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Travel Information

June 23-27, 2008

Travel Itineraries

Most CEMELA School attendees will fly into the Tucson International Airport, located approximately 8 miles from The University of Arizona. CEMELA-UA will provide ground transportation for all CEMELA School attendees. Please make sure CEMELA central receives your full travel itinerary, including airline and arrival and departure dates and times so we can arrange to pick you up and drop you off at the airport.

When You Arrive

Please proceed to the baggage claim area of the Tucson International Airport and look for a friendly person holding a CEMELA sign. Once you have collected your luggage and perhaps other CEMELA School participants arriving at the same time, we will transport you from the airport to your hotel or bed-and-breakfast. CEMELA is providing ground transportation for all participants and, unless otherwise specified, will not reimburse rental cars or shuttle service.


Fellows and Faculty will stay at the The Hotel Arizona . Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be assigned roommates unless they choose to “buy out” half of the room rate. Please contact Jackie Wortman if you have any questions about shared or individual rooms.

University of Arizona Campus

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Driving Directions

To Hotel Arizona

Drive: 10.5 mi – about 18 mins

  1. From: Tucson International Airport
  2. Head east on S Tucson Blvd 1.0 mi
  3. Turn left at E Valencia Rd 1.6 mi
  4. Turn right at S Nogales Hwy 2.0 mi
  5. Slight right at S 6th Ave 2.6 mi
  6. Turn left at W 29th St 0.6 mi
  7. Turn right at S Fwy 1.5 mi
  8. Turn right at W Congress St 0.3 mi
  9. Continue on W Broadway Blvd
  10. To: 181 W Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85701

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At Hotel Arizona

Dining Options

Meals Provided

  • Breakfast: A full American Breakfast is included with your room and is served at the hotel restaurant.
  • Lunch: Lunch is on your own except Tuesday when lunch will be provided during the Advisory Panel Session.
  • Dinner: Dinner will be provided on Sunday and Thursday evening.
  • Please note: Meal reimbursements will be paid only for meals NOT provided by CEMELA. This includes lunches and any dinners not provided. Meals consumed during travel time are reimbursed based on the time of day travel takes place.

    If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, please contact Jackie Wortman.

    Reimbursement information

    CEMELA central is funding all CEMELA Fellows, Advisory Board members, and a few other individuals. If you are not sure who is funding your travel, please contact your local PI or Jackie Wortman. If you are not being funded by CEMELA Central, please arrange your travel and reimbursement through your local university.

    If you will be funded by CEMELA Central, you will receive paperwork in your CEMELA School packet upon arrival in Tucson. Please make sure to fill out all of this paperwork and submit the signed forms before leaving Tucson. You will be provided with an addressed envelope for any final receipts obtained during your return trip. If you are not a US citizen, please be sure to contact Jackie Wortman to ensure you bring the correct documentation, and that we provide you with the correct paperwork to receive your reimbursement.

    Please note: All receipts must be ITEMIZED. The University of Arizona will not reimburse a receipt that does not specifically state the name of the business/location, the date and time of purchase, and the specific item(s) purchased.


    The weather in Tucson in June can be hot, please remember to drink lots of water and wear sunscreen. Daytime temperatures can reach into the 100's. Check the banner below to see the current weather information in Tucson or see for yourself by using The University of Arizona Webcam.

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