University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fall 2013 Orientation Trip Descriptions

Amherst Community Reception & Host-Family Sign-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Amherst Women's Club

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP

This bus tour will show you around the quaint town of Amherst and surrounding areas while highlighting local venues and bike trails. Since the trip is sponsored by the Town of Amherst, you will be greeted by local government officials at the conclusion of the bus tour. You may also opt to sign up with a local host family - a wonderful opportunity to experience American culture and tradition away from the university setting. You will need to walk back to UMass at the end of this trip.

Sign-up is required to attend this trip.         

Cost: Free

Date: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Time: 3:15PM-6:00PM

Meet at Haigis Mall at 3:15PM

 

 

Holyoke Mall

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP

Featuring nearly 200 stores and shops on three levels, the Holyoke Mall will satisfy nearly all of your shopping desires.  The mall is approximately 20 miles (35 km) away from campus and the drive takes about 25 minutes.

Sign-up is required to attend this trip.    

Cost: Free

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Time: 10:45AM-4:45PM (includes travel time)

Meet at Haigis Mall at 10:45AM

 

 

Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP

Come enjoy the local Amherst College Museum of Natural History!  Once you arrive at the museum, explore the exhibits and learn about this amazing local resource. The museum contains three floors of exhibits and over 1700 specimens on display, as well as a large collection of dinosaur tracks!

Sign-up is required to attend this trip.

Cost: Free

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Time: 12:45PM-4:15PM (includes travel time)

Meet at Haigis Mall at 12:45PM

 

Walking Trip up Mount Sugarloaf

Observation Deck at the Top of Mt. Sugarloaf

Observation Deck at the Top of Mt. Sugarloaf

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP

Mount Sugarloaf has a vertical height of 652 feet (199 m). After a brief walk up the road, you will have stunning views of the Connecticut River Valley, the Holyoke Range of mountains, and UMass! Mount Sugarloaf is about 9 miles (15 km) away from campus and the drive takes about 15 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Sign-up is required to attend this trip.

Cost: Free

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Time: 12:45PM-5:00PM (includes travel time)

Meet at Haigis Mall at 12:45PM

 

Hiking Trip to the Notch

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP

Hike the 1106 vertical feet (337 m) to the peak of the Holyoke Mountain range and enjoy the stunning views of the Connecticut River Valley and UMass. Hiking shoes or sneakers required (NO sandals or dress shoes)

Sign-up is required to attend this trip.

Cost: Free

Date: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Time: 12:45PM-4:30PM (includes travel time)

Meet at Haigis Mall at 12:45PM

 

Bowling in Northampton

Come and enjoy an afternoon of bowling at SPARE TIME Bowling in the city of Northampton. Includes shoe rental and bowling for 2.5 hours.
 

Sign-up and payment are required to attend this trip.                                                                               

Cost: $15

Date: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Time:  12:45PM-4:30PM (includes travel time)

Meet at Haigis Mall at 12:45PM

 

Boston Trip

 

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP

An all-day self-guided excursion to Boston will provide you with an opportunity to see the historical sites of New England's largest city.  Shopping, museums, parks, and great restaurants are all available. The subway (the "T"), provides quick access to many neighborhoods. Boston is approximately 90 miles (145 km) from Amherst and the drive is approximately 2 hours by car.

Transportation is provided to and from UMass and Boston.

Sign-up and payment are required to attend this trip.

Cost: $35

Date: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Time:  8:45AM-10:30PM (includes travel time)

Meet at Haigis Mall at 8:45AM