As centuries-long injustices against black and brown persons continue today, the University remains committed to supporting and educating students, faculty and staff on our mission and values centered on inclusion, diversity and equity. Read more


Westfield State University was recently made aware of disturbing social media matters. We take these matters seriously and the University is assessing and addressing them under appropriate policies and procedures. Read President Torrecilha’s message to the campus community on this matter.

Students talking in Banacos Center tutoring room

Banacos Academic Center

Support for Your Success!

Success is achieved through individual work, working with peers and reaching out for guidance.

At the Banacos Academic Center, Westfield State University students support each other through tutoring and studying together.  All students are welcome to use the spacious tutoring room and the computer labs located in the Center just across from the D.C. and next to Parenzo Gym. Ask about information on academic skills strategies.

Banacos houses both the state's most sought-after college admissions program for students with learning disabilities and ADHD, and a disabilities support services for all students.  Read about the support available at the Banacos Academic Center below.

What We Offer

Disability Services

If a student has learning, physical, psychological or medical challenges, we make sure reasonable accommodations are met.

Learning Disabilities Program

If you have a documented learning disorder or ADHD, we'll provide you with classroom accommodations, tutoring support and proper academic advisement.

Tutoring Program

Apply here to take advantage of our strong academic support system, or if you would like to offer your help as a tutor.

Academic Strategies

Academic strategies are important tools to develop at any stage of a college student’s career.