UMass Off Campus Student Life

UMass Off Campus Student Life The Off Campus Student Center (OCSC) provides programming, information, and support to meet the unique needs and concerns of off campus students.

Approximately 8,000 undergraduates and almost all graduate students live off campus in the greater Amherst community and surrounding area. They reside in various housing options including houses, apartments, and apartments inside of houses. Many students live on the Pioneer Valley Transit Bus line. Visit www.umass.edu/offcampuslife for more information and useful resources! WINTER HOURS STARTING JANUARY 9 Off Campus Student Center Hours Are: Mon-Fri 10AM-2PM

Mission: This page is dedicated to the programs and services our University has to support off campus students in the greater Amherst community. This page provides a great way for off campus students to connect with each other, their neighbors, and the university. Please keep checking this page to discover resources, programs, and community activities to meet your needs and enrich your life while living off campus.

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01/19/2021

Swipe to find out what we are going to highlight this week! DM us with any ideas of things you want to see us talk about! #umass #bewellumass #umassamherst #positivity #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan

In a school full of thousands of people how do you find people who inspire you and keep pushing you? There are so many w...
01/19/2021

In a school full of thousands of people how do you find people who inspire you and keep pushing you? There are so many wonderful communities on campus to discover! Screenshot and scan the link for more details! #amherst #umass #umassamherst #inspiration #motivation #resources #umassphan #umassteampositivepresence

Like you, the team has been trying to find ways to get motivated and inspired before the start of the semester. Sometime...
01/18/2021

Like you, the team has been trying to find ways to get motivated and inspired before the start of the semester. Sometimes allowing yourself to simply be you, can ignite what you’ve been looking for. #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #inspiration #motivation #uplift #umassphan

~Swipe through~ Sometimes it’s easy to feel like one part of your life is stuck. With these tips, we hope you won’t feel...
01/15/2021

~Swipe through~ Sometimes it’s easy to feel like one part of your life is stuck. With these tips, we hope you won’t feel that way for much longer. We know how far you’ll go! ~TPP Team #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan #motivation #career

Tracking your motivations will help you celebrate what you have achieved! #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #bulletjourn...
01/15/2021

Tracking your motivations will help you celebrate what you have achieved! #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #umassteampositivepresence #motivation #progress #umassphan

Swipe to see how setting SMART goals can help inspire what you do and motivate your behaviors. #bewellumass #umass #umas...
01/13/2021

Swipe to see how setting SMART goals can help inspire what you do and motivate your behaviors. #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #goals #motivation #inspiration #umassphan

This week’s theme is motivation and inspiration. We hope this week will enable you to reach for the best version of your...
01/11/2021

This week’s theme is motivation and inspiration. We hope this week will enable you to reach for the best version of yourself. #motivation #motivationalquotes #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan

Do you want to be part of a welcoming, caring community? Do you want to feel like you’re making a difference on campus a...
01/08/2021

Do you want to be part of a welcoming, caring community? Do you want to feel like you’re making a difference on campus and in your home-away-from-home? DM us for details on how YOU can get to work with us! #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #bewellumass

Remember to be nice to yourself when you look back at your goals from last year. You should enjoy and look forward to yo...
01/02/2021

Remember to be nice to yourself when you look back at your goals from last year. You should enjoy and look forward to your new goals ❤️ #newyear #2021 #umass #umassamherst #bewellumass #goals #goalsetting #umassteampositivepresence

Be gentle with yourself when looking back at your goals from the past year. ❤️ #mentalhealth #wellnesswednesday #umassam...
12/31/2020

Be gentle with yourself when looking back at your goals from the past year. ❤️ #mentalhealth #wellnesswednesday #umassamherst #umass #2021 #umassteampositivepresence #settinggoals #newyears #umassphan #numberonephan

Cleaning up after the holidays in a more sustainable way can enrich our world! Check out these tips! #bewellumass #umass...
12/27/2020

Cleaning up after the holidays in a more sustainable way can enrich our world! Check out these tips! #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #sustainability #holidaywaste #holidayseason

This time of year is full of wonderful holidays! With times being different right now, it presents a good opportunity to...
12/27/2020

This time of year is full of wonderful holidays! With times being different right now, it presents a good opportunity to learn about what others celebrate. Happy Kwanzaa! ~TPP #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #kwanzaa #kwanzaa2020 #bewellumass

Looking for safe activities to do with friends or family while afar? Look no further! #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst ...
12/24/2020

Looking for safe activities to do with friends or family while afar? Look no further! #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #zoom #umassphan #umassteampositivepresence

Happy Holidays! Looking for safe activities to do? Swipe through for ideas! Screenshot and scan the code for a link to d...
12/23/2020

Happy Holidays! Looking for safe activities to do? Swipe through for ideas! Screenshot and scan the code for a link to directions. #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #happyholidays #safeactivities #umassteampositivepresence

UMass Students and Families, come to our Virtual Housing Fair right now to learn more about off and on campus housing op...
12/16/2020
December 16th - UMass Amherst Off Campus Housing Fair

UMass Students and Families, come to our Virtual Housing Fair right now to learn more about off and on campus housing options for Spring 2020. Register today and join in the chat! https://forms.gle/PHybTw1GdTzuPb2n6

Please use this form to sign up for the Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair on December 16, 2020 from 12:00-2:00 PM. A link to the fair will be included in the confirmation email you will be sent closer to the date of the fair.

