Throughout the school year, the Office of Parent Services produces publications specifically for parents and families.

See the PDFs below to view our most recent publications.

  • 2017-18 Parents Association Calendar & Handbook: Every fall we mail The Parent Association Calendar & Handbook to the permanent address of each undergraduate. This calendar includes important academic dates as well as a useful resource guide to many departments on campus. The calendar also contains your UMAPA card that gives you discounts on over 20 businesses in the UMass area.
  • Parent Brochure: See our brochure for more information on how the Office of Parent Services supports you and your student.
  • UMatter at UMass: A guide for Parents and Guardians for more information on ways to help students manage stress or help parents and family members recognize warning signs. You may also view the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) free resource on Talking with your college-bound young adult about alcohol here.
  • Alcohol and Drug Policies: UMass Amherst is committed to maintaining a safe and caring community where our students, faculty and staff can flourish. To that end, all members are expected to comply with the University's alcohol and drug policies. Your student should become familiar with this document and make responsible decisions.