How to get there
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is about 100 miles west of Boston, about a two-hour drive. Where to stay
The Campus Center Hotel
Where to eat
The University Club
243 Stockbridge Road
Lunch and dinner on weekdays. Friday nights by reservation. Grilled salmon salad ($10.95).
What to do
Your gateway to the university is www.umass.edu. Click on the Arts and Events link to find an interactive calendar and reserve tickets.
Fine Arts Center 800-999-8627
Most events $15-$30.
The Black Eyed Peas, April 25, $35; Cats, April 28-29, $50-$65.
Department of music and dance 413-545-2227
Most performances $5-$10
Department of theater
''Romeo and Juliet" opens April 27. General public $10.
Durfee Conservatory and Gardens Stockbridge Road
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free.
Tours Student-led tours daily from Robsham Visitors Center at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Free.