For all participants in the event at UMass,
We encourage you to print and bring these directions with you:
Directions to the UMass Campus Center Hotel and Conference Center, located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003:
Using google directions or a GPS: your end point is the UMass Campus Center, located at One Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003.
For Campus Maps: Can go to these websites:
Directions to the UMass Campus:
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., Exit #1. Merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. At the your second set of lights (first is a blinking light), make a left onto Commonwealth Avenue. See “All Registrants” below.
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).(Staples is on your right at this light.) UMass exit , Exit #1, is 1 mile on your right. Merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. At your second set of lights (first is a blinking light) make a left onto Commonwealth Avenue. See “All Registrants” below.
From Route 2 (Maine, etc.), Take Route 2 West to Exit 16, Route 202S towards Amherst and Belchertown. Travel about 16-18 miles to Exit for Amherst at a flashing light. Turn right onto Pelham Road. Travel 6 miles. Road becomes Main Street in Amherst. Go to second stop light. Turn right onto S. Pleasant and drive through downtown Amherst. Turn left at second traffic light onto N. Pleasant St. and the U Mass campus. At the light, continue straight on Massachusetts Avenue. Go ½ mile to first light and turn right onto Commonwealth Avenue.Follow “All Registrants” below
From the East on the Mass Pike, Take the Mass Pike West to Exit 8, Route 32 toward “US-20/Palmer/Amherst.” (This is a back road way that countless college students and parents have all successfully taken. It saves a LOT of time.) Turn left onto MA-32/Thorndike St. Bear left onto High Street in .8 miles. High St. becomes Main St. After two miles on High/Main St. turn right onto Sykes St./MA-181. Follow the signs and stay on MA-181 for 7+ miles. At the end it becomes Main St. and US202. You are in Belchertown. Turn slight left onto Federal St./MA-9. Go for 9 miles to the Amherst Common. Turn right onto S. Pleasant St. along the Common. At the 3rd traffic light, turn left onto N. Pleasant St. which brings you to the UMass Campus. At the first light go straight onto Massachusetts Avenue. At the next light, turn right onto Commonwealth Ave. Follow “ALL REGISTRANTS” below.
“All Registrants”, You’re on Commonwealth Avenue. At the next set of lights, make a right on to Campus Center Way. (You’ll see signs for the Parking Garage.) Proceed up the hill and the entrance to the Parking Garage will be on your right. Once you have entered the garage, proceed down to Level 2, and park as close to Level 2 as possible. Enter the Campus Center through the walkway/ tunnel entrance that goes from Level 2 of the parking garage into the concourse level of the Campus Center. From that point, there will be clear signs directing you through the Campus Center to get to the Student Union Ballroom, where we are holding the morning registration, breakfast, and Plenary. There will be additional signs once you are there which will direct you back into the Campus Center for the luncheon, the afternoon workshops, and the sign-out, handing in evaluations, and handing out of CEU certificates at 5 PM.
**Conferees who are staying in the Campus Center Hotel will receive free parking for one car per room as part of their room rate. Additional cars are $5/day. Please make arrangements for parking when you check-in at the Campus Center hotel.
**Conferees who are not staying in the Campus Center Hotel will receive a discounted coupon of $5 for the day when they register with conference staff. You will show this coupon to the garage attendant upon exiting the garage.
**** If you have a large vehicle you may not fit in the Campus Center Parking Garage (height limit is 7’ 2”) and will need to park in Lot 25 by the Mullins Center. You will need a pass that you may obtain from Parking Services located in the trailer complex in Lot 25. The rate is $5/day. To get to Lot 25, follow the directions above to the UMass Exit. Take the UMass Exit and merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. At your second set of lights (first is a blinking light), make a left on to Commonwealth Avenue. At your second set of lights, make a left into Lot 25. You will see the Parking Services trailer complex located ahead to the right. ****