AMHERST, Mass (WWLP) – The University of Massachusetts Amherst unveiled a new location for its expanded “University Without Walls” program on Tuesday.
According to a news release sent to 22News, the program, established in 1971, creates a multi-modal learning experience that supports the needs of students at every stage in their educational and professional lives. Courses will be offered in a number of modes, including face-to-face, online and hybrid.
There was a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new location.
The new space is in the former location of the university’s Textbook Annex and is an open space that includes exterior windows all around and skylights. It’s located at 350 Campus Center Way.
It’s good for the campus, it’s good for the community. It provides an opportunity for people to further their careers and getting their degrees.-Shiera Goff -UMass Amherst Media Relations
As of 2013 nearly five percent of UMass graduates were receiving their undergraduate degrees through the program annually. The program enrolls more students who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces than any other academic department at Umass.
Between 1971 and 2015, UMass awarded nearly 3,000 degrees to students through the UWW program
Fennick McCredie Architecture of Boston, led by project architect Katerine Brekka designed the space.