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Virginia Integrable Probability Summer School 2019

Monday, May 27 to Saturday, June 8, 2019

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


Local details

Internet access

On University of Virginia Grounds and in residence halls, there are two ways to get online:

  1. If you have access to the global “eduroam” network, then it should work at University of Virginia

  2. Guest wifi codes with instructions are available at the lecture hall and at check-in. Please email lenia.petrov@gmail.com and I can send you a wifi code beforehand.

Parking

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

  1. 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
  2. Parking is usually free and unlimited on weekends (and Monday, May 27 which is the Memorial Day) in all university parking lots
  3. 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)

Public transportation

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.

Residence halls

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:

Things to do and see


Travel

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:

If you need any further help arranging travel details (for example, pooling a rental car from IAD), please email  Leo Petrov.


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