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Conference Buildings GPS address:

Conference check-in:
Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts
Smith College
122 Green Street (only metered parking on Green Street)
Northampton, MA 01060

Dormitory GPS address:

Smith College
Cutter-Ziskind Dorms
Cutter-79 Elm Street (Route 9)
Ziskind-91 Elm Street (Route 9)
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 512-245-2111  

Parking for Commuters to Conference:

Outside of Ainsworth Gym in white lined spaces.
102 Lower College Lane off Route 66
Northampton, MA 01060


Smith College Parking Garage (about a 5-minute walk from Conference buildings)
54 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060


If you would like to be added to the rideshare list via Googledocs, please email Ellen.

Air Travel

Airport: Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor, Connecticut services the area, is the easiest option, and is about a 45-minute drive to/from Smith College.

If you are flying into Boston's Logan Airport (about 2 hours from Smith campus) or New York City's La Guardia Aiport or JFK Airport (about 3+ hours from Smith campus), see transportation options here.

Taxi and shuttle services from BDL: shuttle services are about $55 and up and taxi services are about $75 – although prices vary and may require reservations. Uber and Lyft also operate in the area for about $50 one-way.

Bus service from BDL:
The bus service from the airport is quite circuitous and not recommended. Conferees can take a bus from the airport to Hartford, Connecticut, transfer to a bus to Springfield, then finally transfer to a bus to Northampton, Massachusetts. The Northampton bus station is about a 5-minute walk to campus. Due to scheduling, take the bus only during the day and double check schedules in advance. Airport to Hartford’s Union Station:; Hartford to Springfield to Northampton:


From the South: Northampton is on Route I-91 in Massachusetts. From I-91 North take Exit 18 and turn left onto Route 5. Follow Route 5 into the center of town. At the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9, turn left onto Route 9 (Main Street). To go to the dorms: follow Route 9 along Main Street, bearing right at the lights by campus. The dorm will be about a half mile down on your right. You can park behind the dorms. To go to conference check-in: follow Route 9 along Main Street and bear left at the campus onto Route 66/West Street. Make your first right onto Green Street. The Conference check in is in the lobby of the Mendenhall Performing Arts Center. To park in the Smith College Parking Garage: follow Route 9 along Main Street and bear left onto Route 66/West Street. The Parking garage is at the bottom of the hill on the left at 54 West Street

From the North: From I-91 South, take Exit 20, and follow onto Route 5 South into the center of town. At the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9 (Main Street), turn right onto Route 9. Then follow the same directions as above from Route 9 to campus.

From the East or West via the Massachusetts Turnpike: Northampton is on Route I-91 North (Mass Pike exit 4). Once on I-91, follow the directions above for visitors from the south.


Amtrak stops in Springfield and Northampton. The Northampton outdoor train platform is about a 20-minute walk to campus and a 3-5-minute cab ride.