General Information for Conference Participants

Accommodations

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Hotels

Best Western Tacoma, 2611 E. E. St., 98421

  • Distance from campus: 4 miles
  • Conference Rate: $79-$99 per night; rates for suites are higher. Mention the Race & Pedagogy Conference.
  • Contact: Phone 253.272.7737

Courtyard Marriot, 1515 Commerce St., 98402

  • Distance from campus: 2.9 miles
  • Conference Rate: $129/night for Standard Queen  or Standard King. Use the rate code RPCO when making a reservation by phone. After September 28,  the University of Puget Sound rate remains available.
  • Contact: Phone 253.591.9100

Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, 98402

  • Distance from campus: 2.9 miles
  • Conference Rate: $149/night. Use the rate code Race and Pedagogy Conference. After September 28, the regular University of Puget Sound rate ($155/night) remains available.
  • Contact: Phone: 253.572.3200, Email: reservations@hotelmuranotacoma.com

Silver Cloud Inn, 2317 N. Ruston Way, 98402

  • Distance from campus: 1.8 miles
  • Contact: Phone: 253.272.1300, Email: management@tacoma.scinns.com
  • Conference Rate: $159/night for queen, $149/night for king, $169/night deluxe king with fireplace.  On the Inn's website, use Group ID: RACE1010 and Password RACE1010. After September 28, the University of Puget Sound rate remains available.

Bed & Breakfasts

A Plum Duff House Bed & Breakfast ,  619 N. K St., 98403

  • Distance from campus: 1.3 miles
  • Contact: Phone: 253.627.6916, Email: info@plumduff.com

Branch Colonial House, LLC, 2420 N. 21st St., 98406

  • Distance from campus: 1 mile
  • Rate: Call for rate, 3 night minimum stay for University of Puget Sound events
  • Contact: Phone: 253.752.3565, Email:stay@branchcolonialhouse.com

Chinaberry Hill, 302 Tacoma Ave. N., 98403

  • Distance from campus: 1.9 miles
  • Contact: Phone: 253.272.1282, Email: chinaberry@wa.net

Day Island Bed and Breakfast, 1943 E. Day Island Blvd. W., 98466

Geiger Victorian Bed & Breakfast, 912 N. I St., 98403

Green Cape Cod Bed & Breakfast, 2711 N. Warner St., 98407

The Villa, 705 N. 5th St., 98403

Banking

The ATM on campus is located in the Wheelock Student Union Building.

Key Bank ATM

  • 3917 N 26th St
  • (253) 593-3745

US Bank ATM

  • 3916 N 26th St
  • (253) 752-7786

Wells Fargo Bank ATM

  • 3607 6th Ave
  • (253) 752-2340

Conference Location

The conference will take place on the campus of the University of Puget Sound.

Plenary sessions will be held in the Memorial  Fieldhouse (number 25 on the campus map).

Drug Stores/Pharmacy

Bartell Drugs

  • 3601 6th Ave
  • 253. 761.1248

Safeway Pharmacy

  • 2411 N Proctor St
  • 253.759.9889

Target Pharmacy

  • 3320 S 23rd St
  • 253. 627.2112

Walgreens

  • 4315 6th Ave
  • 253.756.5149

Information Desk

Conference attendees  may get assistance with questions at the following locations:

  • Information table next to Registration,  on main floor of Wheelock Student Center
  • Library Circulation Desk & Learning Commons Desk  on the main floor

You may also call Campus Information at 253.879.3100

Internet and Wireless Access

Wireless access is available in most buildings on the Puget Sound campus.

Conference attendees may also use computers #1 and #2  in the Library's Learning Commons. Ask staff for assistance.

Lost and Found

Lost and found articles may be turned in and reclaimed at Security Services.

Medical Emergencies

Allenmore Hospital

  • 1901 S Union Ave
  • 253.459.6633

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

  • 317 Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • 253.403.1400

St. Joseph Medical Center

  • 1717 S. J St.
  • 253.426.4101

Tacoma General Hospital

  • 315 Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • 253. 403.1000

Campus Security – 253.879.3311

Police, Fire, Ambulance – 911

Tacoma Police Non-Emergency, Phone: 253.798.4721

Message Center

You may leave and receive messages  on the message board located in the lobby of the Murray Board Room, Wheelock Student Center.

