UMass Amherst Office of Parent Services

Office of Parent Services

Living Off Campus

Resources for parents whose students live off campus

Many students, especially those in their junior or senior year, elect to move off-campus. We've pulled together some of the resources available to help your students transition from life in the residence halls to living on their own.

Off Campus Student Services

Off Campus Student Services is an online resource that allows students to search for apartments, houses and rooms for rent; browse room/housemate profiles; and visit pertinent links and other tenant resources.

Commuting to Campus

Information on getting to campus as a commuter including parking options, bus schedules, and biking is available through Parking Services .

Understanding Community Bylaws

If your student is living off campus in a rented house, room, or apartment, please encourage him or her to review the bylaws of the town in which they reside.

For students living off campus in the town of Amherst, residents must abide by the Amherst, MA Bylaws.

Campus & Community Coalition

The Camps & Community Coalition (CCC) works to promote responsible decision-making about alcohol and other drug use on and off campus. More about the CCC is available on their website.

Guide to the Area

Check out the Visiting Amherst section of our Web site for transportation information and A Guide to the Area.

Important Information for Students Living Off-Campus: How to Prepare Your Residence for Thanksgiving and Winter Break using the Amherst Police Department S.T.O.P. Initiative