Thank you for your interest in the Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurer's Association Annual School! Online registration has closed, but we will be accepting registrations on-site! Please see the information below regarding on-site registration.
On-site registration will be held at the following times and locations. Note registration will not be available outside of these times: please contact us if you are unable to check-in during the times below!
Tuesday, August 10
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Campus Center 1st Floor Concourse
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Campus Center 8th Floor Registration Office (Room 810)
Wednesday, August 11
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Campus Center 1st Floor Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Campus Center 8th Floor Registration Office (Room 810)
Thursday, August 12
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Campus Center 8th Floor Registration Office (Room 810)
Friday, August 13
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Campus Center 8th Floor Registration Office (Room 810)
Visit the registration desk to pick up your school materials and, if necessary, a discounted parking pass for the Campus Center Parking Garage (see below). If you arrive after the times detailed above, or if you need any assistance throughout the event, feel free to contact the UMass Conference Services Registration Office (413-577-8102, email@example.com). If it is after normal business hours, someone will be back in touch with you as soon as possible!
- Members - $95.00
For: Association Members (Collectors, Treasurers, Asst. Treasurers, Asst. Collectors, Inside Deputy Collectors, District Collectors & District Treasurers) that have paid 2020 - 2021 dues, Associate Members, and a Collector/Treasurer staff person sponsored by an incumbent Collector or Treasurer (signed approval required)
Includes: registration, breaks, and lunch Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Does not include lodging.
- Non-Members - $175.00
For: Collector's and/or Treasurer's office staff who are not dues paying members, Collector's and/or Treasurer's office staff who are not sponsored by an incumbent Collect or Treasurer through signed approval, and any other Non-Member
Includes: registration, breaks, and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Does not include lodging.
Late Fee: All registrations and payments received after the close of business on July 26, 2021, will be assessed a $40.00 late fee.
Online Registration Deadline: The last day to register online is Sunday, August 1. After August 1, those who wish to register will need to do so on-site.
Cancellation Policy: Attendees cancelling their registration before the close of business on August 2, 2021, will receive a full refund of their fees minus a $60.00 cancellation-processing fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after 5 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021.
- 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 being held from 9:30 - 9:55 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10, in Room 163.
- For those who will be taking the Collectors & Treasurers Exam, there will be a Preliminary Examination Review on Tuesday from 9:30 - 9:55 a.m. in The Marriott Center (11th Floor), in addition to the Thursday Exam Review
- Members who are not yet certified are urged to arrange your programs so you will not be lacking courses by the time you are eligible for certification
- Your name badge will have a bar-code on it. Please make sure to have your bar-code scanned as you enter each class! To ensure proper credit is given, there will also be a class attendance sheet for you to sign
- For those staying at Hotel UMass located in the Campus Center, please be advised that your rooms will not be available before 3 p.m. on the first day of your reservation. 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. Please do not try to check-in at the hotel until after the day's classes are over.
- 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 12 or until space fills. Visit https://hotelumass.com/ to complete your reservation. Please note that due to current staffing limitations, all reservations should be completed online (not by phone). Select "Rate Options" and enter group code 21MCTC. Click here for instructions on how to complete your booking online.
- Application forms for Renewal of Certification were mailed earlier this year to those who are eligible for renewal. Renewal application forms will also be available at the MCTA information desk at School.
- 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.
- Out of consideration for your fellow students and members of the faculty who may have allergies, please do not wear any perfumes, colognes, body lotion, or other fragrances
UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response
As of June 2, 2021, consistent with the Massachusetts Governor’s lifting of all COVID restrictions with the exception of face coverings (see below), the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus is lifting COVID restrictions related to events and programming. The below best practice recommendations remain in place. Any updates to University policies, procedures and/or restrictions between now and this event will be provided to registered attendees as additional information is received. Visit UMass Amherst Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for resources and updates on the University's COVID-19 response, including the latest campus news and comprehensive information.
- Attendees should stay home if they are feeling ill, particularly, if they are experiencing COVID symptoms such as: temperature over 100.3F; new loss of smell or taste; muscle aches; sore throat; cough; shortness of breath; chills; headache; fatigue; congestion or runny nose; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite; been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or been placed in quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19 unless you have been fully vaccinated (2 weeks past your final shot); been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or local public health official.
- Hand sanitizer will be made readily available to attendees.
- Venue permitted capacities will not be exceeded.
