Parking is available for all attendees in the Campus Center Parking Garage, located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003. 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 and go up the hill. The garage entrance will be up the hill on your right. Take a gate ticket and park. We recommend following the “Hotel UMass/Campus Center” signs down to Level 2, where there is a flat walkway right into the Campus Center. The main exit to get to the Campus Center via the outside is on Level 3.
Upon entering the Campus Center Parking Garage, you will receive a gate ticket. After you park, take your gate ticket in with you. If you are staying at Hotel UMass, provide your gate ticket to the hotel desk clerk at check-in. The desk clerk will provide you with a complimentary parking pass (one per room) that is valid for the duration of your stay. Keep the pass (sheet of paper) from the hotel front desk with the QR code in a secure spot and take it with you whenever you leave. Each time you enter or exit the garage, scan the QR code on the pass at the gate and it will allow you through. This pass will be valid until 5pm on the day that you check out of the hotel.
Complimentary parking for North guests is available in Lot 44, the large surface lot located off of North Residential Drive in Amherst, MA, 01003, adjacent to the North Residential Area. Upon check-in you will be provided with a complimentary parking permit for Lot 44. This pass must be filled out and prominently displayed on your dashboard throughout the duration of your stay to avoid any potential ticketing and/or towing. Click here to view a parking map of campus and enter “Lot 44” in the search box to be brought to additional information (note: search for “Lot 44,” not “Lot 44 Eastman Lane”).
Upon entering the Campus Center Parking Garage, you will receive a gate ticket. After you park, take your gate ticket with you. If you are not staying at Hotel UMass, you can pick up a discount parking coupon from conference registration staff when you check into the conference. As you leave for the day, but before you get to your car, stop at one of the pay stations (pay stations are located on every level of the garage). Enter your gate ticket in a pay station and, when prompted, scan the QR code on the parking coupon. This will entitle you to a discounted parking rate of $6.50. After you submit payment your gate ticket will be validated. Take your gate ticket from the machine and proceed to your car to leave. As you drive out of the garage, insert your gate ticket into the kiosk located at the garage exit to raise the exit gate. Repeat this process for each day you attend. This discount coupon will be valid for the duration of the conference.
Attendees with a valid state-issued reserved accessible license plate or placard may park in any marked Handicapped Space or any nonrestricted, nonreserved space or lot, at no charge, as long as your plate or placard is clearly visible at all times during your stay. To locate reserved accessible parking, visit the UMass Parking Map. Handicapped spaces are designated by the blue circle with an “H,” or can be filtered using the search bar. You may also click here to view a complete campus accessibility map. Note those with limited mobility are also welcome to park in the Campus Center Parking Garage, where there are a number of reserved accessible spaces on Level 2. However, all guests must pay to park in the Campus Center Parking Garage.
** You should not park anywhere at UMass outside of the parking garage or metered parking spaces without first obtaining a valid permit. Parking on campus without a valid permit, pass, placard, or license plate may result in ticketing and/or towing.