MCLA Cares

Dear Students, we know that college can be a stressful time. Our staff have come together to brainstorm ways to support your mental health and reduce your stress and anxiety. Below are things we can do as partners in your education. Additionally, there are steps you can take to contribute to your wellbeing:

Take advantage of the offerings below that apply to you.
Email us through and provide feedback on how we can continue to support you!
Use this form to share your suggestions of programs, initiatives, or possible changes in everyday processes that can be adapted to help support you! 
We care about you, your health and safety, and your success as a student.

Food Pantry 

Recent inventory shows that our students are accessing the food pantry more than in the last several years. This resource will receive additional support in the following ways: 

The Food Pantry hours will be temporarily expanded to allow for more access to students with evening commitments. Anytime the Campus Center building is open, the Food Pantry is open. 

Access to the space will further be opened in response to student needs and our staffing capability. Students will not need a key, the door will remain unlocked. 


Rapid tests are available at the MountainOne Wellness center or, one of the nurses can administer a test during an office visit.


You can download popular fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and ebooks for fun or escapist reading via the MCLA library. Search for and download the Libby app to your mobile device, and search for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts / SAILS library network to connect to our collection. When prompted to log in, use your MCLA A number and password. Librarians are here to help if you have questions!

Campus Police

24/7 Public Safety is committed to providing support to all students:

  • Afterhours point of contact for students in crisis.
  • Student accompaniment and escort, to and from areas in and around campus.
  • Guardian notification center for communication involving our campus community (anonymous/confidential correspondence or tip, emergency 911.

External Resources

Suicide Prevention Life Line 

Crisis Text Line

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)

Trans Life Line (trans)

Steve Fund (students of color)

The Brien Center 24/7 Crisis Services 413-499-0412 (local)