- Guests should follow the University's Face Covering protocols. Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask or physically distance on campus, both outdoors and indoors. Fully vaccinated individuals who prefer to continue wearing face coverings are welcome to do so. Individuals not yet fully vaccinated will be required to wear face coverings in indoor settings and when they can’t socially distance. Such individuals may remove their face covering only in a private office when alone. Someone is considered fully vaccinated under these conditions: two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Face coverings are still required for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including ride shares, PVTA) and in healthcare facilities such as University Health Services.
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Tuesday, August 10
|9 - 10 a.m.||Registration & Continental Breakfast, Campus Center 1st Floor Concourse. Sponsored by: Santander Bank, N.A.|
|9:30 - 9:55 a.m. |
|Orientation for First Year Attendees, Christopher Sweet, MCTA President, Beth Whitman, MCTA Executive Director, Campus Center Room 163|
|9:30 - 9:55 a.m.||Treasurers & Collectors - Preliminary Exam Review|
|(Preliminary review Session for Course 900R and 950R reserved for attendees taking the exam on Friday), Marriott Center, Campus Center 11th Floor|
|10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year||*101: Duties and Responsibilities, J. Lepardo, D. Sullivan|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||*408: Ethics- Conflict of Interest, D. Giannetti|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||*418 The Uniform Procurement Act, Ch. 30B, M. Delaney|
|Collector 1st Year||*160: Duties & Responsibilities, E. McKay, J.Nunes|
|Collector 2nd Year||*408: Ethics- Conflict of Interest, D. Giannetti|
|Collector 3rd Year||*418: The Uniform Procurement Act, Ch. 30B, M. Delaney|
|Certified||1020: American Rescue Plan Act, H. Fahle|
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.|
|Lunch Break, Campus Center 1st Floor Auditorium. Sponsored by: Unibank & MMDT Federated Hermes, Easthampton Savings Bank/Hometown Bank|
|1:30 - 3 p.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year||*102: Cash Control Procedures, J. Savignac, M. Smith|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||*202: Investments, C. Patterson, M. Newcomb|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||*401: Tax Rate Recap- Free Cash, Cherry Sheet, L. Krzywicki, A. Nelson|
|Collector 1st Year||*102: Cash Control Procedures, J. Savignac, M. Smith|
|Collector 2nd Year||*268: Betterments Assessments, Water, Sewer Liens, G. Lane|
|Collector 3rd Year||*401: Tax Rate Recap- Free Cash Cherry Sheet, L. Krzywicki, A. Nelson|
|Certified||791: Current Legal and Other Topics in Public Finance, R. Manley, D. Eisenthal|
|3:15 - 4 p.m.||Afternoon Break. Sponsored by: Adams Community Bank|
Wednesday, August 11
|8:30 - 10 a.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year||*103A: Municipal Finance Law, J. Crowley|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||*209A: Payroll, J. Nunes, B. Young, G. Lane|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||*301: Revenue Forecasting, N. Holt|
|Collector 1st Year||*161A: Property Tax Collections, B. Barry, T. Florence|
|Collector 2nd Year||*710: Deputy Tax Collector Function & Relationship, D. Jenkins, R. Jeffery|
|Collector 3rd Year||374: On-Line Payments, C. Gleason, S. Kelley|
|Certified||1021: Coaching, Performance Management & Discipline, M. Alcardi|
|10 - 10:15 a.m. ||Refreshment Break. Sponsored by: Bristol Country Savings Bank|
|10:15 - 11:30 p.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year||*105: Cash Management, J. Lepardo, Lisa Clark|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||*209B: Payroll, J. Nunes, B. Young, G. Lane|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||752: Sale/Auction Of Tax Possessions, D. Condon|
|Collector 1st Year||*161B: Property Tax Collections (cont'd), B. Barry, T. Florence|
|Collector 2nd Year||*167: Municipal Lien Certificates, D. Jenkins, P. Sygnator|
|Collector 3rd Year||*364: Reconciling Tax Receivables, Z. Nowlan, D. Sullivan|
|Certified||725: Seasoned Treasurers/Collectors: Test Your Skills, M. Hill, S. Lonergan, C. Sweet|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Luncheon - Hosted by Eastern Bank, Campus Center Auditorium |
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.|
Legislative Program Review, Barbara Barry, MCTA First Vice President & Chair, Legislative Committee, Campus Center Auditorium
|1:30 - 2 p.m.||Networking Time|
