Travel to GMCMF

GMCMF 2022 will take place on the campus of St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont

How should I plan my travel to the festival?

Please make plans to arrive on Sunday, June 26, 2022, which is the day all participants arrive to the festival. It is ideal--but not essential--to arrive between noon and 5 pm, if you can, as you will be able to join other students for dinner, and attend a welcome meeting at 7 pm and a meeting on your dorm hall at 9 pm.

If you arrive on Saturday, June 25, you will need to find local transportation and hotel housing for that night. Festival staff can pick you up from your hotel on Sunday.

Beginning on Sunday, June 26, GMCMF staff will pick up all students arriving at the Burlington airport (BTV), Amtrak station (Essex Junction, VT), or Burlington bus stations, even if very late.

How do I arrange to be picked up on my arrival by plane, bus, or train?

Every student must submit an online Travel Plans form. Please do this as soon as you know your plans! You can submit the form again if you have significant changes. In the event of a delay, if we already have the flight/train number, there is no need to resubmit the form, as we'll track the arrival time for that flight or train. If you (the student) receive an automated email showing your form has been submitted, you can be sure that we have your plans and you will be scheduled for pickup if arriving by plane, bus, or train.

What if I will be keeping a car at the festival?

Please submit an online Travel Plans form, letting us know of your estimated arrival time. Driving and parking directions are below. While parking on the campus of St. Michael's College will be free, you will need to register your car with Resident Director, Rose Baker by Monday, June 27 at noon.

What if I am being brought to the festival by car?

Please submit an online Travel Plans form, letting us know of your estimated arrival time. Driving and parking directions are below. When you arrive on campus via car, parking may be found next to the Dion Student Center in the parking lot off of Campus Road. Please enter the Dion Student Center from the main entrance and proceed to the check in tables. Please do not park your car on the north side of the dorms; this is where airport shuttles will be dropping off students.

Who should I call if I have significant travel delays or other problems?

We will provide contact information to students and parents in advance of travel. Email and the Travel Plans form are not useful on arrival day.

Where and when will I register once I arrive on campus?

Registration is conducted on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from noon until 6 p.m. in the Dion Family Student Center first floor. A member of the resident staff will individually register students arriving later. The first meal available to students is dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. (parents are not able to be accommodated in the dining hall, but there are many local restaurants). A welcome meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. for all students and faculty who have arrived. Parents are welcome to attend. Following the welcome meeting, resident assistants (RAs) will hold a meeting with all students in the Dion Student Center. Student arrivals taking place after 7 pm can be accommodated.

What plans should I make for departure at the end of the festival?

Sunday, July 24, 2022 is the day of departure for students. Our resident staff coordinates the checkout process and provides shuttle rides to airport, bus, and train, beginning at 4 a.m. Festival participants should plan to leave the SMC campus by noon on Sunday, July 24; those with afternoon or evening flights will be given transportation to the airport around noon.

Students wishing to leave the festival prior to Sunday, July 24 will need to inform their teacher, chamber group and coach, Artistic Director and Resident Director. Transportation to airport, bus, and train will not be provided on Saturday, July 23.

Prior to leaving, students notify a Resident Assistant that they are ready for a quick room inspection. Any room damage will be charged to the students after SMC maintenance assesses the damage. Failure to turn in a room key and key card will result in an extra charge. Students whose travel plans are disrupted or delayed on Sunday may stay on campus an extra night and will be responsible for paying for the nightly housing fee determined by the college.

Here are directions for getting to Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival by car.

Click here for directions to St. Michael's College.  

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Students will be housed in Alumni and Ryan Halls, which are connected to the Dion Family Student Center. Parking may be found next to the Dion Student Center in the parking lot off of Campus Road. Festival activities take place mainly in: Jeanmarie Hall, St. Edmund's Hall, McCarthy Arts Center, Alliot Hall and Elley Long Music Center (faculty concerts), just off the main campus of St. Michael's (shuttles will be provided for students to and from faculty concerts).

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