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Local Arrangements

Conference Venue

School of Music
University of South Carolina
813 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29208

Parking

821 Park St., immediately behind the School of Music. $2 for the first hour, $1 for each additional hour. (Driving directions are to the parking garage.)

Getting Here

By Air
Recommended: Columbia International Airport (CAE) – 15-minute car ride from the School of Music
Alternative: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – 90-minute car ride from Columbia
There is a door-to-door shuttle between CLT and Columbia for hire: columbiacharlotteshuttle.com

By Car

Driving from the north:

I-77 S to exit 18 (SC-277 toward Augusta/I-20 W/Columbia)
Continue onto SC-277 S
R Elmwood Ave.
L Assembly St.
R College St.
L Park St. (Entrance to 821 Park will be on the right.)

Driving from the northeast:

I-20 W to Exit 73A (SC-277 S toward Columbia)
Continue onto SC-277 S
R Elmwood Ave.
L Assembly St.
R College St.
L Park St. (Entrance to 821 Park will be on the right.)

Driving from the northwest:

I-26 E to I-126 E (toward Columbia)
Follow signs for Elmwood Ave./I-126 E (fork to the left)
R Assembly St.
R College St.
L Park St. (Entrance to 821 Park will be on the right.)

Driving from the south:

I-26 N to exit 115 (US-21/US-176/US-321 toward Gaston/Cayce)
3 miles, then R to stay on US-176 N/US-21 N/US-321 N (signs for Cayce/Columbia)
Continue straight onto Blossom St.
L Assembly St.
L College St.
L Park St. (Entrance to 821 Park will be on the right.)

Driving from the southwest:

I-20 E to Exit 64A (I-26 E toward Columbia)
I-26 E to I-126 E (toward Columbia)
Follow signs for Elmwood Ave./I-126 E (fork to the left)
R Assembly St.
R College St.
L Park St. (Entrance to 821 Park will be on the right.)

Driving from the Airport:

As you exit the airport, follow the sign for Columbia/Lexington
Stay sharply to the right for Columbia; follow the sign for 302
Merge onto John Hardee Expressway
L at the light onto 302
Merge L on to Charleston Hwy (US-176 W/US-21 N/US-321 N)
Veer R to stay on US-176 W/US-21 N/US-321 N (Knox Abbott Dr.)
Continue straight onto Blossom St.
L Assembly St.
L College St.
L Park St. (Entrance to 821 Park will be on the right.)

Hotels

Downtown Columbia (walking distance to conference)

Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

630 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 799-7800
Rooms available for $131 for the nights of March 1, 2 and 3. Book by February 12. Follow this link: Book your group rate for USC School of Music.

Hilton Columbia Center

924 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 744-7800
Rooms available for $134 for the nights of March 1 and 2. Book by February 1. Follow this link and use the code “USCSOM”.

Aloft Columbia Downtown

823 Lady St. , Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 445-1900
Rooms available for $134 (single and double), $154 (triple) $174 (quadruple) for the nights of March 1, 2 and 3. Book by February 16. Follow this link.

Other Hotels
The following hotels near Fort Jackson are a 15-minute drive from the conference, but may be more affordable.

Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Fort Jackson

240 E Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 567-5863

Comfort Inn & Suites Fort Jackson Maingate

7337 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
(480) 568-6681

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbia, SC

220 E Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-6660

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Fort Jackson

201 E Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 217-3999

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia-Fort Jackson

7329 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 695-1111

La Quinta Inn Columbia SE / Fort Jackson

7333 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 783-5410

Quality Inn & Suites Fort Jackson Maingate

7251 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-1700

Sleep Inn Near Fort Jackson  

200 E Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-6263

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Columbia Southeast/Fort Jackson

250 E Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 695-0062