Monday, May 27 to Saturday, June 8, 2019
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
On University of Virginia Grounds and in residence halls, there are two ways to get online:
If you have access to the global “eduroam” network, then it should work at University of Virginia
Guest wifi codes with instructions are available at the lecture hall and at check-in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a wifi code beforehand.
If you come by car and stay at a residence hall, you don’t need a car to get to the lectures. The car can be useful to get to the downtown, or
- Parking around the university is permit-based. However, some streets south of the university, but in walking distance, have unlimited free street parking (like Shamrock, Cherry, etc.). Please check the signs when you park
- Parking is usually free and unlimited on weekends (and Monday, May 27 which is the Memorial Day) in all university parking lots
- You can purchase a permit at University of Virginia parking and transportation office:
Visitor parking information;
Parking rates (see “TEMPORARY PERMITS”);
office hours (closed on weekends and most likely on May 27)
Charlottesville has a reasonable public bus system. There is a free bus (we call it “Free Trolley”)
which can get you from the university to the downtown.
Participants staying at residence halls will be housed at
Lambeth Field Apartments.
Further details about the stay will be emailed separately.
Groceries, lunch, dinner
The summer school does not provide breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
We provide coffee breaks with light snacks. They are served by the lecture hall (Clark 107).
In walking distance from Lambeth Field Apartments, there is Barracks Road Shopping center
which has a big grocery store (“Harris Teeter”) and numerous restaurants and fast food.
There is also “The Corner” area (intersection of Jefferson Park Ave, West Main, and University Ave)
which has many lunch options and also some convenience stores (smaller shops where one can get milk, snacks, etc).
Below are the many lunch and dinner options in town:
Oakhurst Inn Cafe
(1616 Jefferson Park Ave, close to the workshop).
A good breakfast/lunch place; good coffee; closes at 2 pm
The Corner - a place with many lunch locations, including
A list of more places at the Corner
Coffee options: Corner Joe
(1325 West Main St Shop C);
(19 Elliewood Ave);
(1601 University Avenue)
(1609 University Ave).
As suggested by the name, an excellent bagel place
Take It Away Sand- wich Shop
(115 Elliewood Ave).
A highly recommended sandwich place
Two Guys Tacos
(101 14th St NW)
(102 14th St NW).
(104 14th Street NW).
A soup & sandwich shop, specializing in local and vegetarian food
(100 14th Street NW).
One of the best pizzas in town! And open very late
(1427 University Ave).
Slightly fancier, gastropub fare
(11 Elliewood Ave).
Homestyle and breakfast food
Dinner locations in Charlottesville include
Downtown Mall, pedestrian part of Main St.
There are dozens of restaurants there.
Belmont: The Local
(824 Hinton Avenue) and several places around;
(205 Monticello Rd)
West Main Street:
Public Fish and Oyster
(513 W Main St);
(416 West Main Street);
and several places around.
Fry’s Spring Station
(2115 Jefferson Park Ave). Fire-roasted pizza.
in walking distance from the workshop
In reasonable walking distance from the residence halls:
Afghan Kabob (400 Emmet St N), one of the closest options
Milan Indian Restaurant (1817 Emmet St N)
Barracks Road area (walking map):
Tara Thai (1107 Emmet St N),
Peter Chang (2162 Barracks Rd),
and several other options
Shops at Stonefield
ROCKSALT (2075 Bond St) and several other options
Things to do and see
Charlottesville is a midsize college town located in Central Virginia,
2.5 hours (by car) south of Washington, DC. It offers great hiking in
the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, numerous nice restaurants in the
downtown area, local wineries, and such. There are also several
interesting American history sites, like Monticello, the home of
Thomas Jefferson. The local airport code is CHO, and this airport is
the most comfortable way to getting to the town. Another close airport (1 hour drive) is Richmond (RIC). The closest major international airports
are Washington Dulles (IAD) and Washington Reagan (DCA).
Unfortunately, almost no public
transportation or shuttles exist
between RIC or IAD and Charlottesville (from DCA, Washington Metro + Amtrak is a lengthy but public option).
Here are some options:
- (NEW) Megabus just launched cheap bus service between IAD and Charlottesville downtown. See here
- One can rent a car from IAD, RIC, or DCA. During the conference, having a car is convenient but not essential - the University and the town are walkable.
- Another option is to take a taxi/Uber/Lyft. To/from IAD it is about $150 one way, which is comparable to a one-way car rental.
- A taxi service to the airport can be reserved in advance (example).
- Depending on your flight time, you can use the Amtrak Manassas station which is within a 20-30 minute taxi ride (about $35) from IAD. Trains run about once a day. It may be a convenient option when going from Charlottesville to IAD as one can wait in the airport.
If you need any further help arranging travel details (for example, pooling a rental car from IAD), please email
. Leo Petrov