On-site Registration/BCCE Check-in Hours:
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 131 Alumni Hall, Hetzel Student Union (HUB)
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 131 Alumni Hall, HUB
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., 131 Alumni Hall, HUB AND 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., HUB Info Desk
Upon arrival, conference attendees will recieve a registration packet which inlcudes a conference tote bag, badge with lanyard, water bottle, conference pocket guide, and event tickets (if applicable), among other items. The 2012 and future BCCE conferences are moving towards an e-Program Guide format (details to follow in the coming weeks). Only 150 copies of the printed version are available for purchase on a first-come first-served basis. The print version is available for $20.
Parking permits may be purchased at the conference registration desk. For attendees staying in the dorms, parking permits are purchased via the dorm reservation form.
The bus tour to the Priestley House includes a box lunch.
The State College Spikes minor league (A) team is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The only home game during the week of the conference is 7:00 PM Wednesday evening at Medlar Field (located on campus). Tickets are available at a reduced group rate but the game conflicts with the closing reception party hosted by Al D. Hyde and the Key Tones.
LodgingPlease go to the Lodging and Transportation link to view lodging information.
The Lodging and Transportation page provides a link to the University's North Halls and Eastview Terrace webpages and to the dorm registration forms. There are separate forms for North and Eastview. It is best to phone- or fax-in your reservation rather than use mail service.
Hotel information can also be found on the above Lodging and Transportation link. Clicking on the "Hotel map" link opens a new browser window with an interactive Google map indicating the locations of the conference hotels and dorms.
TravelPlease go to the Lodging and Transportation link to view transportation information.
Three airlines serve the University Park, or State College, airport: Delta, United and US Airways. Clicking on their respective links opens a new browser listing their routine arrival/departure schedules. Direct flights into and out of State College are limited to Detroit (Delta/Northwest), Washington/Dulles (United) and Philadelphia (US Airways). The airport is a five-minute drive from State College. Rental car and taxi/shuttle links are provided.
Attendees may also wish to consider the Harrisburg International Airport (airport code: MDT). The Harrisburg airport is an approximate 1.5-hour drive from State College.
Alternative travel arrangements can also be found on the Lodging and Transportation page: train, bus and automobile.