Virtual Retreat, April 29 - May 2, 2021

For retreat, registration, and/or payment related assistance, please contact us at registration@umass.edu.


Welcome!
Our WEBS Spring Knitting Retreat will be held virtually from April 29 - May 2, 2021. We will have online classes, morning yoga, virtual trunk shows and Q&As with our sponsors, and an all-day lounge you can join at your leisure with events and games each day. Plus, you’ll receive an exclusive shopping coupon code and a sumptuous swag bag, mailed right to your door! We have some of the most talented instructors sharing their expertise this weekend, including Lily Chin, Patty Lyons, Gudrun Johnston, Keith Leonard, Josh Bennett and Laura Nelkin. We want you to have the fun of the Retreat from the safety of your living room or craft space, and we all hope you'll be excited to try this virtual retreat with us! 

Full retreat details are included in the various tabs above, or you may click here to download the retreat brochure. If you have any questions, concerns, or need any assistance related to the retreat, please feel free to contact us, the UMass Conference Services Team, at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102! Please note that due to limitations related to on-campus staffing, we are currently working remotely so we recommend contacting us by email when possible so the most immediate assistance. 


Registration Package Rates
We are excited to offer three different retreat registration packages for you to choose from. Each package includes access to the lounge and all presentations and activities throughout the weekend, as well as the coupon code and swag bag. The only difference? Each package offers a different number of class hours, allowing you to determine just how much virtual instruction you’d like.

Merino Package: $300.00
Includes: 4 class hours, access to lounge and all presentations and activities; free shipping code and swag bag.

Alpaca Package: $375.00
Includes: 6 class hours; access to lounge and all presentations and activities; free shipping code and swag bag.

Cashmere Package: $450.00
Includes: 8 class hours; access to lounge and all presentations and activities; free shipping code and swag bag.


How to Register 
Step 1: Register for the Retreat 
To complete your registration click the Register Now button above. Registration is only accepted online and will open to the general public at 12 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 28. A minimum $100.00 deposit, payable online by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express, is required to complete your registration. You may pay the $100.00 deposit, your full balance due, or any amount in between. If you do not pay in full during your initial registration, you may return to this page to periodically submit additional payments. All balances must be paid in full by the close of business (5 p.m. ET) on March 29, 2021. Any registration not paid in full by this date will be canceled and the $100.00 deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee.

Registration is limited and typically fills fast, so early registration is strongly encouraged!

Step 2: Submit Your Class Preferences
On Thursday, February 18, registered attendees will be able to submit class preferences by returning to this page, logging back in, and entering in their first and second class choices for the number of class blocks included in their selected retreat package. Since the various retreat packages include different amounts of class hours, we suggest reviewing the class schedule in full and marking down all preferred classes and their corresponding timeslot. Detailed instructions will be emailed to registered attendees prior to February 18. Click the "Class Description" tabs above to learn more about the classes being offered!


Retreat Registration Policies 

Payment Policy
A minimum non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required to secure each registration. Payment is accepted via our online payment gateway by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit card. Those who do not pay their full balance due during their initial registration may create their own payment plan by periodically returning to this page, logging back in, and clicking the orange "Make a Payment" button to submit additional payments. All balances must be paid in full by the close of business (5 p.m. ET) on March 29, 2021. Any registration with an outstanding balance after this date is subject to cancellation. 

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations received more than 30 days from the start date of the retreat (prior to March 29) : a full refund will be processed less the non-refundable $100.00 deposit.

For cancellations received less than 30 days from the start date of the retreat (after March 29): a full refund will be processed less a cancellation fee in the amount of 50% of the retreat package + $60.00.
For cancellation received less than 14 days before the start date of the retreat (after April 14): no refund will be issued.
All cancellations must be sent in writing to UMass Conference Services by email (registration@umass.edu
). No registration will be canceled and no credit will be issued unless a written confirmation is provided. 


Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help! 
For the most immediate assistance, please email us at  registration@umass.edu.