NASSLLI will be hosted at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. CMU is located, along with the University of Pittsburgh, in Oakland, a lively neighborhood that is home to many of the school's students. The surrounding area offers plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore during your time here, and public transit makes reaching some of the city's highlights easy. To help you navigate the city during your time here, we've included some helpful information below.
The university's "Welcome to Pittsburgh" page is also a great resource.
Arriving in Pittsburgh
For those of you arriving by plane at the Pittsburgh International Airport, there is a bus which runs regularly into the city. The bus is called the 28x, and stops outside door 6, on the ground floor of the terminal. The fare is $2.75, and the schedule for the bus is available. The final stop on the route is directly across from the CMU campus.
For those of you arriving by car, you can reach CMU from I-376 by taking exits for Forbes Ave./Oakland. This will take you into the neighborhood which houses CMU. Participants signing up for accommodations on campus will be given an option to register for on-campus parking.
Accommodation will be made available to participants at a special price: double rooms will be available in the Resnik and West Wing buildings. The dorms can be found using the interactive campus map. Roommates will be selected according expressed preferences, otherwise randomly, with the restriction that roommates must be of the same gender. The rooms will be available throughout the entire summer school (including the weekend before the class begin). Participants will be given the option to sign up for a room when registering for the conference. Participants booking a room will also be given the option to register for on-campus parking.
Rooms will also be available to the attendees at the Wyndham Hotel, which is a short (5-10 min) walk from campus. This option will also be available when registering for the conference.
The city can be navigated fairly easily by bus. Google maps also provides accurate information about bus routes. The buses are usually not very punctual, but you can find real-time updates of their locations. The fare is $2.75.
The location of the summer school on campus has not been determined yet. An interactive and searchable map of campus is available.
For those traveling to campus by car, there is on-campus parking available. Pubic street parking is also an option, and is typically $3/hr.