Planning Travel to the 2014 SERP Institute

Please follow this link for driving directions to the University of Richmond, including directions from the Richmond International Airport. http://www.richmond.edu/visit/directions.html. For planning purposes, the airport is about 25 minutes by taxi from campus. It may be of interest to you to note that Amtrak has a stop close to campus, and information about this option is also available on the web link above. If you plan to arrive by air or train, please arrange your own transportation (taxis, rental car, etc.) to/from the Airport or train station to campus.

It is very important that all teams plan their travel so that they will be present for the opening sessions, which begin at 2:00 pm EST on June 18th, and remain on campus until the end of the Institute at 1:30 pm on June 21st.

For transportation to and from the bus station, train station or airport:
We recommend using Groome Transportation. Their contact information (24 hour reservation line) is: (804) 222-7222 or (800) 552-7911

Check-in Times:

We will staff a check-in desk at the Gray Court Residence Hall on 6/17 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm on 6/18 from 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm. If you will be arriving outside those times, please email ahill2@richmond.edu to make arrangements.

For a map of campus, go to http://maps.richmond.edu/#UMAP_2013062750127. You may pull your vehicle to the front of Gray Court (upper right on the map), unload your luggage, and check in. We will have parking passes available for parking behind the building.

What to pack:

Please plan to dress comfortably for this meeting -- we recommend casual or business casual (your comfort zone) attire and comfortable shoes. Most of our sessions and meals will be in close proximity -- in the Gottwald Science Center and the Tyler Haynes Commons.

Your room will have towels and linens and a blanket for the bed. The rooms are suite style, which means that you will have your own room, but share a bathroom with one other person (usually the person you selected on your registration). You will likely be happiest if you bring your own soap and other toiletries. Each floor of the dorm has a refrigerator and microwave in the common space area. You will want an alarm clock or use your cell phone for that purpose.

On-campus Dining:

Dining on campus on Thursday and/or Friday evening is a very convenient and inexpensive option. The Heilman Dining Center is conveniently located near your dorm and session rooms, and it has a variety of stations including vegan and vegetarian options. They are open until 7pm.

Dining in Richmond:

For those who want to go off campus for dinner on Thursday or Friday evening, there are many great options in Richmond (http://dining.richmond.edu/).

Some suggestions for restaurants very close to the university (less than one mile) include:

• Café Catura (http://www.cafe-caturra.com/grove-avenue)
• The Blue Goat (http://www.bluegoatva.com/)
• The Continental (http://thecontinentalrva.com/)
• Toast (http://www.toastrva.com/)
• Estilo (http://www.estilorichmond.com/)
• Mosaic (http://mosaicedibles.com/restaurant/richmond/)
• Osaka (http://www.osakasushiva.com/)
• Azzurro (http://www.azzurros.com/)

For those who would like to see a little bit of downtown Richmond, we suggest dinner in Carytown (http://www.carytownrva.com/) where there is a variety of excellent choices (http://www.carytownrva.com/merchants/dining.php).

Sunday Departures:

For those who need to stay over on Saturday night, you will need to vacate your dorm room on Saturday because there are loads of camp students rolling in that day! There are several hotels near the Richmond airport (http://hotelguides.com/virginia/richmond-va-airport-hotels.html). Please make your own reservation if you need a room for Saturday night.

We look forward to seeing you!

Southeastern PULSE Fellows