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July 2015


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The Office of Family Resources understands the challenges of parenting, particularly while managing academic and/or professional responsibilities.

Our programs and services provide UMass families with support, education, and resources, not only to meet those challenges, but to succeed.

This website is intended to provide a snapshot of the family support programs and services available both on the UMass Amherst campus and in the greater Amherst area. Current information is mainly oriented to families with children five years of age or younger.

We hope you find this website useful. If you have any additions or corrections you would like to see incorporated please contact us.

Click here to see the programs we provide.


Please join us on the Mill River Playground for our final Special Saturday. Come see Tim Van Egmond perform and go on Family Story Walk this Saturday, May 9th!

OFR Weather Related Closing Information for Dinner On Us and Special Saturday Programs

Cancellations will have weather related updates posted on this website. Updates will also be available by calling (413) 545-0865 after 8:30am on the scheduled program day. Please note that the OFR reserves the right to cancel a program even if the campus is open. These cancellations are rare but may occur.