Hotel Accommodations for the Northern Forum on November 2, 2012

The hotel for the Forum is the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco, at 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. Located in the heart of downtown between the neighborhoods of Nob Hill and Pacific Heights, the historic California Street cable car line is just steps away. The hotel is 2.5 miles from the San Francisco State University (SFSU) campus. Both the hotel and the campus are approximately 15 miles from the closest major airport, San Francisco International. The Forum regrets that it is NOT able to provide shuttle service to and from San Francisco International; however, there is a Super Shuttle available at a reasonable cost to transport passengers from the airport to their destinations. There WILL be a free shuttle bus running from the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway to the San Francisco State University campus on the day of the Forum. The shuttle bus will make 2 scheduled runs from the hotel to the campus in the morning at 9:15 am and 10:00 am and 2 trips from the campus back to the hotel in the afternoon at 3:15 pm and 4:00 pm. A block of rooms has been reserved for Forum recruiters for $129 plus tax on the nights of November 1 to November 5, 2012. To obtain the Forum's negotiated rate, call the hotel (888) 465-4329 by Tuesday, October 2, 2012 and reference Diversity Forum Recruiter Block or the Group Code SRZ.

For online reservations, go to: http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/san-francisco/sfogg/hoteldetail?groupCode=SDF. In the group code field, enter SDF if it does not automatically appear.

If the link above is not working, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to www.holidayinn.com
  2. Enter San Francisco, CA and desired dates in the selection criteria.
  3. Click Find a Hotel
  4. Select Holiday Inn: San Francisco Golden Gateway
  5. Enter SRZ in the Group Code Field
  6. Click Modify Search
  7. The rate of $129 will now appear.

Cal Predoc Reception On Friday night, November 2, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Forum will host a reception for all registered recruiters and for the Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars in attendance. The reception will be held in the Emerald Room at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway.

Directions to the Hotel
From the East (Oakland)

  • Take I-80 West toward San Francisco (Toll Bridge: Currently $4)
  • Exit onto Central Freeway / US-101 North toward Golden Gate Bridge
  • Exit 434A and merge onto Mission St. / US-101 North toward Golden Gate Bridge
  • Turn slight left at S. Van Ness Avenue, 1 mile to hotel
From the North (Sausalito)
  • Take US-101 South toward San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge Toll $6.00)
  • Slight left at Lombard Street / US-101
  • Turn right at Van Ness Avenue, 1 mile to hotel
From South (San Francisco International Airport)
  • Take US-101 North
  • Exit 434A and merge onto Mission St. / US-101 North toward Golden Gate Bridge
  • Turn slight left at S. Van Ness Avenue, 1 mile to hotel

Directions to San Francisco State University from Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
From Hotel to Campus:

Campus address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
  • Head north on Van Ness Avenue toward California Street
  • Take the 1st RIGHT onto California Street
  • Turn RIGHT onto Hyde Street
  • Turn LEFT onto Golden Gate Avenue
  • Continue onto 6th Street
  • Take the ramp onto I-280 South
  • Take Exit 50 for CA-82 North toward CA-1 N/San Jose Avenue/ Mission St.
  • Merge onto CA-82 South/San Jose Avenue
  • Slight right onto Sagamore Street
  • Slight right onto Brotherhood Way
  • Turn right onto Chumasero Drive
  • At the traffic circle, take the 2nd EXIT onto Font Blvd.
  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Font Blvd.
  • At the traffic circle, take the 1st EXIT onto Gonzalez Drive
  • Turn LEFT to stay on Gonzalez Drive
  • At the traffic circle, take the 2nd EXIT onto Varela Avenue
  • Turn LEFT onto Holloway Avenue

Parking: There will be directional signs leading to the San Francisco State Parking Lot entrance on the Northwest side of the campus at the corner of State Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard. Once you turn onto State Drive, Parking Lots 19 and 20 will be open for parking for all Forum participants. Parking in the San Francisco State parking lots 19 and 20 will be free for that day.