2017 Annual Meeting Hotel and Parking Information

Hotel Information


The hotel for the 2017 Annual Meeting is Staybridge Suites Downtown St. Petersburg, 940 5th Ave South St. Petersburg, Florida 33705

A block of rooms is being held at the Staybridge Suites from May 8-May 11 for $130/night plus tax. This includes free breakfast and parking.

Reservations must be made by April 18, 2017 for discounted rate. Please use this link for booking your hotel room in the SFA block OR call the toll free reservations number at 855-914-1821 and ask for block code ARC.

For more information about hotel, please visit their website.

Staybridge Suites Downtown St. Petersburg, the conference hotel, is located approximately seven blocks (3/4 mile) west of the University Student Center. During daytime and early evening hours, parking is free for SFA attendees who choose to visit with colleagues at the hotel or to purchase breakfast at the hotel. For SFA attendees staying at the hotel, parking is free overnight. The hotel operates a complimentary courtesy shuttle for locations in the downtown area, and SFA attendees staying at the hotel may elect to take the shuttle to campus.

Parking Information for USF


The annual meeting takes place in the University Student Center at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP). Located just south of downtown, USFSP has on-site parking available in our garage for visitors at a cost of $5 per day (RED circle on map above). Permits are available for purchase online (http://www.usfsp.edu/administrative-and-financial-services/parking-transportation/) or from a machine on the first level of the parking garage.

Please place your permit on your vehicle so it is visible from your front window and park in any general parking spaces on levels 2 through 5. The conference venue is across the street (BLUE circle on map above). The permit is valid the entire day, allowing for unlimited entrance and exit from the campus during that day. There are metered spaces on city streets adjacent to campus that allow for parking up to three hours at a time. Enforcement of parking meters on public streets is by the City of St. Petersburg, not the University.

On-campus parking should not be a problem within the garage during our meeting, since it is the week between spring and the first summer semesters. Enforcement of parking regulations on campus is by USFSP Parking Services in conjunction with our University Police Department. If you have any questions about parking, please contact Parking Services at parking@usfsp.edu or 727-873-4480.

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