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 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, Special Saturday Program and Amherst Family Center Program
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 and closing guidelines from the Amherst Regional Public School Department(ARPS). For up to date delay or closing information for this program telephone the Amherst Family Center, (413)256-1145, after 8:00am week-day mornings. Delay and closing information may also be checked on AFC's Facebook page.
AFC FAMILIES: AFC PROGRAM IS CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 16, FOR A FIELD TRIP TO THE HOLYOKE MUSEUM. PROGRAM RE-OPENS TUESDAY, MAY 17.
APPLICATIONS FOR CHILD CARE TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ARE DUE: FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 5:00PM.
OFR is transitioning to a summer schedule- for the week of Monday, May 9-Friday, May 13 the OFR is open daily for walk-ins from 9:00am-Noon only.
For the week of Monday, May 16-20 the OFR is closed.