If you are taking a shuttle from the airport, tell the driver to go to the “North Residential Area (Apartments), Building C.”
For those who are driving, go to 54 Eastman Lane, Amherst, MA, 01003, as follows:
From I-90/Mass Turnpike, take exit 4 for I-91. After going through tolls, follow signs for I-91 North and merge onto I-91 North. Follow directions for I-91 North below.
From I-91 South, take exit 25 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, and then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow 8 miles to the UMass exit.
From I-91 North, take Exit 19 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). UMass exit is 1 mile.
Once at the UMass Exit: take the exit and merge onto Massachusetts Avenue heading towards the UMass campus. At your second set of lights (first is a blinking light), make a left on to Commonwealth Avenue. Continue straight (it is a long road) through three sets of lights and after the third set, the North Apartment Complex will be on your left (dark red brick buildings). Pull into the circle that surrounds the North Apartment complex and proceed to the building labeled “Building C”.
You may park right in front of Building C temporarily (put on your flashers) while you unload your belongings. You will then need to move your car to lot 44, located right behind Building C. The desk clerk in Building C will provide you with a goldenrod dashboard pass that you must fill out and leave on your dashboard for the duration of your stay. There is no charge to park in lot 44.
If you are taking Amtrak: The Amtrak station is at 13 Railroad Street. According to GoogleMaps, it is a 35 minute walk to the dorms, and a pretty straight shot up Triangle Street to North Pleasant St., right on Eastman. The local bus may be another option (PVTA, http://www.pvta.com/index.php/schedules-routes), but probably by the time the bus comes and drops you at a spot somewhat closer to the dorms, you will have gotten there by walking. Taxi is a third option (it is a good idea to secure a few phone numbers from the web in advance… I’m not sure what info is available at the station).Or, give Joanna a call (617-230-1679), and if she is already in Amherst and not tied up with other activities, she offered to do a pickup.
Travel Difficulties. We hope that everyone’s travel will go smoothly. In the event that you have any difficulties arriving by ~6:30 (or later if you already informed us you would be late), please call Joanna’s cell phone (617-230-1679) or my cell phone (510 206 5716). You can also email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are running very late, don’t worry… the North Residential Hall will be staffed throughout the night and thus can provide your room key whenever you arrive.