Not too easy. Not too difficult.
There is a lot of weed. People smoke joints and spliffs all the time walking to class and in the dorms. There is also a lot of alcohol. People at UMass like to party and it shows. If you want to find alcohol or weed, it is not hard. You do not see many hard drugs though.
There is some peer pressure because partying is so big at UMass. If you are caught, you are in trouble, but most people do not get caught. Just don't do anything right in front of an RA or police officer and you are good. Be smart about it!
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Advice for students:
I know that UMass used to have a reputation of being dangerous but really I have never felt in danger. There is campus security and phones to reach them all around. The campus is lit up enough that I feel comfortable walking alone at any hour around the campus.