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.
OFR Weather Related Closing Information for Dinner On Us Program
The Dinner On Us Program scheduled for Monday, February 9, will have a weather related update posted on-line after 11:00am on Monday, February 9. In the event of a program cancellation we will try to email registered participant families by 2:30pm on the program day. Be assured that program cancellations will always be posted on this main page by 2:30pm on the program day and, cancellation updates will also be available by calling (413) 545-0865 after 2:30am 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.
COMING SOON: OFRíS SPECIAL SATURDAY PROGRAM FOR CAMPUS FAMILIES,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1:00PM-600PM
Join us on Saturday, February 7, from 1:00pm-6:00pm at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst for a special Family Winter Fest program. This fun program will substitute for our on campus Special Saturday programming in February for families as student parents will have the event admission fee subsidized through us(OFR).
Click to access an informational flyer with directions and schedule of the event's activities. Costs are waived for student families.
COMING SOON: UMASS BABYSITTER MEET & GREET
Click to access an informational flyer.