UMass to Open Beacon St. Annex

The University of Massachusetts intends to open an academic center at 1 Beacon St., according to published reports released last week.

School officials said Thursday academic programs at that location would begin in January of 2016, at which time UMass Club and other administrative offices would move to the building.

“The UMass Center on Beacon Hill will allow UMass to expand its mission of service to the Commonwealth and continue its upward trajectory of progress and growth,” UMass President Robert Caret said in a statement. “This effort is the product of thoughtful analysis and significant deliberation. It represents a major step for UMass.”

School officials said four classrooms with a capacity of 120 students are planned for the Beacon Street facility.

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