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25th Annual Graduate and Professional School Expo

October 7-10, 2019

 

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Site 4 | East Alabama

AUBURN

 

Wednesday October 9

Auburn University

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:  Auburn University Student Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom

Address: Auburn University, 255 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

 

Event:  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Set Up: 8:00-10:00 AM
Location:  Auburn University Student Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom

Address: Auburn University, 255 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

 

Food: Lunch will be provided 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

 

Door Prize: Two $25 Cash Prizes / One $50 Cash Prize

 

Sponsoring School: Auburn University

 

Event also open to students from:

Tuskeegee University

South Union State Community College

 

Site Coordinator: Melvin K. Smith, Office 334-844-4744 / Office Cell: 334-742-6769

Contact Info On Site Day of Event Tel: 334-844-1300 / Fax 334-844 2354

mks@auburn.edu / www.auburn.edu/studentcenter

 

Travel Directions:

 

From US Highway 280:

 

Traveling from Birmingham: travel east on US Highway 280. Turn right on Alabama Highway 147* South. This road will take you into Auburn and becomes US Highway 29* South.

  

From Interstate 65 or Interstate 85:

 

Traveling from Atlanta: travel south toward Montgomery on I-85 to exit # 51. Turn right on to US Highway 29* North.

 

Traveling from Birmingham: travel south on I-65 to Montgomery. Take I-85 North toward Atlanta to exit #51. Turn left on to US Highway 29* North;

 

Traveling from Columbus: travel north on I-185. Take US Highway 80/Phenix City exit to US Highway 280. Turn right (west) on Highway 280 and proceed to I-85, at Opelika. Travel south on I-85, 10 miles to exit #51. Turn right on to US Highway 29* North.

 

Traveling from Mobile: travel north on I-65 to Montgomery. Take the I-85 North/Atlanta exit. Travel north on I-85 to exit # 51. Turn left on to US Highway 29* North.

 

Traveling from Montgomery: take the I-85 North/ Atlanta exit. Travel north on I-85 to exit # 51. Turn left on to US Highway 29* North.

  

Auburn University Campus:

 

* US Highway 29 from I-85 becomes South College Street as well as Alabama 147 from US Highway 280 becomes North College Street.

 

NOTE: When making travel arrangements through Atlanta or Columbus, GA, please remember that Auburn University is on Central Time and Georgia is on Eastern Time.

 

Parking:

 

GPS Address to Parking Lot:  100 Woodfield Drive, Auburn, AL 36830

 

This address will put you at the intersection of South College and Woodfield Drive. Do not park at The Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, but park at the Jay and Susie Gouge Performing Arts Center.

 

If traveling North on South College, the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center is on the left, you would turn left at the traffic light onto Woodfield Drive and the parking lot will be up on the right.

 

If traveling South on South College, the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center is on the right, you would turn right at the traffic light onto Woodfield Drive and the parking lot will be up on the right.

 

Shuttle:

 

Arrive EARLY and definitely consider carpooling. A Tiger Transit bus will transport you and your supplies to the Auburn University Student Center. The bus will run back and forth from (8:00 AM – 10:30 AM) then will return at 12:30 PM to do the same, (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM). You will be dropped off and picked up in the same locations at the Performing Arts Center and Student Center.

 

Attached is a temporary parking permit to be printed and displayed visibly on the dashboard of your car on the driver’s side for the day of the event only.  After you have parked, you might have to wait for the Tiger Transit bus to show up. It will be marked so you can see it is associated with a career event. We do apologize for any inconvenience, but this is our best option for parking.

 

AUBURN PARKING PERMIT 

 

Look for these signs:

 

 

 

You must follow all parking rules and regulations set forth by the AU Parking Services. The University Career Center cannot be responsible for tickets that are received while parked on campus, nor wheel-locks and towing fees as a result of parking in a private lot.

 

Space and Equipment:

 

One (1) 6x3 foot table and two (2) chairs provided. Your display needs to fit within the space provided. Electricity is not available. Please bring your own table cloth.

