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UnCamp 2018 Travel and Accommodations

Location

HTRC UnCamp 2018 will be hosted on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The primary venue will be the newly renovated Moffitt Library (map), with breakout events in nearby campus locations including the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and Morrison Library—both located in Doe Library (map)—the campus D-Lab in Barrows Hall (map), and the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) in Dwinelle Hall (map). All UnCamp events and pre-conferences will be located within a 5-10 minute walk from Moffitt Library.

Travel

Airports

Both San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK) airports serve the Bay Area and provide a reasonable trip to the UC Berkeley campus. You should allow 40 mins to one hour commute time to/from the airports, depending on time of day and traffic.

Getting to/from the airports:

  • BART: BART trains are accessible from both the Oakland International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport.

  • Airport Shuttles: Shuttles are available from the Oakland International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport. Reservations are required. For information, costs, and reservations, contact the companies below:

  • App-based ride services: Both Oakland International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport are served by several App-Based Ride Services such as Lyft or Uber. Pick up locations for Ride Services are specific to each airport; At OAK, these services can pick up riders from the commercial curb (2nd island) across the terminal entrance, while at SFO pick-ups will occur on the Departure level. More information can be found at the links below:

  • Taxis: Taxis are available at both OAK and SFO as well, on standby or by phone. One-way from OAK to campus is generally $40-50, while SFO to campus can run $80-100+.

Berkeley Area Public Transit

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a great way to travel to UC Berkeley. The Downtown Berkeley stop is one block from the west side of campus.  

Bus Schedule &  Information: View which AC Transit bus routes operate and stop near campus with the AC Transit System Map. Individual routes are also located here.

Driving directions to the Berkeley campus

Parking

Driving to campus is not generally recommended, as parking is extremely limited to visitors on and near campus. Check UC Berkeley Visitor Parking for more information on available pay parking.

Westbound from Highway 24

  1. Exit at Berkeley / Tunnel Road

  2. Continue west on Tunnel Road, which becomes Ashby Avenue

  3. Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue to Bancroft Way

  4. This is the southside of UC Berkeley

Westbound from High​way 13

  1. Continue west on Hwy 13, which becomes Tunnel Road at the first stoplight

  2. Follow directions 2-4 for "Westbound from Highway 24"

Eastbound from Highway 80

  1. Exit at University Avenue

  2. Continue east approximately 2 miles to Oxford Street

  3. This is the westside of UC Berkeley

Eastbound from Highway 580

  1. Exit to Highway 24 east, Walnut Creek/Berkeley

  2. Take first exit, 51st Street & Martin Luther King Jr. Way

  3. Turn right and proceed east on 51st Street for two blocks

  4. Turn left onto Telegraph Avenue to Bancroft Way

  5. This is the southside of UC Berkeley

Eastbound from Highway 24

  1. Exit at 51st Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way

  2. Follow directions 3-5 for "Eastbound from Highway 580"

Hotels

Graduate Berkeley

Graduate Berkeley has offered attendees a 10% discount off of the standard rate (subject to certain blackout dates when the Hotel is experiencing extremely high occupancy). To book a reservation with this exclusive rate:

Graduate Berkeley is a five-minute walk to campus, and steps from Telegraph Avenue shops and stops, as well as being walking distance from downtown Berkeley (Shattuck Avenue) and the downtown Berkeley BART Station. Contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus iPod docks, minibars and campus or San Francisco Bay views. Complimentary bikes are available for rent at the front desk based on availability.

Other nearby hotels include:

Faculty Club

Nestled among the redwoods, oaks and maples, alongside Strawberry Creek on the Berkeley campus, The Faculty Club offers the unique opportunity to stay in one of the quietest and most beautiful parts of campus. The Faculty Club offers 23 guest rooms that range in size from the Executive Suite, an apartment sized space suited for a VIP or family, to the Scholar's Retreat, ideal for a scholar on a budget, as well as several options in between. Centrally located, the Faculty Club is within walking distance to every point on the UC Berkeley campus, as is downtown Berkeley and the BART Station.

Please note that the Faculty Club does not have elevators. All guest rooms are located on the second floor and accessible by stairs. Guests who are unable to use stairs will need to exit the building and use ADA compliant pathways to access and reenter other floors of our building.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Built in 1910, Hotel Shattuck Plaza is a Berkeley landmark.  Reflecting California's architectural heritage and re-designed with a contemporary aesthetic, this historic boutique hotel is the jewel of downtown Berkeley.  Adjacent to BART and just two blocks from UC Berkeley.

  • 2086 Allston Way

  • Berkeley, 94704

  • (510) 845-7300

Bancroft Hotel

The closest hotel to UC Berkeley, the Bancroft is the greenest hotel with 22 guest rooms, bay and campus views, meeting space, all within a Historic Landmark building.

  • 2680 Bancroft Way

  • Berkeley, 94704

  • (510) 549-1000

Dining, Coffee and Drinks

$10 or less = $

$11-20 = $$

More than $20 = $$$

On-Campus

Sandwiches, salads, bagels, desserts, coffee
Location: 3rd floor of Moffitt Library
6:30am-5pm
 
A wide variety of lunch and dinner options, including salad bar and daily chef specials; full bar
7:30-10am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 5-8:30
 
Variety of dining and coffee, including Mexican food, burgers, soups and sandwiches, and pizza.
Hours vary

Northside

Distance from Moffitt Library: approximately 0.2 miles (5 min.)

 
Beer, sausages, burgers, appetizers
11am-9:30pm
 
Mediterranean wraps, gyro, falafel
11am-8pm
 
Mexican favorites, beer
10:30am-10pm
 
Sandwiches, soups, salads  
10:30am-4:00pm

Southside

Distance from Moffitt: approximately 0.4-0.7 miles (8-12 minute walk)

 
Burgers, sandwiches, full bar
11:30am-11:30pm
 
Soups, salads and sandwiches with classical music.
9am-4pm
 
Meat, seafood, and vegetarian Vietnamese noodle soups
11am-9pm
 
Craft beer with outside seating, and American food
5pm-2am
 
Japanese fish and vegetarian favorites
11am-10pm

Westside

Distance from Moffitt: approximately 0.5-0.8 miles (10-15 minute walk)

 
By the slice
11am-9pm
 
Craft beer, cocktails and bar bites.
4pm-2am (Happy hour 4-7pm)
 
Craft cocktails and indian food
2134 Oxford St
4pm-2am
 
Gather ($$$)
Fresh, local ingredients
11:30am-2pm, 5-9pm
 
Chinese favorites and lunch combination plates
11:30am-2:30pm; 5:30pm-9pm
 
Thai noodles and curries
11am-10pm
 
Jupiter ($$)
Beer brewery, pizza, salads, outside seating
11:30am-11pm
 
Vegetarian and vegan burgers, sandwiches and sides
11am-12am