Computer Science Majors RAP Fall 2014

All students entering UMass Amherst as Computer Science Majors are welcome to join this RAP! 

When you join this RAP you will... 

  • Take a unique 1-credit seminar created just for this program.  The seminar is taught by Computer Science faculty, and will introduce students to a range of academic opportunities available through the department. 
  • Share your living-and-learning experience with a community of high-achieving Computer Science Majors.
  • Work closely with faculty and explore academic and/or career opportunities.
  • Room with another student in the RAP.
This program is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other motivated Computer Science majors, meet faculty, and learn about opportunities within the School of Computer Science at UMass. 

The program consists of 24 first-year students who live together in Dickinson Hall in the Orchard Hill area of campus. This gives all students in the RAP a chance to get to know each other, collaborate on homework assignments and work together on special projects.  It's also a great way to make a successful transition to the academic and social life at the University.  Students can easily share information about clubs, activities and events they have discovered.

Be sure to visit the How to Join page on this website to learn about the process and important timelines you must follow to become a member of this fantastic program! 


Fall 2014

ALL students in the Computer Science Majors RAP will enroll in the following classes:

"RAP Seminar"- (1 credit)

Advisors will guide students into appropriate math and/or computer science classes during Summer NSO.


"College Writing" - English Writing 112 (Gen Ed CW), 3 credits a limited number of sections will be available in each residential area both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.  

Spring 2015

  • No required RAP classes.
  • Small sections of Gen Ed classes will be offered in each residence area.


Students will live together in Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill area of campus.   

Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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