Parent & Family
Parent & Family Resources support the interests of parents and families of MCLA students. We provide a summer orientation, and create a campus network and connections among parents and families.
For more information, please contact:
Theresa O'Bryant, Associate Dean of Students
The Family Council
The Family Council is a voluntary association that promotes a sense of community among parents and other family members. The Council:
- Provides a venue for parents and other family members to share MCLA news
- Spearheads projects for students and the College, consistent with the Council goals, including Fall Family Weekend
- Supports MCLA through gifts to the Annual Fund, providing much needed resources for students
Supporting Your Student
2013-2014 Parent & Family Resource Guide: Provides important information about MCLA services and programs.
Family Transitions Guide: Tips from the Counseling Services staff for managing the transition that all parents and students experience, especially during freshman year.
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.
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.
North Adams Regional Hospital Update
We continue our efforts to ensure that our students have access to emergency care following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital. While negotiations are ongoing to restore emergency services in North Adams, we have put plans in place to support a safe and effective transition to world class Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) as our emergency service provider.
As we work with BMC on this transition, the Office of Student Health Services and Public Safety Departments will continue to assist students with immediate health concerns.
MCLA Health Services will offer extended hours of operation as posted each weekend. Students needing health services can visit the center or call 413.662.5421.
In case of an emergency, the Department of Public Safety always operates 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be reached by dialing 413.662.5284 or on the emergency line at 413.662.5100 (ext. 5100 on campus). For emergency healthcare services that require student transportation to BMC, we are developing resources to manage and provide ongoing communications in the event such transport is needed.
To support this transition to BMC for emergency services, members of the MCLA staff will be dispatched to BMC to serve as liaisons for students during an emergency visit.
We are maintaining physician and other provider coverage through the Health Services and for athletic training support at athletic events.
While this work continues, our partnership with world class Berkshire Medical Center will ensure continuity of care and quality service for those in our community who may need it during this time.
If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact Theresa O'Bryant in Student Affairs at 413.662.5231.