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.

Happy TPP Tuesday! Today’s spotlight is Team Leader Taylor! She is a rising senior in the @bdic_umass college studying I...
06/10/2020

Happy TPP Tuesday! Today’s spotlight is Team Leader Taylor! She is a rising senior in the @bdic_umass college studying International Business and Environmental Law. Involved in many areas across campus she is on leadership for @spaumass, @umassgardenshare, and the Service and Engagement Council. If you have any questions for her, reach out! #teampositivepresence #umassamherst

05/29/2020

It's okay to let ourselves come to terms with how different times are right now. For me, the acceptance has been weight-lifting, and it helps to know that I'm not alone. Trying new things can sure be intimidating, but it is so rewarding! I had to stop Gram from sneaking these before my video had ended and if that doesn't convince you to try these, there are so many articles on the web that can! ~ Taylor

Happy #StressFreeSaturday everyone 🤩Today, let’s talk about skincare! Skincare is an excellent choice of self care and w...
05/23/2020

Happy #StressFreeSaturday everyone 🤩
Today, let’s talk about skincare! Skincare is an excellent choice of self care and we highly recommend adding it to your daily routine, if you haven’t already.
Let us know if you have any skincare recommendations and stay tuned for more content like this 😌

#teampositivepresence #skincare #umass

If you missed the original presentation from our friends at SLSO, it is now on Youtube!
05/13/2020

If you missed the original presentation from our friends at SLSO, it is now on Youtube!

MA Eviction Moratorium: What It Means for Students — WATCH NOW @ https://Youtu.be/yfFh3rQHO8M. #student #umass #umassamherst #undergraduate #graduatestudent #studentgovernment #law #legal #studentlegalservices #slso #sls #massachusetts #ma #legalupdate #legalinformation #massachusettslaw #moratorium #eviction #evictionmoratorium #unpaidrent #unemployment #covid19 #coronavirus #stateofemergency #housing #tenant #landlord #summaryprocess

Living in Amherst and need a mask? Here's how to get one!
05/13/2020

Living in Amherst and need a mask? Here's how to get one!

Are you in the Town of Amherst, MA and in need of a mask for you or a family member? We can help! Call us at 413-259-3002 or fill out the quick form online at www.amherstma.gov/getinvolved

With huge thanks to our volunteer community sewers for making this possible!

Check out this session our friends at UMass Student Legal Services Office are hosting on Friday, April 24th!And remember...
04/23/2020

Check out this session our friends at UMass Student Legal Services Office are hosting on Friday, April 24th!

And remember, if you’re a UMass student and are in need or have questions about living off campus, now or in the future, email us at [email protected] !

MA Eviction Moratorium: What Does It Mean For Students? Join us on Friday, April 24th at 4:00 PM, as we discuss and answer questions about the impact the moratorium on evictions in MA will have for students struggling to pay their rent. #umass #umassamherst #studentlegalservices #slso #sls #undergraduate #graduatestudent #covid19 #coronavirus #law #landlord #tenant #rent #eviction #evictionmoratorium

During times of crisis, heroes always step up to the plate. The Student Care and Emergency Response Fund (SCERF) helps s...
04/07/2020
Purple Hair Librarian Fundraiser for SCERF

During times of crisis, heroes always step up to the plate. The Student Care and Emergency Response Fund (SCERF) helps students with critical needs right now. Even though financial aid covers most tuition expenses, many students are struggling to cover the cost of other personal essentials. If you have the means and want to help, consider donating to a fundraiser run through the UMass libraries for the SCERF. Our students, and everybody in our office thanks you!
https://minutefund.umass.edu/project/20761

Help UMass Amherst raise $5,000 for the project: Purple Hair Librarian Fundraiser for SCERF. Your gift will make a difference!

Important 2020 Census info from Mindy Domb, State RepresentativeSTUDENTS WHO LIVE OFF CAMPUSAs a result of COVID-19 outb...
04/01/2020

Important 2020 Census info from Mindy Domb, State Representative
STUDENTS WHO LIVE OFF CAMPUS
As a result of COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent college closures, for college students who lived off campus, you need to complete it from the town where you attend college, or where you were on March 1st.

1. Connect with people you shared a house or apartment with and identify who is the person that will complete the census for everyone (one reporter for all)
2. The reporter should get the information on each person in advance so that they can complete the census in one session (video on how to complete and what questions will be asked here: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html)
3. The reporter completes for ALL people who were living together in one household on March 1 from the address they were living at on March 1st

Complete the census here: https://my2020census.gov/

Were you living off campus March 1st? Then that is the address you should be counted for the census! Check out some Cens...
03/27/2020

Were you living off campus March 1st? Then that is the address you should be counted for the census! Check out some Census 2020 tips from the SGA, and contact us if you have any questions!

