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See Yourself at MCLA - Visit Us

Located in the Berkshires: a true mecca for lovers or art, music, culture and outdoor exploration. Students tell us that visiting MCLA made a difference. After meeting students and faculty, and touring our vibrant campus in the beautiful Berkshires, they decided to attend.

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“My first visit to MCLA made my decision that this was the school for me. With the surrounding area, the small student to teacher ratio, and the welcoming faculty members, MCLA was an easy choice as my home away from home.” – Shunquell Dennis ’19 Washington, D.C.

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Schedule Your Visit

Daily Tours

Our students lead tours every weekday. Tour campus, learn more about the admission and financial aid process, as well as academics and student life at MCLA.

Information Session and Campus Tour: Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Campus Tour: Monday - Friday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

Spring Saturday Tours (Program runs from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Tour campus, learn more about the admission and financial aid process, as well as academics and student life at MCLA.

  • Saturday, February 29
  • Saturday, April 25

Vacation Visits (Program runs from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

  • Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21
  • Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24

Design Your Own Day

Unable to attend an Open House? Register now for a personalized MCLA experience that puts you in control of your customized visit. Simply choose what you want to do during your day on campus and we will put together a schedule for you. Let us show you how MCLA elevates student lives!


Group Tours

MCLA welcomes high school counselors, teachers and their students, or community based organizations, to visit campus for a group tour and information session. This program is geared towards high school and transfer students. Please review the following guidelines on the link regarding your group visit to MCLA.

Contact: 800.969.MCLA or 413.662.5410.
Email us at admissions@mcla.edu


Directions to MCLA

MCLA is situated in the city of North Adams, Massachusetts (city population - 15,000), in the heart of the Northern Berkshires. Driving times and directions from surrounding areas:

Albany, New York (1 hour) ▼

I-787 North to the 23rd Street Exit. Turn left off the ramp. Take a left onto 2nd Avenue. Make a left onto Route 2 East to North Adams.
Directions Albany to MCLA via Google Map

Boston (3 hours) ▼

Take Route I-90 West (Mass Pike) to Exit 2 (Lee). Take right at exit ramp, follow Route 20 West to Pittsfield. In Pittsfield take East Street to Route 8 North to North Adams OR take Route 2 West to North Adams.
Directions Boston to MCLA via Google Map

Burlington, Vermont (3 hours) ▼

Take Route 7 South to Route 2 East to North Adams
Directions Burlington to MCLA via Google Map

Springfield/Hartford (1.5-2 hours) ▼

Take Route I-90 West (Mass Pike) to Exit 2 (Lee). Take right at exit ramp, follow Route 20 West to Pittsfield. In Pittsfield take East Street to Route 8 North to North Adams
Directions Springfield/Hartford to MCLA via Google Map

Long Island, New York (4 hours) ▼

Take the Whitestone Bridge to the Hutchinson Parkway North, Get off at Route 287 West. Take the Taconic State Parkway North to Route 295 East to Route 22 North to Route 43 East to Route 2 East. Directions Long Island to MCLA via Google Map

New York/New Jersey (3-4 hours) ▼

Take the New York State Thruway to Albany (Ext 23). Take Route 787 North to Route 2 East to North Adams.
Directions New York/New Jersey to MCLA via Google Map

Worcester, Massachusetts (2 hours) ▼

Take Route I-90 West (Mass Pike) to Exit 2 (Lee). Take right at exit ramp, follow Route 20 West to Pittsfield. In Pittsfield take East Street to Route 8 North to North Adams
Directions from Worcester to MCLA via Google Map


Once in North Adams:

Follow signs to Main Street. At the end of Main Street, bear right at the North Adams Library and continue down Church Street to the campus.

The Berkshire Visitors Bureau maintains an updated list of regional lodging and dining options, including specials. Campus Map