Guide to Amherst/UMass

UMASS FACILITIES

FITNESS CENTERS
UMass Recreation Center: Visitors to UMass can purchase a day pass to the UMass Recreation Center for $10 a day. Passes are sold at the front desk (Cash, Credit or Check is accepted.)

The Body Shop: Located near the North Residential Halls this fitness center is run by the department of Kinesiology. A one day pass is $4. 

WIRELESS  INTERNET
Wireless internet access is available throughout UMass Campus. You will be able to obtain a wireless pass at your workshop registration or at your hotel/dorm reception.

DINING
During the Summer UMass has several dining options available on campus. Click on the links below for hours and menu's:

Procrastination Station
The Hatch
French Meadow Café
Worcester Dining Commons
ISB Cafe
Whitmore Café
The University Club & Restaurant
Upub


AMHERST AREA GUIDE

For a local guide to eating & things to do in Amherst Click Here

LOCAL TRANSPORT
For a guide to getting around Amherst Click Here

SHOPPING GUIDE
We have several local supermarkets and a shopping mall close to Amherst. Both are accessible by PVTA buses from the university campus.

  • Hampshire Mall
    Target, Movie Theatres, Dicks, JC Penny & Trader Joes. 
    Catch Bus B43
     
  • Campus Plaza Shopping Center
    Stop & Shop, TJ Max, Dollar Store, 
    Route 9 Diner & Package Store.
    Catch Bus 37
     
  • Big Y Shopping Center
    Big Y, CVS & Dunkin Donuts.
    Catch Bus B43
     
  • Mountain Farms Mall Shopping Center
    Walmart, Wholefoods, Panera Bread, Barnes & Nobles, Marshalls & Michaels.
    Catch Bus 37

DINING

Here are a just a few of our favorites:

Amherst Brewing Company
 
10 University Drive Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-4400
Dinner menu ranges from $7 to $15 for grill/pub food. ABC Brews its own beer on site.

Amherst Chinese Food

62 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 992-6181
Dinner menu ranges from $9.95 to $12.95 for delicious Chinese cuisine. Uses all locally grown vegetables.

Antonio’s Pizza

31 N Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-0808‎
Menu ranges from $2 to $4 for slices of pizza. Usually standing room only, so grab a seat fast!

Baku's African Restaurant

197 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA, 01002
(413) 253-7202
Menu is about $14 for authentic West African cuisine.

Bistro 63 at the Monkey Bar

63 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 259-1600
Menu ranges from $15 to $23 for Choice Steaks, Chops, and Market Fresh Fish and Seafood.

Chez Albert

178 N Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-3811‎
Dinner menu ranges from $24 to $26 for upscale French food.  Bon appétit!

Fresh Side

39 S. Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 256-0296 | Menu available @ https://www.facebook.com/Freshsideamherst

Dinner menu ranges from $4 to $7 for tea rolls. Menu also includes pastas, rice, soups and salads.
 
 
Johnny's Tavern
 
30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 230-3818
Dinner menu ranges from $8 to $25.

Judie’s

51 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-3491
Dinner menu ranges from $10 to $20 for burgers, sandwiches, and full entrees. Best known for its popovers.

High Horse 

24 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
(413) 230-3034
Dinner menu ranges from $7 to $15 for grill/pub food. Brews its own beer on site.

La Veracruzana Mexican Restaurant

63 S Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-6900‎
Dinner menu ranges from $5 to 10 for authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and more. 

Lumber Yard

383 Main Street, Amherst, MA, 01002 
(413) 253-4200
Dinner menu ranges from $14-25.

Miss Saigon

96 N Pleasant St # 5, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-9988
Dinner menu ranges from $8.50 to $11.50 for large Vietnamese noodle bowls.

Moti - Persian Mediterranean Restaurant

25 N Pleasant St  Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 259-2150
Dinner menu ranges from $5 to $5 for Mediterranean style food.