Plan Your Trip

The Disrupting the Poverty Cycle: Breakthrough Interventions and Outcomes Conference 2016 takes place in historic Boston, Massachusetts at the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus Center. The University of Massachusetts Boston, also known as UMass Boston, is an urban public research university and the third-largest campus in the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. The university is located on 177 acres on the Columbia Point peninsula in the City of Boston.

Parking for the UMass Boston Campus Center

  • The UMASS-Boston campus is currently undergoing a large scale renovation and expansion of its campus. There is no parking on campus. Please leave yourself plenty of time to find parking at the lots adjacent to the campus, to catch the shuttle, and to arrive at least 15 minutes before your session begins.
  • On weekdays during the fall and spring semesters, drivers are asked to park at the UMass Boston Bayside Lot, located at 200 Mt. Vernon Street in Boston, and take a free shuttle to the Campus Center. (This shuttle, Route 3, stops at the Clark Athletic Center first.) Other overflow satellite lots, open weekdays only, are located at 265 Mt. Vernon Street and 75 Morrissey Boulevard. If drivers are parked at 265 Mt. Vernon Street, the Route 3 shuttle will pick them up; if drivers are parked at 75 Morrissey Boulevard, the Route 1 shuttle will pick them up.
  • If you are taking the T to campus, UMass Boston is located less than a mile from the MBTA’s JFK/UMass Station, which serves both the Red Line (subway) and the Old Colony Line (commuter rail). The university runs a regular, free shuttle bus service between the JFK/UMass stop and the campus. The trip normally takes less than ten minutes. Track the shuttle online.
  • If you are being dropped off, the driver may go directly to the UMass Boston Campus Center.

Getting to Boston

Air

Boston Logan International Airport
New England’s largest transportation center, Logan International Airport, recently completed a $4-billion major expansion and modernization. All four passenger terminals were renovated and upgraded with additional parking, easy access, expanded retail options and additional restaurants.

There are numerous airlines that service Logan International Airport, including American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Copa Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. For charter services, contact Signature Flight Support.

Logan Airport is located a convenient two miles from the city center, with several public airport transportation options from downtown and suburban locations. There are approximately 40 airlines that serve Boston and three hotels located on the airport premises. Learn more about Logan and find information about airlines, flights, security and directions to the airport by calling toll-free 800-23-LOGAN or visiting massport.com.

Boston is also serviced by these regional airports:

Rail

Both Amtrak and Boston’s Commuter Rail service make it easy to get in and out of the city.

Amtrak
Amtrak is a passenger rail service that connects Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Portland (ME) and other points nationwide. Amtrak trains depart from South Station (Red Line), Back Bay Station (Orange Line) and North Station (Green and/or Orange Line). Learn more about Amtrak by calling toll-free 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) or visiting amtrak.com.

MBTA Commuter Rail
Operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston’s Commuter Rail services the outlying Boston suburbs. Service is available from several “T” stations, but most departures take place at North Station, South Station and Back Bay Station. Learn more about the MBTA Commuter Rail by calling 617-722-3200 or visiting mbta.com.

Bus

Bus service is widely available throughout Massachusetts. All intercity/interstate buses depart from South Station. Ticket counters are located on the third level of the Transportation Center. For information, call the South Station Bus Terminal at 617-737-8040 or visit south-station.net.

Car

Boston’s location on the Eastern Seaboard makes it easy to get here. For specific directions to your hotel, please inquire with your hotel.

From the West
The Massachusetts Turnpike, or Masspike, is Interstate Highway 90, and 90 East runs directly into downtown Boston from the west.

From the North
From the northwest, Interstate 93 South enters downtown Boston from Canada through Vermont, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. For downtown Boston from Maine and points northeast, take Interstate 95 South to Interstate 93 South.

From the South
Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 93 North to enter downtown Boston from the south.

For detailed driving directions, we recommend Google Maps.

Accommodations

DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside

240 Mt. Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125
hilton.com
For reservations, call 1-800-222-TREE

Located adjacent to the campus. Offers free shuttle service to Logan Airport and downtown Boston and a complimentary Business Center. Click here to use the UMass reservation link for the DoubleTree Club Boston-Bayside and receive a 10% discount off of the hotel’s best available rate.

Hotel is currently sold out for 2016 conference dates.

Comfort Inn Boston

900 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA, US, 02122
choicehotels.com
617.287.9100

Located one mile from the campus in the Phillips Family Hospitality Center. Register by September 16, 2016 to get UMass Boston discounted rate.

The Ramada Inn Boston

800 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02122
ramada.com
1.617.287.9100

Located one mile from the campus in the Phillips Family Hospitality Center. Register by September 16, 2016 to get UMass Boston discounted rate.

