18th National Nuclear Physics Summer School
July 23 - August 5, 2006
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The School with end on Friday, August 4 at approximately 1pm. Participants can stay at the hotel at Indiana Memorial Union till Saturday 5th at no extra charge.
Bloomington campus of Indiana University
The 2006 National Nuclear Summer School will be held on the campus of Indiana University, located close to downtown Bloomington, Indiana, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis Indiana. To acquaint you with the scenic Bloomington campus, we invite you to take a virtual campus tour.
The IU Bloomington campus is a careful blend of traditional and modern architecture within a park-like environment. Made of locally quarried limestone, the University buildings add beauty and charm to the scenic campus. Bloomington offers the charm of a small town and the sophistication of a cultural capital with international caliber performance in opera, music and theater.
Indiana Memorial Union (lodging, session, meals)
Most of the activities related to the summer school, including lodging, session rooms and many meals will take place in or around the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). The IMU is located at the center of campus, within short walking distance of downtown Bloomington. The IMU has wireless and hardwire internet access. Additional information about lodging at the IMU is available in the “lodging” section of this web site.
Recreation On campus
Directly across the street from the IMU is one of two campus recreational facilities – including tennis, basketball, racquetball, handball courts; an indoor and outdoor track; a weight room. Arrangements have been made for Summer School participants to have day passes to use this facility (HPER – Health, Physical Education and Recreation).
In addition to HPER, you will find that the campus provides many opportunities for pleasant running and walking - along winding paths, through woods and along a stream.
We have incorporated a variety of off campus excursions into the Summer School schedule. We welcome the opportunity to acquaint you some of the unique and interesting features of south-central Indiana – an area of the United States which is often overlooked in its interest and beauty.
Local Time Zone
At the time of the Summer School, Bloomington will be on Eastern Daylight Time, the same time as New York City and the East Coast of the United States; one hour ahead of Chicago.
Temperatures in south-central Indiana at the end of July are hot and humid. Hotel and meeting rooms are air conditioned and are often cool. We suggest that you bring clothing to accommodate both the hot outdoors and cool, indoor air-conditioned indoor facilities. Local weather information is available through the National Weather Services.
All Summer School participants will be housed in double rooms (2 persons per room) in the Indiana Memorial Union (www.imu.indiana.edu).
Indiana Memorial Union
900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
All rooms are air-conditioned, have a private bath, television, telephone, desk and are similar to what would be available from a medium to upper end hotel room. Lodging for the Summer School will not be in traditional campus dormitory facilities.
To make hotel reservations at the IMU, please refer to the “Registration” section of the Summer School and complete the Housing section of the form.
Do NOT contact the Indiana Memorial Union directly to make hotel reservations. Reservations must be made on the forms identified on this web site.
Normal check-in for Summer School participants is Sunday, July 23 with check-out on Saturday, August 5th. If you need accommodations for early arrival or for late check-out, it will be your responsibility to make those reservations.
You may make early or late check-in/check-out reservations by contacting the IMU directly at:
Phone: 800.209.8145 or 812.856.6381
E-mail reservations requests: email@example.com
For reservations at off campus hotels, we suggest you refer to: www.visitbloomington.com. Most accommodations are within easy driving distance of campus. Three facilities are within walking distance of campus:
Grant Street Inn 800.328.4350
Courtyard by Marriott 800.321.2211 or 812.335.8000
College Motor Inn 877.409.5611(toll free) or 812.336.6881
The package rate for accommodations at the IMU for check in on Sunday, July 23rd and check-out on Saturday, August 5th is ******** (includes tax).
Registration fees for the Summer School cover the following meals:
- Breakfasts (at IMU): Monday, July 24 – Friday, August 4
- Lunches (at Wright Food Court): Monday, July 24 – Friday, August 4
- Dinner (primarily at Wright Food Court): Sunday, July 23 Friday, August 4th
Dining in Bloomington
You may elect to eat some of your dinners at a location other than Wright Food Court. Should you choose to do so, you will be responsible for paying for expenses incurred.
Bloomington is renowned for its unusual and unusually large selection of ethnic restaurants – most of which are moderately priced. Most are located within easy walking distance from the IMU. In addition to ethnic restaurants there are many pleasant pubs, restaurants and coffee houses located a short walking distance from campus.
A comprehensive Bloomington Dining Guide will be included in the materials you receive at registration check in on Sunday, July 23rd.