Travel & Arrival Information

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Note:  This information is to help ULW participants with their travel to Boulder. If you have any issues during your day of travel, you can contact the ULW staff, Val Sloan or Tim Barnes (see contact info at the bottom).

Arrival Instructions

When you arrive in Denver, follow directions to the train from the Concourse to the Terminal. Pick up your luggage at Baggage Claim on Level 5.  The shuttles leave from the same level at Baggage Claim, however, you need to reserve a seat, either online or at the Ground Transportation desk on Level 5.

Ground Transportation to Boulder 

You can take one a shuttle from Denver International Airport (DIA) to Boulder, with either Green Ride or Super Shuttle. These shuttles offers one-way and roundtrip service between the airport and the Millennium Harvest House Hotel. Rates are about $30-40 each way.
Green Ride  At the airport, their outbound Shuttles load on Level 5 (Main Level/ Baggage Claim Level), between Doors 507 and 509, Island 5, beneath the “Special Permit” signs. This is on the East (BLUE) side of the Terminal. Door 507 is next to baggage carousels #3. We encourage reservations for our outbound service. If you have a confirmed reservation, you may proceed directly to our loading area. We have a booth located inside the Terminal on Level 5 to provide walk-up ticketing or assist you in any capacity.
Request that the shuttle drop you off at: 
CU’s Williams Village North
3300 Baseline Road, Boulder
CO 80303.
The shuttle should drop you off directly in front of Williams Village North, which is on Baseline Road.

Check-In at Williams Village North

You may check in after 12:00 PM at the Williams Village North front desk. Upon check-in, you will receive your key and Welcome folder with information about the workshop and Boulder. If you have a problem with or accessing your room, try to find a solution with the person at the desk. If you need further assistance please text or call Tim Barnes or Val Sloan (see contact info below).  The staff person at the front desk will give you a folder with information about the evening and the week, including the agenda for the week. There will also be a check for per diem for you to cover daily meal costs, aside from meals that are provided.

After you have checked in . . .

Please take your bags to your room after checking in.  
Meet back in the lobby at 5:00 PM after putting your bags in your room on Sunday Evening.
Bring $17 cash for dinner, and a jacket if it is cool or rainy.  We will meet in the Williams Village North lobby for a welcome, introductions, and to go to dinner.

Rooming Details

You will be sharing a room with one other person. Each room includes two twin-sized beds, a mini-fridge and a microwave. There is a community lounge and kitchen located on the ground floor. You will be provided with linens during your stay, including a pillow with pillowcase, 2 sheets, 1 blanket, 2 towels and a washcloth (leave bed linens on bed upon departure, but you do not have to launder them). If needed, coin-operated laundry facilities are located in the building.

WIFI / Internet access

Complimentary wifi access is offered through a guest wireless service, UCB Guest Wireless.  Go to a web browser to accept the terms and conditions. You will be prompted to accept these terms and conditions every 18 hours.

Dress Code

Dress is business casual. This means being a bit dressed up, without being formal. A general guide is: no shorts, no torn clothing, no flip flops, and no bare shoulders. We are presenting ourselves as professionals this week.

Week's Agenda

The schedule for the week will involve departing from Williams Village North to NCAR at 8:15 AM each day, and departing from NCAR back to the dorms at 5:00 PM each day.  It is about a 15 minute ride between NCAR and Williams Village North.  You will receive a detailed agenda upon check-in at Williams Village North.

Local Transportation

Local Bus Service: For local Boulder bus service, visit: Local Buses at The Skip, Bound, and Hop pass the CU Boulder campus on a daily basis.
Walking: For information on walking paths in Boulder or Boulder maps, visit Walk Around Boulder at:
Bicycles:  Boulder B-Cycle is our community's nonprofit bike-sharing system. They offer daily passes for bike usage around Boulder, including "Day Tripper" passes. If you are interested in renting a bike, visit Boulder B-Cycle Bike Program at


The City of Boulder, Colorado is 5,430 feet above sea level and hydration during your stay is very important, as altitude sickness (headache, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, tiredness) can occur. Summer temperatures can run from the 80's (Fahrenheit) in the day to 50's (Fahrenheit) at night (10 to 27 degrees Celsius). Precipitation is usually in the form of afternoon thundershowers. Weather conditions can change rapidly throughout each day and from day to day.
Plan to bring sunscreen, lip moisturizer, a hat, walking shoes, raincoat, and layers for cooler evenings.

Emergency Numbers

Please let one of us know if you need any help.  Here is emergency information:
Boulder Community Hospital at 4747 Arapaho Ave, Boulder, CO 80303: Call 303-415-7000
Campus and Off-Campus Emergencies:  911
CU Police Department (On-Campus, Non-Emergency): 303-492-6666
City of Boulder Police Department (Non-Emergency): 303-441-3333
If you have questions about these details, please contact Tim Barnes ( or Val Sloan (
Safe travels!

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