|2 - 3:15 p.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year||*104A: Payroll, G. Lane, C. Pilla|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||*203A: Long Term Borrowing, D. Eisenthal, A. Jeffers|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||*303A: Capital Budgeting & Financing, C. McNemey, L. Discoll, K. Tofuri|
|Collector 1st Year||*162A: Motor Vehicle Excise, E. McKay, Lisa Clark|
|Collector 2nd Year||*361A: Assessing Procedures, K. Tonelli, L. Partridge|
|Collector 3rd Year||*365A: Deferred Taxes, D. Condon, V. Smith|
|Certified||1018: Economic Update Fraud Protection, S. Andrews|
|3:15 - 3:15 p.m.||Refreshment Break. Sponsored by: People's Bank|
|3:30 - 4:45 p.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year *104B: Payroll (cont'd), G. Lane, C. Pilla|
|Treasurer 2nd Year *203B: Long Term Borrowing: Documentation, Disclosure, and Ratings, L. Welsh, |
M. Meidinger, N. Lehman
|Treasurer 3rd Year *303B: Cap. Budget & Financing (cont'd), C. McNemey, K. Discoll, K. Tofuri|
|Collector 1st Year *162B: Motor Vehicle Excise (cont'd), E. McKay, Lisa Clark|
|Collector 2nd Year *361B: Assessing Procedures (cont'd), K. Tonelli, L. Patridge|
|Collector 3rd Year *370: Interest Calculations, J. Duggan, D. Sullivan|
|Certified 1019: OPED, P. Elmore, Campus Center|
Thursday, August 12
|8:30 - 10 a.m.|
|Treasurer 1st Year||*103B: Municipal Finance Law (cont'd), W. Arrigal|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||*108: Trust Funds, K. Feeley, C. Patterson|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||211: Tax Foreclosure, J. Coppola, D. Coppola|
|Collector 1st Year||*164: Tax Takings Forms Workshop, W. Graves, J. Savignac|
|Collector 2nd Year||799: Office Operations & Best Practices, G. Lane, D. Jenkins|
|Collector 3rd Year||373B: Bankruptcies: What a Collector Needs to Know and Do, J. Finnegan, R. Kerwin|
|10 - 10:15 a.m.||Refreshment Break. Sponsored by: Monson Savings Bank|
|10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. ||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year ||*107: Tax Title & Interest Calculation Workshop, D. Huard, A. Cerventas|
|Treasurer 2nd Year ||*207 Insurance- Chap.32B, G. Lane, K. Feeley|
|Treasurer 3rd Year ||212: Management of Tax Possessions, J. Coppola, P. Zekos|
|Collector 1st Year||*165: Interest Calculation Workshop, Jim Dunbar, Dawn Forte|
|Collector 2nd Year||775: Land of Low Value, N. Holt|
|Collector 3rd Year||373B: Bankruptcies: What a Collector Needs to Know and Do, J. Finnegan, R. Kirwin|
|12 - 1 p.m.||Lunch Break, Campus Center Auditorium. Sponsored by: Leader Bank, Locke Lord, and Citizens Bank|
|1 - 3 p.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year||*106: Short Term Borrowing, D. Wagner, L. Lombard|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||306: Accounting Principles, Structure & Best Practices, J. Reddington|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||900R: Treasurer Examination Review, C. Patterson, J. Lepardo|
|Collector 1st Year||*163A: Tax Takings, J. Coppola, D. Coppola|
|Collector 2nd Year||*260: Taxes in Litigation, J. Finnegan R. Kerwin|
|Collector 3rd Year||306: Accounting Principles, Structure & Best Practices, J. Reddington|
|Exam Review||950R: Collector Examination Review, G. Lane, E. McKay|
|3 - 3:15 p.m.||Afternoon Break. Sponsored by: Greenfield Cooperative Bank|
|3:15 - 5 p.m.||Classes|
|Treasurer 1st Year||1006: Tax Title Sales & Tax Title Issues, B. Cowin, D. Hill|
|Treasurer 2nd Year||375: Personal Property Tax Collection and Small Claims, A. Calvagno, K. Moore|
|Treasurer 3rd Year||900R: Treasurer Exam Review (con't), C. Patterson, J. Lepardo|
|Collector 1st Year||*163B: Tax Taking (cont'd), J. Coppola, D. Coppola|
|Collector 2nd Year||1006: Tax Title Sales & Tax Title Issues, B. Cowin, D. Hill|
|Collector 3rd Year||375: Personal Property Tax Collections and Small Claims, A. Calvagno, K. Moore|
|950R: Collector Examination Review (con't), G. Lane, E. McKay|
Friday, August 13
|9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||900 - Treasurers Exam and 950 - Collectors Exam|
|Treasurer Coffee Sponsor - Newburyport Bank|
Collector Coffee Sponsor - TD Bank
The conference will be held in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center and the Integrative Learning Center (ILC). Classes will be held on the 1st, 9th, 10th and 11th floors of the Campus Center, with a few classes being held in the 1st floor of the ILC. Registration will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 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 810). On Wednesday, August 11, 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.
