Getting to NEWS, and getting around NEWS


The information on this page is included in the NEWS Resource Guide, which you will receive at registration.

Directions to Smith College, a map of the campus with NEWS locations flagged, and information about transporting looms are below.


There will be limited SHORT-TERM parking available next to the Campus Center for registration. From Elm Street, turn onto College Lane, take second left into parking lot.  Limited on-street parking may also be available on Elm Street (Route 9.)

Registrants will receive permits for parking on campus during the conference.  Those who pre-register will receive a parking permit with their final confirmation email from the Registrar.

There is no assigned parking – first come, first served in white lined spaces only. Do not use green lined spaces:  parking in green lined spaces will result in a ticket.  There is limited parking near the dorms. It is strongly suggested that you use the Smith Parking Garage for overnight or all-day parking.  Parking regulations are STRICTLY ENFORCED by both Smith and the city of Northampton. Please observe any posted parking information.  NEWS will be charged for any outstanding fines issued by Smith.

Handicapped parking spaces are available throughout the campus and the city. Individuals with state issued disability plates or placards may use these spaces.

Parking maps and regulations are available from the Smith College Campus Police.  When using Smith College parking maps, keep in mind that NEWS parking is limited to the white lined spaces in the “Permit Parking” areas.

Looms and sewing machines:

Equipment load-in locations are marked on the map below.

Assistance moving looms:  There will be student help to bring looms to Seelye Hall from either the Green Street parking lot, or the small drive directly behind Seelye.  Helpers will be available Thursday 8 – 9am and 2 – 5pm, and Friday 8 – 8:30am

Loom storage:  All floor and table looms and all sewing machines may be brought to the classroom at the start of the conference and remain there until participants depart.

Seelye Hall:

Building access hours:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7am – 6:30pm; Sunday 7am – 4pm.

Elevator: located in the southwestern corner of the building.
Closest car access: Green Street parking lot, right-hand side and as far in as possible; pathway leads up to Seelye, or the small drive directly behind Seelye.  Access to both lots is from Green Street.  (see map)  The access directly behind Seelye has no permanent parking spots; once the loom is unloaded and taken to its classroom, the cars must be moved and parked elsewhere.

Hillyer Hall:

Building access hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7am –  6:30pm; Sunday 7am – 4pm.

Elevator is located in the southwestern side of the short arm of the building. There is a ramp to the elevator.
Closest car access:   The campus drive next to Hillyer which is accessed from Elm St. (see map) Please note: beyond Hillyer the campus drive is ONE-WAY and you should not enter.  Short term parking for drop off is available. Cars will need to be moved and parked elsewhere after drop-off.


Directions to Smith College:

From the East or West via the Massachusetts Turnpike:
Take Mass Pike to I-91 North (exit 4). I-91 North to Exit 18. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 5. Continue on Route 5 into the center of town. Turn left onto Route 9. Go straight through four traffic lights, turning left into Smith’s main entrance (College Lane) shortly after the fourth set of lights.  Short-term parking for Campus Center is the second left.

From Bradley International Airport and points South:
I-91 North to Exit 18, then follow directions above.

From the North:
I-91 South to 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 and follow the directions above.

Address to use with your GPS device or online mapping service:  7 College Lane, Northampton, Massachusetts, 01063


Zoom out to see our housing and dining locations, or click to view a larger version of the map on Google,  with a clickable list of NEWS locations.

 Map of locations for NEWS 2017.