Recent UMass alumna, ask me anything

My junior is interested in UMass Amherst. Do Freshman get to pick where they live?

Sorry to not respond earlier.
The answer is mostly yes.
Each dorm area has designated freshman dorms (except North and Sylvan). Only Honors students can live in the Honors college dorms. Also, because Southwest is a popular area to live in, getting a space there can be competitive.