Travel and Accommodations

This meeting will take place on the campus of Auburn University located in Auburn, AL. Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex (ACLC), 347 Duncan Drive, Auburn University, AL, 36849.

Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex

Travel Support

We aim to make CUWiP financially accessible to everyone. All meals and accommodation during the conference are organized and the costs are met by CUWiP. You do not need to book or arrange hotel accommodation on Friday or Saturday night. Travel to the conference is usually paid for by your home department. In cases where your own department, or other sources, have emailed you that they cannot cover the cost, there are funds available to provide travel support to the conference so no one has to miss out on CUWiP for financial reasons. 

By Friday, December 2, 2022, please complete the travel support application form to apply for the travel support and the travel support form, including the email correspondence from your home department or school that they cannot support your travel to CUWIP 2023.

Travel costs will typically be reimbursed after the conference. Before you book a plane ticket, or any other travel ticket costing more than $100, you must first receive advance permission prior to incurring the cost. Significant costs which are not pre-approved may not be reimbursed. For more information on the process to access those funds, please visit our application page.

For any additional questions, please contact

Travel to Auburn

By Air: If you fly to Auburn, you can travel to either the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlant, GA) or the Birmingham International Airport (Birmingham, AL). The distance from either airport to Auburn University is approximately 100 miles.

Note: There is a one-hour time change (Eastern Time to Central Time) when driving across the Georgia-Alabama line.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located 100 miles from the Auburn University campus. Average travel time between the airport and campus is 1.5-2 hours. There is a scheduled ground shuttle service between Hartsfield-Jackson and various points in Auburn via Groome Transportation. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Groome Transportation, (706) 612-1155. The cost for a one-way shuttle service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Auburn University is  about $50 1-way; $100 round trip. Check here for the shuttle schedule to and from Auburn. Visit the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport website for information regarding all other ground transportation from Atlanta to Auburn.

Birmingham International Airport (BHM), 5900 Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212 is 114 miles from Auburn University campus. Please visit the airport web site for a list of airlines and lists of cities with daily direct flights to BHM. Rental cars, taxis, limousine, shuttle services and Uber are available at Birmingham International Airport.

By Bus

The closest Greyhound Bus station to Auburn University is located at 300 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801, which is about 10 miles from the meeting. Please contact Greyhound to book a trip.

By Car

From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport:

  • Depart S Terminal Parkway toward Airport Boulevard and bear right onto Airport Boulevard.
  • Take ramp left for I-285 toward Montgomery.
  • At exit 69, take ramp right for GA-14-SPUR toward South Fulton Parkway.
  • Take ramp right for Buffington Road toward Red Oak.
  • Turn left onto Buffington Road.
  • Turn left onto Estes Drive, and then immediately turn right onto Glen Haven Point.
  • Turn left onto Sable Way.
  • Turn left onto Sable Trail.
  • Turn right onto Sable Way.
  • Turn left onto Sable Bay Point, and then immediately turn right onto Sable Run Road.
  • Turn left onto Buffington Road.
  • Turn right onto Flat Shoals Road.
  • Take ramp left for I-85 S / GA-403 S.
  • Entering Alabama, at exit 57, take ramp right and follow signs for Bent Creek Road.
  • Turn right onto Bent Creek Road.
  • Turn left onto E Glenn Avenue.
  • Turn left onto E Samford Avenue.
  • Turn right onto S College Street/Hwy 147.
  • The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center will be on your right.
    • 241 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36830

From the Birmingham International Airport:

  • Depart toward Messer Airport Hwy and then, keep straight.
  • Take ramp right for I-59 S / I-20 W.
  • At exit 126A merge onto US-31 S/US-280 E/AL-3 S, take ramp left for I-65 South toward Montgomery.
  • Merge onto US-280 E toward Mountain Brook/Sylacauga
  • Turn right onto AL S. College Street/Hwy 147/AL-147
  • The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center will be on your right.
    • 241 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36830

From Montgomery:

  • Take I-85 North toward Atlanta.
  • At exit 51, take ramp right for US-29 toward Auburn.
  • Bear left onto US-29 / AL-15 / AL-147 / S College Street.
  • The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center will be on your right.
    • 241 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36830


Conference Hotel: Both Valet and Self-Parking are available at the conference hotel. Rates are Day Self - $5, Day Valet - $10, Overnight Self - $10, Overnight Valet - $20.

Free parking on the weekend is available on S. College Street based on availability.

Conference Meeting Site: Participants can park complimentary only on the 4th level of the Stadium Parking Deck on the side facing the stadium, located on Heisman Dr.


The Conference Hotel is the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Converence Center at 241 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830. Undergraduates will have one or two roommates in sleeping rooms with two doublebeds. There will be an opportunity to request specific roommates after acceptance to the Auburn CUWiP location. Otherwise, roommates will be assigned. Note, we will provide shuttles to and from meeting locations on campus and the hotel each day, but it is about a 10 min walk 

Shuttle Service During CUWiP

The meeting location is within walking distance from the host hotel. For all those needing additional accommodations and in case of inclement weather, the host location will provide shuttle service to and from the meeting location at certain times. See Shuttle Info and Times on the Conference Program.

Complimentary bus shuttle service will be provided back to the ATL airport on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 1:45 pm at the close of CUWIP 2023 from the conference hotel.

Local Transport

Taxi Service: Licensed, metered taxis are available in Auburn through Tiger Taxi.

TNCs: Both Lyft and Uber also operate in the Auburn area.


Auburn CUWiP will provide dinner on Friday, January 20th; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, January 21st; and breakfast and lunch on Sunday, January 21st. Additionally, coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the conference. 

Upon registering for the Auburn CUWiP location, conference attendees will receive an email asking about dietary restrictions. We will accomodate dietary allergies and dietary restrictions communicated on your registration form.

Saturday lunch offerings will be located in the Edge Dining Hall which has a separate food station with options omitting ingredients in common and identified dietary allergies and restrictions.


View the ACLC on the Auburn University Campus Map