Welcome to the UMass Amherst community and the Office of Parent Services. We are here to assist parents with questions, help you stay in touch with campus happenings, and serve as a resource to you through our website, electronic newsletter, and facebook page.

We look forward to working with you as partners in your student’s education.


Health and Well-Being

Fall and winter are prime times for seasonal illnesses like colds and flu – and college students are prime candidates for exposure. Close living quarters, classes and group activities are just some of the ways illnesses can spread. But, with full schedules of classwork, exams, activities, work and social lives, students sometimes put caring for their health and wellness at the bottom of their ‘to-do’ list.