CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching provider, has relocated its headquarters to the innovation and collaboration space on the Mount Ida Campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

A number of international students will have an opportunity to explore life away from campus during the week-long Thanksgiving break in the Boston area. For the first time, the students who would not be able to go home during the break will spend the week on the Mount Ida campus of UMass Amherst.


Staying at the Mount Ida campus allowed UMass Amherst student Ashley Rice the chance to do an internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she and fellow student Alyssa Devlin developed new skills and created career paths.

Jeff Cournoyer, vice president for communications in the University of Massachusetts system office, has been appointed managing director of the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy.

UMass Amherst has arranged a membership program with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, providing free access to one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. Effective immediately, students (undergraduate, graduate and continuing education), faculty and staff on the Amherst and Mount Ida campuses with a valid ID will have free admission to the museum.

Kathryn Ellis has been named director of the Innovation Institute (UMII) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will head offices in Amherst and at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Newton. Ellis will begin on July 29.

Along with announcing Ellis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Mike Malone also announced that UMII will expand to the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, providing a direct link to innovative companies in the area looking to tap in to state-of-the-art facilities on the UMass Amherst campus, world class researchers affiliated with those facilities, as well as providing internship opportunities for students with Boston-based companies.

This summer, UMass Amherst undergraduate and graduate students can apply for housing at the Mount Ida Campus as a convenient way to access internships and co-ops in the Greater Boston area. This opportunity provides an additional resource as faculty and staff work with students to enhance their career preparation. 

With 134 beds available, the Newton campus offers single or shared air-conditioned rooms and access to award-winning UMass dining and campus activities. Complimentary transportation to the MBTA Green Line, a fitness center and parking is included. 

UMass Amherst Center for Research and Families partners with Children's Trust to bring initiative to the Mount Ida Campus in Newton, MA. during spring semester.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Career Directors To Hold Internship and Co-Op Career Information Event on the Mount Ida Campus  February 5th, 2019

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy have announced the formation of the UMass Amherst at Mount Ida Campus Neighborhood Council to facilitate regular conversations between the university and the community. Learn more.

Helping companies connect with highly qualified UMass Amherst students seeking internships, cooperative education positions (co-ops) in the Newton, Needham and greater Boston areas.

UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy introduces a new hub for experiential learning.