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UMass Will Be Teaching Freshman Students to Respect the Community

UMASS MOVE INAMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Back to school time is here and UMass freshman began moving on to campus today.

This year the university says they’ll start working with students right away to ensure they respect the community and neighborhoods around campus.

A university rep says they made a lot of positive progress last year with programs to keep students out of residential neighborhoods after nights out and building relationships with the town’s police department.

He says they hope to keep things moving in that direction.

“There’s a lot going on in terms of coordination with the town, communicating with the students, and positive outreach. There’s community service initiative is going to be important,” says Ed Blaguszewski.

Upperclassmen who have had drinking violations or who live in houses known for loud parties, have already received letters to let them know they need to be on their best behavior.

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