mount Ida student life

Student Life

Life outside the classroom.

The Office of Student Life at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst staff are student affairs educators dedicated to excellence, innovation, social justice, and student development. We work collaboratively with campus and community partners to support successful educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. Through our programs and services, students have the opportunity to explore their interests through a wide array of events and activities; connect with a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty; and be challenged to actively engage in building skills to prepare students to succeed in the world beyond college.

Our office is responsible for:

  • Residential Life Student Services and Residence Education
  • Non-residential Student Services
  • Student Engagement and Student Activities
  • Student Support
  • The Code of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Important information and contacts

​​​​​Director of Student Life
Margaret Felis

New Hall Resident Assistant Office

• Transportation

• Code of Student Conduct

• Community Standards

• Drug and Alcohol Policies

• Title IX

• Dean of Students Office

Director of Student Life

The Director of Student Life at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is dedicated to promoting student success and provides oversight for all services and resources outside of the classroom for both residential and non-residential students. The Director also oversees the management of the Code of Student Conduct and Community Standards on the Mount Ida Campus.

Any questions or concerns related to Student Life at the Mount Ida campus of UMass Amherst please contact the Director of Student Life, Margaret Felis, at or (617) 243-1710.

Message from the Director of Student Life

Welcome to the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst! Whether you are here attending classes, or are part of an innovative program or internship, you are the heart of the university and an integral part of our campus. Student Life is here to support academic success and help make your experience as meaningful and rewarding as possible. Our staff is committed to working with you to build a community of dignity and respect. We hope your time here will be exciting and will challenge you in new and positive ways. We welcome your ideas and hope that you will enjoy your UMass experience and become engaged and active members of our community.

Margaret Felis
Director of Student Life

Message from the Dean of Students

You are a UMass student no matter where you live or study. Therefore the Code of Student Conduct is applicable whether you live on- or off-campus, attend classes on the Mount Ida campus, or are studying with a domestic or international exchange program, and/or taking part in any university approved activity. 

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Request an application for an on-campus job.

The office serves as a hub for student support and contact in moments of crisis, challenge, or need.