SPP Programming and Events

Join a caring, fun, and supportive community of student parents and their families by participating in one of our events this year! Check out our Facebook page and sign up for our mailing list for SPP news and to find more family-friendly events and activities.

Don's miss our End-of-Year Celebration and Student Parent Graduation 5/19/24! Register here!

Join us on Sunday, 5/19 from 11am–1pm for a family luncheon, games and recognition ceremony to honor our graduating student parents (and their kids!). Open to all student parents and their families. It's our biggest and best event of the year - don't miss it!

When: Sunday May 19th 11am-1pm
Where: UMass Amherst Student Union South Lawn (the lawn behind the library, facing the pond)

We'll have family-friendly games, crafts, a portrait photographer on hand for graduation pics and more! It's a great way to celebrate your hard work, introduce your family to campus, and get to know other student parent families. See the link above to register.

Attention graduating student parents - don't miss out on our SPP recognition for your kids!

Are you a student parent who graduated or are anticipating finishing your degree between September 30th, 2023 and August 30, 2024? If so, please complete this form - we have some surprises in store for you and your family! If you know of other student parents who have finished or will be completing their degrees this year, please pass this information along so that we can recognize their achievement and include them in our graduation recognition planning.


Student Parent Support Groups will resume in August 2024

Join us for support groups for UMass student parents. SPP support groups are a place for students to connect with other parenting students, share resources and advice, and offer support and encouragement to one another. Click the links for more info and to be added to the group.

  • Student Parent Support Group - 

This support group is for all student parents and is a drop-in group - it's your chance to meet fellow parenting students and to ask questions, express concerns, get/give advice and be in space where others can relate to the challenges of being both a student and a parent.

Fall 2024 dates TBD - stay tuned!


Student Parent Webinars Srping 2024

University Health Services pediatric care providers answer questions and provide useful tips for keeping kids healthy during cold and flu season and offer detailed information about the pediatric services available to student parents through UHS. 

Representatives from SPP, Seven Hills Child Care Resources, and Head Start answer questions and provide information about beginning a child care search, university subsidies, state vouchers and Head Start early childhood programs. 



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Have ideas for events or activities you'd like to see?
Email studentparent@umass.edu. We love hearing from you.