Local Information

We welcome all participants to Florida State University’s campus in Tallahassee! The venue for our Symposium will be the Robert Bradley Reading Room of Strozier Library, on Landis Green — designated “Strozier Library (LIB)” on the interactive campus map (area 6 on the campus accessibility map). The registration table will be just inside Strozier’s front doors, and your event badge will serve as your credentials to pass through the turnstiles. Once inside the library turnstiles, turn right at the information desk to find the main stairwell; the Bradley Reading Room is located downstairs, on the lower level of the library.

If you are traveling from other parts of the Southeast or South Atlantic regions, or are new to Tallahassee’s FSU campus, the following information may be helpful:

Florida State University is accessible via I-10, located a few miles off of exits 199 and 203, or directly accessible via US Route 90 (Tennessee Street).

From I-10 (Eastbound)
Exit 199 and head south on N. Monroe St. / Hwy 27
Turn right (going west) on Tennessee St./ Hwy 90
Turn Left (south) onto Stadium Dr.

From I-10 (Westbound)
Exit 203 and head south on Thomasville Road / Hwy 61
Merge left (going south) on N. Monroe St. / Hwy 27
Turn right (going west) on Tennessee St./ Hwy 90
Turn Left (south) onto Stadium Dr.

From US-90 (East- or Westbound)
Once US-90 becomes W Tennessee St., head south onto Stadium Dr.

The designated visitors’ lot is best accessed via Stadium Drive. Visitors are encouraged to check the FSU Visitors Center page for updates regarding any construction.

google map for IWDH
Click for IWDH Google Map including parking hacks, walking routes, and one pub.

Florida State University offers several options for visitor parking, including a designated visitors’ lot at the University Center, which is located near the Doak Campbell football stadium between Champions Way and Stadium Drive. Parking in this lot costs $1 per hour, or $5 per day, and visitors should allow approximately 15-20 minutes to walk to Strozier Library from this location. (One pleasant walking route follows Champions to W. Pensacola to S. Woodward to Traditions Way, where you will find Strozier Library at the end of Collegiate Loop). The Garnet and Gold Lines of the Seminole Express Bus Service can also deliver you from the University Center to Strozier Library free of charge. Again, however, allow 15-20 minutes.

Alternatively, visitors may choose to purchase online a daily visitor’s permit for $3.25 per day, allowing them to park in any open and ungated faculty/staff lot designated “A,” or in any student spot on campus. While there are many “A” lots across campus, not all of them are open and ungated. Also, at certain times of the day, student spots are full, so we encourage visitors to either allow themselves extra time to discover these lots, or to park at the University Center for convenience.

Tallahassee is served by its own municipal airport, with connecting flights several times daily to/from Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, as well as some direct flights to/from Dallas-Ft. Worth, Orlando, and Miami. The airport is conveniently located 10 miles from FSU’s campus, and visitors can find a bank of available taxis always waiting outside the baggage claim area. Taxi fare ranges from $20 to $30 into downtown. Advanced reservations can also be made with some of the area’s other shuttle services, and rental cars can be arranged at the airport. Several area hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. See the Airport’s Ground Transportation page for more details.

While November is a popular month for visitors to FSU’s campus, Tallahassee offers ample hotels, several of them near to our venue. Some best options include the following (but we encourage visitors to make no-risk reservations well in advance):

DoubleTree by Hilton, Tallahassee Downtown, located on S. Adams Street, 10-15 walk along canopied Park Ave. to main campus and Strozier Library, pedestrian-friendly

Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, located on Gaines Street, 10-15 minute walk uphill and across campus to Strozier Library, pedestrian-friendly

Four Points by Sheraton, Tallahassee Downtown, located on W. Tennessee Street, 20-minute walk along city sidewalks to Strozier Library

Courtyard Tallahassee Capital, located on Apalachee Parkway, 10-minute drive (approx. 2.2 miles) to Strozier Library

Graduate students in need of alternative lodging options should feel free to contact the Symposium organizers.

Most meals will be provided during the short space of the symposium. In addition, there are on-campus dining options nearby Strozier, including Starbucks, the Suwannee Room, several vendors at the Student Union, and the Sweet Shoppe. However, visitors might be interested in the following off-campus dining options that cater to all diets and palates (most restaurants in Tally offer vegan options or menus):

W. Tennessee St. (walking distance from Strozier)

Echalee Mexican Grill
Little Athens Gyro
Momo’s Pizza

CollegeTown — Gaines/Madison/Woodward (walking distance from campus)
Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.
Catalina Cafe
Gaines Street Pies
Vale Food Co.

All Saints’ Neighborhood (walking or driving distance from campus)
All Saints Cafe
Grain (by Fermentation Lounge)
Voodoo Dog

Midtown (driving distance from campus)
Bella Bella (Monroe St.)
Brass Tap (Thomasville Rd.)
Kool Beanz (Thomasville Rd.)
Masa (Monroe St.)
Table 23 (Thomasville Rd.)