The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) welcomes parents, guardians, and families as partners in student success.

Parents and guardians are inherently connected to the university throughout a student’s education and beyond. CNS and UMass Amherst offer a large number of services and information for students, and parents and guardians are invited to become familiar with these resources while also striking a balance between supporting their student and hand-holding. Parents, guardians, and families are encouraged to participate in public campus events and enjoy the rich offerings of the UMass Amherst community.