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October 2014


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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.

There is a Dinner On Us program on September 22. Check out our flyer for information on Dinner On Us programs for the Fall 2014 semester!

Dinner on Us Fall 2014

Pumpkin decorating and hayrides on October 25th, 2014!

Special Saturday Series 2014

Come join us for ice skating at the Mullins Center!

With Halloween right around the corner, keep an eye open for local and UMass events like these:

Halloween Events:

Trick or Treating in UMASS Northeast Residential Area.


This site lists over 134 Western Massachusetts Halloween events!

The town of Amherst Leisure Services and Supplement Education Department and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring an afternoon of Halloween activities for children on Sunday, October 26, 20114. Events include a pumpkin roll (bring your own pumpkin or purchase one), a parade, carnival and trick or treating.

All events take place in the town center: the North side of the Common, the Bangs Community center and local businesses for trick or treating. Trick or treat bags can be picked up in advance at store in the town center. Here is a link to the event:

Tips for your and your family to stay safe on Halloween night can be found here.