Important information for our off campus students, please read below
12/14/2020

Important information for our off campus students, please read below

Preparations for the Spring Semester move-in are underway. If you are planning to reside on campus or expect to live off campus in the Amherst area, UMass has established enhanced COVID-19 testing protocols for your arrival to protect your health and safety:

ARRIVAL:

➡️ For undergraduate students living in residence halls who have in-person courses, international students, and out-of-state students who may travel by air, a phased return will occur from January 25-27, 2021. All other on-campus students will move in January 28-31.

➡️ All off-campus students should arrive between January 25-31 so they can have access to campus in a timely fashion.

TESTING:

➡️ On-campus students will be required to have a COVID-19 test upon arrival, then follow back-to-campus quarantine guidelines in their residence hall room. Students will receive room keys when tested at the Public Health Promotion Center at the Mullins Center. A second test will be required on day four. Upon receipt of second negative test result, students may then participate in face-to-face classes, campus activities or research activities.

➡️ Off-campus students will be required to have a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Students should come to the Mullins Center for testing, and as needed get food and medical care. Otherwise, they must remain at their off-campus residence and limit all interactions. A second test will be required on day four. Upon receipt of second negative test result, students may then participate in face-to-face classes, campus activities or research activities.

The protocols we have in place reflect the university’s commitment to our community, further strengthening the proven infrastructure that we established in the fall to test for COVID-19 and protect public health. Read more on spring move-in here: https://bit.ly/2K7nswh

UMass Students and Families, come to our Virtual Housing Fair next Wednesday to learn more about off and on campus housi...
12/09/2020

UMass Students and Families, come to our Virtual Housing Fair next Wednesday to learn more about off and on campus housing options for Spring 2020. Register today! https://forms.gle/PHybTw1GdTzuPb2n6

Wondering what MA is saying about COVID? We know it can be overwhelming and difficult to find the information with so ma...
11/28/2020

Wondering what MA is saying about COVID? We know it can be overwhelming and difficult to find the information with so many sources flooding in. So we did some work to help you out. 😊 #staysafe #umass #bewellumass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan #numberonephan

There’s many things we can do to keep each other healthy this holiday/fall season. Keep an eye on our stories and posts ...
11/24/2020

There’s many things we can do to keep each other healthy this holiday/fall season. Keep an eye on our stories and posts this week! #bewellumass #umassamherst #umass #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan #numberonephan #covid_19 #massachusetts

11/22/2020

Happy Safety Saturday! We know holidays are looking a little different these days, but by playing our part things can only improve! 😊 #thanksgiving2020 #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #amherst #umassphan #numberonephan

Happy Friendly Friday! The team had fun playing This or That to kick off our meeting! There’s tons of fun games to play ...
11/21/2020

Happy Friendly Friday! The team had fun playing This or That to kick off our meeting! There’s tons of fun games to play virtually and get to know other people! #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan #bewellumass #numberonephan

Remember: all students must get their flu shot by 12/31/2020. Head to UHS or get your shot! #umass #umassamherst #umassp...
11/19/2020

Remember: all students must get their flu shot by 12/31/2020. Head to UHS or get your shot! #umass #umassamherst #umassphan #numberonephan #wellnesswednesday #flushot #umassteampositivepresence

The team came up with our favorite tips for you. Try one out! You’d be surprised how impact you. Also, enjoy the beautif...
11/17/2020

The team came up with our favorite tips for you. Try one out! You’d be surprised how impact you. Also, enjoy the beautiful pictures taken by our team member. 😍 #finals #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence

Happy Stressfree Sunday! There are some things you can do this week so that we preemptively stop the stress from reachin...
11/16/2020

Happy Stressfree Sunday! There are some things you can do this week so that we preemptively stop the stress from reaching us because of finals. #umass #umassamherst #umassphan #umassteampositivepresence #numberonephan

With break coming up, there are some important things to think about this year. Don’t be afraid to have your plan and be...
11/15/2020

With break coming up, there are some important things to think about this year. Don’t be afraid to have your plan and be apart of discussions. #umassamherst #umass #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan #numberonephan

Happy MyCru Monday! The theme this week is Humility. It’s the ability to be humble. Try spending time listening to other...
11/09/2020

Happy MyCru Monday! The theme this week is Humility. It’s the ability to be humble. Try spending time listening to others, practicing mindfulnes, seeking feedback, and asking for help when you need it. Having humility isn’t thinking lowly of yourself, but is respecting and accepting yourself and where you are. #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #mentalhealth #mycru #umassphan #numberonephan

Happy Wellness Wednesday! We hope you are all taking care. Our team wanted to provide some sleep tips as the mix of acad...
11/05/2020

