Hotel Accommodations and Directions for the Southern Forum on Friday April 13, 2012

The hotel for the Forum is the DoubleTree, 7450 Hazard Center Drive San Diego, CA 92108, 619-297-5466. The hotel is centrally located between Hotel Circle and Qualcomm Stadium just steps from the San Diego Trolley, and minutes away from San Diego State University. There is a trolley station close to the hotel that will take you directly to San Diego State University. A block of rooms has been reserved for Forum recruiters for $119 plus tax per night, on the nights of April 12 through April 15, 2012. To obtain the Forum’s negotiated rate, you can make online reservations at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/SDGO-DT-DGE-20120412/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Alternatively, you can make reservations by calling the hotel’s direct line (619-297-5466) and specify that you are with the “Southern CA Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education”.  Reservations must be made on or before March 13, 2012, to obtain this special rate.

Cal Predoc Reception
On Friday night, April 13, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Forum will host a dinner reception for all registered recruiters and for the Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars in attendance. These are students you will very much want to recruit. The reception will be held in the Catalina Room of the DoubleTree Hotel. Come visit with old friends, meet new colleagues, and be introduced to Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars

Directions
We recommend the use of San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field), because it is a major airport with hundreds of scheduled flights a day.

Driving from San Diego Airport to the DoubleTree Hotel: Turn left onto N Harbor Drive followed by a turn left onto W Laurel Street. Turn left into India Street and next make a slight left to merge onto I-5 N. Merge onto I-8 E toward El Centro and exit Hotel Circle. Turn left on Taylor Street and continue onto Hotel Circle South. Destination will be on the left, DoubleTree-Hilton Hotel, San Diego Hotel Circle, 1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA  92108.

Driving from DoubleTree Hotel to the San Diego State University: Take 8 East for about 6 miles. Take exit 10 College Avenue, keep right at the fork, and follow signs for Alvarado Rd/College Avenue S. Merge into College Avenue. After passing the second pedestrian bridge, you will turn left. You will then make a right into G lot (free parking).

Driving from San Diego Airport to the San Diego State University: Turn left onto N Harbor Drive followed by a turn left onto W Laurel Street. Turn left into India Street and next make a slight left to merge onto I-5 N. Merge onto I-8 E toward El Centro after about 8 miles take exit 10 College Avenue, keep right at the fork, and follow signs for Alvarado Road/College Avenue South. Merge into College Ave. After passing the second pedestrian bridge, you will turn left. You will then make a right into G lot (free parking).

Public Transportation: Take Bus 88 towards Fashion Valley (5 minutes, 6 Stops), exit Fashion Valley Transit Center and get on the Green Line Trolley towards Santee. Take trolley all the way to SDSU Transit Center (16 minutes, 8 stops) [Complementary public transportation passes are provide with overnight accommodations at DoubleTree Hotel.]

Parking:
Parking for the day will be FREE in parking lot G. If you park in any place other than G Lot, you will be responsible for paying a parking fee.