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.