One of the advantages of attending a large university like UMass Amherst is the range of support services we are able to offer to all students. Visit the Web sites of the programs below for complete information.
Army ROTC offers returning vets who attend college as regular students, the opportunity to train to become an Army Officer. Scholarships are also available.
Air Force ROTC is an excellent scholarship opportunity where you can also earn a monthly stipend while working towards your degree and a commission as an Air Force officer.
The ATC is available to any student with an ADA-defined disability who requires assistance with services such as retrieval of materials from the stacks, photocopying, large print user guides, scanning assistance, screen readers, text enhancements, and text enlargers. They offer book readers, scanners, computers with speech synthesizers, text recognition software, and much more.
Throughout your UMass Amherst experience, Career Services’ counselors will work with you to envision and realize your goals. They can guide you through career and major exploration, building experience through internships and work opportunities, resume writing, and job searches.
At CAS, professional psychologists, career development counselors, psychotherapists, and supervised advanced graduate students provide a range of clinical and related services to all UMass Amherst students.
The Dean of Students Office (the home of Veterans’ Affairs) will help you navigate the bureaucracy of the campus and resolve university-related problems. The staff can answer your questions, advocate on your behalf, or point you and your family in the right direction to get problems solved.
The staff at Disability Services provides assistance to students with learning or physical disabilities. They help students receive accommodations in their academic work, as well as in housing, dining, transportation, and access to programs and services.
Everywoman’s Center serves the very diverse cultural and linguistic populations at UMass Amherst. Their programs include information and referral on a variety of issues and concerns; 24-hour rape crisis service; counseling; support groups; training and community organization on issues of violence against women; as well as advocacy and cultural, educational, and social programs for women of color.
The Learning Commons brings together library, technology, and other campus services in an environment that fosters informal, collaborative work, and social interaction.
Mental Health Services has a professional staff of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, advanced practice nurses, and psychology and social work interns. They focus on brief interventions, including 24-hour emergency service, individual therapy, group therapy, couples and family therapy, medication for emotional problems, and a consultation and education service.
The Ombuds Office helps to make sure that everyone on campus is treated fairly. They assist in resolving conflicts with instructors or campus offices, and they also serve as advocates, making recommendations for changes in university rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
The Psychological Services Center is part of the UMass Amherst Psychology Department. The center offers a full range of assessment and psychotherapy services for adults, children and adolescents, and families, without age or residence restrictions, and with fee based on ability to pay. Both short and long term treatment are available. Counselors at the center are doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology Program, who receive intensive supervision by program faculty.
The Stonewall Center is UMass Amherst’s resource center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender students, faculty, and staff.
Academic Advisors will guide you throughout your college career, from choosing courses and a major to completing graduation requirements.
UHS provides a wide range of services to students, including medical, eye care, mental health, specialty clinics, and health education.
Writing Center tutors provide free one-on-one assistance and can work with you at any stage of the writing process and on a wide range of genres.