UMass Amherst license plates are a go

Production of the long-awaited UMass Amherst license plate is about to go forward after the needed 1,500th order was received by the Alumni Association.
“The Alumni Association has worked diligently over the past year to achieve this milestone on behalf of the university,” said JC Schnabl, assistant vice chancellor for Alumni Relations and executive director of the Alumni Association. “Funds generated from the plate will support additional scholarships and programs such as alumni mentors and visiting scholars, student ambassadors and leadership training, community service and philanthropy initiatives.”
Schnabl said the plates will also raise the campus’s profile throughout the Commonwealth complementing public relations, admissions, research, advancement and economic development activities.
The costs include a $40 special plate fee plus a $20 swap fee. The Alumni Association will receive $28 of the initial order and $40 for each plate renewal. Both amounts are tax-deductible.

As a bonus, student and employee plate holders will receive a 10 percent discount on a campus parking permit, while all other plate holders can request up to three free parking passes at the Campus Center Garage.