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web site for more information regarding the procedure for obtaining a visa or information regarding the ESTA application. Note:
Citizens of a Visa Waiver Program country travelling to the USA must now possess a machine readable passport and an ESTA approval card. ESTA applications may be submitted any time prior to travel and generally remain valid for two years.
Salve Regina University is located about 80 miles south of Boston and is situated on the southeastern end of Aquidneck Island in the city of Newport.
From Boston: Take Rte. 93 South to Rte. 128 North. Follow Rte 128 to Rte. 24 South to Fall River, MA, and follow the signs to Newport, RI.
From New York: Take I-95 to RI Exit 3 (Rte. 138) and follow signs to Newport Bridge.
From Upstate New York / Western Massachusetts: Take Mass Pike to exit 10A. Take Rte. 146. Merge onto I-295 South towards Warwick. I-295 becomes I-95 South. Move to the left-hand lanes to take Exit 9 which is RI-4 South towards North Kingstown. Follow Route 4 until you pass through two sets of lights, after which Route 4 merges into Route 1. Soon, there will be an exit for Route 138 East. Take this exit and keep following Route 138. You will cross the Jamestown Bridge and then finally come to the Newport Bridge. There is a $4.00 toll for cars.
From T.F. Green (PVD Airport) in Rhode Island: Leaving the airport, follow signs to Interstate 95 South. Follow 95 South to exit 9 (left-hand side exit). Exit 9 is actually a split of 95 onto Route 4. Follow Route 4 until you pass through two sets of lights, after which Route 4 merges into Route 1. Soon, there will be an exit for Route 138 East. Take this exit and keep following it. You will cross the Jamestown Bridge and then finally come to the Newport Bridge. There is a $4.00 toll for cars.
From the Newport Bridge: Take the first exit, Scenic Route. At the second light, bear right. At the seventh set of lights be in the left hand lane and go straight up the hill: this is Memorial Boulevard. Coming up Memorial at the second set of lights take a right onto Bellevue Ave (there will be signs for Salve Regina University directing you down Bellevue). At the next set of lights, take a left onto Narragansett Ave. At the second stop sign, take a right onto Ochre Point Ave. O'Hare Academic Center will be on the left-hand side, across from the library right before the second stop sign.
From Route 138 (South): Take Rte 138A off Rte. 138. It will be a left at a blinker just beyond a traffic light. Go by First Beach up Memorial Boulevard. Go past the beaches and up the hill (this is Memorial Blvd). At the next major set of lights, there will be signs to take a left for Salve Regina University (onto Bellevue Ave.) At the next set up lights, take a left onto Narragansett Ave. At the second stop sign, take a right onto Ochre Point Ave. O'Hare Academic Center will be on the left-hand side, across from the library right before the second stop sign.
Public and Private Transportation
- Amtrak (Phone: 800-872-7245)
Amtrak provides service from the Boston South Station to Providence, RI as well as Kingston, RI. You can reach Bryant University by taking the train to Providence Train Station and then taking a taxi to the site (approximately 12 miles). You can reach Salve Regina University by taking the train to Kingston, RI and then taking a taxi to the site (approximately 20 miles). Please check their web site for more information.
- Greyhound Bus (RI) (Phone: 800-231-2222)
Greyhound Bus provides bus service throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Conferees flying to Boston’s Logan International Airport should take a bus from South Station in Boston, MA to Kennedy Plaza in Providence, RI and then board another bus from Providence to Newport, RI. Additional taxi service is required from the Newport station to Salve Regina University. Schedules and fares are available on Greyhound’s web site or by phone.
- Peter Pan Bus Lines (RI) (Phone: 401-751-8800)
Peter Pan Bus Lines provides regular bus service from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts to Providence and Newport in Rhode Island. Additional taxi service is required from the bus station to the conference site. Schedules and fares are available on Peter Pan’s web site or by phone.
- Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) (Phone: 401-781-9400)
RIPTA provides inexpensive public transit service throughout the state of Rhode Island. Schedules and fares are available at RIPTA’s web site or by phone.
- Sentinel Limousine and Coach (Phone: 866-925-5466)
Sentinel Limousine and Coach provides luxury black car and limousine service to and from T.F. Green Airport and Logan International Airport. Visit their web site or call for pricing.
- Transportation Network (Phone: 866-988-0009 | Fax: 978-988-1350)
Transportation Network Professional Livery Services provides luxury sedan, SUV and van transportation to and from Logan International Airport, T.F. Green Airport and Manchester Airport. Visit their web site or call for more detailed information.
Airlines and Airports
- Logan Airport (BOS)
Logan Airport is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Most major domestic and international airlines fly to BOS. Visit the Airport’s web site for a complete list of airlines. GRC provides a Chartered Bus service to our New England sites for conferees arriving here on Sundays (reservations are required).
- T.F. Green Airport (PVD)
T.F. Green Airport, located in Warwick, Rhode Island, is the preferred airport for domestic flights for conferences at Salve Regina University and Bryant University. Many major airlines (including American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, and USAir) fly to PVD. Visit the airport’s web site for a complete list of airlines. T.F. Green is not an international airport. GRC provides transportation from this airport to its Rhode Island sites for conferees arriving here on Sundays (reservations are required).
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car (Phone: 800-261-7331)
Enterprise offers discounted rates on auto rentals for Gordon Research Conferences attendees. Click here to make reservations online at this special GRC rate. If you are a member of the Emerald Club, you are eligible for a free upgrade when you book a midsize car.
- National Car Rental (Phone: 800-227-7368)
National Car Rental offers discounted rates on auto rentals for Gordon Research Conferences attendees. Click here to make reservations online at this special GRC rate. If you are a member of the Emerald Club, you are eligible for a free upgrade when you book a midsize car.
Special Accommodations for Before or After the Meeting
- Courtyard Newport Middletown by Marriott (Phone: 888-686-5067 | Fax: 401-849-8313)
The Courtyard Newport Middletown by Marriott offers special pricing for GRC guests in 2016: $139 for weekdays, or $199 for weekends. These rates are discounted significantly off the regular rates, which range from $199-$289 during the summer season. To make reservations at the special rate, please call or book online using the promotional code YQE. The hotel offers great flexibility for guests. It is convenient to Providence Airport (PVD) and is only minutes from historic downtown Newport. The hotel has an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and the rooms feature luxury bedding, large work spaces, and high-speed Internet. In addition, the Courtyard has a Café which offers a breakfast buffet and a Market with snacks for on the go.
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston at Logan Airport (Phone: 617-567-5000 | Fax: 617-567-5999)
If you need to stay overnight in Boston before or after the meeting, the Embassy Suites Boston at Logan Airport (207 Porter Street, Boston, MA) offers a discounted rate for GRC participants. The hotel is located half a mile from Logan Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle. Reservations can be made directly on the hotel’s web site using one of the following special links for GRC attendees (select the date range in which you will be staying):
- June 2, 2017 - June 24, 2017
- June 30, 2017 - July 29, 2017
- August 4, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Or, you can call 617-567-5000 and ask for the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) rate. The hotel recommends that GRC attendees make reservations as soon as possible because summer weekends sell out quickly.
For additional information about the area (including off-site housing and child-care), please contact the local Chamber of Commerce