Student Life director Margaret Felis, left, enjoys opening day at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst with her student staff: Gianna Munroe, Nicole Chabra, Caitlynn Maida and Meghan Choquette.

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. Our programs and services offer students 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

The Office of Student Life on the Mount Ida Campus

The Student Life staff 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 Student Life staff also oversees the management of the Code of Student Conduct and Community Standards on the Mount Ida Campus.

For any questions or concerns related to Student Life at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst please contact Director of Student Life Margaret Felis, at mfelis [at] umass [dot] edu (mfelis[at]umass[dot]edu) or 617-243-1710, or Assistant Director of Student Life Chris Lott, at cslott [at] umass [dot] edu (cslott[at]umass[dot]edu) or 617-243-1711.


Message From the Director of Student Life

Welcome to the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst! Whether you attend classes here 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. I, along with the Assistant Director of Student Life and the Resident Assistant staff, am 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