Parent & Family Resource Center


The Parent & Family Resource Center at MCLA, housed in the Student Affairs Division Office, provides information to and supports the interests of the parents and families of MCLA students. The Center promotes a sense of community among parents and other family members and enlists participation in various efforts.


The Parent & Family Resource Center:

-  Provides answers to a wide variety of inquiries about the College and student life; 

-  Sponsors Parent and Family Orientation sessions;

-  Provides a venue for family members to share MCLA news; enriches student life through programs consistent    

   with the goals of the College such as Fall Family Weekend;

-  Supports Office of Admission recruitment efforts; and

-  Supports MCLA through gifts to the Annual Fund, providing much needed resources for our students.  


For more information, please contact:

April Wright

Executive Administrative Assistant Student Affairs







Helpful Resources for Families

Parent & Family Resource Guide

Provides important information about MCLA services and programs. 


Fall Family Weekend (October 20-22, 2017)


Campus Link: A Newsletter for Parents & Families

October 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter



College Departments & Services

A list of academic and student services.  

Visiting Campus?

A list of area hotels is 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.