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Commuter Services


MCLA is committed to ensuring commuter students get the services and resources they need to have a full and successful college experience. We understand that as a commuter, you probably have obligations off-campus. We want to make it easy for you to balance those obligations with your life as a student!


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).  


Looking for a place to relax or study when on campus? Below are a list of spaces that are designed to support commuter student!

Campus Center

  • Marketplace (1st floor)
  • Fitness Center (1st floor)
  • Student Achievement Lounge (2nd floor)
  • Student Alcove (2nd floor)
  • Fitness Center Walking Track (2nd floor)
  • Gender and Sexuality Center (3rd floor, room 324)

Bowman Hall

  • First floor

Freel Library

  • Main Floor
    • *additional study spaces through the building

Murdock Hall

  • Business Department 1st floor

CSI (Center For Science and Innovation)

  • room 319

Getting Involved

With about many different 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. 


In the event of a major winter storm, a decision to close campus or delay the opening will be made by 5:00 a.m. and will be posted on the college’s website. Delayed opening times will coincide with the class schedule for that day and will be reported as the specific time the campus will open for classes. This decision will be reported to the Public Safety Department, to the following radio and television stations, and a message will be sent to the MCLA pop up announce and web page.

  • Text Message
    • This service is available for those that register to receive closing information via text message. Please visit Emergency Notification for more information
  • Phone
    • MCLA's Cancellation Line 413.662.5299.
  • Web Pages
  • Radio
    • North Adams Area:  WNAW (1230 AM) WUPE-FM (100.1 FM)
    • Pittsfield Area:  WBEC (1420 AM) WBEC-FM (95.9 FM) WUPE (103.3)
    • Greenfield Area:  WHMP (1240 AM) WHAI-FM (98.3 FM) (WPVQ)
  • TV Stations
    • Albany Area:  WNYT, Channel 13; WTEN, Channel 10; WRGB, Channel 6
    • Springfield Area:  WGGB, Channel 40; WWLP, Channel 22

Stations/web pages listed above will provide the College’s operational status as one of the following:

  • Delayed opening with start time
  • Closed for the day with evening classes canceled
  • Mid-day closing with evening classes canceled


Freel Library

Writing Studio

Math Drop-In Center

Trailblazer Tutor Center

Bike Share Program

  • Register to rent a bike here

MCLA Food Pantry

MCLA Dining

MCLA Bookstore Store  



  • Campus Center 1st floor

Questions? Just Ask!

Allison Williams
Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Programming
Email: allison.williams@mcla.edu
Phone: 413.662.5120