Getting to Tech by Plane
Nearest Airport: Monroe Regional Airport is served by three commercial airlines: Delta, American and United. REU participant will be picked up at the airport by our team member.
Getting to Tech by Car
From the north: Take Highway 167 south to I-20 west, exit 84. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Tech Drive. Follow Tech Drive to campus. Turn left onto Railroad Avenue. Hale Hall, a three-story building with turrets, is the first brick building on Railroad Avenue. The Office of Admissions is on the first floor of Hale Hall. Visitor parking is available at the front of the building.
From the south: Take Highway 167 north to Ruston. Turn left on California Avenue. At the fifth stoplight, turn right on Tech Drive. Proceed down Tech Drive to Railroad Avenue and turn right. Hale Hall, a three-story building with turrets, is the first brick building on Railroad Avenue. The Office of Admissions is on the first floor of Hale Hall. Visitor parking is available at the front of the building.
From the east: Take I-20 west to Ruston, exit 84. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Tech Drive. Follow Tech Drive to campus. Turn left onto Railroad Avenue. Hale Hall, a three-story building with turrets, is the first brick building on Railroad Avenue. The Office of Admissions is on the first floor of Hale Hall. Visitor parking is available at the front of the building.
From the west: Take I-20 east to Ruston, exit 84. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto Tech Drive. Follow Tech Drive to campus. Turn left onto Railroad Avenue. Hale Hall, a three-story building with turrets, is the first brick building on Railroad Avenue. The Office of Admissions is on the first floor of Hale Hall. isitor parking is available at the front of the building.
Please note: A parking permit is required for all vehicles parked on Tech's campus. Visitors can pick up a parking permit at the Traffic Office, located in South Hall at the intersection of Hergot Avenue and Mayfield Street, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To get to the Traffic Office from California Avenue and Tech Drive, proceed down Tech Drive and turn right onto Hergot Avenue. To get to the Traffic Office from I-20 exit 84, proceed down Tech Drive and turn left onto Hergot Avenue (the street after the Barnett Springs Drive stoplight). South Hall is immediately on your left.
Getting to Tech by Bus
Ruston is served by Greyhound Bus Lines, located at 1601 Farmerville Highway. Call (318) 255-3505.
Room and board costs for all participants will be covered for the full 9-week REU session.
Participants will receive up to $500 in funding to cover travel to the REU site. Additionally, all participants will receive a $4,500 stipend associated with their participation in the project. Students will be selected to join research groups at either Louisiana Tech University or the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
All costs are dependent upon the distance traveled. Travel costs will be reimbursed by REU funds.
Air travel to the Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. Cabs are available at the airport and several area hotels offer free shuttles to their sites. Bus service is available to campus and takes about 1 hour of travel time.
Bus Travel is available. The Greyhound bus station is located at 118 E. Washington Ave, Little Rock 72114. The main terminal can be contacted at 501-372- 3007 with normal operating hours between 12AM-8PM, Monday through Sunday.
Car Travel is an option. Parking is available on campus, but the cost is not directly covered in the REU stipend. Parking on campus is some distance from the final destination and shuttle service runs daily.
UAMS is located in the heart of Little Rock at 4301 W. Markham. UAMS is easily accessible from Interstate 630, to reach UAMS from I-630, take the Pine/Cedar Street Exit and go west on 7th Street to Entrance 1 at the intersection with Hooper Drive. Entrance 2 and Parking 2 are accessible from Markham Street at the intersection with Hooper Drive.
Here are the links toof UAMS Pathways pocket guide and parking options:
Getting to UAMS by Rail:
Amtrak's Texas Eagle offers daily service between Chicago and San Antonio, and additional service three days per week between Chicago and Los Angeles. The AmTrak station is located in Historic Union Station, a beautiful 19th century Italian Revival Structure. The AmTrak station is conveniently positioned just six blocks west of downtown and two blocks north of the State Capitol.
Room and Board:
UAMS can house the summer students through student housing on campus by submitting an application from March 15 to May 1. For more information about UAMS summer housing please visit: http://studentlife.uams.edu/housing/summer-program/
UAMS has a number of dining options on and around campus. UAMS cafeteria provides from Monday through Friday full hot breakfast feast from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m., lunch at 10:30 a.m. and dinner at 4:30 p.m. UAMS cafeteria is located on the Ground Floor of the Central Building, and daily menu can be viewed here: http://www.uams.edu/nutrition/menu/new_menu.asp. For more dining options please visit: http://uamshealth.com/patientsandguests/foodandlodging/dining/
$7000 total per student
Bus routes to campus:
Routes can be found at: https://rrmetro.org/about/. Route #5 is the one that arrives at UAMS. and m Monthly passest ($36.00) can be boughtuy at the Main office Downtown (they can be mailed as well but It'll take more time) and be used it several times a day. You can also pay inside of the bus with exact money ($1.35), and if you need to use another route oin your way to UAMS you can get a transfer pass inside of the bus asking the driver and paying only $5 cents. They also have an app to get passeson real time at the exact time when buses arrive.
Nearest Airport- Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International
For ground transportation to the UAB campus once students have arrived in Birmingham please
click this link http://www.flybirmingham.com/flying-in/ground- transportation/
From Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport: Follow the signs out of the airport to I- 59/20 west toward downtown Birmingham; exit onto I-65 South (exit 124A) and proceed to exit 259B (4th Avenue South). Go four blocks to 14th Street South; take a right. Proceed three blocks until the intersection of 14th Street South and 7th Avenue South. UAB Hill Student Center will be on the left at the corner of 14 th street and 7 th Avenue (approximate driving time from the airport-- 15 minutes)
Student parking assignments will be determined upon arrival, and UAB offers a bus service that
can transport students from their designated parking lot to and from different areas on and
around campus. More information can be found at
UAB will house the summer students through student housing on campus in either Deman or Rast Hall at $48.25/night per person (Single Occupancy) or $24.50/night per person (Double Occupancy). The summer student housing dates begin Monday, May 8, 2017 - Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Any program dates starting or ending outside of these dates must be submitted for approval. For more housing information please visit: http://www.uab.edu/studentaffairs/conferences/housing
Dining is also available on and around campus. The Commons on the Green is the main Dining Hall open for summer students; however, the seating for students in this dining Hall will be limited due to construction taking place Summer 2017. Estimated cost for All-day dining is $24.00/day per person. For more dining information and options please visit: http://www.uab.edu/studentaffairs/conferences/dining
$7000 total per student