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October 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.


Come join us on Monday, October 5 to discuss The Effect of Exercise On Your Sleep and Your Chid's Sleep with Dr. Carolina Campanella!

Come join us on Saturday, November 7 to take an exploratory walk in the woods with Frank Grindrod, Founder/Director of Earthworks Nature Education Program and experience being aware of and being an active participant in the outdoors!

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.