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Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community


The first of its kind at UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) sits in the heart of campus, close to classrooms, the main library, and the Recreation Center. CHCRC creates a place for honors students to call home and for all of the campus to enjoy. With space for 1,379 residents, CHCRC is designed to accommodate 572 first-year honors students and offers 807suites and apartments for multi-year students. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community currently features:

Living and Learning Communities
First-Year Halls located in Sycamore and Oak

First-Year Residential Academic Programs (RAPs)
Sycamore: BioTAP • Health Science Honors RAP • Science and Math Honors RAP • Global Learning Honors RAP • Leadership Honors RAP
Oak: Creativity Honors RAP • Concepts in Philosophy Honors RAP • Isenberg School Honors RAPs • Nursing Honors RAP • Engineering Honors RAP

CHCRC Features:
• Honors Advising Center
• Commonwealth College Dean’s office and staff offices
• Faculty offices
• Nine classrooms
• Faculty in Residence and Faculty Fellows

Area Highlights: Two RFYE Residence Halls • Four Multi-Year Residence Halls (suites and apartments) • 24-hour café for students to get snacks or grab a quick meal with friends
• Close proximity to Library, Campus Recreation Center, Student Union, Campus Center, Mullins Center, and Intramural Fields