Travel Funds

We strongly encourage you to ask your department or home institution for travel funding. Limited travel grants are available to participants unable to secure full travel support. If you find that you need to request a travel grant, please send an email to the Local Organizing Committee. All flights to be reimbursed by the APS CUWiP at KU need to be preapproved before purchase. Procedures for reimbursement will be finalized and posted here and in the FAQ's before the conference begins.

Getting to Lawrence and KU

The University of Kansas
Most people arrive in Lawrence through I-70, exit 202 or 204. To the right are directions from the Kansas City International airport to the University of Kansas which takes about an hour. It also has the Spring Hill Suites and the Town Place Suites marked on the map. You may park at the Mississippi Street Parking Garage at a rate of $1.75 per hour, or you may park for free in campus yellow lots 53, 92, or 94

Shuttle Services

The following companies provide airport shuttle service between KCI and Lawrence. Rates vary from $60 to $99 per traveler depending on company, number of passengers, and method of payment.

Local Ground Transportation

For participants not traveling to Lawrence via car/van, we will have buses provided by First Student to transport participants from their hotels to the conference facility and back each day. A bus schedule will be posted here once it is finalized.


In general, roommates will be assigned randomly to promote new interactions. Students will be two to a room with each student having her own bed. if you wish to be paired up with another participant, please note that in your response when you finalize your registration to the conference in November, 2017.

Spring Hill Suites

The SpringHill Suites (One Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044) is one of the lodging facilities for the APS CUWiP 2018 at KU. From here it is a short walk to Massachusetts Street where numerous shops, restaurants, venues, and bars can be found. The map depicts directions from I-70 (exit 204) to the hotel, and the hotel to the Mississippi Street Parking Garage.


Town Place Suites

The TownePlace Suites (900 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS 66044) is the other featured lodging facility for the APS CUWiP 2018 at KU. Similar to the SpringHill Suites it is conveniently located in downtown Lawrence. The map depicts directions from I-70 (exit 204) to the hotel, and the hotel to the Mississippi Street Parking Garage.


Site Location

Kansas Memorial Union
Attendees will check-in on the 4th floor of The Kansas Memorial Union (1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045) at the Jayhawk Walk. For a map of the union, please reference this link.

Other Venues

As part of the APS CUWiP 2018 at KU, there will be a special event at The Oread​ (1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66044)the evening of Saturday January 13th. More information will be available at a later time.

Contact Information


Conference Flier
Code of Conduct
Conference Resources

Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Malott Hall, Room 1082
Lawrence, KS 66045

(Central Standard Time)