We're delighted that you are interested in visiting UMass Amherst! Below you will find information about planning your visit and traveling to campus.
Directions to Campus
When using GPS wayfinding programs, please use “UMass Amherst Campus Center Parking Garage.”
From the North
From I-91 South, take exit 36 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp, turn left and follow road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow 8 miles to the UMass exit.
From the East
Via Route 2 West to Exit 71 (Belchertown/Amherst). From Route 2 take Route 202 South for about 15 miles to a blinking yellow light at Amherst Road. (You will see signs "to Rt 9 and Rt 116"). Turn right and follow Amherst Road (becomes Pelham Road after about 4 miles) for 7 miles to Amherst center.
From the South
From I-91 North, take Exit 25 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.
From the West
From Route 2 East, follow to Greenfield/I-91 exit. Take I-91 South to Exit 36, Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow for 8 miles to the UMass exit.
From I-90 (Mass Pike)
If you are a first-time visitor and traveling from the east or west on I-90 (Mass Pike), we recommend avoiding Exit 63 off of the Mass Pike, and instead following the directions to Exit 45 listed below.
Take Exit 45 (West Springfield). Follow I-91 North to Exit 25. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.
Bradley International Airport
Bradley (Hartford/Springfield) is 45 miles south of the University.
Logan International Airport
Logan (Boston) is 90 miles east of the University.
800-872-8752, provides airport transportation services.
413-586-1120, provides shuttle service to and from Bradley, Logan, and New York airports.
Exclusive Car Service Inc.
877-695-4665, provides private car services to and from Bradley, Logan, and New York airports.
413-221-4512, provides airport shuttle and car services from Bradley, Logan, and JFK airports.
Michael's Limousine & Transportation Service
800-533-8470, provides transportation services to and from Bradley, Logan, and JFK airports throughout the local area.
800-229-9424, serves Springfield, Mass.
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
413-586-5806 local service is free to students during the school year.
Peter Pan Bus Lines
800-343-999, services Amherst, Mass.
Amtrak for schedules, or call 800-872-7245
Visitor Parking Options
Visitor parking is available in the Upper Garage (Levels 2 - 6). Cost is $1.75/hour, and the garage is open 24/7. The Upper Garage entrance is located on Campus Center Way. Enter on Level 3 and exit on Level 4. Clearance is 7' 2".
Visitors can park at metered parking spaces or in lots with meter paystations. Cost is $1.50/hour. Meters are enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Use our interactive Parking Map to identify metered parking spots
Visitors can purchase a One-Day Temporary Parking Pass for $8.00/day from Parking Services. Long-term (multi-day) parking passes are also available.
The University of Massachusetts has teamed up with ChargePoint to offer electric vehicle charging on campus. Guests and visitors to our campus may use any of the chargers on campus. You will need to have a ChargePoint account to use the chargers. Please visit the ChargePoint website for charger locations and current pricing: EVSE | Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations | ChargePoint
For more detail on EV charging on the UMass Amherst campus please visit please visit the UMass Transportation Services, Electric Vehicle webpage: Electric Vehicles - Transportation Services - UMass Amherst
Find a place to stay when you visit campus.
If you are planning to visit campus, check MassTraveler for the latest information and detour routes.
Parents & Families
The Office of Parent Services is available to assist parents and guardians with any questions they may have about UMass Amherst.
Inclement weather policy for tours and information sessions
In the case of severe weather, including snow, heavy rain and wind, lightning, hail or ice, the campus tour may be replaced with another form of programming. Tour guides will remain in one indoor location while sharing information about a variety of buildings and topics on campus, which can be supplemented with our online virtual tour at your convenience. In the case of light rain or snow, tours will be held as scheduled and tour guides will make every effort to spend as much time indoors as possible. Both information sessions and tours will be cancelled if the University is closed (see UMass Amherst Emergency Closing Status).
Campus Telephone Numbers
|Admissions Visits 413-545-0306|
|Undergraduate Admissions 413-545-0222|
|Hotel UMass 413-549-6000|
|Conference Services 413-577-8100|
|New Students Orientation 413-545-2621|
|UMass Amherst Police 413-545-2121|
|Main Switchboard 413-545-0111|
|Parking Office 413-545-0065|