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116.
bostonparkplaza.com
1.800.255.2008

Located approximately three miles from the university on the Red Line.

The Hampton Inn

Crosstown Center
811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
bostonhamptoninn.com
1.617.445.6400

Best Western Terrace Inn

1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135
bostonbw.com
1.617.566.6260 or 1.800.242.8377

Marriott Courtyard Boston

63 R Boston Street, Boston, MA 02125
marriott.com
1.617.436.8200

Offers complimentary airport shuttle.

Getting to the UMass Boston Campus Center

Public Transit (MBTA)

$2.65/ride for rapid transit, $2.10/ride for bus only, $12/daily rapid transit, local bus & ferry pass, $18/7-day rapid transit, local bus, & ferry pass.

Subway
Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. A free shuttle bus will carry you to the campus.

Commuter Rail
Take the commuter rail to the JFK/UMass station from the South Shore on the Middleboro and Plymouth lines.

Shuttle Bus
UMass Boston is located less than a mile from the MBTA’s JFK/UMass Station, which serves both the Red Line (subway) and the Old Colony Line (commuter rail). The university runs a regular, free shuttle bus service between the JFK/UMass stop and the campus. The trip normally takes less than ten minutes. Track the shuttle online.

Bus
Kenmore Square stop (service all day): the Number 8 bus; the last one leaves campus at 1 a.m. Forest Hills stop (rush hour only): the Number 16.

Car

From the North
Take Interstate 93 South through Boston to Exit 15 (Columbia Road/JFK Library). Take a left at the end or the ramp onto Columbia Road, and then take your first right in the rotary. Follow the University of Massachusetts signs along Columbia Road and Morrissey Boulevard to the campus.

From the South

Take Interstate 93 North to exit 14 (Morrissey Boulevard/JFK Library) and follow Morrissey Boulevard north to the campus.

From the West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) east to Interstate 93. Take I-93 South one mile to Exit 15 (JFK Library/South Boston/Dorchester). Take a left at the end or the ramp onto Columbia Road, and then take your first right in the rotary. Follow the University of Massachusetts signs along Columbia Road and Morrissey Boulevard to the campus.

Parking for the UMass Boston Campus Center

  • The UMASS-Boston campus is currently undergoing a large scale renovation and expansion of its campus. There is no parking on campus. Please leave yourself plenty of time to find parking at the lots adjacent to the campus, to catch the shuttle, and to arrive at least 15 minutes before your session begins.
  • On weekdays during the fall and spring semesters, drivers are asked to park at the UMass Boston Bayside Lot, located at 200 Mt. Vernon Street in Boston, and take a free shuttle to the Campus Center. (This shuttle, Route 3, stops at the Clark Athletic Center first.) Other overflow satellite lots, open weekdays only, are located at 265 Mt. Vernon Street and 75 Morrissey Boulevard. If drivers are parked at 265 Mt. Vernon Street, the Route 3 shuttle will pick them up; if drivers are parked at 75 Morrissey Boulevard, the Route 1 shuttle will pick them up.
  • If you are taking the T to campus, UMass Boston is located less than a mile from the MBTA’s JFK/UMass Station, which serves both the Red Line (subway) and the Old Colony Line (commuter rail). The university runs a regular, free shuttle bus service between the JFK/UMass stop and the campus. The trip normally takes less than ten minutes. Track the shuttle online.
  • If you are being dropped off, the driver may go directly to the UMass Boston Campus Center.
Free Shuttle Bus

UMass Boston Free Shuttle Bus Service

  • Route 1 buses run non-stop from JFK/UMass Station to the Campus Center, weekdays only, on the following schedule: Monday-Thursday: 6:30am- 10:30pm and Friday: 6:30am-10pm
  • Route 2 buses stop at the Campus Center, the Massachusetts Archives, the JFK Library and Museum, the Clark Athletic Center Circle, and the university’s Early Learning Center, seven days a week, on the following schedule: Monday-Friday: 8am-5:45pm, Saturday: 7:30am-7pm and Sunday: 8am- 5:45pm
  • Route 3 buses run non-stop from the UMass Boston Bayside Lot to Lot C and the Campus Center, weekdays only during the fall and spring semesters, from 6:30am to 10:30pm

Car Rental

Car Rental Near Logan Airport

Taxi Companies

Taxi Companies and Ride Sharing Apps

Taxi rates differ by route, but it generally costs about $30 to get the city center to the UMass Boston Campus Center.

Things to Do in Boston

More Information

As the region’s hub, Boston is home to over 617,000 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world’s finest inpatient hospitals, and numerous cultural and professional sports organizations. Millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or sporting events, and conduct business.

To find out more about what to do while you are in Boston, visit cityofboston.gov/visitors.

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