Hotel & Travel Information

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Singleton Room, Roberts Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-268-2000

Recommended Hotels
SAE has not contracted for a block of hotel rooms for this event. The following list of nearby hotels is provided for your convenience. All attendees are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements.

Holiday Inn Select Pittsburgh @ University Center (Oakland)
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 877-410-6681

Courtyard Pittsburgh Shadyside
5308 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: 412-683-3113

Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-621-2200

Wyndham Pittsburgh - University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-683-2040

Quality Inn University Center
3401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-683-6100

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh - University Center
3315 Hamlet Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-681-1000

Parking and Walking to Singleton Room
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Getting Familiar with Oakland:
Pittsburgh's Oakland is the heart of the city's academic and medical prestige. It is home to Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a vast medical research center and hospital complex. The area is more than hospitals and universities, however. It is home to a diverse mix of people including students from all over the United States and the world and families that have called Oakland home for generations, perhaps since first coming to America.

Oakland's business districts reflect its diverse nature. Forbes Avenue provides for the needs of the university and medical center staff and students. Atwood Street and Semple Street in residential South Oakland offer an array of tempting ethnic restaurants and small businesses mixed in among Victorian houses suited for historic restoration. South Craig Street in eastern Oakland is home to three blocks of pleasant restaurants as well as many interesting shops.

Oakland features Pittsburgh's acclaimed Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Art, the Nationality Rooms of the Cathedral of Learning and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. After enjoying the monumental architecture of Oakland's Civic Center, a short stroll across the Junction Hollow Bridge near the Carnegie Library will bring you to the gateway to Schenley Park, one of Pittsburgh's fine urban parks. A feature of the park just across the bridge is the Phipps Conservatory which displays flora from around the world.

Bus Service:
Oakland is only fifteen minutes by Port Authority Transit (PAT) bus from Downtown Pittsburgh. Very frequent service operates throughout the day seven days a week from Fifth Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. Buses returning to Downtown leave Fifth Avenue in Oakland. For a detailed map of Oakland and to obtain printable hand schedules, please visit the Port Authority - Oakland Service website:

Taxi Service:
Taxi service is also available in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The two largest cab companies are Yellow Cab (412-665-8100) and People's Cab (412-681-3131). As a warning for visitors from other cities, don't expect to be able to hail a cab anytime you want. Cabs in Pittsburgh generally require a phone call to arrange for a pickup, or a walk to the nearest hotel cab stand. Cabs are also available at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pittsburgh International Airport is approximately 22 miles from CMU, or 30 minutes drive time. Directions are as follows:

Start out going north on Airport Boulevard. Go straight toward Airport Exit/Return to Terminal/Hotel Parking. Merge onto PA-60S toward Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-79. Merge onto US-22E/US-30E. Merge onto I-376E/US-22E/US-30E via Exit 6A toward Monroeville. Take the Forbes Avenue Exit 2A toward Oakland. Turn slight right onto Forbes Avenue to CMU.

Things to Do and See in Pittsburgh
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