Travel & Lodging

Travel

Lodging

Weather Information

NOTE: Bloomington does not participate in Daylight Savings Time. We use Eastern Standard Time year round. In May and June, we’ll be on Eastern Standard Time, which will be equivalent to Central Daylight Savings Time (e.g., Chicago time).

Travel

Travel Management

To make the transportation arrangements for our visitors as convenient as possible, Indiana University Conferences has established a relationship with Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a major international travel-management company (tel., 1-800-467-7800; fax, 812-339-7854). CWT will make all arrangements for a conferee’s travel to Bloomington, including ground transportation from the Indianapolis airport, as part of their passenger ticketing service. In addition to securing the lowest fare to Indianapolis from the point of origin, they will reserve shuttle service to Bloomington from the Indianapolis airport.

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Traveling by Airplane

For those intending to fly to the conference, we recommend using the Indianapolis International Airport. The nearest alternative destination, Louisville, Kentucky, is a 2 1/2-hour drive from Bloomington.

For those wishing to make independent arrangements for transportation from the Indianapolis airport, limousine and van shuttle are available. Bloomington Shuttle Service (1-800-589-6004) travels directly to the IMU and the Hampton Inn, approximately eight times a day. Rates: $20.00 for one person one way; $35.00 round trip. Classic Touch Limousine (1-800-319-0082) charges a maximum of $43.00 one way, and $68.00 round trip, to any Bloomington address. Rates decrease as more people share the ride. Both services require reservations; both are boarded at the Ground Transportation Center at the Indianapolis Airport, across from the baggage claim area.

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Traveling by Car

All of the participants in the conference who stay in the IMU hotel will receive free parking in the two lots that adjoin the building. For those persons commuting to the conference, discounted parking passes will be available at the registration desk.

  • From the North (from I-465 in Indianapolis)
    1. Take Indiana State Road 37 South to the first Bloomington exit (College Avenue).
    2. Proceed to Kirkwood Ave., on the south side of Courthouse Square.
    3. Turn left onto Kirkwood Ave.
    4. Proceed approximately .6 mile until you dead-end into Indiana, a one-way street.
    5. Turn left onto Indiana.
    6. Go to the second stop sign. This is 7th St.
    7. Turn right onto 7th St.
    8. Continue past the Jordan meadow and the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism on your right until you come to the traffic guard at the stop sign in front of the Indiana Memorial Union.
    9. Turn right at the guard station into the circle drive in front of the IMU and enter the pay lot.

  • From the South (from State Road 37)
    1. Take Indiana State Road 37 until you reach the 3rd St. exit.
    2. Take the 3rd St. exit.
    3. Head east toward Bloomington, approximately miles. Note that 3rd St. will curve toward the left just before it nears a cemetery.
    4. Follow the curve to the left. This puts you on 5th St.
    5. 5th St. is renamed Kirkwood Ave. once you get to the Courthouse Square.
    6. Follow Kirkwood Ave. until you dead-end into Indiana, a one-way street.
    7. Turn left onto Indiana.
    8. Go to the second stop sign. This is 7th St.
    9. Turn right onto 7th St.
    10. Continue past the Jordan meadow and the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism on your right until you come to the traffic guard at the stop sign in front of the Indiana Memorial Union.
    11. Turn right at the guard station into the circle drive in front of the IMU and enter the pay lot.

  • From the East (from State Road 46)
    1. On State Road 46, you will enter Bloomington’s residential and shopping area; State Road 46 becomes East Third Street.
    2. Continue on East Third Street past Forrest Quad residence halls on your right.
    3. Go through the stoplight at Third and Jordan. Continue through the stoplight at Third and Hawthorne. Get in the right hand lane in order to prepare for a right turn. Continue to the stoplight at Third and Indiana.
    4. Turn right onto Indiana, a one-way street. The first stop sign is at Indiana and Kirkwood. The Sample Gates are to your right, and the new Carmichael Center is to your left. Continue past this intersection to the next stop sign at the intersection of Indiana and 7th St.
    5. Turn right onto 7th St.
    6. Continue past the Jordan meadow and the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism on your right until you come to the traffic guard at the stop sign in front of the Indiana Memorial Union.
    7. Turn right at the guard station into the circle drive in front of the IMU and enter the pay lot.

