Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Directions | Accommodations | Wireless Network Access | Sightseeing | Visas

Directions

UCR is ~20 miles from the Ontario International Airport (ONT) http://www.lawa.org/welcomeont.aspx

UCR is ~45 miles from the John Wayne (Orange County) Airport http://www.ocair.com/

UCR is ~53 miles from the Palm Springs Airport

UCR is ~68 miles from the Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport http://www.burbankairport.com/

UCR is ~72 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) http://www.lawa.org/welcomelax.aspx

From the airports – transportation will not be provided. Please plan ahead in arranging transportation to and from the airports. Information on shuttle services will be posted in Spring 2013.

Shuttle Services

UCR has negotiated with Super Shuttle to offer conference attendees a special one-way rate online Discount Code for 10% off that can be used at all local Airports which include: Ontario (ONT), Los Angeles International (LAX), John Wayne Orange County (SNA), Long Beach (LGB) and Burbank (BUR). Please use the link below for this special discount – available now through the end of the conference.

http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=89JGN

  • If you need to cancel a reservation call 12 hours in advance for refund 24/7 hotline number 800-Blue-Van
  • If you need to make changes to your reservation call 24/7 hotline number 800 Blue-Van
  • If you need to know where your Van is: 24/7 Dispatch Hotline Number 1 310 782-3347 Ext 1
  • There is a 15 minute grace period for departure pick ups

General UCR Campus Information

For general information about UCR, information can be found at this website: http://www.ucr.edu/about/visitors.html

Parking

Free parking will be available to conference participants in Parking Lot 21. Parking will also be available free of charge for those staying in the campus dormitories.

 

Accommodations

On-Campus Accommodations at UCR Glen Mor Student Housing

UCR Glen Mor On-Campus Housing Reservations for On-Campus Housing will be available until June 19th. Complete the On-Campus Housing reservation form and mail your check (payable to UC Regents) to:


ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium
c/o Alissa Rackstraw
University of California Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Winston Chung Hall Suite 446
Riverside, CA 92521

On-line registration for on-campus housing is closed.

If you need special assistance, please email colloids2013@ucr.edu.

For attendees staying in UCR Glen Mor student apartments:

Breakfast will be served daily in the campus cafeteria at 7am.
Parking will be available free of charge to those staying in the campus dormitories.

 

Local Area Hotels

Riverside has a number of hotels within a short distance of our campus in downtown. Shuttle service to these hotels will be provided. Information on these hotels are as follows:

Option 1: Marriott
Rate:  $105/night for single or double
Online reservations: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ralmc?groupCode=acsacsa&app=resvlink&fromDate=6/23/13&toDate=6/26/13
Phone number: 800-627-7468
Group code: University of California, Riverside - Amer Chemical Society
All reservations are due by June 3, 2013 to ensure group rate.

Option 2: Hyatt
Rate: $109/single king or $119/double queen
Online reservations: www.hyattplaceriversidedowntown.com.
Phone number: 888-492-8847
Group code: UCR American Chemical Society
All reservations are due by June 3, 2013 to ensure group rate.

Option 3: Mission Inn
Rate: $140 for single or double
Online reservations: www.missioninn.com
Phone number: 800-843-7755
Group code: American Chemical Society
All reservations are due by May 23, 2013 to ensure group rate.

Option 4: Comfort Inn Riverside (1/2 Mile)
Rate: $69.00/night for single or $74.00/night for double
Website: www.comfortinnriverside.com
Phone number: 951-683-6000
Reservation by Telephone Group code: Please ask for the "American Chemical Society" Group Rate
Reservations may be made until scheduled arrival date, if available.

 

UCR Wireless Network Access

There are 2 ways to connect to the UCR Wireless Network. Please see the instructions below.

Eduroam

UCR supports Eduroam. Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming wireless access service developed for the international research and education community. If you are coming from an institution that also supports Eduroam, go to this page for access instructions. Does your institution support Eduroam? Find out here. You will want to configure Eduroam before you arrive at UCR.

UCR MobileNet or UCRWPA

To connect to UCR's MobileNet (unsecure) wireless network or UCRWPA (secure) wireless network, you must have a UCR NetID and Password. You will receive a UCR NetID and password upon your arrival at the conference welcome desk. To configure your wireless access once you have a UCR NetID and password, please follow the instructions on this page.

 

Sightseeing

DISNEYLAND, Sunday June 23, 2013

California AdventureSOLD OUT! No more reservations for this trip will be taken at this time.

Begin your trip early and join us on a trip to Disneyland! For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/

We will offer a bus that departs from the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Riverside at8:00am and will leave Disneyland to return to Riverside at 9:00pm. The price will be $115/person for the bus ride and admission to Disneyland Park. Hotel rooms have been reserved at the group conference rate at the Hyatt Place for Saturday night for those who want to come early and join the fun! This tour and rate is available to the first 50 people who sign up – register NOW on the conference registration site when you register for the meeting!

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to register for the Disneyland or wine tasting trips in combination with the conference program due to restrictions from your contracts and grants office, please send us a personal check for payment to the following:

ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium
c/o Alissa Rackstraw
University of California Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Winston Chung Hall Suite 446
Riverside, CA 92521

Checks should be made payable to UC Regents. Please indicate on the check whether this is for the wine tasting or Disneyland trip. If you have questions, please email colloids2013@ucr.edu.

 

WINE TASTING, Wednesday June 26, 2013

wine tastingRegistration still open! Reservations will be accepted at the conference until 10am on Tuesday, June 25th (or until sold out).

Finish off the meeting with a taste of California wines! We will depart UCR after the Wednesday session ends and drive for an afternoon/early evening tour of the Temecula Valley. The tour will include three wineries:

1. Leoness Cellers has the reputation of being Temecula Wine Country’s only winery offering 100% Estate Grown Wines with a particularly well known White Merlot and Cabernet

2. Mt. Palomar Winery will be the location of a savory picnic paired with one of the winery’s best such as its Sangiovese

3. South Coast Winery Resort and Spa will be our final destination where we can choose from a wide variety of award-winning wines – from the rich, red Wild Horse Peak Syrah to the bubbly Ruby Red Cuvee!

wine tasting balloon We will offer a bus that departs from UCR at 2:00pm and will return to campus at 7:00pm. The price will be $110/person for the bus ride, meal and wine tastings. This tour and rate is available to the first 50 people who sign up – register NOW on the conference registration site when you register for the meeting!

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to register for the Disneyland or wine tasting trips in combination with the conference program due to restrictions from your contracts and grants office, please send us a personal check for payment to the following:

ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium
c/o Alissa Rackstraw
University of California Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Winston Chung Hall Suite 446
Riverside, CA 92521

Checks should be made payable to UC Regents. Please indicate on the check whether this is for the wine tasting or Disneyland trip. If you have questions, please email colloids2013@ucr.edu.

Visas

Visas:

If you need a letter of invitation so that you may obtain a visa to travel to the United States, please send an email to colloids2013@ucr.edu.