China, Christianity, and the

Dialogue of Civilizations

28th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, History, Political Science, and Modern Languages, and the Center for Global Engagement of Santa Clara University.

Transit, Meals, and Lodging

Car, Bus and Rail Transit to the Conference

Driving

Use this address to navigate to USCCA Conference 2021 Santa Clara University:

500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

From San Francisco / East Bay: CalTrain

Take the commuter line to the Santa Clara Transit Center (1 above), which is just across from the campus (about a 7 minute walk to the conference site).

From beyond the Bay Area: Amtrak

Amtrak stops at the Santa Clara Transit Center (1 above) just across from the Santa Clara
University campus. Be sure to select the proper station when buying your ticket. Use
code SSC on Amtrak’s site.

 

Air Travel to the Conference

NORMAN Y. MINETA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SJC)

San Jose International Airport is the nearest airport to Santa Clara University.

 

Driving * Airport van * Taxi

Going from SJC to Santa Clara University takes approximately 12 minutes (under normal
traffic conditions).

Public Transit 

The VTA (Valley Transit Authority) Bus #60 runs between the airport and the Santa Clara Transit Center (stop G on this map; also see this schedule - be sure to scroll down the page). The Transit Center is just across from the campus (about a seven minute walk to the conference site).

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is further from the Santa Clara University campus, but is also quite accessible.

 

Driving * Airport van * Taxi

Going from SFO to Santa Clara University takes approximately 40 to 45 minutes (outside
of rush hours).

CalTrain (the local commuter train)

The CalTrain station station nearest SFO is the San Bruno CalTrain Station (station site). It is 1.2 miles from SFO to San Bruno. The train stops at the Santa Clara Transit Center, which is just across from the campus about a seven minute walk to the conference site). The train ride takes 1¼ hours.

 

Parking on the Santa Clara U Campus

Visitor Parking (daytime only):


Visitor/day parking is available on weekdays for $5, and free of charge on weekends. Mention Conference 28 to get this rate. Please bring exact change.

 

Enter at the Palm Drive entrance (500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053) and pay at the security booth as you enter campus.

 

The security guard will then direct you to the Central Parking Structure, a three minute walk from Conference 28 event locations.

 

Overnight Parking (for people lodging on campus):


The parking lot for people lodging in campus is the Benson B Lot. Parking is $8 per night.

 

Please pay for all nights desired when you check in to your accommodations. Payment may be made in cash or by check made out to “Santa Clara University”.



SCU Campus Map

 
 

Lodging During the Conference

#1 Graham Residence Hall, SCU
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
408-554-4000

Website
 

Santa Clara University offers onsite accommodations in Graham Hall, a student residence hall. Due to COVID restrictions, the bedrooms normally admit single occupancy. To arrange for double occupancy with a spouse or family member for a slight surcharge, please write Bernard Ciernick, USCCA Conference Coordinator (USCCA.Conference@gmail.com).


For information on parking overnight on campus, see “Parking on the Santa Clara U Campus” above.

#2 Sonesta Simply Suites Silicon Valley
481 El Camino Real 
Santa Clara, CA 95050

(408) 241-9305
Website

Conveniently located across the street from the campus, the hotel offers a full range of options for your comfort. Ask for “SCU China Conference” to get the group rate of $125/night for a Studio Suite.

#3 SureStay Plus by Best Western Santa Clara Silicon Valley

859 El Camino Real 
Santa Clara, California 95050
(408) 244-2840

Website

This accommodation is located 0.6 miles from the SCU campus. Prices begin at approximately $115/night.

#4 The Valley Inn San Jose Hotel

2155 The Alameda 

San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 241-8500

Website

This accommodation is located 0.8 miles from the SCU campus. Prices begin at approximately $100/night.

#5 Best Western University Inn Santa Clara

1655 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95050

(408) 244-8313
Website

This accommodation is located 1.1 miles from the SCU campus. Prices begin at approximately $115/night. 

#6 Best Western Plus Airport Plaza

2118 The Alameda
San Jose, California 95126

(408) 243-2400
Website

This accommodation is located 0.9 miles from the SCU campus. Prices begin at approximately $110/night. 

 

Meals at the Conference

Friday Evening, August 6

Dinner: on your own

Lu Nan Keynote (7:00 to 8:15 PM)

Reception with light refreshments to follow

Saturday, March 14

 

Breakfast: Optional add-on with registration for Saturday

Lunch: Included for all who register for Saturday


Dinner: Ricci Award Banquet honoring Brent Fulton and Joann Pittman

The award banquet is an optional add-on with registration for Saturday.

 

The award banquet is also open to those who do not attend conference through a separate registration.

 

For those who do not attend the Ricci Award Banquet, dinner is on your own.

Sunday, March 15

 

Breakfast: Optional add-on with registration for Sunday

Lunch: Included for all who register for Sunday.

A grab-n-go option will be available for those on a schedule.

Dinner: on your own

Off-Site Dining

 

Inexpensive student eateries can be found south of campus on Lafayette Street, Washington Street, and Park Avenue.

The neighborhood around Franklin and Monroe, also within walking distance, has a good selection of restaurants.

 

A wider selection of restaurants may be found along El Camino Real heading West.

The US-China Catholic Association was founded in 1989 by concerned U.S. bishops, Maryknoll, the Jesuits, and representatives of other religious orders in order to promote mutual support and fraternal ties between the Church in China and the U.S. Church.

US-China Catholic Association

1646 Addison Street

Berkeley, CA 94703

Staff@USCatholicChina.org

(510) 900-2015 

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