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Thank you for your interest in this event! Online registration has now closed. To register, please come to the on-site registration table during the hours below. Parking details can be found below and you may click here to download the event program.
Friday, October 7: 8:30 - 10:30AM, Marriott Center (11th Floor of the Campus Center).
Saturday, October 8: 7:30 - 10AM, Marriott Center (11th Floor of the Campus Center).
The most convenient parking option is the Campus Center Parking Garage, where there is a flat walkway right in the Campus Center on Level 2. For those with a reserved accessible plate or placard, reserved accessible spots are available Level 2, but all guests must pay to park in the garage. The closest complimentary accessible parking can be found near Hasbrouck Laboratory: visit the UMass Parking Map and search for "Handicapped Spaces" in the box on the upper left side to view available options.
Campus Center Parking Garage
For GPS purposes, the Campus Center Parking Garage is located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003. Click here to obtain turn-by-turn directions from your location.
Campus Center Way is off of Commonwealth Avenue. After turning onto Campus Center Way stay to the left to go up the hill. You will see the garage entrance towards the top of the hill on your right. After taking an entry ticket proceed to park, taking your entry ticket with you. We recommend driving down to park on Level 2. There is a flat walkway into the Campus Center on Level 2, to the right of the Parking Services office. Upon entering the Campus Center stay to the left to walk through the concourse, where you will find elevators across from the information desk. For those checking into Hotel UMass, travel to the 3rd floor hotel lobby. For those arriving for campus programming, follow signs to the 8th, 9th, or 11th floors (signs will help direct you upon your arrival).
A discounted parking coupon for the Campus Center Parking Garage will be available at registration. As you leave each day, but before you get to your car, stop at one of the garage pay stations (located on levels 2, 3 and 4). Insert your gate ticket and, when prompted, scan the parking coupon you received at registration. This will discount your parking to $6.50 or less depending on how long you have been parked in the garage. Submit payment and wait for the machine to return your now validated gate ticket. Return to your car, drive to the garage exit, and enter your validated gate ticket into the exit kiosk to raise the gate. Repeat this process as you leave each day. Note your gate ticket will only be validated for 15 minutes after you submit payment: only complete this process as you are leaving for the day.
Attendees with a valid state-issued reserved accessible license plate or placard may park in any marked Handicap Space or any nonrestricted, nonreserved space or lot, at no charge, as long as your plate or placard is clearly displayed at all times during your stay. To locate reserved accessible parking, visit the UMass Parking Map and search for "Handicapped Spaces" in the box in the upper left side of the page. Accessible spaces are marked with an "H" in a blue circle. In the Campus Center, reserved accessible spaces are located on level 2, nearest to the Campus Center entrance, but note all guests must pay to park in the Campus Center Parking Garage. The closest handicapped parking spaces to the Old Chapel can be found in Lot 64, in between Goodell Hall and South College. For GPS purposes, Lot 64 is located at 140 Hicks Way, Amherst MA.