Campus Map and Directions

Getting Around Campus

                Campus Map

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The letter and number after the building name allows you to cross-reference its location on the Campus Map.

The Lincoln Campus Center (C-3) is the focal point of the conference.  The Registration Desk and Hospitality Table are located on the main level.  The Print Room is also located on this level, as are the University Bookstore and several coffee shops.  Programs are given in the Campus Center Auditorium (C-3) and various rooms downstairs on the Lower Level (reached by escalator or elevator).  Photo Hi-Jinx, model shoots, the vendor trade show, and other activities take place here.  Some rooms on upper levels are used for programs.  The floors above comprise the Campus Center hotel where conference speakers are housed.  On the uppermost floors are dining areas and the Top of the Campus lounge.  The Campus Center is connected to the Parking Garage (C-4).

The Fine Arts Center (C-4) is where the main program of the weekend is given on Saturday night.  Capable of holding 2000 people, the theater will be the only spot where all the attendees will be at the same program at the same time.  Door prizes are given away before the Feature Presentation.

Additional buildings used for programs are: Engineering Lab 2 (B-2), Integrated Science Building (C-3), Marcus Hall (C-2), and Thompson Hall (B-3).

Attendees can have cafeteria style meals at the Worcester Dining Commons (C-2).

Some outdoor model shoots are held near the Campus Pond (C-3).  You can sit by the pond and photograph the ducks swimming by.  At conferences past, this area has been used for such photo opportunities as hot air balloons, sky divers, and a militia in full uniform firing muskets. 

Directions to the University of Massachusetts

Find the Lincoln Campus Center on Google Maps

GPS Directions: Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9243
                          Lat: 42.391619  Long: -72.527077

The nearest major airport is Bradley International in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (Hartford/Springfield), airport code BDL.  Bradley is 45 minutes south of the conference off I-91.  Logan International Airport (Boston - BOS) is 90 miles east of UMass.

From the north or south on I-91, take Amherst exit (Route 9 east). (From the south, use exit 19)

From the east or west, travel via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to exit 4 (West Springfield) to I-91 North, then to Amherst exit 19 (Route 9 east).

Follow Route 9 east toward Amherst (4.5 miles), and just after a Howard Johnson motel on the right, take the first left onto Route 116 north. Travel 1.4 miles to the first exit ("University of Massachusetts / Amherst").  At the end of the ramp, bear right and continue to the second traffic light.  Turn left onto Commonwealth Ave.  Go a short distance and turn right at the light onto Campus Center Way.  Go up the driveway and turn right into the Parking Garage.

Amherst is about 30 minutes north of Springfield, Massachusetts.

The UMass Campus is in the heart of the photogenic Pioneer Valley of the Connecticut River basin among the foothills of the eastern Berkshires.  Many attendees and instructors, before or following the conference, make a vacation of photographing the picturesque region or venturing north to Vermont and New Hampshire.