Spring Event Directions and Lodging

For all participants

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 GPSyour end point is the UMass Campus Center, located at One Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003.
For Campus Maps: Can go to this link:
$6.50/day parking vouchers will be available at the conference if you park in the Campus Center Parking Garage. If you want to save the parking fee,  please print out for yourself the Campus Map (link above). You can follow the map to find the lots that are free on the weekends, which would be in green on the map. Closest lots (other than the parking garage) are Lot 25 next to the Mullins Center or Lot 65.

Directions to the UMass Campus:

By Car
Coming from the north, heading South on I-91:  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.

Coming from the south, heading North on I-91:  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.

Coming from the East via Route 2 West (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

Coming from the East via the Mass Pike: ( If you are a first time visitor and traveling from the East or West on I-90 (Mass Pike), we do not recommend taking exit 8 off of the Mass Pike, rather follow the directions to exit 4 ) : Take the Mass Pike West to 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. Merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. At your second set of lights (first  is a blinking light) make a left onto Commonwealth Avenue. 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, at the signs for the Parking Garage, opposite the Mullins Center on the left. Proceed up the hill (bear left shortly after the right turn onto Campus Center Way), and the entrance to the Parking Garage will be on your right. You enter the Parking Garage at Level 3, and you follow the orange signs to the hotel entrance on Level 2, which is also where you park to enter the Concourse. Enter the Campus Center through the Concourse entrance, which is a walkway 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 $6/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 $6 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 can download the Campus map to find Lot 25.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the The UMass Hotel at the Campus Center for both Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at a discounted rate. We reserved 10 rooms for Friday night and 5 rooms for Saturday night.  The cost is $145.00+ per night plus 6%  tax and $1.00 Town of Amherst charge = $154.70 total a night. If you want to stay at the UMass Hotel, please call them at 1 877-822-2110 (toll-free). Their email address is www.hotelumass.com.  When you make your reservation, you must tell them the hotel group code, which is EMD16, and the reservations must be made there on or before March 11, 2016 to get the group rate.  After that date, the rooms will be released to be available at the usual price to the general public. Check-in is at 3 PM, and check-out is at 11 AM. You get a complimentary parking pass for the Campus Center Parking Garage, per room, per night, available at check-in.