  • From the West (from State Road 46)
    1. Follow State Road 46 into Bloomington; it temporarily joins State Road 37 and then quickly turns left at a traffic light onto the State Road 46 Bypass. Follow the bypass to the fourth traffic light (Indiana State Police Post on the right).
    2. Turn right onto Fee Lane.
    3. Proceed approximately .5 mile to the next traffic light, As you drive, you will pass some of IU’s athletic facilities on your right; the buildings beyond the light are residence halls.
    4. Turn left at the light onto 17th Street.
    5. As you drive up the hill, the outdoor swimming pools and the stadium for soccer and the Little 500 bicycle race are on the left.
    6. As you reach the crest of the hill (.3 mile) turn right onto Jordan Avenue.
    7. Follow Jordan until you reach Third Street.
    8. Turn right onto Third Street.
    9. Continue on Third Street through the stoplight at Third and Hawthorne. Get in the right hand lane in order to prepare for a right turn. Continue to the stoplight at Third and Indiana.
    10. Turn right onto Indiana, a one-way street. The first stop sign is at Indiana and Kirkwood. The Sample Gates are to your right, and the new Carmichael Center is to your left. Continue past this intersection to the next stop sign at the intersection of Indiana and 7th St.
    11. Turn right onto 7th St.
    12. Continue past the Jordan meadow and the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism on your right until you come to the traffic guard at the stop sign in front of the Indiana Memorial Union.
    13. Turn right at the guard station into the circle drive in front of the IMU and enter the pay lot.

  • From the West and Southwest (from State Road 45 or 48)
    1. Take Indiana State Road 45 or 48 to Indiana State Road 37.
    2. Turn left onto State Road 37 and continue north to State Road 46.
    3. Turn right onto State Road 46.
    4. At the fourth traffic light (Indiana State Police Post on the right) turn right onto Fee Lane.
    5. Proceed approximately .5 mile to the next traffic light, As you drive, you will pass some of IU’s athletic facilities on your right; the buildings beyond the light are residence halls.
    6. Turn left at the light onto 17th Street.
    7. As you drive up the hill, the outdoor swimming pools and the stadium for soccer and the Little 500 bicycle race are on the left.
    8. As you reach the crest of the hill (.3 mile) turn right onto Jordan Avenue.
    9. Follow Jordan until you reach Third Street.
    10. Turn right onto Third Street.
    11. Continue on Third Street through the stoplight at Third and Hawthorne. Get in the right hand lane in order to prepare for a right turn. Continue to the stoplight at Third and Indiana.
    12. Turn right onto Indiana, a one-way street. The first stop sign is at Indiana and Kirkwood. The Sample Gates are to your right, and the new Carmichael Center is to your left. Continue past this intersection to the next stop sign at the intersection of Indiana and 7th St.
    13. Turn right onto 7th St.
    14. Continue past the Jordan meadow and the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism on your right until you come to the traffic guard at the stop sign in front of the Indiana Memorial Union.
    15. Turn right at the guard station into the circle drive in front of the IMU and enter the pay lot.

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Parking

At IU, as at many other large universities, parking on campus can be difficult, especially on weekdays when classes are in session. Fortunately, parking is less a problem in the summer. We hope that the following list of suggestions will make parking easier for you. If you have questions or concerns about parking on campus, please contact Lisa Kurz, Laura Plummer, or Ray Smith, IU conference chairs. They’ll be wearing badges.

If you’re staying in the hotel in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU):
Hotel guests are provided free parking vouchers for the pay lot adjacent to, or across the street from, the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). You’ll receive your free parking voucher when you complete the hotel registration form, and you’ll need to show it to the parking attendant each time you exit either pay lot.

If you’re staying in Willkie Residence Hall:
When you register at the Willkie front desk and get your room key, you may also purchase, for $4.00 per day, a temporary “D1” parking decal that will allow you to park in the D1 lot east of Willkie on Union Street, or the lot southwest of Willkie on Rose Avenue. This decal is lot-specific; that is, it permits you to park only in D1 lots adjacent to Willkie. It will not permit you to park in lots designated as “A” or “C” or in the pay lots near the IMU. Note that you will not need a parking decal to park in the Willkie lot from 5 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday.

If you’re staying in another hotel in Bloomington:
You can purchase, for $6.00, a temporary “A” parking decal that will allow you to park in any “A” lot on campus, including the Poplars garage, a large parking structure on Sixth Street between Dunn and Grant Streets (about a 10-minute walk from the IMU). These temporary decals can be purchased at the conference registration table in the IMU. Note that these decals are also lot-specific; they are only for lots designated as “A” or “C,” and will not permit you to park in any residence hall “D” lot, including the lot adjacent to Willkie.

