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UMass Amherst

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300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0306 www.umass.edu

UMass Amherst has climbed into the top 25 of the nation’s premier public universities, coming in 24th among the approximately 130 public institutions ranked in the “Best Colleges 2020” guide published by U.S. News & World Report.

The Commonwealth’s flagship campus moved up two slots this year. With student success, graduation rates, and other key metrics on the rise, the university continued its ascent as one of the fastest-rising, top-tier public-research universities in the country, advancing from 52nd in 2010 to 24th in 2020.

For six years running, UMass Amherst has been ranked in the top 30 public universities. UMass Amherst also ranks 64th in the U.S. News & World Report Best National Universities category, moving up six places from last year’s rankings among 312 public and private institutions rated by U.S. News.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system.

If you are driving and choose to use GPS, the Visitor Center address is 300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst, MA 01003.

By Car

    • From the North
      From I-91 South, take exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp, turn left and follow road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow 8 miles to the UMass exit.
    • From the East
      Via Route 2 West to Exit 16 (Belchertown/Amherst). From Route 2 take Route 202 South for about 15 miles to a blinking yellow light at Amherst Road. (You will see signs “to Rt 9 and Rt 116”). Turn right and follow Amherst Road (becomes Pelham Road after about 4 miles) for 7 miles to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.
    • From the South
      From I-91 North, take Exit 19 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.
    • From the West
      From Route 2 East, follow to Greenfield/I-91 exit. Take I-91 South to Exit 25, Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow for 8 miles to the UMass exit.
    • From I-90 (Mass Pike)
      Take Exit 4 (West Springfield). Follow I-91 North to Exit 19. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.

W.E.B. Du Bois Library and Campus Center overlooks University of Massachusetts Amherst

October 2019

UMass Music & Dance, Concert

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UMass Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
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On Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 PM in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will present a concert titled Lift Every Voice..., featuring the UMass Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band conducted by Matthew Westgate. The Wind Ensemble will perform Downey Overture by Óscar Navarro, Of Our New Day Begun by Omar Thomas, Sketches on a Tudor Psalm by Fisher Tull, and Symphony No. 3 by Vittorio Giannini. The Symphony Band…

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UMass Music & Dance, Concert

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UMass Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
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On Monday, October 30, the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance will present a performance by the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra, the university’s top orchestral ensemble. The concert will be conducted by Kristo Kondakçi, in place of orchestra director Morihiko Nakahara, who is on sabbatical. Kondakçi is the music director of the Kendall Square Orchestra, which brings together musicians from science, technology, and innovation companies. He is also the conductor and co–founder of Eureka Ensemble, a network of over 80…

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November 2019

Amherst, Half Marathon

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UMass Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
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Enjoy a beautiful Sunday run through a quintessential New England college town, brimming with fall foliage at its peak. Half Marathon, Team Relay and 5K race options offer a distance for everyone. #AmherstHalf All participants get custom tech shirts, awesome finisher’s medals and delicious post-race food. After the race, enjoy the energetic and eclectic town of Amherst, buzzing with great restaurants, shops and local hot spots to discover. The Amherst Half Marathon is the final event in the 3-race TriState Half…

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