There will be two housing options available right on campus at the University of Massachusetts.
We have reserved a block of rooms at Hotel UMass, which is housed in the Campus Center. This is the same building as Friday's mentoring lunch and poster session/reception, and the just a short walk from the training workshops and other events.
This option includes a room block with both singles and doubles (at $149 per room per night for Tuesday through Thursday nights, and $209 per room per night for Friday and Saturday nights). The hotel provides a continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments, wireless internet, and free parking in the hotel garage for one vehicle per night.
You can book one of these rooms at this reduced rate by calling the reservations department at (877) 822-2110 and requesting the Political Science Conference guest room block.
The second option includes a block of rooms at the North Apartments on the UMass campus, less than one mile from the conference event venues. These are air conditioned apartment style rooms. Each apartment includes four single bedrooms, two private full bathrooms, and a shared living room/kitchen area. Each building has a common area/lounge. Parking is available just a step away from the apartments, and check-in will be available 24/7. Single rooms are available at $55 per person per night, with linen provided for $12 per set (2 sheets, pillow with case, blanket and 2 towels). Instructions for reserving one of these rooms will be available soon.
While we feel these options comprise the most convenient options, others are available. Please see the links on the Visiting Amherst page for local hotel options and additional information about the Amherst area.