5-10 August 2018
US/Michigan timezone

The venue for Nuclear Structure 2018 is the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory / Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI USA. Below you will find more information regarding air travel to the area, ground travel once you're there, and lodging information for onsite rates arranged for this conference.

Air Travel
East Lansing is served by several major airports:

Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport can be found at http://www.flylansing.com

  1. Taxi cabs are usually available upon arrival and there is a direct line inside the baggage claim to call for a taxi. It is about 10.5 miles from the airport to MSU campus.
  2. Rental cars can be obtained at a discounted rate at either of the following airport locations.  Please email NuclearStructure2018@frib.msu.edu for the appropriate contract numbers
     

Detroit Metro Airport can be found at http://www.metroairport.com

  1. Michigan Flyer is an economical way to travel the 90 miles from the airport. The fare for the Michigan Flyer is about $35 USD. Reservations for the Michigan Flyer can be made here: http://www.michiganflyer.com/.
  2. Rental cars can be obtained at a discounted rate at either of the following airport locations using the appropriate contract numbers:
    National Car Rental 5001514
    Enterprise Car Rental XZ15N09 Pin: BIG

Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids can be found at http://www.grr.org

  1. Taxi cabs are always available upon arrival. You can get a traditional taxi right outside the arrival terminals. Luxury sedan transportation can be schedule prior to your arrival by calling Metro Cab at +1 (616) 827-6500. It is about 65 miles from the airport to MSU campus.
  2. Rental cars can be obtained at a discounted rate at either of the following airport locations using the appropriate contract numbers:
    National Car Rental 5001514
    Enterprise Car Rental XZ15N09 Pin: BIG

Bishop International Airport in Flint can be found at http://www.bishopairport.org

  1.  A taxi cab can be reserved prior to your arrival by calling International Cab at +1 (810) 691-6396. It is about 45 miles from the airport to MSU campus.
  2. Rental cars can be obtained at a discounted rate at either of the following airport locations using the appropriate contract numbers:
    National Car Rental 5001514
    Enterprise Car Rental XZ15N09 Pin: BIG

Lodging
Nuclear Structure 2018 offers special conference rates at the following hotels for the nights of 5-11 August 2018. When making your reservation, call the hotel and identify yourself as being eligible for the MSU FRIB reduced rate:

Residence Inn East Lansing - $103 USD/night + taxes
2841 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing, MI 48823, USA   ~1.8 mi.
Reservations:
Phone: +1 (517) 657-2875 (Group Code: MFRO)
Website: Book your group rate for MSU-FRIB Nuclear Structure 2018 Conference
45 rooms available – booking deadline is 5 July 2018

Rooms at the Residence Inn include free high-speed internet, free breakfast, kitchenettes and complimentary parking.

Visiting Scholar Rooms
Nuclear Structure 2018 has secured 25 single rooms for current student on campus at a rate of
$46/night w/ air conditioning
$36/night w/out air conditioning 


Each room shares a bathroom with one other room, similar to a dorm room.

Lodging can be arranged by emailing Geoff Parkerson at parke219@msu.edu.  Be sure to include your room preference and NS2018 in the email.

Non-conference hotels
In addition to the conference hotels there are a number of area hotels
When making your reservation, simply identify yourself as being eligible for the MSU FRIB reduced rate.

  • Candlewood Suites (3545 Forest Road, Lansing, 517-351-8181) offers visitors the special rate of $75 for Studio Suites.
  • Hyatt Place  (2401 Showtime Dr., Lansing, 517.679.7600) offers a reduced rate of $103/Night (code – FRIB) Price includes hot breakfast, WiFi, prearranged shuttle to airport and/or campus, Starbucks on site, walking distance to many restaurants and retail stores.
  • Kellogg Center (219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, 800-875-5090) offers our users and visitors the special rate of $135 or $148 per room per night.  The Kellogg Center is located on campus and is within walking distance of the laboratory.
  • Marriott East Lansing (300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, 517-337-4440) offers our guests Concierge-level rooms with breakfast at $179 per night with the FRIB rate code. This hotel also provides a shuttle to the airport and campus and is located at the pickup/drop-off location of the Michigan Flyer. This hotel is within walking distance of campus, many restaurants, and retail stores
  • Quality Inn (3121 East Grand River, Lansing, 517-351-1440)  offers a special rate of 42% less than the best available rate per room using the FRIB rate code. This rate includes a full hot breakfast, high speed internet access, and pre-arranged airport and local shuttle service. This hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants and retail stores. Quality Inn also offers a shuttle the campus and the laboratory.
  • Radisson (111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI (800)333-3333) offers laboratory users and visitors the special rate of $100/night using the FRIB rate code. This hotel is connected to the Lansing Convention Center and is within walking distance of downtown Lansing and the Lansing City Market. Radisson in the Capitol is also a stop on the CATA Route 1 bus line.
  • Staybridge Suites (3553 Meridian Crossings Drive, Okemos, 517-347-3044) offers a Studio Room for $109. The hotel offers free hot breakfast, indoor pool and gym, evening socials with hot meal Tues-Thurs, and laundry facilities.

Visas
Information about visas for international travel to the conference is available at this page.
Please send requests visa invitation letters to NuclearStructure2018@frib.msu.edu. Information required includes your full legal name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address. Letters may take 7-10 business days, please plan ahead.  Invitation letters will be mailed upon request only.