The most inexpensive but conveniently located hotels are going to be on Route 9 in Hadley.
Stuff to see:
the library! it’s 26 floors. you can’t miss it. Go up to floor 21 and both take in the stacks and the largeness of the UMass campus.
Other than that…does your daughter have a specific academic interest? I can’t think of any other buildings that would be of interest to people of every major except the dining hall (so if you can see those, you should).
I think one thing she should understand that I know it’ll be hard to get a sense of rn is that UMass has a LOT of people. I remember being on a self guided tour and feeling so overwhelmed during a passing period because there were so many people.
@mamafid, I regret that I don’t have a ton to say about HTM. I do know they’re one of the few UMass majors where work experience is required to graduate, in this case, 400 hours. There is a UMass hotel students can work at, but I assume most HTM students are fulfilling that requirement with summer jobs – so if you always have a month long family trip, or your kid usually works at a family business during the summer, or whatever, they should start figuring out what their plan is to get those hours.
I can talk about Res-Econ 212 vs Stats 240, which I see on the requirement list. Res-Econ 212 is group project based (although there are exams), and Stats 240 is traditional lecture style. I took Res-Econ 212 because Stats 240 was full, and while the group project stuff was aggravating (also, it means another hour of class, effectively, that you pick to work on your group project) it was a pretty easy class. I see Stats 111 is allowed to fulfill this requirement. I would strongly recommend against that. There are a surprising number of upper level classes in various departments that require either Res-Econ 212 or Stats 240, but do not allow Stats 111. Likewise, it may be a good idea to take at least one semester of calculus instead of math for business majors, but I realize calc is pretty hard. But if they have any interest in an economics minor, calc would be essential.