Getting Here/Around


Click here to download a campus map.  The conference will be held in the Lincoln Campus Center, C3 on the map.

More campus information can be found on the conference registration website.



For driving directions and information on travel by air, bus or train: travel information

For information on local attractions:  Area information


On-Campus Lodging: Hotel UMass

Rated the best hotel in Amherst and seated in the center of the picturesque UMass Amherst campus, Hotel UMass blends a tranquil countryside escape with the bustling energy of campus life, making it your ideal destination when staying in the area. Located in the Campus Center just an elevator ride from many meeting spaces and amenities, including the University Store and several newly renovated dining options, Hotel UMass offers unbeatable convenience for a discounted conference rate of $159.00/room/night (plus applicable fees, currently 6% plus $1.00 per room, per night). Click here or call 877-822-2110 to complete a reservation. Reference group code NAW19C to receive the discounted group rate.  Reservations will be available at this discounted rate until September 13, or until space fills, so book early! We only have 70 rooms reserved for conference attendees.

Rooms are available for the night of Sunday, October 13, through the night of Tuesday, October 15. Guests wishing to book outside of these dates should call the hotel to inquire about availability.

Any rooms not reserved on or before September 13, 2019 will be released into general inventory and be available for sale to the general public. Conferees may continue to call in for a reservation after this date, however rooms and rates will not be guaranteed.

Note: We recommend attendees stay at Hotel UMass if possible.


Off-Campus Lodging

The Amherst area has many hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts. A variety of hotel chains offer their familiar comforts just a short 5 - 10 minute drive from the UMass Campus on Route 9/Russell Street in neighboring Hadley, while charming independent inns and B&Bs dot the area, offering a true taste of Pioneer Valley living.  Details here