Puget Sound Guide

Attractions

Museums

Entertainment 

About Tacoma

Dining

American

Asian

  • Silk Thai Cafe (0.6 mile from campus)
  • Wild Orchid (0.7 mile from campus) - 3023 6th Avenue Tacoma, 98406
  • Gateway to India (1 mile from campus; vegetarian options available)
  • Bombay Bistro (1.3 miles from campus)
  • East-West Cafe (1.3 miles from campus) - 2514 N Proctor Street, Tacoma, 98406
  • Two Koi (3.2 miles from campus)
  • Indochine (3.5 miles from campus)

Fast Food

  • It's Greek To Me (1.4 miles from campus) - 1703 6th Ave, Tacoma, 98405
  • Frisko Freeze (1.8 miles from campus) - 1201 Division Ave, Tacoma, 98403
  • Quickies Too- Tacoma (3 miles from campus; serves vegan food)

Italian

Mexican

  • Masa (0.8 miles from campus)
  • La Fondita Mexican Restaurant (1.5 miles from campus) - 2620 N Proctor Street, Tacoma, 98407
  • El Toro (2.6 miles from campus)
  • The Matador (3 miles from campus)

Pizza 

Seafood/Steakhouses

Taverns/Wine Bars

Shopping

    • Gifts, art and food made in the Pacific Northwest
    • 2702 N. Proctor, Tacoma, WA, 98407
    • A shopping district a few blocks away from campus with more than 75 different businesses
    • 2601 N. Proctor, Tacoma, WA, 98407
    • A designer fashon store for men and women
    • 2503 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98406
    • Stores here include Macy's, Nordstrom, Coach, Gap and Abercromby and Fitch
    • 4502 S. Steel St, Tacoma, WA, 98409
    • Downtown Seattle can be reached easily, either by car or by bus.
      • By car, take I-5 N. For more specific directions, try Mapquest or Google Maps.
      • For directions to or from campus, use 1500 N. Warner St. as the address for the University.
      • A good Seattle address for access to Pike Place Market and other downtown shopping opportunities is 4th Ave. and Union St. in Seattle.
      • By bus, use the Trip Planner from Sound Transit to help you find the route of your choice.
    • For a general guide to shopping and activities in Downtown Seattle, check out DowntownSeattle.com

Registration

Registration is in the Wheelock Student Center.

Travel

To/From Tacoma

Airport Shuttle Services

Post Office

Mail Services is located on the lower level of the Wheelock Student Center.

Hours are:  Mon-Fri,  9am – 4:30pm

The nearest post office branch is located at 3801 North 27th St.

 

Parking

Visitors may park in Fieldhouse parking lot located on N. 11th. There is also street parking on Union.

Visitors parking in other campus lots must display a visitor pass, which can be obtained at Security Services or from most departments on campus.

Additional off-site parking with shuttle service will be available at Life Center on Union.

Bookstore

The campus bookstore is located on the lower level of the Wheelock Student Center.

Phone: 253.879.2689

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

Food Service on Campus

Diversions Café

 A student-run café and espresso bar located on the main floor of Wheelock Student Center, Phone:  253.879.3135

Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 7:15 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Fri: 7:15 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Sun: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m..

The Cellar

A student-run pizza house and convenience store , is located on the lower level of the Wheelock Student Center. Phone:  253.879.3663.

Hours:  Sunday through Thursday:  12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Fri & Sat:  12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Oppenheimer Café

Serving coffee, pastries, and salads,I s  located in the quad between Harned & Thompson, Phone: 253.879.5902.

Hours: 
 Mon – Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

See also the section on dining listed above for local reestaurants.

Hospitality Room

The Hospitality Room for speakers is located in the  lobby of the Murray Board Room, on the main floor of the Wheelock Student  Center.