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Driving Directions to UMass Amherst:

From the North:

Route 91 South to Exit 25; At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection; turn right onto Routes 5 and 10 South; go 1 mile, then left onto Route 116 South, then 8 miles to UMass Exit; Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue

From the South:

Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst); Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (left turn at the lights) 1 mile to UMass Exit; Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue

From the East:

Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst); Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (left turn at the lights) 1 mile to UMass Exit; Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue 

From the West:

Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst); Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (left turn at the lights) 1 mile to UMass Exit; Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue

Driving Directions to the Campus Center Parking Garage:

From Massachusetts Avenue (after exiting from Route 116):

At the second set of lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue; Boyden Gymnasium is on the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts Avenue; At the next set of lights turn right onto Campus Center Way and proceed up Campus Center Way; The entrance to the Campus Center Parking Garage is at the top of the hill on the right.

Driving Directions to Parking Lot 31:

From Massachusetts Avenue (after exiting from Route 116):

At the second set of lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue; Boyden Gymnasium is on the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts Avenue; Continue down Commonwealth Ave; Go through two sets of lights. Commonwealth Ave. turns into Governor's Drive as it curves to the right. Watch for a sign on your left for Parking Lot 31. The Conte Center is the huge blue-gray and glass building up the hill from Lot 31.

Parking at UMass Amherst:

Campus Parking Map (pdf)

Please let us know that you will be visiting CUMIRP and we will gladly provide you with a one-day permit for Lot 31 or an 8-hour campus parking garage voucher.

  • The Campus Center Parking Garage is available to the university community on an hourly basis, The rate is $1.75/hr and is open 24/7. The Lower Garage is reserved access, permit required. 
  • The Upper Garage entrance (Levels 2 - 6)  is located on 1 Campus Center Way. Enter on Level 3 and exit on Level 4. Clearance is 7' 2".

Local Accomodations:

  • Holiday Inn Express
    400 Russell Street (Rt.9)
    Hadley, MA 01035
    (413) 582-0002
    **Request UMass Polymer Science Corporate Rate when booking**
    Holiday Inn Express Website
  • Marriott Courtyard
    423 Russell Street
    Hadley, MA 01035
    (413) 256-5454
    **Request UMass Polymer Science Corporate Rate when booking**
    Marriott Courtyard Website