Coming August 11, 2009

Location

THATCamp Austin is located at Mezes Hall at the University of Texas, Austin.

Arriving by car
The UT campus is located just north of Downtown Austin, between 21st and 24th streets. Mezes is one of six buildings (the “six pack”) on the mall just south of the main UT tower. Parking: Paid parking is available in the Dobie Center parking garage on the corner of 21st and Whitis and in various nearby surface lots.  Information about University-operated parking garages and shuttle service routes is available online http://www.utexas.edu/maps . Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood west of Guadalupe Street.

Arriving by bus
Capital Metro http://www.capmetro.org/riding/schedulesandmaps.asp offers several bus routes that stop by the West Mall, including 1M and 1L. Proceed across West Mall (you will see the UT Tower) to the South Mall.

Mezes Hall on UT Campus
UT Campus Map

Entering Mezes Hall (MEZ) from East entrance: You will see trees and benches outside the door. Enter building and classrooms are directly ahead at the end of the hall.

Entering Mezes Hall (MEZ) from West entrance: You will see the South mall lawn. Enter building and go down 1 flight of stairs to level 1. Classroom are at the bottom of stairs (through door).

Directions from the Austin Hilton:

By foot:

  • Turn right on Congress, and walk north to the capitol.
  • Continue through the capitol grounds, walking around the capitol (unless it’s open and you want to take advantage of the A/C) and resume walking north.
  • Congress Avenue will continue, under the name Speedway.
  • At 19th street, just after the Texas History Museum, Speedway will convert to pedestrian use.  Continue walking north.
  • At 21st street, turn left and walk until you see a large fountain with statuary on the north side.
  • Turn right (north) into the quad on the east (near) side of the fountain.
  • Mezes hall is the second building on the right; the middle bar of a capital ‘E’.  Turn right immediately after the statue of John H. Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederacy.  Descend the stairs half-way and enter the handicapped-accessible door on the left.

Walking time is around 30 minutes.  We will have cold water when you arrive.

By bus:

  • Take the 5 from any stop on Congress Avenue south of the Capitol grounds.
  • Signal for a stop approaching 21st and Guadelupe.
  • Walk east (right) on 21st until you pass a large statue and fountain on the north side of 21st street (your left).
  • Turn left (north) into the quad on the east (far) side of the fountain.
  • Mezes hall is the second building on the right; the middle bar of a capital ‘E’.  Turn right immediately after the statue of John H. Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederacy.  Descend the stairs half-way and enter the handicapped-accessible door on the left.

Buses run at half hour intervals, at around 8 and 38 minutes past the
hour.  The northbound bus that passes Congress and 2nd at 5:38 should
get you to Mezes Hall at around 6:00, allowing no room for error.  Bus fare is 75 cents.

By taxi:

“Take me to the Littlefield fountain on 21st Street.”

Mezes is just to the NE of the fountain.  The fountain is directly south of & across the mall from the UT tower, which is visible from most of town).

  • Walk north (toward the tower and fountain) from 21st street on the east (right) side of the fountain.
  • Mezes hall is the second building on the right; the middle bar of a capital ‘E’.  Turn right immediately after the statue of John H. Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederacy.  Descend the stairs half-way and enter the handicapped-accessible door on the left.

If you become hopelessly lost, call Ben at 512-771-5313.


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