Meet Our Staff

Mary Lenahan
Graduate Assistant

My name is Mary and I am from Cape Cod, MA. During my undergrad, I studied Spanish, Portuguese and International Relations. And for graduate school, I am studying Higher Education. A few things that I have learned about living off-campus are that you should always pay your rent with a check; cash payments are harder to keep track of. Also, to prevent third-degree burns, buy good quality oven mitts.

Jillian Toce

Graduate Assistant

I am from South Windsor, Connecticut. In May, I graduated from Merrimack College. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Organizational Communication and two minors in Business Administration and Jewish, Christian, Muslim Relations. I am pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education Administration at UMass Amherst.

In my personal experience, I have found that it is really important to retain a strong connection to the campus community, even when living off campus!

Sally Linowski
Assistant Dean

Sally grew up on Cape Cod and returns home as often as possible to be near the ocean.   She earned a BS in Healthcare Administration from the University of New Hampshire and both a MS and PhD in Public Health from UMass Amherst.  In addition to serving as Center Director, Sally leads strategic initiatives to reduce dangerous drinking in our community and manages community partnerships.

Thea L. Costine
Off Campus Student Services Manager

Thea has the main responsibility for the Off Campus Housing search processes, fairs, and web site. She creates educational opportunities, publications, and programs for Students, Parents, and Landlords. She is also a direct liaison to area landlords and town officials.

Contact Us

Our Mailing Address:

Off Campus Student Center
Student Union, Rm. 314
41 Campus Center Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9245


Phone: 413-577-1005

Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Center is closed Saturdays and Sundays.