If one wants to use mass transportation, most likely the cheapest option is to take a Peter Pan bus (http://peterpanbus.com), which comes right to the UMass campus. Renting a car is certainly feasible, too: the drive is about two hours (click here for directions). There are also shuttles (usually to/from Boston’s Logan Airport) and other options that may be more pricey. For more information, see https://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions/.
A campus map is included here: the relevant buildings in the program are also circled.
For those staying in Hotel UMass: One complimentary parking pass for the Campus Center Parking Garage (see campus map), per room, per night will be available at check in.
For those staying in the dormitory: complimentary parking is available in the surface lots near the dormitory. A complimentary parking pass is available at check-in.
Below is logistical information for those staying in the dormitory, Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community.
UMass Summer Conference Housing will facilitate both check-in and check-out. Summer Conference Housing staff member will be stationed at the front desk in the residence hall lobby to assist with check-in and check-out and to provide helpful information to participants. At the residence hall check-in, participants will receive their room key and meal/access card. At the residence hall check-out, each participant will be responsible for returning their room key and access card to Summer Conference Housing. Check-in is at 3:00pm on the arrival date. Check-out is at 11:00am.
Below is logistical information for those staying in Hotel UMass.
Check-in is at 3:00pm on the arrival date. Check-out time is 11:00am. Pets are not allowed.