Academic Space and Facilities

Academic Space and Facilities

Support for Faculty Hiring

The Provost’s Office provides support to faculty searches that have various infrastructure needs, such as:

  • Research lab space
  • Studio space
  • Computational facilities
  • Compliance requirements

For help acquiring lab or studio space for a new faculty hire, please consult Appendix M in the Faculty Search Activities Guide and contact Tilman Wolf, senior vice provost for academic affairs, at or (413) 545-2554 during the hiring process to ensure that offers are not held up or denied due to unresolved infrastructure issues.

Renovation of Academic Spaces

The Provost’s Office, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, reviews requests for renovations that are solicited from the Schools and Colleges.


For other space-related needs on campus, please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, or view these other resources below. 

  • Campus Planning: Campus Planning supports the mission and strategic initiatives of the University of Massachusetts by informing and guiding the development of an effective and creative campus fabric. Campus Planning contains three sub-units to assist with various campus planning needs: Space and Asset Management, Facilities Programming and Planning, and Campus Systems.

  • Design and Construction Management: The Design and Construction Management Division  is an authorized agent of the state's Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM).  DCM is responsible for all capital projects, plant adaptation, and other non-maintenance construction on state property within the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Physical Plant: The Physical Plant is responsible for the custodial, grounds, utilities, and building maintenance for nearly 7.6 million square feet of administrative, academic, and recreational space at our Amherst campus.

  • Reserving Space on Campus: The Course and Classroom Management Office within the Registrar is responsible for the scheduling of university events and managing academic classrooms.

Need Assistance?

Please contact Tilman Wolf, senior vice provost for Academic Affairs, at or (413) 545-2554.

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