Driving Directions to the University of Rochester
From the NY Thruway
From either the East or West, skip the exits for I-490, even though they
say Rochester. Take the exit for I-390; head north. Eventually the highway
forks; you take the left fork, continuing on I-390; I-590 goes right. Take
the next exit, which will say NY 15 and 15A. This exit comes up quickly
after the fork.
At the top of the exit ramp is NY 15A (East Henrietta Road). The Hampton
Inn is a popular hotel for campus visitors; you can see it off to your
left about a block and a half, at the corner of East Henrietta and Crittenden
Roads. (Note that on the map there is both a Crittenden Road and a Crittenden
Boulevard; they are distinct!) To reach the UR from the highway, take the
exit ramp across 15A. It curves back across I-390 to reach 15 (West
Henrietta Road). Continue straight across this, too. Now you'll be on East
River Rd. [To reach the UR from the Hampton, take Crittenden Rd. to West
Henrietta Road, turn right, and then turn left on East River Rd.] At the
second stoplight on East River Rd. (about half a mile) turn right on Kendrick
Rd. Now you're on campus.
From the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)
The University is about 10 minutes from the airport. Follow signs onto
I-390 South. Cross the river and get off at the exit for NY 15 and East
River Road. At the light at the end of the ramp (which feeds into East
River Road), turn right. At the next stoplight (just one block), turn right
on Kendrick Rd. Now you're on campus.
Once on Campus
Kendrick goes north across I-390 again, passes some dormatories, and ends
at Lattimore. Veer left onto Lattimore (it's a funny intersection with
a bunch of flexible yellow poles stuck in the middle of it). Lattimore
ends in two more blocks at Elmwood. Turn left and under a bridge with "University
of Rochester" printed on it. Take your next right (at the light) onto Wilson
Blvd. Beyond the first intersection on Wilson there's a visitor information
booth planted in the middle of the street. Stop there for parking directions.
The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department occupies the 4th
and 5th floors of the Computer Studies Building, located near the corner
of Trustee Rd. and Intercampus Dr. It's brick and glass with a big square
section and a lower curving section. There are also offices in the Hopeman
Building located nearby.