Parent & Family Resource Center

The transition from high school to college is a family affair, and a big moment for parents. We understand that parents of MCLA students want to stay connected, stay apprised of big campus events, and visit as much as possible while still encouraging independence and academic success. The Parent & Family Resource Center, housed in the College’s Student Affairs Division Office, is here to help.

The Parent & Family Resource center is dedicated to supporting the interests of MCLA parents and families, promoting a sense of community for parents and family members, and enlisting participation in various efforts. We consider you a part of the MCLA family too, and want to help answer questions, give information, and support you as your student adjusts to college life. 

What we do

  • Provide answers to inquiries about the College and student life
  • Sponsor Parent and Family Orientation sessions;
  • Provide a venue for family members to share MCLA news
  • Enrich student life through programs like Fall Family Weekend
  • Support Office of Admission recruitment efforts
  • Supports MCLA through gifts to the Annual Fund, providing much needed resources for our students.


All parents are welcome to get involved. For more information, please contact April Wright, Executive Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs, at 413.662.5231 or





Helpful Resources for Families

Campus Police FAQs

Counseling Services FAQs

Financial Aid FAQs

Health Services FAQs

Residential Programs & Services (RPS) FAQs

Student Accounts FAQs

Student Conduct FAQs

Student Employment FAQs


Fall Family Weekend (October 19-21, 2018)


College Departments & Services

A list of academic and student services.  

Visiting Campus?

A list of area hotels and restaurants are available for your reference. The Berkshire Visitors Bureau is another helpful resource as you explore Berkshire County.


Supporting Your Student

Suggested Readings

A list of suggested readings for parents to assist you in supporting your student during the transition to college. 

Counseling Services' Guide for Parents

Tips from the Counseling Services staff for managing the transition that all parents and students experience, especially during freshman year.

Parents' Guide to Career Development

One of the most valuable things you can do to help a student with career planning is listen; be open to ideas, try to help your student find information, and be nonjudgmental. This guide provides 10 ways that you can help. 

Transportation Options for Your Student

A list of several travel options for students whether they are traveling across town, across the region, across the state or across the country.