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Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
United States

Note: Contact information for the GRC site office will be included here when conferences are in session at this site.

About the Site

Mount Holyoke is located in South Hadley, Massachusetts just 90 minutes west of Boston and three hours north of New York. Set on 800 acres in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley, the campus includes wooded bridle trails, two small lakes, tennis courts and lovely botanical gardens.

Click here for a map of the campus (PDF format), which indicates the location of all GRC-related activities.

Arrival and Check-In

It is anticipated that attendees will arrive/check-in on Sunday between 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm. Anyone with a planned arrival after the GRC office closes at 9:00 pm on Sunday should make alternative housing arrangements for Sunday evening. In the event of unavoidable travel delays, please call 413-538-2304 to collect a key from campus security. Thank you, in advance, for your patience if the 24-hour campus security personnel is already responding to an incident when you call.

The Meeting Room and Poster Area

Science Sessions are held in the air-conditioned Gamble Auditorium.

Based on the attendance of the conference, the Poster Sessions are held in either Chapin Auditorium or Kendade Atrium.

On-Site Housing and Facilities

GRC attendees are housed in air-conditioned dormitories on campus. Your twin-sized bed will be made with sheets, blankets, and a pillow. Towels and wash cloths will be provided in your room, and you may obtain fresh towels and linens in the GRC office. All bathrooms are shared with other attendees.

Attendees who wish to stay in the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center on the campus of Mount Holyoke must register as "off-site attendees" and make their own lodging arrangements directly with the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center by calling 413-538-2217.

Dining Area and Meals

All Meals will be served in the air-conditioned Willits-Hallowell Conference Center Dining.

Vegetarian entrees are available at all meals.

Kosher and gluten friendly meals are available upon request; please contact your GRC Conference Operations Associate for more information.

Internet, Phone and Computer Access

Residence halls are equipped with wireless Internet connections only (Ethernet ports are not available). There is also a computer room set up in the dormitory with ports and some computers to check email. The library has a computer lab with computers and some ports available and is open daily (M-F) 9 to 4.

Handicapped Accessibility

The site is fully handicapped accessible.

On-Site Recreation

Mount Holyoke's 800-acre campus offers scenic trails for walking and running. The 130,000-square-foot Kendall Sports and Dance Complex includes an eight-lane, 25-meter pool; indoor and outdoor tennis courts; racquetball, squash, basketball, and volleyball courts; indoor and outdoor tracks; grass playing fields, and strength training and cardiovascular fitness equipment.

Other Information

Animals are not permitted on site.

All GRC facilities are smoke free.
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