CollegiateParent’s Resources for UMass Amherst Parents

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Name:University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Address:374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
AmherstMA, 1003
Phone Number:(413) 545-0111
Type:Occupational, Academic, Continuing Education, Recreational
Awards:Less than 1 year, Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Master's Degree, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional)
Campus Setting:Suburban
Campus Housing:Yes
Student Population:28635
Faculty Ratio:17 to 1

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  • Teaching Forgiveness Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Kids
    It took me a long time to recognize what forgiving someone can do for your soul. I’ve spent most of my life holding onto things I didn’t know I was holding onto for fear I would look weak if I forgave and moved on. After all, how are you supposed to keep someone from hurting […]
  • What My Introverted College Student Wishes Her Professors Understood
    The other day, I asked my college sophomore if there was anything she hoped would be different about the upcoming school year as compared with her freshman year. She didn’t even have to think about it. “Yes,” she told me. “I wish my professors would quit picking on the introverts.” My daughter learned a few […]
  • Dear Teenagers, Your Grandparents Weren’t Always Old
    Today, for the first time, I saw it. It was brief, just a momentary glance between all of you. What was that expression? Amusement? Mild exasperation? Your grandfather was retelling that story again. The one we’ve all heard half a dozen times. The one we heard last Sunday. It’s sweet how he loves to tell […]
  • I Love Summer Vacation With My Teens
    It’s summer vacation and I’ve been counting down the days for its arrival since Spring Break. No, we don’t have any grand plans, and yes, my kids get on my nerves, but I’ll take a summer vacation with them over having them in school any day of the week. I’m that mother, the one who […]


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