Campus Center Parking Garage: Parking is available in the Campus Center Parking Garage. For GPS purposes, the garage is located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003 (click here to obtain directions from your location). 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 tickets 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.
Reminder: the Campus Center Parking Garage is now automated!
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 for each day of the program. As you leave each day you will need to stop at a pay station. 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 validate gate ticket. As you drive out of the garage enter your gate ticket into the exit kiosk to raise the gate.
If you are staying at Hotel UMass, take a gate ticket, park, and bring your gate ticket in with you. 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). At hotel check-in give the desk clerk your gate ticket - they will then validate your gate ticket for the duration of your stay. You will not need to stop at a pay station.
Click here to view an interactive parking guide of campus.
Driving to Campus
From the South, via I-91 North
Take Exit 19 in Northampton. From the exit ramp, stay to the right to merge onto Route 9. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North. Turn left onto 116 and go one mile to the UMass Exit. Stay to the right as you exit to merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take a left at the second set of lights onto Commonwealth Avenue. Travel on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach the first set of lights - you will see the Mullins Center, the large sports/entertainment complex, on your left. At the lights take a right onto Campus Center Way, staying to the left to go up the hill. The garage entrance will be on your right.
From the North, via I-91 South
Take Exit 25 in Deerfield. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Routes U.S. 5/10/116. Follow until the lights and then turn right to stay on 5/10/116. Go one mile and turn left onto Route 116 South. Follow Route 116 South for eight miles to the UMass exit. Turn left at the stop sign. Take a left at the second set of lights onto Commonwealth Avenue. Travel on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach the first set of lights - you will see the Mullins Center, the large sports/entertainment complex, on your left. At the lights take a right onto Campus Center Way, staying to the left to go up the hill. The garage entrance will be on your right.
From the North, via I-93 South
Follow I-93 to I-495 South. Follow to Route 2 West. Continue on Route 2 to U.S. 202 South. Follow for about 15 miles to the blinking light at the Pelham exit marked “Route 9 and 116 Amherst.” Turn right and follow for seven miles to Amherst center. Turn right onto North Pleasant Street. Stay on North Pleasant Street until you arrive on campus. Stay left to turn onto Massachusetts Avenue. Follow Massachusetts Avenue until the first set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Commonwealth Avenue. Travel on Commonwealth Avenue until you reach the first set of lights - you will see the Mullins Center, the large sports/entertainment complex, on your left. At the lights take a right onto Campus Center Way, staying to the left to go up the hill. The garage entrance will be on your right.
From the East or West, via I-90
Travelers have a choice of four routes:
- Off Exit 8 (Palmer/Ware): Follow Route 32 South to Palmer. Take Route 20 West to Route 181 North into Belchertown. Turn onto Route 9 West to Amherst. Follow Route 9 through the center of Amherst. Take a right onto University Drive. Travel to the end of University Drive and take a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Get into the left lane and take a left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Stay in the right lane and at the first set of lights turn right onto Campus Center Way. Follow signs to the Parking Garage.
- Off Exit 7 (Ludlow): Follow Route 21 North to U.S. 202 North to Route 9 West to Amherst center. Travel through the center of Amherst. Take a right onto University Drive. Travel to the end of University Drive and take a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Get into the left lane and take a left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Stay in the right lane and at the first set of lights turn right onto Campus Center Way. Follow signs to the Parking Garage.
- Off Exit 5 (Chicopee): Follow Route 33 North to Route 116 North to Amherst center. Turn left at the light onto Route 9 West. At the bottom of the hill stay in the right lane and take a right onto University Drive. Travel to the end of University Drive and take a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Get into the left lane and take a left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Stay in the right lane and at the first set of lights turn right onto Campus Center Way. Follow signs to the Parking Garage.
