The Center at Springfield is an extension of the UMass mission: to provide a positive, inclusive, and challenging learning environment in ways that strengthen the city and the region.

"I’m old enough to remember the city’s glory days. Over the years, organizations have come into the city with big programs and initiatives touted as game-changers. I came to realize that one of the best ways to change Springfield’s prospects is to make quality education accessible to residents. UMass Amherst Center at Springfield is doing just that."

Nancy U. – Springfield Business Owner

Designed for Springfield

The Center at Springfield offers high-demand academic programs. These programs produce qualified candidates for jobs that are available in Springfield and throughout the region. This is not coincidental. We are purposeful in the programs we offer. Those with undergraduate degrees are able to enroll in programs to become licensed teachers and nurses. Those who have certificates are able to earn undergraduate degrees. We also help first-time students find their way into college and along the way toward their goals. 

UMass Amherst is in Springfield because we, too, care about the city. Springfield provides real value to UMass students who come to the city for practical real world experiences. We, in turn, provide the opportunity for Springfield’s residents to access a major research university in ways that reflect their life circumstances. 

Our investment in state-of-the-art facilities, equipped with the best available technology is what our students, faculty, staff, and the community expect and deserve. The Center at Springfield is a preferred location for important community conversations, and our many Springfield partners call on us to support important community-enhancing initiatives. We are proud to call Springfield home.

Making a Difference

You truly care about Springfield. Whether you grew up here or you’re a transplant, you recognize the enormous potential of the city. You do more than stand on the sidelines, rooting for the city’s success. You’re fully engaged and actively involved in important community initiatives.

You’ve read that the economic revitalization of cities is often reliant on strong educational and medical institutions, commonly referred to as Eds and Meds. You know Springfield has these types of powerful anchors, but you want to know how their actions are making a difference in the lives of the city’s residents and the overall health and wellbeing of the community. 

We’re here for you. How can we assist you?

Beyond access to high-demand academic programming, UMass Amherst Center at Springfield extends UMass Amherst’s vast research capabilities into the community. A number of these projects address pressing social and public health needs in Springfield and beyond.

UMass Amherst Center at Springfield is a critical partner in the region’s efforts to attract talent, build a strong workforce, and encourage active collaboration among the region’s many stakeholders. 

The Center at Springfield is a modern learning center, equipped with state-of-the art technology. 

The UMass Center at Springfield's state-of-the-art facility is a great location for hosting meetings.

Centrally located on Main Street in downtown Springfield. Close to major highways and on multiple PVTA bus routes, it’s a convenient ride from just about anywhere.

The Center at Springfield brings vitality and community to downtown.