directions



I. Directions to the Visitors Center (and short-term parking)

A. FROM THE EAST (Boston area) via the Massachusetts Turnpike:
l. Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) west to Exit 4 (I-9l, W. Springfield) - 78 miles from I-95/Route 128
2. I-9l north to Exit l9 (Route 9-Northampton) - l9 miles
3. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
4. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
5. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

ALTERNATE ROUTES FROM THE EAST:
1. Massachusetts Turnpike west to Exit 8 (Palmer) - get directions to the campus at the toll booth. (This route is somewhat longer and more complicated but is more scenic and involves less turnpike driving.)
2. Route 2 west to U.S. 202 (Orange); U.S. 202 south 15 miles to "Route 9 and 116 Amherst" exit, at blinker (Pelham); turn right and go 7 miles to Amherst center; turn right on North Pleasant Street; and left at the second light, to the campus. (This is the scenic route.)

B. FROM THE SOUTH SHORE (of Massachusetts) and CAPE COD AREA:
l. I-495 to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)
2. I-90 west to Exit 4 (I-9l, West Springfield) - 60 miles from I-495
3. I-9l north to Exit l9 (Route 9-Northampton) - l9 miles
4. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
5. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
6. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

C. FROM THE SOUTH (Connecticut, New York, New Jersey area):
l. I-9l through Hartford or I-84 to Hartford
2. I-9l north, through Springfield, to Exit l9 (Route 9, Northampton) - approximately 45 miles from Hartford
3. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
4. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
5. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

D. FROM THE WEST:
l. Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east to Exit 4 (I-90, West Springfield)
2. I-9l north to Exit l9 (Route 9-Northampton) - l9 miles
3. Bear right (east) on Route 9, to Route 116N - 5 miles
4. Left on Route 116N to "UMASS" exit
5. Right at the top of the exit ramp and follow signs to the Visitors Center or Campus Center

E. FROM THE NORTH (Vermont):
l. I-9l south to Route 116 Exit (Whately)
2. Left at top of the exit ramp, then immediately right onto Route 116
3. Route 116 South to "UMASS" exit - approximately 9 miles

F. FROM THE NORTH (New Hampshire):
Depending on where you are coming from in NH, either E1-3 above or I-93 south to I-495 South; to Route 2 west; to U.S. 202 south; 15 miles to blinker at "Route 9 and 116 Amherst" exit (Pelham); right, 7 miles to Amherst Center; right on North Pleasant Street to second traffic light; left to campus.

G. BUS SERVICES:
For bus travel to campus, via Peter Pan Bus lines, call 800-343-9999.


II. Directions to the NASSS Program Office

A. FROM THE VISITOR'S CENTER
1. If open, go into the Visitor's Center and get a map.
2. Walk straight across the intersection to campus (the metered parking lot to your back).
3. Follow the sidewalk forward - Whitmore Administration Building will be on your left, Haigis Mall (grassy area) on your right.
4. When you get to the bus stop, continue forward staying on the left side of the reflecting pool (Herter Hall will be on your left too).
5. At the end of Herter Hall take the path that goes left. Continue on this path forward. Eventually you will run into Bartlett Hall.
6. Do not enter from the main entrance. When facing the main entrance to Bartlett (it has an large overhang and the building name), the entrance you should take will be on your left.
7. After you enter, on your left you will see a staircase going down. Take the stairs down.
8. At the bottom of the stairs go through the doorway, then turn right and proceed down the hall.
9. Our office is on the left, Suite 11.

B. FROM THE CAMPUS CENTER
1. Walk toward the library. It is the tallest building on campus and is red brick.
2. Keep the libary and the campus pond on your left. When you get to the library you should be facing the Chapel.
3. You should see several paths. You want to take the one furthest to your right that goes forward (you do not want to turn right and head down a small hill).
4. You should pass the Goodell Building, It is red brick. Continue on this path forward. Eventually you will run into Bartlett Hall.
5. Continue going straight ahead. Do not enter from the main entrance (which is on your right and has an large overhang and the building name), the entrance you should take will be in front of you.
6. After you enter, on your left you will see a staircase going down. Take the stairs down.
7. At the bottom of the stairs go through the doorway, then turn right and proceed down the hall.
8. Our office is on the left, Suite 11.



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