 

Shipping:

 

Shipping prior to the Career Fair: Shipments of exhibit displays, materials or anything pertaining to the exhibit must be received no sooner than Friday, October 4. Accommodations for packages needing to arrive earlier must contact Melvin K. Smith, Special Events Coordinator, (334) 844-4744 or mks@auburn.edu for approval!  Storage space is very limited.  We will do our very best to work with you!

 

Please use our Preferred Carriers (Fedex and UPS) to ship materials!  See the example of how each box or display should be addressed for shipping to The Auburn University Student Center (AUSC). Your organization’s name is required on the outside of all materials. Print off multiple pre-made labels for your convenience (1 per box or container to be shipped).

 

Shipping Label Example:

 

Auburn University Student Center

ATTN: Grad School Info Day Fall 19

Melvin K. Smith, Coordinator, Special Events

University Career Center, c/o Steve Glennon, Student Center Operations

Room 3231, 255 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL  36849

 

Prior to the start of the event, shipped material will be delivered to your organization’s table which was assigned by the University Career Center (UCC) for this event. If you are expecting to receive some materials and they are not waiting at your able, go by the Representative Check-In for assistance. Make sure you have checked with your organization to confirm items were shipped and you have the tracking numbers and who signed for them.

Make sure the representatives attending the event have ALL tracking numbers of packages that have been shipped to UCC prior to arriving at the event. 

 

Shipping after the Career Fair: It is the responsibility of the representative(s) of an organization to make their own shipping and billing arrangements with the Preferred Carriers (FedEx and UPS). Each item to be shipped must be appropriately labeled and taped with a Pre-Printed PAID Return shipping label provided by your organization. We do not have any forms available to assist you.  There is no capability to print any labels. Items not properly labeled, cannot be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Please take all items to be shipped to the Representative Check-In Table after the career fair where a member of the University Career Center will be available to check in your materials for shipping out. One call will be made to each preferred carrier for pick-up!

 

FedEx                                     UPS

 

      

 

Lodging:

 

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center: 241 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830, www.auhcc.com, 334-821-8200 or 800-228-2876.  We highly recommend that you stay at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center and make your reservations as soon as possible! Please inform them that you will be attending the Grad School Info Day sponsored by University Career Center when making reservations to get the $134.00 rate for the War Eagle Partners Program. Parking: Overnight Self-Parking - $5.00 per vehicle; Overnight Valet Parking - $10.00 per vehicle

 

Government Rate: The Hotel at AU & Dixon Conference Center is pleased to offer a reduced rate for Federal Government employees and members of the military who are receiving per diem to cover their lodging expenses.  Please call 334.844.8200 to make your reservation and request the per diem government rate of $94.00 with the Grad School Info Day and be prepared to present a valid Federal or Military ID at check in.

 

Other Hotels in the Auburn Area on South College:

 

Clarion Inn & Suites University Center, 1577 S. College St., Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 821-7001

Courtyard Auburn, 2420 W. Pace Blvd., Auburn, AL 36830, (334) 502-0111

Econo Lodge, 2145 S. College St., Auburn, AL, 36830, (334) 826-8900

Hampton Inn Auburn, 2430 S. College St., Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 821-4111

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn, 2013 S. College St., Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 502-1090

Microtel Inn & Suites/Wyndham Auburn, 2174 S College St, Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 826-1444

Quality Inn, 2283 S. College St., Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 821-6699

Sleep Inn & Suites, 135 Spirit Dr., Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 501-7171

The Collegiate Hotel, 205 S. Gay St., Auburn, AL 36830, (334) 821-2646

Towne Place Suites by Marriott, 1117 S. College St.  , Auburn, AL  36832, (334) 466-8390

Tru by Hilton-Auburn, 2411 W Pace Blvd., Auburn, AL 36830, (334) 521-0400

 

Car Rental: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 806 Opelika Road, Auburn, AL  36832, (334) 826-0227