Information for DACA and Undocumented Students

We are aware that many of our community members have questions and concerns after the announcement impacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This page is designed to share the resources available to those in need of additional information and/or space to process this impact of the DACA announcement.

Resources

Counseling and Support
Those impacted by the DACA decision needing support please call (413) 597-4037 or stop by the Dean’s Office on the second floor of Hopkins Hall. You can make an appointment to meet with either Dean Rosanna Ferro or Dean Ninah Pretto for an individual meeting.

Grappling with DACA?
We invite you to share space and to talk through the issues with us.
Jenness Conference Room, Davis Center on Friday, September 8th at 5:00pm

Drop in hours with Deans Rosanna Ferro and Ninah Pretto
Dean’s Office, Hopkins Hall on Friday, September 15th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

You can call Integrative Wellbeing Services (formerly Counseling Services) at 413.597.2353 (x2353 from a campus phone) or stop by their office to make an appointment.

Let’s Talk Sessions with Integrative Wellbeing Services Therapists
Tuesday, September 12th, 10:30am-12:30pm in the Davis Center
Thursday, September 14th, 11:00am-1:00pm in the Davis Center
Open to students without an appointment. They are drop-in sessions to talk with individual therapists. 

Drop-In hours with Rev. Rick Spalding, Chaplain to the College
Chaplain’s Office, 2nd floor of Paresky Center
Monday, September 11th and Wednesday, September 13th from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Schedule a meeting with Davis Center staff
Email Shawna Patterson-Stephens, Director of the Davis Center, [email protected].

Presentation by Immigration Attorney
4:15pm-5:15pm, Griffin 7
Immigration attorney Mary Walsh of Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C. will present DACA: What Now? In this session participants will gain a better understanding of DACA, what it was designed to do,  and what comes next, as well as a brief know your rights presentation and guide to resources and organizations available. There will be time for Q&A, so please bring questions.

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