The Office of Family Resources (OFR) 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.
Please click this link March for Science Western MA to learn more about the fun, FREE March for Science event happening on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017 in downtown Amherst. Hope you can join us!
Week of the Child: April 24-30!
In honor of the Week of the Child, April 24-30, the Office of Family Resources (OFR) will be displaying artwork from the children that attend OFR's Amherst Family Center programs.
Additional AFC children's artwork will be also displayed at the new Musante Health Center in Amherst. Please come check it out and celebrate all of our children!
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 OR use the drop down Menu displayed on the left side of this page. The detailed program information area includes pre-registration forms and application forms.
OFR Weather Related & Closings for OFR's Dinner On Us (DOU), Special Saturday Programs and Amherst Family Center (AFC) Programs
We will make every effort to post program cancellations on this website on the date that the event is scheduled. We will also make every effort to have updates available by phone @ (413) 545-0865 after 8:30am on a scheduled program day. No events will occur if the campus is closed. Please note: OFR's Amherst Family Center (AFC) uses delay, closing, and vacation guidelines from the Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS). For up-to-date delay or closing information for this program telephone the Amherst Family Center (AFC), (413) 256-1145, after 8:00am week-day mornings. Delay and closing information may also be checked on AFC's Facebook page.