Whether you are traveling locally or flying into Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT (the closest airport to Amherst, MA) or Logan International Airport in Boston, you will likely be getting to the UMass campus by car. Travel directions to campus are given below. You may also want to download a map of the UMass campus HERE. Additional campus visitor information can be found HERE.
Parking is very carefully controlled on the UMass campus, even during the summer. However, the Campus Parking Garage is located in the center of campus right next to the Lincoln Campus Center, where the conference will take place. General parking for the conference should take place in the Parking Garage, and the discounted parking rate for conference participants is $5 per vehicle per day.
However, one free parking permit per day comes with each room registration at the Campus Center Hotel. So, if you are registered for a single accommodation in the Campus Center Hotel, your parking will be free. If you are sharing a room with someone who also has a vehicle, however, only one free parking permit per room is allowed, so one of you will have to pay the $5 per day parking fee.
If you are staying at the North Residence Hall (the quad-style dormitory), parking
is free in the lot right behind the dorm. The desk clerk in the residence hall will provide you with a daily parking permit for that lot. It is a short walk to the Campus Center Center.
For the more traditional dormitories, your best bet is to park in the Parking Garage for $5 per day.
If you do not want to rent a car from the airport, there are shuttle services available. See the information listed below.
Directions to Campus
From the North From I-91 South, take exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp, turn left and follow road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow 8 miles to the UMass exit.
From the East From Route 2 West, take exit 16 (Belchertown/Amherst). Follow Route 202 for about 15 miles to blinking light at Route 9 and 116 Amherst exit (Pelham). Turn right and follow for 7 miles to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass.
From I-90 (Mass Pike), take exit 4 (West Springfield). Follow I-91 North to Exit 19. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). UMass exit is 1 mile.
From the South From I-91 North, take Exit 19 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). UMass exit is 1 mile.
From the West From Route 2 East, follow to Greenfield/I-91 exit. Take I-91 South to exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow for 8 miles to the UMass exit.
Bradley (Hartford/Springfield) is 45 miles south of the University.
Logan (Boston) is 90 miles east of the University.
Valley Transporter (800.872.8752)
provides airport transportation services.
Seemo Shuttle (413.586.1120)
provides shuttle service to and from Bradley, Logan and New York airports.
serves Springfield, MA.
Peter Pan Bus Lines (800.343.9999)
serves Amherst, MA.
Amtrak for schedules, or call 800.872.7245.