The expanded University Without Walls (UWW) at UMass Amherst officially unveiled its new physical location on campus Oct. 22, where staff will provide support for students at every stage in their educational and professional lives.
Fennick McCredie Architecture of Boston, led by project architect Katherine Brekka, designed the new, open space at 350 Campus Center Way, which includes exterior windows all around and skylights. The site is the former location of the university’s Textbook Annex.
The expansion of UWW, which is one of the oldest and most well-regarded adult bachelor’s degree completion programs in the United States, anticipates a future where universities must evolve into integrated academic service providers capable of offering full-fledged degree programs, stackable credentials and professional career development. In this model, courses will be offered in a number of modes including face-to-face immersive, online and hybrid. The new UWW will elevate the student experience by introducing adaptable multi-modal pedagogies and comprehensive student support services, which will significantly expand access to a high-quality UMass Amherst education. Read more.
UWW does host classes at the UMass Center at Springfield.