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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a world-class research institution with a revolutionary spirit that inspires our academics to challenge convention, rethink expectations, and work tirelessly to change the world. Our students are the artists, scientists, change-makers, and leaders of tomorrow whose commitment to their community drives them forward. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields, working on groundbreaking research with graduate and undergraduate students across all academic disciplines to redefine what's possible. With programs for full and part-time students both on and off campus, interdisciplinary majors, a robust online learning community, the intimate Commonwealth Honors College, and connections with the Five College Consortium, UMass Amherst has opportunities for every student to reshape their world.

Change-makers. Innovators. Tomorrow’s visionaries. That’s the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Here, you’ll become a part of a vibrant, open community where bold, revolutionary thinking is celebrated—whether you join us on campus or online, and wherever you are in the world. From virtual connections like FIFA and Madden tournaments and online movie nights, to on-campus activities like club sports and student-led social, academic, and activism organizations, you’ll always find a way to connect with other students and the world.

For those students who live on campus here at UMass Amherst, we want you to feel like we are your second home. You can choose everything from traditional residence halls, to suites and apartments, to Defined Residence Communities, where you live with people who share your values and interests.

And whether you live on campus or only visit us occasionally, UMass Amherst makes sure to keep you going with our award-winning dining program, which sources 30% of our produce locally.

Beekeeping? Water Polo? Spoken word poetry? Whatever your interest, you’re bound to find a community who loves it, too, here at UMass Amherst. With more than 400 organizations, intramural and club sports, and a robust volunteering network, UMass is a place where you can expand your boundaries, find new passions, and make new friends at every turn.

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