Lodging and Transportation

SJTI will begin promptly at 6pm on Monday evening, June 12, 2017 and end by noon on Friday, June 16, 2017. NOTE: SJTI is an Institute, and so all participants are expected to be present throughout all sessions.


Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
(413) 781-1010


Participants will need to arrange their own travel, lodging and meals. Rooms will be available at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place. Rates: *$129 per night (single and double)*. To make reservations, directly telephone the hotel's Reservations Department at (413) 781-1010 or 1-800-426-9004, by 5pm ET May 22, 2017. In order to receive the SJTI group rate, you must identify that you are attending the Social Justice Training Institute. The group rate may be available prior and after the program dates based on availability. Requests will be accommodated on a space availability basis only.

Current check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is noon.

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 5pm ET May 22, 2017 (the "Cutoff Date"). At the Cutoff Date, the hotel will review the reservation pickup for the event and release the unreserved rooms for general sale. Reservations received after 5:00pm (local time) on the Cutoff Date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Please do not make your reservation until after you receive confirmation that you have been selected as a participant (around April 14, 2017).

Getting to Springfield

We ask that all participants plan on being in Springfield by around 4pm on Monday so you can get settled and fed and be ready to start at 6pm.

Most major airlines fly directly into Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT. Transfers from Bradley International Airport to the Sheraton in Springfield, MA are provided by several Limo services in the area. Here's the link to do your investigating: http://www.bradleyairport.com/Transport/limo.aspx. We strongly suggest that you make reservations and receive a confirmation number. All major rental car companies are represented at Bradley International Airport. Hotel parking is about $10/night. The hotel is about 20+ minutes from the airport with good traffic. Taxis are another option. You might consider sharing a taxi with other participants.

Hotel commuter parking is $7/day. Overnight parking is $17/day.