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Travel

Getting to the Conference

Driving -- Coastal Carolina University is located approximately 10 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The campus is just off Hwy 501, between Myrtle Beach and Conway. Other than Myrtle Beach, the closest big cities are Wilmington, NC (1.5-2 hours drive), Charleston, SC (2 hours drive), and Columbia, SC (2-2.5 hours drive).

Flying -- The Myrtle Beach Airport is 20-30 minutes away from the conference by car. There is no shuttle to the hotels close to campus, and those hotels are a bit far to walk to campus, so unless you know of someone who can drive you around, You may want to rent a car.

Once on campus -- Conference presentations will take place in the Wall Building, and participants may register at this location on Friday afternoon and early evening and Saturday morning. The Wall Building is #20 on the campus map link below (click on "Print CCU Map," which will bring you to a numbered pdf map).

Directions and Maps:

Driving directions to Coastal Carolina University

Campus map

Where to go once you're on campus:

The Friday Reception is in the lobby of Science Annex II (so new, it doesn't even have a decent name yet!), or if the weather is nice, right outside in the courtyard (bring a light jacket).  It is number 17 on the campus map.  You can park in the lot right across from the building.  

Conference presentations on Saturday and Sunday are on the first floor of the Wall Building (number 20 on the map), and you can park in the lots on either side.  Lunch on Saturday is provided and is a 2-minute walk from the Wall Building.

Lodging

Rooms are available at the Comfort Suites, within minutes of the campus (details below).  It has a complimentary breakfast and free wi-fi.  Tell them you are requesting the Coastal Carolina University rate.  Other hotels are nearby and reasonable, just not quite as close.  If you want to find a hotel at the beach, expect a 30 minute commute or more from central Myrtle Beach to campus.

Comfort Suites at the University   
2480 US Hwy 501 East, Conway, SC 29526
(843) 347-9292
ranging $100 to $120/night + tax (sorry, this has gone up from the previous listing)