Logistics

HILT2015 will take place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, IN.

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is the premier urban campus of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana. IUPUI offers more than 225 degrees in 21 different schools and has the largest number of underrepresented minorities in the Indiana University system and the largest population of graduate and professional students of any university in Indiana. The campus is located less than 3/4 of a mile from the center of downtown Indianapolis, just two blocks from the Indiana State Capitol and adjacent to White River State Park (home of the Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Zoo).

Getting Around

The Institute will take place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. With a compact campus and easy biking pathways, we encourage you to consider using the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, which has stations across the city including one at our campus center. You can also easily rent a Zipcar to get to locations around town. During day, you should anticipate a 10 minute walk between our various locations. There is no local campus shuttle.

Getting Here

IUPUI is located on the west side of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana next to the Indianapolis Zoo and White River State Park.

From the Indianapolis Airport (code: IND)

Public Transit

IndyGo’s local service Route 8 offers public transportation between downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis International Airport. Airport customers can board Indianapolis Public Transportation at the Airport’s Ground Transportation Center, Zone 6. Approximate travel time between downtown and the Airport is 45 minutes with a cost of $1.75 (exact fare needed). Route 8 service on the weekdays is every 15 minutes Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. It is every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. and drops to 70 minutes until midnight on weekends.

Taxi

Taxi service is available at the curb on the lower level of the terminal just outside Baggage Claim. There is a $15 minimum charge for all fares from the airport, regardless of distance.

Private Transportation

Go Express  |  800.589.6004

Nonstop service from airport to convenient locations near major downtown hotels and Indiana Convention Center.

Driving Directions

From the Northwest (Chicago, IL)

Take I-65 South to Exit #114, which is West Street/Martin Luther King Blvd (SR 421). Take West Street South through the 10th, 9th and Saint Clair St. and Indiana Avenue intersections, to Michigan Street and turn Right (one-way West). Follow the  instructions below once you get to campus.

From the North

Take Meridian Street South (SR 31) to downtown Indianapolis. Turn Right onto Michigan Street (one-way West), it will take you to campus! (Pass through Illinois St., Capitol, Senate and Indiana Ave., and West Street intersections.) Follow the instructions below once you get to campus.

From the Northeast/East (Columbus, OH)

Take I-465 South on the east side of town to I-70 West. As you come into town take the I-65 North exit to Chicago, IL (right lane, near Meridian St.), then move into the far Left Lane and take Exit #114 to West Street/Martin Luther King Blvd. Take West Street South through the 10th St., 9th St., St. Clair St. and Indiana Avenue intersections, and turn Right onto Michigan St. (one-way West). Follow the instructions below once you get to campus.

From the Southeast/South (Louisville, KY)

Take I-65 North downtown and take the I-70 West ramp (to St. Louis, MO). Then take Exit #79A, which is West Street/Missouri Street. Travel North through the McCarty, Merrill, South, Maryland, Washington, Ohio, and New York Street intersections to Michigan Street and turn Left (one-way West). Follow the instructions below once you get to campus.

From the Airport or Southwest/West (St. Louis, MO)

Travel East on I-70 East to Exit #79A, which is West Street/Missouri Street. Travel North through McCarty, Merrill, South, Maryland, Washington, Ohio, and New York Street(s) to Michigan Street and turn Left (one-way West). Follow the once you get to campus instructions below.

Once you get onto campus

  • Michigan Street is a one way (heading west) that serves as the main campus artery.
  • Hine Hall is located just past the second road on your right. To get to Hine Hall parking, turn right onto Blake Road (preceeding Hine Hall just past the North Street Garage). The Hine Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left.
  • From the parking garage, proceed to street level onto Michigan Ave. Go west (following the flow of traffic) to the entrance of Tower Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Michigan Ave.
  • Registration for housing is located in the central lobby of Tower Hall (Sunday 3-9 pm). After 9 pm, the building doors are locked and you will need to call for access.
  • Registration for HILT is  located in the lobby outside of the Tower Hall Dining Hall (Monday 7-8:45 am). THIS IS YOUR FIRST STOP MONDAY MORNING AS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET BREAKFAST OR ACCESS YOUR CLASS WITHOUT YOUR HILT BADGE.

Accommodations

Note on housing during the week of July 27-31, 2015: Indianapolis will be hosting the Brickyard 400 on the Sunday prior (the 26th) as well as the Gen Con Gaming Convention (Thursday, July 30- August 2). As such, local hotels may be difficult to book.

Dorms

Information on dormitory check in is available by visiting our dormitory information page.

Hotels

Indianapolis is a major convention, leisure, and sporting destination and has lots of great places to stay. But because downtown stays so busy, it pays to plan ahead! This is especially true as Indianapolis will be hosting the Brickyard 400 on the Sunday prior (the 26th) as well as the Gen Con Gaming Convention (Thursday, July 30- August 2). As such, local hotels may be difficult to book. HILT is not affiliated with the businesses contained in this listing nor are we able to negotiate any special rates. This listing is provided as a courtesy only.

Downtown Area
Candlewood Suites City Centre
1152 N. White River Parkway, West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 536-7700
The Alexander-A Dolce Hotel
333 South Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-624-8200
Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown
601 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 822-9029
Residence Inn Downtown on the Canal
350 W New York St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 822-0840
Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown
501 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 636-7678
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, at the Capitol
320 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 684-7733
Crowne Plaza Hotel at Historic Union Station
123 W. Louisiana Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 631-2221
Nestle Inn
637 N East St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-610-5200
Hampton Inn Downtown
105 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 261-1200
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
10 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 955-9700
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites City Centre
410 S. Missouri Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 822-6400
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Connected to Circle Center Mall
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 632-1234
Park Place City Centre
1150 N. White River Parkway, West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 829-1200
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 822-3500
Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport
2500 S. High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 244-3361
Spring Hill Suites Indianapolis Downtown
601 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 972-7293
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