The University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Planning Your Visit


We are delighted to have you visit the UMass Amherst campus for the Summer Adoption Research Institute. 
In order to prepare for your arrival we have created a quick list of all the information you need to plan for your visit including: hotel booking codes, travel directions, parking and many other helpful resources.

CLICK HERE for a detailed UMass Amherst campus map.

Traveling to UMass Amherst

The Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts is located in western Massachusetts, which is approximately two hours west of Boston. The closest airport to campus is Bradley International Airport (BDL) located in Windsor Locks, CT. The University is close to major highways, including Interstate routes 90 and 91. UMass Amherst has an extensive Visitors Gateway site that includes detailed information such as directions, parking locations, campus maps and area lodging. We have also created our own Travel Guide that will help you find your way to UMass—whether you will be traveling by plane, train, bus or car. Recommended parking areas for the Methodology Workshops can be found at this link as well.


For your convenience, we recommend that attendees stay in on-campus accommodations due to the close proximity to the workshop location. Attendees may choose between the Hotel UMass and the suite-style accommodations of the North Residence Halls. For those who wish to stay off campus, the town of Amherst offers a variety of hotels along with bed and breakfasts. For a full list of places to stay in Amherst, please visit our Accommodations page.

Visitors' Guide to Amherst

For information about places to dine in Amherst, local buses, local shops, local gyms and much more, please visit our Guide to Amherst & UMass page.


For logistics, travel, workshop agenda, locations and late arrival questions, please contact Amanda Moore at (413) 545-4631.