Welcome!
We look forward to seeing you at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association Annual School, August 13 - 16!

Click here to download the School Program. 


Registration Rates and Policies
MCTA Member Registration - $125.00
For
:
MCTA Paid Members (Treasurers, Collectors, Assistant Treasurers, Assistant Collectors, Inside Deputy Collectors, District/County Collectors & Treasurers, Retired/Active Members, Business Members) that have paid 2023 - 2024 dues. 
Includes:
registration, breaks, and lunch Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Does not include lodging.

Treasurer/Collector Department Staff Members - $125.00
For
:
Treasurer/Collector department staff members. Staff are unable to be a member of the MCTA but are welcomed & encouraged to attend our Annual School to further their education & gain knowledge to help them excel in their roles & daily operations. 
Includes
:
registration, breaks, and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Does not include lodging.

Non-Member Registration - $250.00
For
:
Any other non-members looking to join us for Annual School.
Includes
: registration, breaks, and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Does not include lodging.

MCTA Sponsor Registration - $0
For
:
MCTA Sponsors (click here to view our 2023-2024 sponsor list).
Includes
a limited number of registrations for the Annual School (without charge), as included in your selected Sponsorship Package, along with breaks and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Does not include lodging. Platinum Sponsors may register up to 5 attendees complementary. Gold Sponsors may register up to 4 attendees complementary. Silver Sponsors may register up to 3 attendees complementary. Partner of the Association Sponsors may register up to 2 attendees complementary. Friend of the Association Sponsors may register 1 attendee complementary.

How to Register as a Sponsor
To register as a Sponsor, click the "Register Now" above, You will then be prompted to login to Iris Registration, the online registration platform being used to manage registration for this event. If you've attended previously you can login to your existing account, or you can create an account using an email address and password of your choice. Input the main contact information and then click the MCTA Sponsor registration type. A new window will appear for you to select your sponsorship level. Once you click your sponsorship level, new boxes will appear to submit your complementary attendees name and email. Once that is complete, click "next" below, review the information and then click on finish registration to complete your registration.  If you have any questions or need any assistance we're happy to help: contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.  

How to Register
Registration is accepted online: click "Register Now" above to complete your registration! You will then be prompted to login to Iris Registration, the online registration platform being used to manage registration for this event. If you've attended previously you can login to your existing account, or you can create an account using an email address and password of your choice. To complete your registration you will need to select to pay online by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit card, or you can select to mail in a check. If you need an invoice sent to facilitate payment, please indicate such during registration or email an invoice request to registration@umass.edu after completing your registration. While registration is only accepted online, if you have any questions or need any assistance we're happy to help: contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102!

Late and Cancellation Fees
Late Fee: All registrations and payments received after the close of business on July 30, 2024, will be assessed a $40.00 late fee.
Cancellation Policy: Attendees cancelling their registration before the close of business on August 6, 2024, will receive a full refund of their fees minus a $60.00 cancellation-processing fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after 4 p.m. on August 6, 2024.

Registration Deadline
The last day to register online is Tuesday, August 6. After August 6, those who wish to register will need to do so on-site. On-site registration is available from 8AM - 5PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the Annual School. 


Notes and Reminders
First Time Attendees
Collectors & Treasurers attending School for the first time should register for courses in the 1st year of their particular discipline and follow the tracks and the courses within them chronologically as they appear in the School Program. Be sure to attend the Orientation for New Students, held from 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, in Room 163. The above date, time and location are tentative and will be updated as the program is finalized. 

Examination
For those who will be taking the Collectors & Treasurers Exam, there will be a Preliminary Examination Review on Tuesday from 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. in The Marriott Center (11th Floor), in addition to the Thursday Exam Review. Only those who have had their Preliminary Application for Certification Test (PACT) approved will be permitted to take the Examination Review Course of their choice on Thursday afternoon and sit for the Certification Examination on Friday morning, as well as the Preliminary Examination Review on Tuesday. The above dates, times and locations are tentative and will be updated as the program is finalized. Please note that MCTA has eliminated the $10 exam fee. 

School Badge and Barcode
Your name badge will have a barcode on it. Please make sure to have your barcode scanned as you exit each class! 

Hotel UMass Guests
A number of discounted rooms are available at Hotel UMass. We encourage interested guests to complete their online reservation early: the discounted rate is only available until July 15 or until space fills. Registration does not include lodging, so lodging reservations and payment should be arranged separately. A block of discounted rooms is being held at Hotel UMass, located in the Campus Center, for a rate of $175.00room/night (plus applicable fees, currently 6% plus $1.00 per room, per night).  To complete a reservation, interested attendees should click here to be taken directly to the MCTA Hotel UMass reservation page. Note reservations are available online only: if you call to complete a reservation you will be directed to book online.  Unless you select to arrive a day early, we suggest you park on the 2nd level of the Campus Center Parking Garage when you arrive and leave your belongings locked in your car out of sight. You should then proceed to the School Registration Desk on the 1st floor of the Campus Center to check-in and obtain your class materials. Please do not try to check-in at the hotel until after the day's classes are over.


Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help!
Please contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8AM - 4PM ET (excluding federal and/or Massachusetts state holidays). All calls, voicemails and/or emails will be answered as soon as possible during our standard business hours. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to download the Annual School Agenda!

Location
The annual school will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center. Classes will be held on the 1st, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th floors of the Campus Center. Registration will be held on Tuesday, August 13, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the 1st floor concourse, outside of the Campus Center Auditorium, and from 2 - 5 p.m. in the 8th floor Conference Registration Office (room 820). On Wednesday, August 14, registration will be held from 8:30 - 10 a.m. on the 1st floor concourse, outside of the Campus Center Auditorium, and from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the 8th floor Conference Registration Office. Those who arrive on Thursday or Friday should report to the Conference Registration Office, located on 8th floor of the Campus Center, between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to pick-up all conference materials. The Campus Center is located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003. For travel information, please click the "Getting to UMass" tab above.
The above times and locations are tentative and will be updated once the schedule is finalized. 


Parking
Campus Center Parking Garage
Parking is available in the Campus Center Parking Garage. For GPS purposes, the garage is located at 91 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003. Click here to get directions to the Campus Center Parking Garage via Google Maps.

Campus Center Way is off of Commonwealth Avenue, across the street from the Mullins Center. After turning onto Campus Center Way stay to the left to go up the hill. You will see the garage entrance on your right. Take a gate ticket and park, bringing your gate ticket in with you. We recommend following the Hotel UMass/Campus Center signs down to park on Level 2, where there is a marked entrance into the Campus Center. Alternatively, you can park on any level and use the Northeast or Southeast Stairwells to gain access to outdoor campus paths that lead down to the Campus Center.

If you are a commuter, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket in with you. When you check-in at the registration desk you will be provided with a parking coupon valid for each day of the program. As you leave each day you will need to stop at one of the pay stations located in the garage. Enter your gate ticket in the pay station and, when prompted, scan the QR code on the parking coupon. This will discount your parking to, at most, $6.50 for the day. Submit payment (by card at any pay station, or by cash at the pay station on the 2nd level). Once payment is submitted the machine will return your now validated gate ticket. As you drive out of the garage enter your gate ticket into the exit kiosk to raise the gate. Note your parking coupon may say it is only valid for one discount, but it will work each time you exit despite that message.

If you are staying at Hotel UMass, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket in with you. Parking pass will be provided by Hotel UMass when you check-in,  more information about parking will be provide once the conference draws closer. You will pick-up your programming materials at the registration desk, but you will receive your parking pass when you check-in at the hotel (available after 3 p.m. on your day of arrival).


Click here to view an interactive parking guide of campus. Click here to get directions to the Campus Center Parking Garage via Google Maps.

Driving to Campus
Click here to get directions to the Campus Center Parking Garage via Google Maps.

From the North
From I-91 South, take exit 36 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, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow 8 miles to the UMass exit. 

From the East
Via Route 2 West to Exit 71 (Belchertown/Amherst). From Route 2 take Route 202 South for about 15 miles to a blinking yellow light at Amherst Road. (You will see signs "to Rt 9 and Rt 116"). Turn right and follow Amherst Road (becomes Pelham Road after about 4 miles) for 7 miles to Amherst center. Follow signs to UMass. 

From the South
From I-91 North, take Exit 25 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). The UMass exit is 1 mile up. 

From the West
From Route 2 East, follow to Greenfield/I-91 exit. Take I-91 South to Exit 36, Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection. Turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow for 8 miles to the UMass exit. 

From I-90 (Mass Pike)
If you are a first-time visitor and traveling from the east or west on I-90 (Mass Pike), we recommend avoiding Exit 63 off of the Mass Pike, and instead following the directions to Exit 45 listed below. 

Take Exit 45 (West Springfield). Follow I-91 North to Exit 25. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at traffic lights). The UMass exit is 1 mile up.


Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help!
Please contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8AM - 4PM ET (excluding federal and/or Massachusetts state holidays). All calls, voicemails and/or emails will be answered as soon as possible during our standard business hours. We look forward to hearing from you!

