Housing and Travel

Housing Board

On our housing board, you can offer and find housing in the local area.

Past participants, please note that we are no longer able to offer on-campus housing during the conference weekend.

Local Hotels

Discounted rooms for conference attendees are available at the Econo Lodge and the Howard Johnson in Hadley, MA. Econo Lodge rooms are $75/night Thursday and $110/night Friday and Saturday. Howard Johnson rooms are $75/night Thursday and $99/night Friday and Saturday. Please mention CLPP when you make your reservation to obtain these rates. You must book by March 7, though this block of rooms may sell out sooner so early booking is advised.

A list of local hotels and accommodations is available here.

The most accessible hotel via public transportation is the Hampton Inn on Bay Road in Hadley. It is along bus route 39 for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), which will take you straight to Hampshire College.

Directions to Hampshire College

For directions, please visit the Hampshire College website.

By Airplane

Bradley International Airport (BDL) is located in Windsor Locks, CT, which serves the Hartford/Springfield area and is approximately one hour from Hampshire. There are shuttle services to and from all area airports.

By Train

Amtrak has limited service to Northampton, MA and extensive service to Springfield, MA, just 30 minutes from Hampshire. If arriving in Northampton, transportation to campus is available via Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus. If arriving in Springfield, transportation to campus is available through Peter Pan Bus Lines or by shuttle service.

By Bus

Peter Pan Bus Lines run from New York and Boston to Springfield, where there are connections to Amherst and Northampton. You can also take the Megabus to Amherst through Hartford and New York. Once in the area, take advantage of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus system.

Shuttle Services

Seemo Shuttle and Valley Transporter offer shared and private service to and from Hampshire and all area airports, bus, and train stations. Seemo Shuttle boasts hybrid and biodiesel vehicles, while Valley Transporter is the largest airport shuttle service in the Pioneer Valley.

Parking On Campus

Free parking is available on campus for conference attendees. There will be an officer directing traffic.

Local Transportation Options

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

The Hampshire College campus, where the conference is hosted, is on a number of Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus routes. Check out the bus schedules! The surrounding towns of Amherst, Northampton, and South Hadley are directly on these routes. (Please note that most locations in Hadley, MA require that you transfer buses in order to get to Hampshire College.)

From Northampton and Smith College campus, take bus 39. From downtown Amherst and Mount Holyoke and UMass Amherst campuses, take bus 38.