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LODGING

For information on area hotels and room availability, contact the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau at (434) 293-6789 / (877) 386-1103. A list of local hotels can also be found at the University's Places to Stay site.  Please note area hotels often fill very quickly. It is recommended guests make reservations as early as possible. Please consider using Virginia Green Certified hotels.

 

TRAVEL

The city of Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia, just two hours south of Washington, D.C. and one hour northwest of Richmond, VA. Charlottesville has a regional airport, Amtrak rail service, and Greyhound bus service. UVA is easily accessible from Interstate 64, Route 29, and Route 250.

For information on air, train, and bus travel, visit the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau's website.

 

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

BIKING

You can rent a bike by the hour through UVA’s bike share program. Learn more about UBike. If you have your own bike, there are several bike racks on Grounds.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

UVA’s bus transportation, UTS, has several convenient bus stops with frequent service. The City of Charlottesville’s Free Trolley runs through downtown and loops through Grounds. If driving is necessary, please consider carpooling. 

 

LOCAL RESTAURANTS & DINING

A comprehensive list of local restaurants can be found on the Charlottesville Albemarle County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
 

GUEST SERVICES

First Aid

The Emergency Medical Services treatment area, staffed jointly by the University of Virginia Health System Special Event Medical Management team and Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad personnel, will be located on McCormick Road in front of Peabody Hall during the Bicentennial Launch Celebration. If assistance is needed, alert an usher, police officer, or bus driver.

 

WASTE REDUCTION

All events will have clearly labeled recycling bins. Please recycle all plastics, metals, glass and paper in designated bins.

Compost bins will be available near food locations at select events. Look for the yellow bins to compost your food scraps, compostable plates, utensils and eco-product cups. Signage and volunteers will be available for assistance.

Bring your own empty, reusable water bottle. There will be access to water fountains in adjacent buildings as well as, for some events, a water bottle refill stations. 

The Bicentennial is embracing UVA’s sustainability goals through initiatives such as committing to zero waste events*, reducing waste generated, using recycled and recyclable materials, and sourcing local food when possible. 

 

INFORMATION BOOTHS

Information booths will be available around Grounds for guests that have questions or need assistance.  These booths will also have Finals Programs available for distribution.

Friday, October 6

1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • on McCormick Road near Minor Hall
  • at the intersection of University Avenue and Rugby Road
  • on McCormick Road near Thornton Hall
  • west of the Rotunda near the Chapel


LOST & FOUND

During the Bicentennial Launch Weekend, lost and found items are turned into the staff working at the Newcomb Hall Information Desk.  It is located on the first floor of Newcomb Hall. Please call (434) 924-3601 or email odos@virginia.edu if you have questions regarding lost items. Hours of operation:

  • Friday, October 5: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, October 8: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are available throughout Grounds during the Bicentennial Launch Weekend.  Signs will be posted to indicate restroom locations near the Lawn.

 

MOTHERHOOD ROOM

There is a Motherhood Room located in Pavilion VII. All mothers and babies are welcome.