Travel Accommodations

We are very excited to welcome AERI attendees from around the world!

Below, you will find links that will point you to information about your travel and stay in Austin, TX. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the 2013 AERI team at

Transportation | Lodging | Upon Arrival | Restaurants and Cafes | Meeting Locations


Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from Austin and to/from their lodging and the conference site on the University of Texas campus. Save your receipts and ticket stubs! The Capital Metro bus system has an easy shuttle route from the airport to campus and many convenient stops downtown, and otherwise covers central Austin very well. Here are some tips for traveling to Austin and the UT campus:


Traveling by Airplane

Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) offers nonstop flights to 37 domestic destinations. Visit their website to check out shopping, dining, "music in the air," and art exhibits at the airport.
Austin Airport: 3600 Presidential Blvd. Austin, Texas 78719

Traveling by Bus or Rail

Traveling by Car

The closest UT Garages to San Jacinto Hall are San Jacinto Garage and Brazos Garage. Please see the UT Parking and Transportation Services site.

Ground Transportation in Austin

We highly recommend taking the Capital Metro Airport Flyer #100 from Austin Airport directly to the pickup/dropoff location at UT's Texas Memorial Stadium (San Jacinto Blvd. & E. 21st St.). Fare is $1.00, and luggage racks are available. The Airport Flyer leaves every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour (weekdays: 5:30AM-11:30PM, Sat.: 6AM-11PM, Sun.: 8AM-11PM) from the Airport's Lower Level at Exit 3 Baggage Claim. Allow about 45 minutes on the road depending on traffic. From the stadium, it is a very short two-minute walk to the San Jacinto Residence Hall: you will walk across San Jacinto Blvd. away from the stadium, and up E. 21st St. You will go past Cypress Bend Grill, then turn immediately left (south). Walk about 300 feet, and you will see the dormitory check-in entrance to your left.

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San Jacinto Hall - Conference Dorms

AERI attendees will be staying in the San Jacinto Hall (SJH), which is centrally located on campus and overlooks the Texas Memorial Stadium. Built in 2000, the San Jacinto Residence Hall is located at 309 E. 21st Street. Registration includes five nights of sleep accommodations from June 16th to the 20th. An additional night for June 21st can be purchased separately.


  • Each room has a mini-fridge, desk, drawers, and an en suite bathroom - please note that NO coat hangers are provided so bring your own if needed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Bath, hand, and face towels
  • Wireless Internet
  • 24/7 desk staff
  • Rooms cleaned every three days
  • Laundry facilities are available 24/7 (accepts quarters or a card which can be bought on-site; $0.75/wash and $0.75/dry)
  • TV rooms and study lounges on each floor
  • Exercise facilities: the newly renovated Clark Field (next to dorm), Gregory Gym and Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex (one block away), and the Recreational Sports Center (one block away). If you want access to the gyms, go to the front desk of the gym of your choice and buy a day pass ($10/day). We highly recommend the outdoor leisure and lap pools at the Aquatic Complex for a refreshing dip in the evening.

SJH bed SJH bathroom
Credit: S. Buchanan

In addition to its conference center, San Jacinto is home to Cypress Bend, a market with a grill, deli, and both indoor and outdoor patio seating. San Jacinto is also near the UT Alumni Center, Jester Center, and Texas Memorial Stadium. The Forty Acres bus line stops right outside the building and circles campus regularly, with transfers easily available to downtown Austin.

Webpage with photo gallery and virtual tour:

San Jacinto Conference Center floorplan:

Area Hotels

If you would like information on local hotels, we will be happy to provide you with some options. Contact us at aeri [@]


Upon Arrival

If you are arriving on Sunday, June 16th, the local AERI committee will have a table set up just inside the front doors of the San Jacinto dormintory, next to the front desk, from noon to 6pm. We will provide you with your program, name tag, and bag. The front desk will provide you with your room key, wireless Internet information, and meal card.

If you arrive at a time when the AERI committee will not be present, you can still check in to the dormitory, and get your AERI materials the following day. We will have a registration table set up in the conference hallway every day of the Institute.


Restaurants and Food

  • Residence Hall Dining Options
    You will receive a debit card with $80 for the week that can be used toward breakfasts and lunches. It works at and vending machines in the dormitory
    Options close to the San Jacinto dorms include Cypress Bend Grill, Healthy Choice Deli, and Jester City Limits

  • There are many other on-campus and near campus options

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Meeting Locations

San Jacinto Conference Center
309 E. 21st St.
Most of the AERI sessions and workshops

School of Information
1616 Guadalupe St.
The poster session and faculty break-out sessions

Alamo Drafthouse - The Ritz
320 E. 6th St.
Opening night dinner

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
2300 Red River St.
The Briscoe is a leading history research center that collects, preserves, and provides access to documentary and material culture related to key themes in Texas and U.S. history.

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
2313 Red River St.
One of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by NARA, the LBJ Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos, and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson's political career.

Harry Ransom Center
300 West 21st Street
The Ransom Center is dedicated to the advancement of the study of the arts and humanities. It is a library, archives, and museum that specializes in literary and cultural artifacts from the U.S. and Europe, and holds 36 million literary manuscripts, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, and over 100,000 art works.

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
2300 Red River St.
The Benson is a unit of the University of Texas Libraries that specializes in materials from and about Latin America and relating to Latinos in the U.S. The collection comprises approximately ten percent of all the volumes in the UT Libraries.

Texas Capitol
112 E 11th St
Built in 1888 in the Renaissance Revival style, the Capitol holds the Texas legislature chambers and the governor's office.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1201 Brazos Street
TSLAC is the state agency in charge of preserving and providing access to significant Texas documents. It also oversees the state's library programs and assists in the reading needs of Texans with disabilities.