Jul 18 – 30, 2016
University of California, Riverside
US/Pacific timezone
The 2016 spinfest will concentrate on the analysis of recent PHENIX spin data and simulation work for the forward sPHENIX proposal. We will have regular, informal discussions about analysis related topics as well as lectures related to spin physics. Workshop Foto
University of California, Riverside
Physics 3041
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Riverside, CA 92521
University of California, Riverside (UCR)
UCR (http://www.ucr.edu) is one of 10 universities within the University of California system. UCR is located 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and currently enrolls >22,000 students. The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.ucr.edu/) comprise of ~40 faculty, 120 undergraduate, and 120 graduate students.

Major airports around Riverside
Ontario International Airport (ONT), about 20 miles northwest of Riverside, is the most convenient air travel choice in the area. It takes less than 25 minutes to get from there by car. However, traffic in Southern California is sometimes very bad and the ride could take a bit longer during rush hours.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the biggest in Southern California and one of the busiest in the world, is about 70 miles west of Riverside (about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car, much longer during rush hours, morning and afternoon).
John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) is 45 miles southwest of Riverside (45 minutes by car, rush-hour traffic not included).
Other options include the Long Beach Airport (LGB), 60 miles to the west (an hour or more by car), and the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), 60 miles to the east.
Additional travel information will be supplied as the Spinfest approaches.
UCR Accomodations
Accommodations can be reserved through registration. There are two options, but which one you get will depend on overall registration in additon to your preference. 
1) Glen Mor Residance Hall suites: http://housing.ucr.edu/housing-options/campus-apartments/glen-mor.html These are the 4-bedroom suites, set up in groups of two (each with a bathroom) => single bedroom, share bathroom with one other person. The cost is ~$75/person, including breakfast (in a cafeteria) and lunch (a few choices in the center of campus, but excludes the Panda Express and sushi), parking, and access to a pool and rec room. It is a 10-15 min walk to physics, but a 25-30 min walk from many dinner options.
2) Extension Residence Center. https://www.extension.ucr.edu/conferencing/accommodations.php They are hotel-like rooms consisting of two queen beds and a bathroom. They can be either used as singles (~$65/person) or as doubles (~$35/person). The rate includes breakfast. It is a 15-20 min walk to physics, but across the street from many dinner options. Parking is $5/day.
There may be an aditional servicing fee of $5 depending on the housing option and  method of payment.
Housing confirmations will be done through e-mail.
UCR Support
There will be no registration fee. The Department and University will also provide housing support for students with need. The deadline for housing support requests (for students only) is 5/26/16.
Additional informatoin, including maps can be found at: http://www.phenix.bnl.gov/WWW/publish/barish/SpinFest2016/Spinfest2016.pdf http://campusmap.ucr.edu/map.pdf 
Travel information
From Ontario airport to UCR: 1. Shuttle service / Taxi SuperShuttle http://www.supershuttle.com Prime Time http://www.primetimeshuttle.com Taxi http://www.yellowpages.com/ontario-ca/taxis 2. RTA bus http://www.riversidetransit.com