Travel and Accommodations

Travel Information

San Diego State University is located just off Interstate 8, at College Avenue. We are twenty minutes from the San Diego International Airport.

Our address is:

5500 Campanile Drive 
San Diego, CA 92182

Campus operator: (619) 594-5200

Driving Directions

From Los Angeles
» I-5 South
» Merge onto I-8 East
From Riverside
» I-15 South
» Merge onto I-8 East
From Yuma
» I-8 West
» 805 North
» Merge onto I-8 East
From San Diego Airport
» Turn left onto N. Harbor Dr.
» Turn left onto W. Grape St.
» Merge onto I-5 South
» Merge onto CA-163 North
» Merge onto I-8 East

From I-8, take College Avenue exit and go south. San Diego State University will be on your right.

» Turn left at Zura Way and drive straight.

» After the stop sign, turn right into Parking Structure 3 (formerly called structure 6).

» Proceed to level 1 or 2 (parking is free) and park in any of the spaces on these two levels ONLY.

Other visitor parking (for pay) is available in designated campus lots- see additional parking information. Please refer to the interactive campus map for specific visitor locations.

View a detailed map of the floor plan for the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

Please see Google Maps for more detailed driving directions.

Trolley Directions

If you prefer to ride the trolley to SDSU, please see the  MTS website for trolley routes and schedules. SDSU is on the green line of the trolley. 


We have made arrangements for you to stay for two nights at the Hacienda Hotel - Old Town San Diego (run by Best Western) on Friday/January 27 and Saturday/January 28, 2017.

You will be getting a discount rate ($142.00). The rate comes with full "El Presidente Benefits," which include breakfast, dinner, and two drinks in their restaurant (called Tequila Factory) for one person per room daily. Let them know that you are part of the SDSU-Nietzsche & Critical Social Theory Group when you make your reservation. If you have any questions please ask for Sidona Malone when you make your reservation. To get the deal, you must make your reservation before December 27, 2016. Also, please wait until Monday Nov 7 to make your reservation. The hotel will provide free shuttle service between the airport and hotel for those who are staying there. When you land, call (619) 298-4707. Let them know which airline you came in on, how many people are in your party and provide them with a call back number. They will pick you up within 30 mins.

You can take the trolley back and forth from the hotel to the SDSU campus. The Old Town trolley station is a 3 block walk from the hotel, and once you're on the trolley it is 10 stops (Green Line) to the SDSU campus. The trolley station at SDSU is underneath the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, where we will be hosting the conference. When you come out of the trolley station, turn right and go up the stairs to the student union building. See above for a detailed map of the campus and the student union building as well as trolley information, driving directions, and parking locations.


For everyone (local and out of town) we will be meeting Friday evening at 7pm for dinner and/or drinks at the Tequila Factory Restaurant and Cantina, which is operated by the Hacienda Hotel. The  people staying at the hotel will have their meals and two drinks covered by the hotel (the El Presidente Benefits package).  Those who are not staying at the hotel will have to pay out of pocket.  Please RSVP asap so that we can inform the hotel management about the details. 

Saturday evening we will be providing pizza and beer/wine (one per person) at Oggi's at SDSU, which is inside the complex where we will be hosting our conference, the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. They have vegan and vegetarian options.

Please RSVP with your dietary preferences asap so that we can make the final arrangements to

We will not be providing lunch, but there are several options close by, including the establishments inside the student union building and the handful of places across the street. Inside the student union building you'll find Chipotle, The Habit (burgers including a veggie option) and Starbucks. Across the street is Oshi's Kitchen, Bangkok Poco, 4.0 Deli, and Trujilo's Taco Shop.