Welcome to the website of the Five College Consortium!
As you’ll find when you explore these pages, Five Colleges exists to help our member campuses experiment, take risks, and save money. But our overriding goal is to build a robust community in which to live, work, and study.
We do this by bringing people together: professors, students, administrators, local leaders, even our college presidents. Some of our efforts are well-known, such as open cross-registration and a free bus service. But we also help the campuses pursue goals behind the scenes, such as by building a 55-mile fiber optic internet network, managing a joint library repository, and operating a shared risk management office, to name just a few examples. Evidence of all this consortial effort can be found in these pages.
We hope they inform you of the great work of the Five College campuses, and inspire you to reach across campus or community boundaries to engage with your neighbors.
Keep safe, and stay connected.
Dr. Sarah Pfatteicher