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Learning and Writing Support
The Writing Center, located in the northwest corner of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library's Learning Commons, is a place where students, faculty, and staff can work with a tutor on their writing. 413.577.1293
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) can help with UMail, UDrive, SPARK, SPIRE, video and audio services, assistive technology, and reserving a computer classroom.
The Learning Resource Center, located on the 10th floor of the Du Bois Library (rm 1020), offers students a peer-supported environment to meet academic challenges through tutoring in a variety of subjects as well as workshops in study skills. Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders are model students trained to assist their peers in achieving academic success.
The Learning Commons, located on the lower level of the Du Bois Library, houses the Writing Center and also brings together in one location such student services as academic advising, career services, tutorial assistance, library services, an OIT help desk, and other campus services. The Learning Commons website is a goldmine of useful teaching and learning links.
Student Athletic Services, located in 234 Boyden Gym, provides tutoring, academic advising, and counseling for all UMass athletes. 413.545.4379
Office of Programs and Services for ALANA Students (OPSAS) provides academic support, cultural enrichment, student development and support for institutional diversity through programs such as the Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP), the Collegiate Committee for the Education fo Black and Minority Students (CCEBMS), the United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC),and Native American Student Services (NASS).
Disability Services, located in 231 Whitmore, determines the appropriate accommodations for specific disabilities for eligible UMass students. Such assistance may include interpreters and readers for hearing and visually impaired students and transportation for students with motor impairments. 413.545.0892
Counseling and Assessment Services, located in 123 Berkshire House, offers a wide range of clinical and skills-related services: psychological testing and counseling; learning skills assessment and development; special services for students with learning disabilities. If you believe one of your students requires assistance beyond that provided by a tutoring agency, please consult with Pat Zukowski in the Writing Program office before referring the student to this service.
Undergraduate Advising, located in 615 Goodell, is the central advising agency for undergraduates. Advisors offer personal assistance to students in developing an academic plan and declaring a major. Instructors should refer students in need of a retroactive course withdrawal for medical, financial, personal, or psychological reasons to an advisor. 413.545.2191
Other Campus Resources
Dean of Students Office provides students with support, resources and referrals. The website includes links to the Code of Student Conduct, the Academic Honesty Policy, and the University alcohol and drug policies.
Undergraduate Admissions 413.545.0222
UMass Amherst Police Department will provide immediate emergency service in a threatening or dangerous situation. 413. 545.2121
UMass Transit provides bus and van service to the University. Operates PVTA buses for the Five Colleges as well as the towns of Amherst, Belchertown, Deerfield, Granby, Hadley, Northampton, South Hadley, and Sunderland.
Amherst Books is located in the center of downtown Amherst at 8 Main Street. 413.256.1547
Textbook Annex is located in the Campus Center. 413. 545.3570
Jones Library is the public library located in the center of downtown Amherst at 43 Amity Street. 413.259.3090