Note that local streets around the university are either no-parking zones, or parking is permitted there for 2 hours only.

Glossary:

  • “A” decal: Permits you to park in “A” or “C” lots or in any of the parking garages: Poplars (6th St. between Dunn and Grant Sts.), Atwater (on Atwater St. between Woodlawn and Faculty Aves.), Jordan (on Jordan Ave. south of 7th St.), and the garage behind the Psychology Building (on 10th St. at Fee Lane).
  • “D1” decal: Permits you to park in the lots adjacent to Willkie only (each residence hall lot has a “D + number” designation).
  • IMU Hotel guest voucher: Permits free parking in the IMU pay lots.

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Lodging

Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)

Blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved in the Indiana Memorial Union, located on the 900 block of E. 7th Street in the center of the Indiana University campus. The IMU will serve as the site for most of the conference meetings and activities. If you wish to reserve a room in the IMU, you may contact them directly at 1-800-209-8145 or 812-856-6381, or by fax at 812-855-3426. Our block will be released for sale to the public on Thursday, May 17, 2001. Single occupancy rates range between $74.00 and $96.00 per night, plus tax. In making reservations it is important that you identify yourself as a member of the Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, #2-01.

The Bloomington Hampton Inn

Blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved in the Bloomington Hampton Inn. The Hampton Inn is located approximately five miles from campus. Arrangements for shuttle transport from the Hampton Inn to the conference have been made providing that registration numbers are sufficient to support the shuttle.

If you wish to reserve a room at the Hampton Inn, you may contact them directly at 1-800-426-7866 or 812-334-2100. The room rate for single or double occupancy is $79.00 per night, plus tax. In making reservations it is important that you identify yourself as a member of the Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, #2-01.

IU Residence Hall Accommodations

We have arranged to have additional housing at Willkie, one of the on-campus student residence centers. All rooms will be single (two singles are joined by full bath facilities). Reservations must be made in advance, using the space provided on your registration form. All rooms are air-conditioned. Availability of rooms is limited, so rooms will be allotted on a first-come basis. The approximate cost of a room will be $34.00 per night plus 10% tax. Payment for rooms may be made on-site by cash, check or credit card (MasterCard and Visa).

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Other Accommodations

Motel 6—University
1800 North Walnut Street
812-332-0820
fax: 812-337-1526

108 rooms with several restaurants within walking distance. Remote control TVs. Free HBO, ESPN and local calls. Seasonal outdoor pool,two fully handicap rooms. VC, MC, AE, DIS, DC. 7–10 minutes by car from the conference.

Day’s Inn
Intersection of 46 Bypass & Walnut Street
812-336-0905

A Hoosier Classic in Hospitality! Make the perfect choice for tastefully-furnished guest rooms at affordable prices. After a good night sleep start your day with a complimentary Continental Breakfast. Close to Indiana University–Assembly Hall & Memorial Stadium. VC, MC, AE, DIS, DC. 7–10 minutes by car from the conference

Shoney’s Inn
1100 W. Rappel Drive
812-323-2222
1-800-222-2222

Bloomington’s newest hotel! At Shoney’s Inn, you’ll always find our rooms especially comfortable and reasonably priced to accommodate every traveler’s needs whether it’s business or pleasure, Shoney’s Inn always makes you feel right at home. We offer many amenities including: Indoor pool and spa, Fitness center, Free continental breakfast, Free local calls, Free HBO, Children under the age of 18 stay free. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Also, choose from a variety of suites, Jaccuzzi, Single and Presidential. We are located close to IU, Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall. No pets. VC, MC, DIS, AE, DC. (substantially wheelchair accessible.) 7–10 minutes by car from the conference.

Scholar’s Inn
801 North College Avenue
812-332-1892

801 North College Avenue 812-332-1892 Charming historic turn of the century mansion complimented with fine antiques. Several styles and prices of rooms to choose from including ones with single Jacuzzi tubs, fireplace, fountain and direct access to outside terrace. Full gourmet breakfast included. Children, pets and smoking not allowed. VC, MC, AE. (Substantially handicap accessible.) 5–8 minutes by car from the conference.

Follow this link to see a map of the hotels and inns in relation to the University.

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Last updated: 23 May 2001
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