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Student Life

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.

Parent & Family Resource Guide

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.

Support Your Student

Suggested Reading

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. more


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. Here are 10 ways you can help: more

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