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FL-SCIG Unconference 2016

Getting to Rollins and Navigating the Campus

Rollins College is located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida.

Rollins College is located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida.

Where is Rollins?

Rollins College is located at 1000 Holt Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789.  You can get directions from Google Maps here.


The Unconference is scheduled to take place just before the 2016 ALA Conference in Orlando. But if you know Orlando then you know that the Convention Center and Rollins are on opposite sides of the city, about 20 miles apart on what locals ruefully call “the I-4 parking lot.” It can take an hour each way during rush hour to get from here to there and back. Public transportation is an option using the Lynx bus 111 and the Sunrail commuter train. Or you can book a hotel for the night near Rollins and then travel on to the ALA Conference after the Unconference. Here is a list of some alternatives:

AirBnB - find nearby rooms to rent for your stay.

Alfond Inn – expensive, but lovely, and close to Rollins.

Comfort Suites Downtown – a couple of miles from Rollins, less expensive.

Doubletree Downtown Orlando – Mid range prices, five miles from campus.

Park Plaza Hotel – Close and a little less expensive, very nice but a bit close to the train tracks, you may get woken by a train whistle!

Quality Inn & Suites – much less expensive, a couple of miles from campus.

Navigating the Campus

An interactive and searchable map of the Rollins campus is available online here
If you need a print version of the campus map, you can download a pdf version.

Parking is available in the parking garage, located across the street from campus. If you are driving to the conference, parking for the day in the Suntrust Parking Garage will cost a maximum of $8.00 ($10.00 if you lose your ticket).

Smoking is allowed on campus, but only within these designated areas.


Lunch will not be provided as part of the unconference, but there are numerous lunch options available within walking distance of the Rollins campus.  Choices include Sushi, Turkish, Mexican, Italian, French, and several others.

If you'd like to dine on campus, Rollins has a dining hall, several cafes, and a pub.

Special Accommodations

If you will require any special accomodations or assistance, contact Melanie Osborn at or 407-646-2676.

ADA Accessible parking is available in the garage and at these locations on campus.

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Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave.
T. 407.646.2676