Visitor Information

 

While Gainesville, FL is best known as the home of the University of Florida, it is much more than a “college town.” Gainesville is home to a number of exceptional restaurants, parks and spaces for the outdoorsy type, arts and cultural festivals, shopping centers, and nightlife. We encourage those traveling to our symposium from out of town to check out visitgainesville.com to explore all there is to do in Gainesville.

They also provide a great list of hotels, motels, and inns available for your stay in Gainesville. Although traffic in Gainesville is nothing like a big city, it can get a little congested in the mornings around campus, especially near the UF Health Science Center and Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy Complex, where our symposium will be held. The Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy Complex (HPNP Building) is located at 1225 Center Dr, on the southern edge of campus. In general, the boundaries of the University of Florida campus are: W University Ave (northern boundary), US 441/SW 13th Street (east), NE State Road 24 Archer Road (south), and SW 34th Street (west). We recommend booking accomodations towards the south side of campus, which is readily accessible by taking Exit 384 off of I-75.

VERY IMPORTANT: PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW (MAP AT BOTTOM)

Parking available only for guests from out of town. UF employees must park in their typical parking areas and will not be granted parking vouchers for this event.

Out-of-town guests: when you check-in at the registration desk for the symposium, you will be provided with a parking voucher that will allow you to exit the parking lot once the symposium is over, without paying any parking fees.

Directions to parking lot available for attendees traveling from out of town:

From I-75: Take Gainesville/Archer Exit 384 and merge onto FL-24/Archer Road. Head east approximately 2.5 miles to Center Drive. Make a left turn (north) onto Center Drive, and then make a left at the next stop sign (less than a tenth of a mile) onto Mowry Road. Take your first left turn up a ramp and enter the patients/visitors parking garage (Garage II) on your left, either on the second or third (top) level, and park in any available space. Do not try to enter the bottom floor of this garage, it is gated and requires a special transponder to enter – you will not be able to get in. The symposium is just a short walk from the parking garage: exit the garage via the stairs or elevator onto Center Drive. Turn to your left and walk a short distance until you reach a pick-up/delivery traffic circle on your right. The HPNP Building is adjacent to this traffic circle, across from the Biomedical Sciences Building.

From US 441: In Gainesville, turn at FL 24/Archer Road and proceed west. Shortly past the UF Health Shands Hospital, make a right turn (north) onto Center Drive. Make a left at the next stop sign (less than a tenth of a mile) onto Mowry Road. Take your first left turn up a ramp and enter the patients/visitors parking garage (Garage II) on your left, either on the second or third (top) level, and park in any available space. Do not try to enter the bottom floor of this garage, it is gated and requires a special transponder to enter – you will not be able to get in. The symposium is just a short walk from the parking garage: exit the garage via the stairs or elevator onto Center Drive. Turn to your left and walk a short distance until you reach a pick-up/delivery traffic circle on your right. The HPNP Building is adjacent to this traffic circle, across from the Biomedical Sciences Building.

From FL State Road 24 (Waldo Road), FL State Road 26 (University Ave), or FL State Road 20 (Hawthorne Road): Travel into Gainesville and merge onto E University Ave. Travel west on University Ave for approximately 2 miles, and make a left turn onto SW 13th St. Go south on SW 13th St. approximately one mile, then take a right turn to merge onto SW Archer Road. Proceed west on Archer Road past the UF Health Shands Hospital and make a right turn (north) onto Center Drive. Make a left at the next stop sign (less than a tenth of a mile) onto Mowry Road. Take your first left turn up a ramp and enter the patients/visitors parking garage (Garage II) on your left, either on the second or third (top) level, and park in any available space. Do not try to enter the bottom floor of this garage, it is gated and requires a special transponder to enter – you will not be able to get in. The symposium is just a short walk from the parking garage: exit the garage via the stairs or elevator onto Center Drive. Turn to your left and walk a short distance until you reach a pick-up/delivery traffic circle on your right. The HPNP Building is adjacent to this traffic circle, across from the Biomedical Sciences Building.

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