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Community Resources

Information on local and state resources to help individuals, families and veterans in need of housing, food, medical, legal or mental health assistance.

For more information on STCC campus offices and student services, please see the

 STCC Campus and Community Resource Guide.

Campus Resources

Center for Access Services (CAS)  

CAS provides extensive non-academic supports to help students in need overcome barriers that may impact their ability to focus on academics or stay in school. 

Start here for help with your basic needs. CAS can address most issues and connect you to the resources you need.

FREE help to eligible students with:

  • The Ram Mini Mart and Care Packages: The Ram Mini Mart offers groceries, personal hygiene products, and other basic household necessities. Students can request assistance with groceries and/or meals as well as a Care Package (basic necessities). The Ram Minimart is designed to help support students in meeting basic needs.
  • SNAP Application Assistance: CAS works with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to assist students in applying for SNAP benefits.
  • School Supplies: The CAS office provides school supplies to STCC students in need.

Use this contact form to request services for yourself or a student in need of assistance.

Contact Information:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Evenings: by appointment only 
Building 7 
Phone: 413-200-8776 (call or text)


STCC Student Parking and Bus Passes

Parking/Bus Services

Students can apply for parking permits and bus passes as well as manage their parking account on the Parking PortalSummer 2023 Parking and PVTA Passes will be available beginning May 8, 2023. Fall 2023 Parking and PVTA Passes will be available on July 24, 2023.

  • PVTA bus passes are only provided to students who have scheduled on-campus classes  
  • All day & evening students must park in lots 1 & 2. On-campus parking is only available after 3 p.m.
  • Student Lots 1 & 2 open: Mon-Thur, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Fri: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Students may apply for either a free PVTA Bus Pass or a Parking Permit for a student parking lot. 

Students may apply for either a PVTA Bus Pass or a Virtual Parking Permit for a student parking lot. Students may not have both. There is no cost for a Virtual Parking Permit or for the first PVTA Fast Break Smart Card. 

Parking Office Hours:

  • Monday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • The parking office can be contacted by phone or email listed below


(413) 755-4238