The Amherst College campus is located at the intersection of routes 9 and 116 in Amherst, on the Five Colleges bus routes from:

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Where is the Cadigan Center?Edit

The Cadigan Center is Located on 38 Woodside Avenue at the Corner of Walnut and Woodside and can be approached from Rt. 9 or Rt. 116:

"Unofficial" Directions to Girls, Inc.

  • Coming from Campus Police, make a left onto Route 9 and then a left onto 116 at the big intersection.
  • Stay on 116 for nearly the entire drive; go past Aikin's Farms, past Hampshire College, through South Hadley, past Mount Holyoke College.
  • PASS the right-hand road that says you can turn off onto a highway ramp to  Holyoke (it does go there, but it comes out on the other side of the city).
  • Make a right onto a little road called Bridge Street (at a light). 
  • You'll go across a big bridge, over a dam, and into Holyoke. 


With the exception of groups of ten or more persens, it is not necessary to make advance reservations to attend an information session or campus tour.


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Getting There.

Submitted by Ricardo A. Bilton

Getting to the Stanley Street Site

There are a number of ways to reach the Habitat site, and, if you are walking, the one you choose depends entirely on your sense of adventure. It is recommended, however, that you attempt to borrow a van from Amherst College Center for Community Engagement. For information on renting a CCE vehicle, click here.