The Five College consortium supports a wide range of collaborative opportunities for faculty members, including over 35 different faculty seminars, funding opportunities for special projects, and field reserves for teaching and research.
The Five College consortium supports a wide range of collaborative opportunities for faculty members, including more than 35 different faculty seminars, funding opportunities for special projects, and field reserves for teaching and research. To get involved with any of the academic groups and committees, please contact the program coordinator or the Five College staff liaison.
Three of the schools are in Amherst, Massachusetts and the other two are in neighboring towns. It would be possible to do a "drive-by" of each school in one day, but one day is not enough time to take tours and do interviews. To do a tour, an interview, and perhaps visit with some students and faculty members or sit in on a class would take at least half a day on each campus.
Three campuses -- Amherst, Hampshire and UMass Amherst -- are within 10-minute drives of one another in Amherst, Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is a 20 minute drive from Amherst in South Hadley and Smith, in the city of Northampton, is a 20-minute drive from any of the other campuses.
Apply to every campus in which you are interested. Each campus makes its own admission and financial aid decisions and does not share its decisions with other campuses.
You will enroll at one of the five campuses: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith or UMass. Grades from classes you take at other Five College campuses will transfer automatically to your home campus and will appear on your transcript. Your degree will be from your home campus.