Travel and Accommodation Information

We’ve chosen four hotels for conference attendees with special conference rates. The hotels are:

Conference attendees may make reservations at any of the above hotels. Please note that hotels have different deadlines for securing the conference room rates.

Aloft, Residence Inn, and Sheraton are all bus accessible, and we have arranged for shuttles to run morning and evening to and from the conference Sunday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 20.

The Carolina Inn is located across the road from the Department of Computer Science (Sitterson Hall/Brooks Building) on the UNC campus. It is the preferred hotel for people who may have mobility issues, as it is very nearby.

Please note: Dorm reservations have ended.


Conference Hotels


Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel

One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
United States
Phone: 1-800-325-3535

Conference room rate is $109/night (+tax) for either one king bed or two double beds. To make reservations in the conference room block, please visit:

Sheraton Chapel Hill Reservations

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel is an upscale traditional hotel that recently underwent a complete renovation. Features include Wi-Fi, high-definition flat screen televisions in each room, large outdoor pool and deck, state-of-the-art fitness center, and Shula’s 347 Grill. A shuttle to and from the conference will be available, and the hotel is also accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit bus line.


Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill

101 Erwin Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United States
Phone: 1-919-933-4848
Worldwide toll-free reservation phone numbers

Conference room rate is $114/night (+ tax) for either a Studio King Bed Suite or a One Bedroom Two Queen Beds Suite. To make reservations in the conference room block, please visit:

Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill Reservations

The Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill is an all suite hotel located just minutes from UNC Campus. Your rate includes a complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, and shuttle to the symposium daily. (The hotel is also accessible via the Chapel Hill Transit bus line.) Each suite is furnished with a full kitchen; including a microwave and refrigerator for your convenience. On Tuesday through Thursday evening you will enjoy a complimentary evening social from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The evening social includes complimentary light dinner, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.


Carolina Inn – Block Ended

211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
United States
Phone: 1-800-962-8519



Aloft Chapel Hill – Block Ended

1001 South Hamilton Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
United States
Phone: (919) 932-7772
Toll-Free: (866) 716-8143



Dorm Accommodations – Dorm reservations have ended

We have dorm accommodations available in Taylor Hall (Ram Village 4), on UNC’s south campus. Attendees who stay in the dorms can either walk or take a short bus ride to Sitterson Hall/Brooks Building.  Taylor Hall is an “apartment-style” dorm, meaning that there are multiple bedrooms in each apartment (usually 4), with shared bathrooms, kitchen and living space. Each bedroom has its own lock.  Keys are picked up at the desk;  for late arrivals (after 10pm) you will need to call the Conference Advisor on duty (919-843-1995) to come and check you in.  (If you know you will be coming in late, send Jack Snoeyink an email and we can perhaps pick you up at the airport and make the call for you.)

For the location of Taylor Hall, and where it is in relation to Sitterson Hall, please see:

Note: the official address of Taylor Hall is 510 Williamson Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, but the entrance to the check-in area actually faces Skipper Bowles Drive (as shown on the map).  Tell cab drivers that it is near the Dean Dome — the UNC basketball stadium. You’ll see the Taylor Hall sign on the left as you come down Skipper Bowles Drive toward the Dean Dome.


Getting to the Chapel Hill Area

By Air: The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area is served by Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

* Airlines Serving Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Getting from the airport to Chapel Hill:

* Triangle Transit Authority (bus fare $2: hourly to 10:11pm M-F, 6:11pm Sat, none on Sun; go to the Regional Transit Center and change to a Chapel Hill bus. Get off at Kenan Labs for Sitterson/Brooks.)
* Limousine and Shuttle services

  • LTD Services – 919-518-2346 or 800-432-8008
  • 007 Tailgate Transportation – 919-923-1479

* Rental cars
* Taxis  You can simply walk to the taxi stand outside the terminal and tell the dispatcher you want to go to Chapel Hill.  Tell the driver your destination: hotel name, dorm (Taylor Hall, by the Dean Dome), or building (Sitterson Hall, across S. Columbia from the Carolina Inn).

  • Tar Heel Taxi – 919-933-1255
  • Chapel Hill Taxi – 919-933-1479

By Rail: For train travelers, there are Amtrak stations in Raleigh and Durham.

By Car: Drivers may reach the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area on interstates 40 or 85. We suggest using Google Maps to map directions from your starting location to 201 South Columbia Street (Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building).