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Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get to campus once I'm in Iowa City?

If you are staying at the blocked hotel for the conference, parking will be provided for free and it is a 3 minute walk to the lindquist Center. If you are staying elsewhere you can take free public transportation to the lindquist center stop.  

If I have a car, where should I park?

If you are staying in the Graduate hotel parking is in an attached garage and provided for free. If you are driving to campus, there is an hourly paid parking garage across from the Lindquist building at the Old Capitol Mall.

What's the best place to be dropped off by a rideshare service?

If you’re using Lyft or Uber, it is easiest to be dropped off In the small parking lot behind the Lindquist Center.

How might I get to campus from the airport?

Cedar Rapids airport is a 30 min drive from Iowa city, If you are flying in, you can us the

Or you can email to see if a ride can be provided. Students from UIowa will be attempting to coordinate rides for those who need them, this is not promised, but we will do our best to assist in getting people from the CID airport to Iowa city.

Where might I stay for the conference?

We have blocked rooms at the Graduate Hotel, and information about booking is below. There are a number of other hotels in the area if you prefer to stay in one of them. Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions. 

Thank you for choosing Graduate Iowa City to host the attendees of the UI Learning Sciences Graduate conference! We look forward to welcoming your group in October.


Detailed below you will find the direct booking link:   


Here are some helpful facts: 


·       Our Check in time is any time after 4:00PM  

·       Check out will be any time before 11:00AM

·       Parking will be provided as complimentary for all Graduate hotel guests.

·       Our GYM fitness center is open 24/7 and complimentary for our guests

·       Poindexter Coffee Shop is open 7 days a week 7a-5p, serving breakfast and lunch options

·       Wilder Bar & Restaurant is open 7-days a week, 4p - Close


Currently the dates are automatically populated into the link. Should you choose to stay for more than one night, they can simply adjust the arrival and departure dates and the rate will still populate.


Lastly, you are also welcome to call our Reservations department at (319) 337-4058. Simply reference the group code:  2925316 to book your reservations. The cutoff date to book reservations is 9/12/2023.  

What are some recommended places to eat near the conference?

There are a number of restaurants in the downtown area within 5 min walk of the Lindquist center, you can find them here.

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