Below is information on the UCF-Conference Hotel Shuttles, airport information, parking on campus, and other details for getting around.
Hotel Shuttle Schedules
There will be two buses circulating between the conference hotels and the UCF main campus. These buses will be running every half hour and will be staggered 15 minutes apart.
BUS # 1
Beginning at Residence Inn, proceeding to the Courtyard Marriott, going to UCF main campus drop-off and looping back to the Residence Inn:
First run 6:45am to 7:15am
Second run: 7:15am to 7:45am
Third run: 7:45am to 8:15am
This bus will continue in this fashion through 9:30pm on Friday (after the end of the reception) and 7:00pm on Saturday after the book signing.
Bus # 2
Beginning at the Courtyard Marriott, proceeding to the UCF main campus drop-off, going to the Residence Inn and then looping back to the Courtyard Marriott:
First run 7:00am to 7:30am
Second run 7:30am to 8:00am
Third run 8:00am to 8:30am
This bus will continue in this fashion through 9:30pm Friday (after the reception) and 7:15pm on Saturday after the book signing.
A bus will shuttle from hotels to the reception and will take anyone who is not attending the reception back to the hotels. This bus would run every half hour from 6pm to 9:30pm. The pickup/drop off from 6pm to 9:30pm will be at the Alumni Center for the reception.
Hotel Bus Pickup
The buses will pull up next to the lobby doors of each of the conference hotels. At the Courtyard, it will be to the left of the doors as you come out of the hotel. For the Residence Inn, it will be directly outside the lobby entrance.
All parking on campus requires a permit. Daily permits can be purchased in a garage or student (Green) parking lot. The daily permit, which allows you to park in Green student lots/spaces, is $5.00 before 5:30pm and $3.00 after 5:30pm. You must display the permit on your dashboard. The parking lots/garages marked in green on the campus parking map are where these permits are valid: UCF Parking Map
Please be aware that classes will be in session all day Friday and parking during the semester can be a challenge. There are times when all garage spaces are filled. There is a website that shows the status of the parking garages. Please use that link to check for spaces. The closest parking garage to the main area of campus for the conference will be garage H. For those coming in on Thursday to do media art installations, garage I will be the closest.
UCF Hotels/Conference Buildings
Orlando International Airport is about 20 miles from UCF’s main campus. They have standard ground transportation such as taxis and ride sharing. These will be on level 2 (Arrivals) of both terminals.