The UR Physics &
Astronomy department is in Bausch
& Lomb Hall ("B&L") on the quad of the UR River Campus.
The Physics & Astronomy
dept. front office is 206 B&L.
The UR astrophysics
group is located on the 4th floor of B&L.
Physics & Astronomy department colloquia are usually held in 106 B&L.
seminars are usually held in 372 B&L.
Map of River Campus w/ Bausch & Lomb Hall
Wikimapia map of Bausch & Lomb Hall and UR River Campus
University of Rochester maps - click on "River Campus"
There are a few options for transport in the Rochester area -- among
(1) the hotels often have shuttles that go to the airport and
(2) taxi (Rochester
Airport Taxi & Limo; 585-247-7678),
(3) your host.
If you plan on driving to campus (not really recommended), tell us
ahead of time so that we can arrange for a 1-day parking pass. In that
case, you would stop at the parking
booth at the south entrance to campus on Wilson Blvd and pick up
your parking permit.
UR is conveniently served by Greater Rochester Int'l Airport (ROC). ROC is about ~2 miles W of the University of Rochester, and ~4 miles SW of downtown Rochester (GoogleMap).
For visiting speakers, we can book your accomodation and bill the room to the department.
A new hotel lies on the side of the Genesse River opposite the
University of Rochester River Campus: Staybridge
Suites. Its a 5-minute walk from the UR campus (via a walkway over
the Genesee River), and a 5-minute cab ride from the airport. Here's a
map of its location. Staybridge Suites is particular convenient if
(1) the weather is nice enough for walking outside to the University,
and (2) you plan on arriving late enough the night before such that
finding dinner is not an issue (despite its proximity to UR, there is
of nice restaurants close to the hotel, however there are some a
short cab ride north in the Corn
Hill Landing area). If the weather is particular cold, or you are
arriving early enough that you would want to find a restaurant, you
may want to consider finding another hotel slightly further from the
Wikimapia map centered on Staybridge Suites
Mapquest directions & map: Greater Rochester Int'l Airport (ROC) to Staybridge Suites (opposite the Genesee River from University of Rochester River Campus)
Quinta Inn, E. Henrietta Rd. -- Rochester NY (Directions). La
Quinta is ~1.5 mi from the University of Rochester, and has a shuttle
service to the University.
There are numerous other hotels in the Henrietta area, to the SE of the University of Rochester. These are especially convenient if you are driving to UR using the NY turnpike I-90 or I-390.
There is also a Fairfield
Inn and Holiday
Inn right next to the airport -- which again is only a couple of
miles from the UR campus.