Travel

Updated March 2017

Thank you for your interest in visiting! We’ve set up a few options to help you plan your trip to the UMass Amherst campus. The following information should be useful for conference attendees as well as those simply visiting the campus.

Getting Here

The University’s travel website is a good source for travel information (for example, if you’re looking for buses, shuttles, or car rental services).  A detailed campus map is available, as well as driving directions (and tips for getting here by rail, air and bus), parking info, and additional area lodging. For those who are driving and using GPS, the Visitor Center’s address is 300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst, MA 01003.

Parking

Free weekend parking is available in the metered lots of the Robsham Memorial Visitors Center, on the southern edge of the mall across Massachusetts Avenue, and at the meters that line Haigis Mall. A handy map of campus is available here; you’ll see Haigis Mall just south of the campus pond.

A note about parking on campus: The conference will be held in Herter Hall and the Isenberg School of Management, both located on the Haigis Mall. Registration will be in the Atrium (a big central area in Isenberg). The Visitor Center Parking is the closest available.

Hotel Accommodations for Panelists March 2017

We suggest that you may contact the University Lodge, which is in walking distance (5-10 minutes) from campus and Isenberg but has no group discount.  The nightly cost is $109.99 plus tax.  Other lodging options are here.  Look ahead to see which accommodations are best suited for your needs. Please contact GHA if you require transportation from your hotel to the Friday reception or Saturday conference .

Things To Do

While you’re here, there are a plethora of things you can do to get to know the town, university, and the community.

UMass Amherst’s Visitor Center page can be a useful starting point when planning your visit to campus.

Amherst is a great little town with all kinds of places to check out. Take a gander at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce for visitor information, attractions, restaurant listings, and other events that might be going on during your visit.

More Things To Do
Below is a collection of places to go and things to see if you have a little more time around the area (and happen to be a history-buff).

Amherst
Amherst History Museum  ~  http://www.amhersthistory.org/
Emily Dickinson Homestead & Museum  ~  http://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art  ~  http://www.carlemuseum.org/
Hampshire College Art Gallery  ~  http://www.hampshire.edu/academics/1473.htm
Mead Art Museum  ~  https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/
Museum of Natural History  ~  https://www.amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory
UMass Amherst University Gallery  ~  http://www.umass.edu/fac/universitygallery/
W.E.B. Du Bois Library  ~  http://www.library.umass.edu/

 Northampton
Historic Northampton  ~  http://historic-northampton.org/
Smith College Museum of Art  ~  http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/#start
Sophia Smith Collection  ~  http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/index.html

 Deerfield & South Deerfield
Historic Deerfield  ~  http://www.historic-deerfield.org/
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation ~ http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/msug.htm 

Feel free to contact GHA with any questions you may have. We’re happy to help!

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