Western New England University is located in the western region of Massachusetts in the city of Springfield. Described as being at "The Crossroads of New England," the intersection of I-91 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, Springfield is located approximately 90 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Hartford, CT, and 150 miles from New York City.
The city is served by Amtrak and Peter Pan Bus Lines at Springfield Union Station. The bus and train terminals are serviced by taxis and the city bus (PVTA). Bradley International Airport (located in Windsor Locks, CT) is a short drive from the campus (20 miles).
To reach Western New England University by car, follow these directions...
From the East and West (Boston, Albany) via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90):
Leave the Mass. Pike at Exit 6. Turn left onto I-291. Take Exit 5 off I-291 ("Route 20-A West to East Springfield"). Bear right at the end of the exit ramp on Page Blvd. Take the left at the first light onto Roosevelt Ave. Take Roosevelt Avenue 2.5 miles to the intersection with Wilbraham Road (fifth traffic light). Turn left onto Wilbraham Road and follow it 1.5 miles through the second light. Turn right into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 5.6 miles from Mass. Pike.)
From the North via Interstate 91:
Leave I-91 at Exit 8, ("Ludlow, Boston 1-291"). Travel to Exit 5B, ("East Springfield"). Turn right off of the ramp onto Page Blvd. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Roosevelt Ave. Take Roosevelt Avenue 2.5 miles to the intersection with Wilbraham Road (fifth traffic light). Turn left onto to Wilbraham Road and follow it 1.5 miles through the second light. Turn right into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 8.6 miles from I-91)
From the South via Interstate 91:
Leave I-91 at Exit 2 ("East Longmeadow"). Follow signs ("Route 83") to the light at the intersection of Longhill and Sumner Ave. Turn right onto Sumner Ave. Travel straight on Sumner Ave. (which becomes Allen St.)* to the traffic light at the intersection of Allen St. and Bradley Road (3.2 miles). Turn left onto Bradley Road and travel 1.6 miles to Wilbraham Rd. and turn right. Travel 0.2 miles and turn right, into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 5.7 miles from I-91.)
The Sheraton Hotel in downtown Springfield is offering guests of the conference a special rate of $169 plus taxes and parking for the evening of April 23rd. This rate is good until April 1, 2020.
Please contact the Sheraton at 413-781-1010 and ask for "Reservations" and identify yourself as being with the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference.