. Please be aware that these are general tours and not specific to any particular major.
With a 1,400 acre campus and 90-plus majors, we can't show or tell you everything that UMass Amherst has to offer, but our tour guides can answer most questions and are available to give you directions or contact information for any department at the conclusion of the tour.
Tours originate from the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors. During this time there is construction taking place in the parking lot directly behind the Visitor Center but the Visitor Center is still open and you can enter from the front door. Please note that these walking tours cover about a mile, rain or shine - so be prepared for the New England weather!
Many departments across campus offer prospective students and their families opportunities to visit and learn more about their departmental offerings. We encourage students to reach out to the department they are interested in by following the link below
Admissions Information Sessions
Prospective students who have not yet been offered admission to UMass Amherst are welcome to attend an Admissions information session prior to your tour. These sessions are conducted by an Admissions Representative, last about 45 minutes, and are specific to the freshman application process. They're a great way to learn more about the application and review processes.
Admitted Student Open Houses
If you are an admitted student and would like to attend an Admitted Student Open House, you are able to register through your SPIRE account. To learn more about the Admitted Student Open Houses click here.
Busy Tour Periods
We are a popular university to visit and during certain periods of the year our tours will hit capacity weeks in advance. Please be sure to register early to ensure a tour spot during our most popular weeks:
We will provide all registered guests with a free parking pass upon check in. To allow sufficient time to check-in, arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first scheduled event. If you did not provide your license plate information when registering, please have this information when you check in with our receptionist. The receptionist will provide you with a parking pass, directions, and the location of your scheduled event(s).
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