Travel, Lodging, and Site Information

**Please note that most costs are covered for all participants accepted to AstroTech. See Program Costs page for more info.**

AstroTech is currently planning an in-person summer school with precautionary measures and contingency plans for COVID-19, should modifications be required. ISEE is monitoring the status of COVID and will send out an update in early 2021. All applicants will be required to complete an additional questionnaire (AstroTech application part B) related to compliance with COVID-19 precautions, available in early 2021.


Location: Summer school sessions will be held in Campbell Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus.

As of October 2020, AstroTech is scheduled to be an in-person, week-long summer school workshop. The 2021 AstroTech Summer School will be held at UC Berkeley, in Berkeley, CA. This information is subject to change due to COVID-19 contingencies. Please see detailed information on our COVID-19 Info page.


Arrival and Departure

The summer school will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 19.  Participants traveling from outside the area should plan to arrive the evening of Sunday, July 18.  Days will be full of activities and participants are expected to attend the entire summer school. The summer school will conclude the evening of Friday, July 23, and you should plan to depart on Saturday, July 24.

Airport Travel: If you are flying, you should plan to arrive and depart from either Oakland International Airport (OAK) or San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  Check back later for information about transit options between airports and participant lodging for the summer school.

Ground Transportation: Ground transportation options between SFO and OAK and the hotel will be posted soon.

Parking: For those that need parking, the nearest open parking garage to Campbell Hall is Stadium Parking Garage, about a 6-minute walk to Campbell Hall.  The garage costs $15 for up to 10 hours.  Check back later for a map highlighting Campbell Hall and the Stadium Parking Garage.


All participants are provided with free lodging at a hotel where all AstroTech participants and instructors stay, within walking distance to the summer school site and a wide range of eating options. Lodging is planned to be double occupancy, unless COVID-19 precautions require single occupancy. Participants who live close are invited to stay with the group at the hotel to take advantage of social and networking opportunities, but may opt to stay home if they prefer. The hotel will be announced soon.

Meals: Lunch is provided for all participants during the five days of the summer school. Participants will need to pay for breakfasts and dinners during the summer school, choosing from a wide range of options within walking distance of the hotel.