Travel Info

Host Hotel: Indiana Memorial Union
900 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405

The Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) operates as a hotel, a conference center, and a student union, located in the center of the IU Bloomington Campus. Burroughs Century sessions, food, and social events are located in close proximity to the IMU. Additionally, the IMU is within easy walking distance of downtown Bloomington. For your convenience, we recommend that you book your hotel reservations at the IMU.

Phone: 800.209.8145 or 812.856.6381
Fax: 812.855.3426
Online: Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel
Enter group code: BURR (case sensitive)If phoning or faxing, inform the reservation staff person that you are attending the Burroughs Century Celebration. Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant you may be unable to obtain a room.We encourage you to make reservations early as accommodations at the IMU may be limited. The Burroughs block of hotel rooms will be released to the general public January 5, 2014.

IMU Room Rates
Hotel room rates vary based on type of room (single/double) and Weekday (Sun – Thurs) or weekend (Fri & Sat) check-in.
Pricing is subject to change:
Single, weekday room w/one double bed $110.00
Single, weekday room w/one king bed $160.00
Double, weekday room w/2 double beds $150.00
Double, weekday room 2/ 2 queen beds $160.00
Weekend rates are approximately $20 – $20 per day additional charge.
All rooms are subject to 12% tax.

Internet Access
Free, wireless internet access is available through the IMU.

Free parking is available to all guest who stay at the Indiana Memorial Union. Commuters or participants who elect to stay at a hotel other than the IMU, may park in one of the two parking lots adjacent to the hotel. Discount parking passes will be available at the registration desk.

Off Campus Accommodations
Below is a list of hotels who have blocks of rooms reserved for the event. These are available on a first come, first serve basis, so we recommend that you book your reservation as soon as possible.

Century Suites
Pricing: $92-$124
Town Queen suites $92 on a weekday, $116 on weekend
Flat king suites $100 on a weekday, $124 weekend
Reserve by Jan. 22

Comfort Inn
Pricing: $89.00
Variety of rooms. Call and use code LBTON or book online here: Comfort Inn

Courtyard by Marriot
Wednesday and Thursday: $119
Friday and Saturday: $129 (minimum stay of two nights)

Fourwinds Resort and Marina
$89 for Gardenside Room
$119 for Lakeside Room
Reserve by Feb. 3, call and ask for Burroughs Century Block

Grant Street Inn
$119 per night
Reserve by Jan. 28, call and reference Burroughs Century

Hilton Garden Inn
$139.95 per night
Reserve by Jan. 27)

Holiday Inn
$89.00 with breakfast
Reserve by Jan. 22, can still offer rate if rooms are available after that date

Driving to IU Bloomington
We suggest that you rely on GPS for obtaining the most direct route to the IU Bloomington campus. If GPS is not available, then refer to Mapquest or Google maps to obtain driving directions.

When inputting destination information, select the address of the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) where parking is available. Conference sessions will be held in the IU Cinema, but it will be necessary for you to park in one of the two lots adjoining the IMU and then walk to the Cinema.

IMU hotel address:
900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Parking on Campus
Parking on campus is limited. There is no parking lot adjacent to the IU Cinema where conference sessions will be held. Parking is available in two lots adjoining the Indiana Memorial Union. If you are a guest of the hotel, parking is free. If you are commuting or staying at another hotel and driving to the IMU, you may park in these two parking lots for a fee. Discount parking vouchers will be available at the registration check-in desk for Burroughs Celebration participants.

Walking Directions from the IMU Parking Lots to the IU Cinema
The two IMU parking lots are located on 7th Street, one on the left and one on the right of 7th. The rates at both lots are the same.

After parking:

  • Walk to the booth located in the middle of 7th Street.
  • Proceed walking toward the large fountain located in front of the IU Auditorium.
  • You will pass the IU Art Museum on your LEFT with a large circular structure outside the entrance.
  • When you get to the Fountain, proceed to the LEFT side of the IU Auditorium.
  • You will be walking through an area of landscaping and outdoor seating.
  • The IU Cinema will be located on the RIGHT side of the IU Auditorium.
  • Approximate walking time from the parking lot to the Cinema is 5 minutes.

Flight Information
Domestic and International Participants. Participants will find that traveling to Indiana University through Indianapolis International Airport is most convenient. International guests can schedule direct flights into either Chicago O’Hare or Cincinnati International and then take a short 30 minute flight into Indianapolis.

Airport: Indianapolis International Airport
Airport Symbol: IND
Location: 50 miles (93 kilometers) north of Bloomington, Indiana
Important: Bloomington, IN does not have an airport that can accommodate commercial aircrafts. In making reservations, do not confuse Bloomington, IN with Bloomington, IL. The latter does have an airport with limited commercial service. You must fly into Indianapolis and take ground transportation to the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.

Travel Agency Assistance
If you would like assistance with your travel arrangements, contact Travel Leaders, a major international travel management company with offices in Bloomington, IN.
Phone: 812.339.7800 or 800.467.7800
Fax: 812.339.7854

Ground Transportation from Indianapolis Airport to the Indiana Memorial Union
Train or bus service is not available from the airport to Bloomington and taxi services are expensive. We suggest that you book reservations with a shuttle, limousine, or car rental.

Shuttle: Go Express Travel
Service 9 times daily between airport and Bloomington campus
Shuttle drop off points include Indiana Memorial Union (host hotel), Hampton Inn and Marriott Courtyard
Advance reservations: Recommended
Reservations online: Go Express Travel
Phone: 800.589.6004 or 812.332.6004
Rate: currently $15.00 one way
Airport pick-up location: Ground Transportation Center. Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim

Shuttle: Star of America
Service 9 times daily between airport and Bloomington campus
Shuttle drop off points include Indiana Memorial Union (host hotel), Hilton Garden Inn and other area hotels
Advance reservations: Recommended
Reservations online: Star of America
Phone: 800.933.0097 or 812.876.7851
Rate: currently $15.00 one way
Airport pick-up location: Ground Transportation Center. Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim

Limousine Service: Classic Touch Limousine
Door-to-door service from airport to any location in Bloomington
Advance reservations: Required
Rates: Currently $122.00 roundtrip per person. (when making your reservations, inform Classic Touch that you are attending Web Science Conference). Rate is for shared ride service; private car is not guaranteed
Reservations on-line: Classic Touch
Phone: 800.319.0082 or 812.339.7269
Airport pick-up location: Ground Transportation Center. Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim
Note: The limousine drive will not have a sign identifying you by name. It is your responsibility to approach a Classic Touch Limousine and provide them with your name.

Car Rental:

Driving from Indianapolis Airport to Indiana Memorial Union:

  • When departing the airport, follow the signs to exit onto Ameriplex Parkway
  • Follow Ameriplex Parkway to IN-67 South/Kentucky Ave
  • Turn RIGHT onto IN-67 South
  • Follow IN-67 South to IN-39S
  • Turn LEFT onto IN-39S
  • Follow IN-39S through Martinsville to IN-37S
  • Merge RIGHT onto IN-37S to Bloomington
  • Exit RIGHT off IN-37 at “College Ave. N. Walnut St.” (You will emerge on College Ave.)
  • Continue on College Avenue to 7th Street
  • Turn LEFT on 7th Street
  • Continue about 7 blocks to Indiana Memorial Union
  • Turn RIGHT into the circle drive in front of the Indiana Memorial Union (Parking is available in one of the two lots adjacent to the IMU.)