All faculty and staff in the CSU system are invited to attend the CSU Symposium on University Teaching on Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9, 2019. This event will take place on Fresno State’s campus.
Fresno State's 388-acre main campus and its 1,011-acre University Farm are located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world and Fresno is the fifth largest city in California. The university is within an hour's drive of many mountain and lake resorts and within a three- or four-hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Getting to Fresno State
The closest airport is the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT).
From Los Angeles
Take CA-170 NORTH and continue onto I-5 NORTH toward Sacramento. Then take exit 221 on the left to get onto Ca-99 NORTH toward Bakersfield. Take exit 131 for CA-41 NORTH toward Yosemite. Take exit 132 onto Shaw Avenue and turn right onto Shaw Avenue. Turn left onto Barton. Drive straight ahead and park in lots P30 or P31.
From San Jose
Take CA-87 SOUTH and merge onto CA-85 SOUTH. Continue onto US-101 SOUTH and take exit 356 onto CA-152 EAST. Turn left onto Pacheco Pass Highway and continue onto CA-152 EAST. Continue onto CA-99 SOUTH. Take exit 140 onto Shaw Avenue and turn right on Shaw. Turn left onto Barton. Drive straight ahead and park in lots P30 or P31.
Take I-5 SOUTH and exit onto CA-4 EAST. Continue onto CA-99 SOUTH. Take exit 140 onto Shaw Avenue and turn right on Shaw. Turn left onto Barton. Drive straight ahead and park in lots P30 or P31.
We recommend parking in P30 or P31 on Shaw Avenue and Barton for this event.
If you are attending the Pre-Symposium on Friday and do not have a Fresno State faculty or staff parking permit, you may purchase a daily parking permit ($4) from the dispensers located in every parking lot.
Parking will be laxed on Saturday.
See the visitor parking page for more information about where and how to park.
Lodging near Fresno State
We have reserved blocks of rooms at The Hilton Garden Inn and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
If the conference rate is sold out - ask for the STATE RATE if you are a CSU Employee.
The Hilton Garden Inn (559-299-2203) is located about 1.5 miles east of Fresno State. You may book online using the block code 'CSU0'. You may also call the hotel directly and request group rate pricing for the 'CSU Symposium'.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites (559-297-0555) is located about 1.5 miles east of Fresno State. Call directly to speak to the front desk staff. Request the group rate for the 'CSU Symposium'. Unfortunately their online booking does not currently include this location.
Other Lodging Options Near Fresno State
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fresno Clovis (559-323-8080). 4 miles from campus.
Best Western Clovis Cole (559-299-1547). 3.5 miles from campus.
Comfort Suites (480-725-1636) 4 miles from campus.
Hampton Inn & Suites Clovis - Airport North (559-348-0000) 3 miles from campus.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport/Clovis, CA (559-292-4004) 3 miles from campus.
The Best Western Plus Fresno Inn (559-229-5811) 2 miles from campus.
The Ramada by Wyndham (559-892-1366) 2 miles from campus.
Please note that these are some of the hotels closest to campus, but not the only ones in the area.