DIRECTIONS TO RICE UNIVERSITY
directions to Rice University and a neighborbood map,
please go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/visitors.html.
Instead of following the parking instructions on that
link, which are not for Rice vacation periods and are
outdated anyway, here are some special parking instructions
for CSDL, which takes place over Rice's Fall Break:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CSDL
The Visitors' Map below, which has an enlargement link at
the bottom of this page, shows two areas of free visitors' parking:
the orange car icons in the football stadium lots. Unfortunately
because of Fall Break the campus shuttles will not be
operating. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the conference site
from the stadium Visitors' Parking lots.
In addition to these free lots,
CSDL participants can park free in
Lot L in Founders' Court, which is an area much closer to the
conference venue. Lot L is under the blue parking icon just
to the right of the boxed central area on the map.
Use Entrance 2 by Lovett Hall, and at the end of the
road Visitors' Parking Lot L will be on your left. This free parking holds
for Fall Break, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, when the
barriers should be lifted. If you arrive
on Friday, please use the free stadium parking in the
designated Visitors' lots on that day.
FROM THE HOTELS
The Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Best Western are located on the
stretch of Main St. between the University Blvd. border of
campus, and Holcombe Blvd. to the southwest. (See the neighborhood map
in the middle of the page on the link
Just take Main St. northeast, straight to Entrance 2 and turn
left. Park in Visitors' Lot L, the first lot on the left as you
drive toward the quad.
There is a free conference shuttle that picks up CSDL
participants from the Crowne and Holiday Inn between 8 and
9 a.m. and from the conference site after the talks are
over. Best Western guests from our conference can go to
the Holiday Inn, across the parking lot, to take the shuttle.
Walking down Main St. is also possible. It takes about 15-20 minutes
walking northeast on Main St. to the campus edge at University, and additional time to
walk through the campus (perhaps 5-7 minutes to Humanities,
a few minutes more to Farnsworth). Please take care if you have to
cross Main St. Drivers are typically oblivious of
pedestrians in this car-oriented city, even at crosswalks,
and the Medical Center crosswalks have been the site of
injuries, particularly the one nearest the Crowne Plaza
which inexplicably has no traffic light.
OF RICE UNIVERSITY
Pavilion, Ley Student Center.
[red] Humanities Building
opening and all keynote
lectures will be held in Farnsworth Pavilion, Ley Student Center.
All general session lectures and the book exhibit will be held in the
Humanities Building. Rooms are indicated on the conference
larger version of the campus map.