We take care of all the conference details, but you will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the airport, conference location, restaurants, attractions, and your hotel. If you won’t be joining us by staying at the official conference hotel, be sure to check the proximity of your hotel to the conference location, as students often tell us that being close made their experience that much better.
The conference is being hosted at Saint Peter’s University, located at 2641 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07306. The conference is in the Mac Mahon Student Center. (Campus Map)
It’s easy to get to the conference location once you’re at the conference hotel! The PATH train station (Exchange Place) is right next to the hotel (take the Newark train). The cost is $2.75 per person one way. The conference location, Saint Peter’s University, is just a four-block walk from the second stop, Journal Square. If you want to go into Manhattan (New York City), it is just one stop to the World Trade Center in Manhattan (take the WTC train).
In early April, the average day-time highs are 50-60 degrees and the average evening temperatures range from as low as 30-40 degrees. Meeting rooms may be cool due to air conditioning. Nightlife in the Big Apple may be hot, but it is generally still cool in April.
If it would take you more than eight hours to drive to this conference, ASGA recommends that you consider flying. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the closest airport to the conference location (10.2 miles). LaGuardia Airport (LGA) (12.8 miles), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) (22.5 miles), and Westchester County Airport (HPN) (42.3 miles) are other airports that may provide cheaper or more convenient flights.
ASGA recommends using the New York area’s plentiful, convenient, and inexpensive taxi, train, bus, or the famed subway as your primary means of traveling through the New York Metropolitan area.
It’s easy to get to the conference location once you’re at the hotel! The PATH train station is right next to the hotel. The cost is $2.75 per person one way. The conference location, Saint Peter’s University, is just a four-block walk from the second stop, Journal Square. If you want to go into Manhattan (New York City), it is just one stop to the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
A taxi from Newark is about $45, while a taxi from LaGuardia will cost $55, and Kennedy $80 or more. A shared van from the 3 main airports will cost at least $25 per person, with discounts for larger groups.
NY Waterway Ferry
Mon-Fri – $8.00 per ride. Additional information www.nywaterway.com or 1-800-53-FERRY
Please note: Parking is a challenge and is quite expensive in the New York City area. If you drive, please be prepared for parking fees of $40 or more per day at your hotel and near the conference location.