Happy Wellness Wednesday! We hope you are all taking care. Our team wanted to provide some sleep tips as the mix of academics and election period can be overwhelming creating a lot of stress / sleep deprivation. We also wanted to encourage everyone to get your flu shots. Getting a flu vaccine during this time can really help save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19. #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassphan #numberonephan #umassteampositivepresence #sleep #wellnesswednesday

Helping others is always a learning experience and very rewarding. As COVID-19 has reached our neck of the woods, there ...
11/03/2020

Helping others is always a learning experience and very rewarding. As COVID-19 has reached our neck of the woods, there are more opportunities now than ever to help safely. #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #mycru #umassteampositivepresence #umassphan #numberonephan

Former Off Campus Assistant Julia Burdick doing important work! If you have kids 18 and under, get your free meals, more...
11/02/2020
Families Urged To Take Free Meals For Kids

Former Off Campus Assistant Julia Burdick doing important work! If you have kids 18 and under, get your free meals, more info here!

https://www.amherstindy.org/2020/10/23/families-urged-to-take-free-meals-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR2Nmx8anf-AUVuH3QbJQ0-EMS_GdpSRBqJYUcxW6MkmO23hgg72zyJwDHg

“Taking free meals is an act of community service,” according to Julia Burdick, Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) School Nutrition Assistant Director. The ARPS free meals program is funded b

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10/29/2020
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Todays TPP Tuesday member is Evelina! “I’m currently a junior majoring in Psych! I enjoy working out, cooking, and spend...
10/27/2020

Todays TPP Tuesday member is Evelina! “I’m currently a junior majoring in Psych! I enjoy working out, cooking, and spending time with my family&friends:)” #umass #umassamherst #umassphan #numberonephan #bewellumass #umassteampositivepresence

While practicing stillness may not come as easy for some, it has lots of great benefits. It brings the ability to let go...
10/27/2020

While practicing stillness may not come as easy for some, it has lots of great benefits. It brings the ability to let go of things more easily, ability to hear your own intuition, it’s anchoringand can help your overall health! #bewellumass #mycru #umass #umassamherst #umassphan #numberonephan #umassteampositivepresence #stillness #silence #climbing

Happy Stressfree Sunday! There are tons of places in MA to see the last of the colorful leaves before winter comes! #bew...
10/26/2020

Happy Stressfree Sunday! There are tons of places in MA to see the last of the colorful leaves before winter comes! #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassphan #umassteampositivepresence #numberonephan #hiking #nature

10/23/2020

Life is a little stressful right now, it’s okay if you need to do something to get your mind off it for a little bit. Katherine had a great time making lasagna this week, and doesn’t it look good? 🤤 #bewellumass #umass #umassamherst #umassteampositivepresence #food #umassphan #mentalhealth

If you get tested twice you are automatically entered into a $100 gift card to the UMass School Store! #bts #umass #umas...
10/22/2020

If you get tested twice you are automatically entered into a $100 gift card to the UMass School Store! #bts #umass #umassamherst #bewellumass #umassphan #numberonephan #umassteampositivepresence

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The Off Campus Student Center (OCSC) provides programming, information, and support to meet the unique needs and concerns of off campus students by fostering a climate that encourages engagement with campus activities, growth in independent life skills, a positive off-campus living experience, and responsible community membership. By providing a dedicated space in the Student Union for off campus students with both informational and social programming to meet their needs and interest, commuter students will experience the University's commitment to student success in both their academic and co-curricular endeavors. Located in the Student Union, Rm. 314 Open: Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-5pm

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

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(413) 577-1005

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NOW leasing for June 2021. https://amherstlincolnrealty.com/residential/available.php Visit our website for virtual tours and applications. Call us with any questions. 413-253-7879 We look forward to meeting you!
Check out my listing !! 1 bedroom available. Puffton Village.
Hey everyone! My name is Seth Germagian. I will be working towards Electrical Engineering as a non-degree student this fall and am looking for somewhere close to the campus to live. Let me know if anybody's looking for another roommate to help with costs.
I'm looking for someone to sublease a room in an apartment. The is room $631 and all utilities are included except electricity and heat. please text me for more information.
Looking for female students from Umass amherst to share 2 bed room at Presidential Apartment( 5 minute walk from campus). I can take 1-2 roommates on the lease, the lease will start Sep 1 2019, end Aug. 2020. message me if you are intersted.
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Hi, My name is Gahia Owhochiku. I am an incoming masters student for Spring. My major is public health and I am a Nigerian. I’m looking for a reasonably priced ($500-$700 with utilities) off campus accommodation close to campus. I am open to suggestions. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks
Hi Everyone, I have an awesome room in a spacious apartment in downtown northampton that I'd love to sublet to a grad student! Check-out the link below for more information and feel free to DM me with questions! Thanks, Danielle
Re-letting 1 bedroom at a 3 bedroom apartment at Olympia Place. There is only one other guy in the apartment and the apartment has 2 full bathrooms. Please contact me for more info. It's $1000 per month, including WiFi, electricity, a desk, a chair, a tall bed-frame, and furniture in the living room. You can move in as early as January 24th. Contact me 413 406 0092