2020 Symposium Directions & Parking

13-14 January 2020
California State University, Chico
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium


From Sacramento - I5 / Highway 99 North To Chico

From I5, take Highway 99 North to Chico. Exit Highway 99 at Highway 32 turning left onto East 8th Street to and through downtown Chico. Continue west to Chestnut Street. Turn right on Chestnut Street and continue north for six blocks to West 2nd Street and the university.

From the Bay Area - I505 and I5 from the West to Chico

From I5, turn east on Hwy. 32 in Orland, stay on Hwy. 32 into Chico to West 2nd Street. Turn left on West 2nd Street and continue to the University.

From Redding/Red Bluff - Highway 99 South to Chico

From I5, take Hwy 99 south to Chico: Exit Hwy. 99 at Hwy. 32 turning right onto East 8th Street. For the downtown turn right on Main Street. For symposium, continue west to Chestnut Street. Turn right on Chestnut Street and continue north for six blocks to West 2nd Street and the University.

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Parking is available in the multi-story garage near the BMU and is located between 2nd and 3rd Streets and Chestnut and Normal Streets. The entrance to the garage is off Chestnut Street. Download a copy of the CSUC parking garages and Bell Memorial Union location. Park in any open space marked G or F/S with an hourly permit. Please read the instructions for parking in the garage as they do issue tickets if not parked properly. You may also use any of the street parking south of campus (both free and metered). Regular school session is out during the Symposium, so street parking should be available.



The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest major airport. It is 90 miles south of Chico and is served by most major carriers. You can rent a car or catch a shuttle at the Sacramento Airport. 

Shuttle Services

Super Shuttle (Sacramento-based)
Phone: 916-648-2500 ext 106
Reserve your spot 24 hours in advance
Pick up and drop off at terminal A & B

Train / Bus Service

AMTRAK and Greyhound Bus also have regular service into downtown Chico, although hours are limited.

The AMTRAK train depot is located at W. 5th and Orange Streets, telephone: 895-8000 or 800-872-7246. The train leaves twice daily at 3:06 a.m. southbound and 1:42 a.m. northbound. The San Joaquin is a combination train and bus ride that leaves Chico three times daily, all southbound at 9:25 a.m., 11:55 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This service terminates in downtown Los Angeles. Contact your local travel agencies for details or www.amtrak.com.

The Greyhound bus depot is located at W. 5th & Orange Streets. Call them for the schedule and current fares at 530-343-8266 or 1-800-231-2222 or visit www.greyhound.com.