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2013 Honors Institute Travel Info
ARRIVE: Monday afternoon, June 17, 2013
Registration and Housing Check-In begin at 1:00 pm in Farley Hall on the West Campus of Villanova University. Plan to arrive by 4:00 pm ET on Monday afternoon. The First General Session starts Monday at 6:30 pm. Please note that participants arriving prior to Monday, June 17, must make plans for their accommodations off campus prior to June 17. Dinner will be available in the Villanova University cafeteria beginning at 5:00 pm.
Late Night Arrivals: The residence halls are not staffed for arrivals after 9:30 pm. Participants who will arrive on campus after 9:30 pm (when the Phi Theta Kappa Registration Desk closes) should call the phone number that will be posted on the front door of Farley Hall for after-hours check in.
DEPART: Saturday morning, June 22, BEFORE 11:00 am
The Honors Institute officially ends on Friday night, June 21, following the final seminar meeting and Farewell Social. Checkout is from 5:00-11:00 am on Saturday, June 22, in Farley Hall, Room 4. ALL Honors Institute participants must vacate their housing and check out by 11:00 am. If you will be leaving prior to 5:00 am on June 22, we recommend having a roomate or friend return your room key on your behalf. We recommend that you make arrangements for transportation to the airport prior to your scheduled time and date of departure.
Persons flying to the 2013 Honors Institute at Villanova University should fly into the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, airport (PHL). Phi Theta Kappa has contracted special airline discounts available for 2013 Honors Institute travel.
Travel with American Airlines and receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published fare. The percentage discount can be booked online at aa.com or call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 800.433.1790 for American Airlines or American Eagle flights. Use the Authorization Number 6663EZ as the aa.com promotion code in the appropriate box. This discount is valid for up to five days before and after the Honors Institute dates.
Travel with Delta Air Lines and receive a 5% discount on discounted/restricted fares and 10% on full or non-restricted fares. Reservations may be made at delta.com or by calling Delta Meeting Reservations at 800.328.1111, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm CT. Use Meeting Event Code NME7J. There is an additional booking fee for booking by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code NME8J.
A special discount rate has been arranged through Tropiano Bus Company offering Honors Institute attendees transfers to and from the Philadelphia International Airport. Reservations must be made in advance.
- Reservation Deadline – Friday, June 7, 2013
- Only cash payments accepted
- $20 each way, gratuity not included
- Shuttle Reservation Form
To secure the Phi Theta Kappa discounted rate on Avis rentals book online at avis.com or call 888.754.8878 and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D082799.
SEPTA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
SEPTA offers transit services including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways and Regional Rail (commuter rail). These services may be used for travel to and from the airport and/or travel during Thursday’s R&R Day to visit area attractions. Two rail lines are available from the Villanova campus.
Directions from Airport to Villanova:
- Ask the attendant at the airport baggage counter to direct you to the train station.
- Purchase a combination ticket to the Villanova Station. All trains including the SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, R1 (Airport Line) go to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
- At 30th Street, change trains and board the SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, R5 (Paoli Local) train to Villanova Station - located on campus.
- When you leave the train at the Villanova Station cross Spring Mill Road and enter West Campus.
- Check In will be in Farley Hall, 4.
For additional information or to plan transportation for an R&R Day adventure, visit SEPTA online.