School of Public Policy returns to Thompson Hall

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) is located in Thompson Hall

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has moved to Thompson Hall from its former spaces across campus in Gordon Hall. All of SPP’s core faculty and staff are now located on the second floor of Thompson. SPP began there in 1998, when what was then called the Center for Public Policy and Administration was established.

“This move will strengthen our relationships with departments located nearby,” explains SPP Director Alasdair Roberts. “Our work is interdisciplinary, so everything the school does is focused on collaboration."

The new location will not affect SPP’s operations. All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same as they were before the move across campus. The school’s main office is located in 232 Thompson Hall.

“We’re very excited to be at the center of campus,” says Associate Director Satu Zoller. “It is easier for our students to visit us, and it feels good to be in SPP’s original home at Thompson Hall.”