Live off-campus of UMass Amherst? Whether or not you’re in town, be sure to do your civic duty this April! No legal harm can come of it. 🏠📫🇺🇸 Review the facts about the 2020 U.S. Census or download the poster in full-res at bit.ly/sga-census. #2020census

Our friends at the Student Legal Services Office are still open virtually and helping students. If you are a UMass Amher...
03/18/2020

Our friends at the Student Legal Services Office are still open virtually and helping students. If you are a UMass Amherst student and are having any legal issues, reach out to your attorneys. And if you need any other assistance, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist. Stay safe!

In order to best keep our community safe, the Off Campus Student Center will be closed to all in-person visitors until f...
03/16/2020

In order to best keep our community safe, the Off Campus Student Center will be closed to all in-person visitors until further notice. This includes any walk-in advising. We will still be available over email at [email protected] and will respond within 1 business day. Due to limited staffing, please email our office before trying to call. If you would prefer communication via phone, please email your return number and we’ll try to get back to you as quickly as possible.

As always, resources will be available 24/7 on our Off Campus Housing website, https://offcampushousing.umass.edu/. For more information about the campus’ response to COVID-19 please visit https://www.umass.edu/coronavirus/. Thank you.

Having people over this weekend? Like free pizza? Want to party smart? Come by the Off Campus Student Center tomorrow, W...
03/03/2020

Having people over this weekend? Like free pizza? Want to party smart? Come by the Off Campus Student Center tomorrow, Wednesday March 4th for our Pizza and Party Smart Registration event.

Learn some great tips for staying safe and out of trouble, get registered to receive a courtesy call rather than a knock on the door from a cop, and grab some free food! As always, registrations only happen in person with a UMass and state ID, so come by Bartlett 103 and register!

Come into the Off Campus Student Center Wednesday (2/26) afternoon for an Off Campus Housing Advising Session! Learn mor...
02/25/2020

Come into the Off Campus Student Center Wednesday (2/26) afternoon for an Off Campus Housing Advising Session! Learn more about places in and around Amherst, and start finding your place today. We will have free coffee and tea as always, see you soon!

Just a few of the fun designs being crafted right now!
02/21/2020

Just a few of the fun designs being crafted right now!

Now - 1PM! Come by our center and decorate your own reusable tote bag! We have a number of different accessories you can...
02/21/2020

Now - 1PM! Come by our center and decorate your own reusable tote bag! We have a number of different accessories you can use to design with but feel free to bring your own items as well 👜🧶🖌🎨✂️

Come into the Off Campus Student Center this afternoon for an Off Campus Housing Advising Session! Learn more about plac...
02/11/2020

Come into the Off Campus Student Center this afternoon for an Off Campus Housing Advising Session! Learn more about places in and around Amherst, and start finding your place today. We will have free coffee and tea as always, see you soon!

02/07/2020

Calling all hockey fans!🏒⛸🥏🥅

We have 5 tickets to tonight's UMass vs. Providence game at Mullins Center up for grabs today. These tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis, so stop by our center if you are interested! Happy Friday!

Free food today in the Off Campus Student Center! Get it while it's here, from 11:30am-1:30pm or until we run out. Bring...
02/05/2020

Free food today in the Off Campus Student Center! Get it while it's here, from 11:30am-1:30pm or until we run out. Bring a travel mug and get some free coffee or tea, too! 103 Bartlett Hall

Spring locker rentals are still available! Come by your Off Campus Student Center in Bartlett Hall and rent your locker ...
02/04/2020

Spring locker rentals are still available! Come by your Off Campus Student Center in Bartlett Hall and rent your locker today. Located right in the center of campus, all payments can be made by UCard Debit!

Come into the Off Campus Student Center this morning for an Off Campus Housing Advising Session! Learn more about places...
01/30/2020

Come into the Off Campus Student Center this morning for an Off Campus Housing Advising Session! Learn more about places in and around Amherst, and start finding your place today. We will have free coffee and tea as always, see you soon!

We have some food left over from our Lunar New Year event! We will have it out starting around 11:30am, come by, grab so...
01/28/2020

We have some food left over from our Lunar New Year event! We will have it out starting around 11:30am, come by, grab some free tea, and check out some of the great resources in the Off Campus Student Center!

