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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.

Enhancing academic experience and resume – Real work experience in addition to academic credit

In this competitive, fast-changing global economy, it is now more important than ever that your students make the most of their college experiences.  Now is the time for your student to cultivate diverse experiences that will help them acquire knowledge and have real work experience while earning academic credits.  UMass Amherst offers a Certificate in Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CEPS) that can help transitioning your student to the work world with confidence.