Location and ParkingJiffyCon will be in Seelye Hall on the campus of Smith College (Campus Map), a beautiful women’s liberal arts institute in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Parking can be found next to Hubbard House or in the parking garage behind Ford Hall. Parking is free for the weekend in all spaces marked by white lines without parking meters.
From the South: Northampton is on Route I-91. Take Exit 18, and follow Route 5 north into the center of town. Turn left onto Route 9. Go through one set of traffic lights, turning left at the next set on to Route 66. Take the next right on to Green Street. There is a parking lot on the right, or you can park on the street. Seelye Hall is up the walkway from the parking lot. Just follow the sounds of geekery.
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.
Pioneer Valley Transport Authority buses reach Smith College. Many buses come to downtown Northampton, including the 39, R41, R42, B43, and B48.
Peter Pan, Greyhound and Vermont Transit serve the area. Most routes go to the main bus terminal in Springfield, where you can catch another bus to Northampton. Buses run almost hourly between Springfield and Northampton. Smith is a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the bus station.
Amtrak — (800) 872-7245 — runs trains to both Northampton and Springfield. From Northampton you can take a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the train station. From Springfield you can take a bus (about $4) or get van service ($20-$30) to Northampton from Valley Transporter. Valley Transporter requires advance reservations; call (413) 253-1350 or, from outside the 413 area code, (800) 872-8752.
Funky Cab (413) 586-6666
Go Green Cab (413)
Valley Transporter (for transportation to rail & airport) (413) 253-1350