Here's another recap from last semester of our Off Campus Housing Fair in the fall!
01/24/2020

Here's another recap from last semester of our Off Campus Housing Fair in the fall!

Fall 19 Housing Fair
01/24/2020

Fall 19 Housing Fair

Looking for off campus housing? Don’t know where to begin? Come in to the Off Campus Student Center this semester and ge...
01/23/2020

Looking for off campus housing? Don’t know where to begin? Come in to the Off Campus Student Center this semester and get the tools to find your place in the greater Pioneer Valley!

Walk into our housing advising session next Thursday in 103 Bartlett Hall, or check us out anytime online at www.offcampushousing.umass.edu. See you soon!

Happy New Year and Spring Semester! We hope you all enjoyed the time off for winter break. We're still reminiscing on so...
01/23/2020

Happy New Year and Spring Semester! We hope you all enjoyed the time off for winter break. We're still reminiscing on some of our favorite off campus moments from last year, so here's some photos from our Fall Fire Safety Week 🚒🔥

New Semester, same Off Campus Student Center! Come by the Center weekdays from 9am-5pm for free coffee, a place to store...
01/21/2020

New Semester, same Off Campus Student Center! Come by the Center weekdays from 9am-5pm for free coffee, a place to store homemade meals, use our quick phone charging station, and of course get help with finding a place off campus. See you soon in Bartlett 103!

The Off Campus Student Center will he operating on limited hours this week due to the university break. We’ll be back to...
11/25/2019

The Off Campus Student Center will he operating on limited hours this week due to the university break. We’ll be back to 9am-5pm on December 2nd. Enjoy your time away from campus and we’ll see you soon!

Tomorrow’s the day to find your new off campus place! Come by our Off Campus Housing Fair from 11am to 3pm tomorrow, Wed...
11/19/2019

Tomorrow’s the day to find your new off campus place! Come by our Off Campus Housing Fair from 11am to 3pm tomorrow, Wednesday November 20th to find a place to live for next semester or next year. There will be tons of free giveaways, and plenty of property owners to talk to.

See you tomorrow in the Campus Center Concourse (just outside of Blue Wall)!

Looking for a place off campus? Stop by our Off Campus Housing Fair on November 20th from 11am-3pm, located on the Campu...
11/06/2019

Looking for a place off campus? Stop by our Off Campus Housing Fair on November 20th from 11am-3pm, located on the Campus Center Concourse (right by Bluewall). Meet representatives from local property management groups and take some free giveaways while you’re at it! Email [email protected] with any questions.

We’ll be tabling in the Campus Center every other Monday 11 - 1 pm with WIC (Women Infant and Children) and The Food Ban...
09/16/2019

We’ll be tabling in the Campus Center every other Monday 11 - 1 pm with WIC (Women Infant and Children) and The Food Bank of Western Mass / SNAP! Stop by if you have any questions or want more information on these resources.

Check out the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health open house tomorrow, 9/12, from 3:30pm-5:30pm! There will b...
09/11/2019

Check out the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health open house tomorrow, 9/12, from 3:30pm-5:30pm! There will be popcorn, button making, and so much more!

Welcome back to Amherst! If you haven’t stopped by the Off Campus Student Center yet, come by and pick up a free academi...
09/05/2019

Welcome back to Amherst! If you haven’t stopped by the Off Campus Student Center yet, come by and pick up a free academic planner! And while you’re at it, bring a reusable coffee mug and get some coffee on us everyday we’re open. See you all soon!

04/03/2019

NOW HIRING!

Are you a UMass Amherst undergraduate student who is looking to make an impact on campus and make some money this fall? Then apply to work for us!

There are two different types of positions. One is to be part of a dynamic office team. And the other one is to be a mobile and positive role model around campus. Read through the applications and send any questions you may have to ocs[email protected], and check out the applications on our website!

www.umass.edu/offcampuslife

Free pizza! Come through, and bring a coffee cup to get a mid afternoon caffeine boost too!
04/01/2019

Free pizza! Come through, and bring a coffee cup to get a mid afternoon caffeine boost too!

Do you have a tight grocery budget? Want to learn more about SNAP? Come to the Off Campus Student Center this Friday, Ma...
03/26/2019

Do you have a tight grocery budget? Want to learn more about SNAP? Come to the Off Campus Student Center this Friday, March 29, from 11am to 1pm to learn more!

Address

Amherst, MA
01003

General information

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

Telephone

(413) 577-1005

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