UMass Amherst

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February 2016


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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.


Please register for the Dinner On Us(DOU) program on-line and be sure to include the names and ages of your accompanying family members including children, partners and grandparents.

The link to the DOU website registration can be found here.

February's Special Saturday Program will not occur on campus and families are encouraged to attend the town of Amherst's outdoor Winterfest program.

OFR Weather Related Closing Information for Dinner On Us and Special Saturday 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.