A resident of Rolling Green Apartments who died in a Jan. 21 fire has been identified as James "Jake" Hoffman, 21, of Stoughton, a senior studying Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Isenberg School of Management.
Hoffman’s name was released Jan. 22 by the state medical examiner.
The early morning fire displaced 33 people, including 22 UMass Amherst students. Campus officials worked to find them alternative housing and provide additional support services.
In a broadcast e-mail, dean of students Enku Gelaye said, “We extend our sincere condolences to James' family and friends and