The workshop coincides in time with the Inauguration of the University of Virginia's new president
which is on October 19 and 20. This implies traffic, parking, and access issues
on Friday and Saturday - please allocate extra time for getting around.
The red areas on the map (and maybe some additional parts) might not be accessible on these days.
Wilson Hall (the workshop location)
is accessible by foot via the blue path or along Jefferson Park Ave.
Everything should be quieter on Sunday - the best day to explore the beautiful UVA Grounds.
If you are coming to the workshop by car and are not leaving it at the hotel,
note that McCormic Rd is closed, and Emmet St S and Jefferson Park Ave should be open
(but with traffic on Friday and Saturday).
See parking directions below the map.
Getting to the workshop from La Quinta / Days Inn
The La Quinta and Days Inn hotels where many of the participants stay is
not quite in walking distance
to the workshop location.
Participants should carpool and park at UVA (see below for free or paid options), or
If you choose to walk, it takes up to 50 minutes.
From La Quinta, walk to Angus Rd, cross to the walkway in the center of
Emmet St North, walk past the bridge, and then cross back to the sidewalk
You will be close to the Barracks Road shopping center,
from where there are blue-colored University buses.
These buses are free, and you can use Northline (NL)
or Purple Route (PRP). See the route maps here.
On Sunday, most of the parking at University is free (but carefully read the signs
for tow away spots).
You can park by the Math Department
(if there is space), or at garages / lots by Stadium Road or Whitehead Road.
On any of the days, you can use the Central Grounds parking garage
($2.50 per hour, cash/check only). Availability on Friday and Saturday may be limited.
This garage is in walking distance - see the map above.
Restaurants and things to do
Oakhurst Inn Cafe
(1616 Jefferson Park Ave, close to the workshop).
A good breakfast/lunch place; good coffee; closes at 2 pm
The Corner - a place with many lunch locations, including
Coffee options: Corner Joe
(1325 West Main St Shop C);
(19 Elliewood Ave);
(1601 University Avenue)
(1609 University Ave).
As suggested by the name, an excellent bagel place
Take It Away Sand- wich Shop
(115 Elliewood Ave).
A highly recommended sandwich place
Two Guys Tacos
(101 14th St NW)
(102 14th St NW).
(104 14th Street NW).
A soup & sandwich shop, specializing in local and vegetarian food
(100 14th Street NW).
One of the best pizzas in town! And open very late
(1427 University Ave).
Slightly fancier, gastropub fare
(11 Elliewood Ave).
Homestyle and breakfast food