- Off Exit 4 (West Springfield): I-91 North to Exit 19 to Route 9 East to Amherst. Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North. Turn left onto 116 and go one mile to the UMass exit. Stay to the right as you exit. At the second intersection take a left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Stay in the right lane. At the first set of lights take a right onto Campus Center Way. Follow signs to the Parking Garage.
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. 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 rooms is reserved for school participants at Hotel UMass at a discounted conference rate of $145.00 per night (plus applicable fees, currently 6% plus $1.00 per room, per night). Interested guests must make a reservation directly with the hotel and must reference group code 21MCTC to receive the discounted rate. We encourage you to make your reservation early: this discounted rate is only available until July 12, 2021, or until the hotel fills. The number of rooms 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.
UMass Dining provides more than sustenance: we serve a variety of healthy and flavorful meals featuring local, regional and world cuisine in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious manner. Our program is founded upon four core values: health, world flavors, sustainability, and community. We source locally year-round, serve sustainable seafood, and employ a “small plate, big flavor philosophy,” all in the aim of supporting the New England Food System. We now offer SPE-certified dishes to ensure maximum nutrition and great taste - the first university in the nation to do so.
Your registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheons, and breaks sponsored by various participating banks, all prepared by UMass Catering. In addition to these meals, we invite participants to visit one of the many on-campus dining establishments open during your visit. Nationally ranked Best Campus Food by The Princeton Review, UMass Dining is sure to have something to satisfy every palate.
Campus Center Eateries
Due to some emergency maintenance, the Blue Wall will not be open for this year's school. However, boutique versions of some Blue Wall favorites have been set up on the 2nd floor concourse. Deli Delish (sandwiches) and Greenfields (salads) are located to the left of People's Organic Coffee. Tamales (burritos, rice bowls) is located in between Harvest and the UPub. Wasabi (sushi, poke bowls) is now operating out of the back of Harvest. As in previous years, Harvest Market, located on the main concourse of the Campus Center, will be open. Harvest is a full service market serving healthy, sustainable, and delicious fare for our on the go customers. The hot bar features Indian, Ethiopian, traditional American, and many other world cuisines, and the salad bar is always stocked with in-season ingredients and freshly prepared composed salads. Additional highlights include a Chobani yogurt bar, all natural and organic snacks, local cheeses and deli meats, and grab-and-go salads and sandwiches. Need a quick pick-me-up or caffeine fix? People's Organic Coffee, located on the main concourse of the Campus Center across from Harvest Market, serves People's Organic Fair Trade coffees, as well as a variety of specialty coffee beverages, organic teas, locally baked pastries, fresh cookies, salads and paninis. Our food truck, Baby Berk, will also be stationed right outside of the Campus Center (exit near Harvest), serving gourmet burgers, sides and snacks.
Served all-you-care-to-eat style, award-winning Hampshire Dining Commons will be open during your stay. Meal options often include sushi, a salad bar, pho noodles, pizza, deli sandwiches, create-your-own stir-fry, a pasta bar and a range of desserts and ice cream. Vegan, vegetarian and Halal options are available. Interested guests can pay by cash or card right at the door. Click here to learn more.
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, EconoLodge 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, the Black Walnut Inn and the Allen House. Some popular options, including estimated drive time to the Campus Center, can be found below. A full listing can be found here.
- Allen House Inn: award winning historical Victorian bed and breakfast; 599 Main Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-253-5000 (9 minutes)
- 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 413-253-2576 (10 minutes)
- University Lodge: a budget friendly motel just 1,000 feet from campus; 345 North Pleasant Street, Amherst; click here or call 413-256-8111 (6 minutes)
- Courtyard Marriott: 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)
- Econo Lodge: convenient and budget-friendly hotel with free breakfast and indoor heated pool; 329 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-582-7077 (9 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)
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites: easily accessible hotel with complimentary breakfast, fitness room, indoor pool and hot tub; 400 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-582-0002 (7 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)
- Roadway Inn: pet-friendly hotel with indoor heated pool; 237 Russell Street, Hadley; click here or call 413-584-9816 (12 minutes)
- 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)
- 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)
- The Ellery: colonial-style hotel in downtown Northampton with newly renovated rooms and lobby; 259 Elm Street, Northampton; click here or call 413-584-7660 (25 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 413-586-1500 (21 minutes)
Please don't hesitate to contact the UMass Conference Services team firstname.lastname@example.org with any campus, area, or travel related inquiries!
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