On-Campus Lodging: Hotel UMass
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. During your stay, you will have access to the distinctive cultural atmosphere of one of the nation's top universities, while remaining only minutes away from historic downtown Amherst, allowing you to discover the magic of the Pioneer Valley. The breathtaking views from your guestroom alone will allow you to appreciate the natural beauty of scenic New England. 

A block of discounted rooms is being held at Hotel UMass, located in the Campus Center, for a rate of $175.00room/night (plus applicable fees, currently 6% plus $1.00 per room, per night). To complete a reservation, interested attendees should click here to be taken directly to the MCTA Hotel UMass reservation page. Note reservations are available online only: if you call to complete a reservation you will be directed to book online. We encourage you to make your reservation early: this discounted rate is only available until July 15, 2024, or until the hotel fills. The number of rooms in this block is limited and will fill: we strongly encourage you to make your reservation early! 

Please note hotel payment must be sent separately from your registration payment. 

Please note: the Hotel policy regarding Campus Center Parking Garage passes has changed and complimentary parking is no longer offered to Hotel UMass guests. Instead, Hotel UMass now offers unrestricted in/out parking to all guests for $6.00 per night (payable at check-in). Garage gate tickets will be validated upon check-in and can be used until 5 p.m. on your date of your departure. If your parking pass is misplaced you will charged an additional $6.00 fee per night to replace it. Additional information will be available upon hotel check-in, available on the 3rd floor of the UMass Campus Center anytime after 3 p.m. on your date of arrival.


Off-Campus Lodging
The Amherst area is full of many hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts. Neighboring Hadley has many large chain hotels located a short 5 - 10 minute drive from the UMass Campus on Russell Street/Route 9, including a Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson's, Comfort Inn, and Courtyard Marriott. Local motels, including the Amherst Motel and University Lodge, offer convenience and affordability. Amherst itself is dotted with numerous inns and b&b's, such as the Lord Jeffrey Inn, and the Black Walnut Inn. Some popular options, including estimated drive time to the Campus Center, can be found below.  A full listing can be found here.

Amherst
Hotel UMass: rated the best hotel in Amherst and the most convenient lodging option for our campus guests; 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst; click here or call 877-822-2110 (on-campus). Discounted conference rate available. 

Amherst Airbnb: over 8,000 guest reviews for places to stay in Amherst with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars; click here for available rooms and homes.

Black Walnut Inn: ranked #1 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns; 1184 North Pleasant Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-549-5649 (8 minutes)/

Inn on Boltwood: a historic Amherst hotel with 49 unique guest rooms; 30 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst; click here or call 413-256-8200 (10 minutes).

Hadley
Courtyard Hadley Amherst: centrally located hotel with an indoor pool, fitness center, and a newly renovated lobby with evening bar service and dinner menu; 423 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-256-5454 (8 minutes). 

Hampton Inn: provides a mix of value, comfort and convenience, with free hot breakfast, indoor pool and fitness center; 24 Bay Road, Hadley; click here or call 413-586-4851 (16 minutes). 

Homewood Suites by Hilton: offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites (including kitchenettes) and free hot breakfast; 340 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-387-0583 (15 minutes). 

Howard Johnson by Wyndham: conveniently located and pet friendly hotel with free continental breakfast, fitness center, and outdoor pool; 401 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-586-0114 (10 minutes). 

Comfort Inn & Suites: indoor hot tub, oversized vehicle parking, business center; 400 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-341-1556 (12 minutes).

Deerfield
Deerfield Inn: historic hotel with excellent restaurant and tavern; 81 Old Main Street, Deerfield MA; click here or call 413-774-5587 (27 minutes). 

Red Roof PLUS+: easily accessible budget hotel with indoor pool close to Deerfield attractions; 9 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield; click here or call 413-665-7161 (19 minutes). 

Northampton
Fairfield Inn and Suites: new state-of-the-art hotel located a short walk to downtown Northampton; 115A Conz Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-587-9800 (22 minutes). 

Hotel Northampton: historic hotel in downtown Northampton with two award-winning restaurants; 36 King Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-584-3100 (22 minutes).

Quality Inn & Suites: a well-appointed and conveniently located hotel with free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool, and fitness center; click here or call 413-341-1461 (21 minutes).


Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help!
Please contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8AM - 4PM ET (excluding federal and/or Massachusetts state holidays). All calls, voicemails and/or emails will be answered as soon as possible during our standard business hours. We look forward to hearing from you!

For Annual School Related Questions
Contact MCTA at 978-952-6644 or mctaed@gmail.com, or visit their website here!


For Registration, Payment, or General Campus Related Questions:
Contact UMass Conference Services at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu.


For Hotel UMass Related Questions
Contact Hotel UMass at 877-822-2110 or hotel@umass.edu, or visit www.hotelumass.com