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Commuter Services

Parking

You can get a commuter parking permit through the Campus Police Office for $30 a semester. Permits are issued on a first come, first served basis. You must show your car registration, valid college ID, and a driver's license. Commuters park in designated lots around campus (see map).

Socializing

Popular hangouts include:

Campus Center
Marketplace (1st floor)
Student Achievement Lounge (2nd Floor)
C-Store (1st floor)

Venable Hall
Lounge (near the Biology Labs)
Commuter Lounge (1st floor)

Getting Involved

With about 50 student organizations on campus, it's easy to get involved at MCLA! The College offers something for everyone: academic societies, intramural sports, specific-interest clubs, and student government. Joining a club or organization is a great way to meet students who share your interests  - and a great way to make friends!

For more information, contact the Student Government Association at 413.662.5401 or stop by Amsler Campus Center, Room 316. 

To join the Commuter Advisory Board (CAB) or make suggestions, contact Jenn Craig at 413.662.5129.

Cancellations

Occasionally the College is closed due to major storms. Closing announcements are generally made before 6 am. Find out about cancellations in one of these ways:

Register for emergency text messages and voicemails sent directly to your cell phone.

Call 413.662.5299.

Check the home page, mcla.edu.

Radio: WNAW (1230AM), WUPE-FM (100.1FM), WBEC (1420AM), WBEC-FM (95.9FM), WHMP (1240AM), WHAI-FM (98.3FM), WBTN (1370AM)

TV: Albany - WNYT (Channel 13), WTEN (Channel 10), WRGB (Channel 6); Springfield - WGGB (Channel 40), WWLP (Channel 22)

Services

Library 

Dining - Centennial Room, Subway, Trailblazer Café

Campus Store 

ATM (TDBank) - First floor of the Campus Center

 

Transportation

 

Got Rides?

The MCLA Shuttle provides complimentary shuttle service around the North Adams area. The MCLA Shuttle provides a schedule for a North Adams loop and round trips to the Berkshire Mall on particular days. Information: 413.662.5283

MCLA Bike Share Program-Members of the MCLA comunity may borrow a bicycle from the Freel Library simialr to bowworing a book. The Bike Share Program runs in the late spring and early fall. Information: 413.662.5251

The "B" Bus operated by the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides weekly service from 6:15 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday service from 7:30 a.m.-6:20 p.m. The routes provide service to downtown North Adams, North Adams Regional Hospital, Wal-Mart, Williamstown, The Berkshire Mall, Pittsfield, and southern Berkshire County. MCLA's "B" Bus stop is located on Ashland Street behind the Flagg Townhouses. Information: 800.292.BRTA or 413.499.2782

MassRIDES offers free assistance to employers, commuters, students and other travelers  in regards to car and van pooling, transit assistance and commute cost calculations. This program is supported with emergency ride home services. Information: 1.888.4Commute

Berkshire Rides is dedicated to removing transportation barriers. Berkshire Rides helps people get to work, job training, internships, student teaching, employment counseling and interviews and operates 24 hours, seven days a week, including holidays. Information: 413.664.0300

American Cab Company/American Livery serves Berkshire County seven days a week, 6:00 am to 1:00 am. Information: 413.663.3000

American Cab Company/American Livery serves Berkshire County providing airport service transportation. Operates a service to airports 24 hours, seven days a week with one week notice. Information: 413.663.3000