Directions and Parking

A campus map that includes parking lots and the location of the conference can be found here: Parking Map

Lot 16 is the closest lot to the location of the conference. Anteater parking structure has a booth with staff to answer any questions that may arise.

When parking on campus, visit a parking permit dispenser (located on the map) to pay for your parking. If you received funding, we can reimburse this expense. Avoid parking in marked spaces (e.g., spaces marked "AR Reserved").


UC Irvine offers special rates for visitors:

It is recommended that you book a hotel in Costa Mesa, Irvine or Newport Beach. Many of these hotels offer free shuttle service to and from UC Irvine because it is not walking distance.

The following options are taken from the link above.

Ayres Hotel and Suites - Costa Mesa

325 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
800-322-9992 (Sales Fax: 714-549-3741)

UCI 2018 Rate: $119 for Deluxe Guestroom, $139 for Junior Suite (single/double occupancy)

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in guestroom & public areas
  • Complimentary Freshly baked cookies in lobby each evening
  • Complimentary self parking
  • Shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport and UCI (subject to availability)

Atrium Hotel - Irvine

18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612
949-833-2770 (Fax: 949-757-0330)

UCI 2018 Rate: $114. For online bookings, visit and enter promo code "UCI"


  • Shuttle to and from UCI and John Wayne Airport, & all other locations within a 3 mile radius by request only
  • Hot breakfast, up to two travelers
  • Wi-Fi in all guestrooms & public spaces of the hotel
  • Self Parking
  • Local telephone calls

Hotel Irvine (A Lifestyle Hotel) - Irvine

17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

UCI 2018 Rate: Friday and Saturday: $129, Sunday-Thursday: $169;

Book your stay directly on or by calling reservations at 949-225-6750 or emailing a dedicated reservationist at 

  • Complimentary "Everyday Breakfast"
  • Complimentary WiFi access for everyone's device (we don't limit you) in rooms and at restaurant, lounge and pool
  • Complimentary airport shuttle to and from John Wayne Airport - your chariot awaits
  • Complimentary  transportation to and from UCI campus on HI Commuter (based on availability).  All HI Commuter transfers must be arranged 48 hours in advance by emailing Hours of operation for this shuttle are Monday-Friday 6:30am-10:30am and 3:00pm-7:00pm.
  • Discounted Self Parking and Valet Parking at $18 per day
  • 24/7 text message Marketplace room delivery
  • 24 hour cancellation policy
  • Fitness programs to blow off a little steam
  • BEST Happy Hour in town at Red Bar and Lounge
  • iPrefer Reward points
  • Located 3 miles from campus (one of the closest hotels to UCI)


Irvine Campus Housing Authority - UCI On-Campus

1083 California Ave, Irvine, CA 92617
949-824-6254 (Fax: 949-824-6697)

Gabrielino and Las Lomas offer fully furnished apartments for short term academic visitors to UCI and may be reserved for periods ranging from one week to one year, with priority given to reservations of one quarter minimum.

UCI Rate: Gabrielino Studio: $1820 a month or $550 weekly.  Gabrielino One Bedroom: $2055 a month or $620 weekly. Las Lomas Two Bedroom: $2335 a month or $700 weekly.

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Onsite Laundry
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Access to pools and parks


SpringHill Suites - by Marriott Irvine, John Wayne Airport

17601 Fitch, Irvine, CA 92614
949-757-0500 (Fax: 949-757-0535)

Alane Millar, Director of Sales
(949) 757-0500

UCI Rate: $159  Use Corporate/Promotional Code:  UC0

  • 3.5 Miles from UCI
  • Rate includes breakfast
  • wireless and wired internet included in rate
  • Self Parking included in rate
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from UCI (based upon availability)
  • Rate is Last Room Availability

Wyndham Irvine - Orange County Airport

17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
949-471-1255 (Fax: 949-752-7423)

Marta del Rio - Associate Director of Sales

UCI 2018 Rate: $140 (Sunday-Thursday nights), $115 (Friday & Saturday nights, breakfast not included)   

Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport - University of California Booking Link

Rate includes the following:

  • Complimentary Full American Breadkfast buffet for one per day (valid only on Monday-Friday mornings)
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary Self-Parking
  • Complimentary access to business center
  • Free shuttle service to and from the Airport
  • Distance from UCI - 3 miles
  • Renovated hotel as of January 2014.
  • Sign up for Wyndham Rewards and get 10 points per dollar spent.

Carlton Hotel Newport Beach, A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel

4545 MacArthur Blvd. Newport Beach, CA. 92660

Hotel Main Line: 949-833-0570

Charmaine Nicasio, Sales Manager

Direct: 949-608-1077       Email:

 Arlene Simsim, Reservations Manager

Direct: 949-608-1086       Email:

Online Reservations:

UCI Code: CR98258

Phone: 1800-233-1234

2018 UCI Preferred Rate:  $169, single occupancy.

  • Complimentary shuttle to/from UCI Campus
  • Complimentary transportation to/from OC/John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access in all guestroomsl
  • Located only 2.3 miles from the UCI Campus

Fashion Island Hotel

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

UCI 2018 Rate:  January 1-May 31 & Sept 1-Dec 31:  Weekday rates starting at: $235, weekend $199.
June 1 - Aug 31: Weekday rates starting at: $249, weekend $235.  

UCI Rates include:

  • Mandatory "Daily Destination Fee" of an additional $10.00 per room per night (discounted from $25 per night)
  • Discounted overnight valet parking at $18 per car, per night

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Katie Rodriguez, Business Travel Sales Manager
(949) 729-6069

UCI 2018 Rate: $165

  • $25 resort fee waived, guests may choose to personally purchase Resort Fee upon check-in for $10
  • One complimentary full breakfast in SHOR restaurant per day, per room
  • Complimentary Self-Parking for one vehicle. Valet Parking discounted at $26 per night (Parking rates are subject to change)


  • Parking information can be found here

  • The closest airport is John Wayne Airport (SNA, 15 minutes away). Other nearby airports include Long Beach (LGB, 30-45 minutes), Ontario (ONT, 45-75 minutes), and LAX (45-90 minutes). These travel times are heavily traffic dependent, with the exception of SNA.