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NCUR 2017 will provide complimentary shuttle service from all NCUR-designated hotels. Shuttle service is available during the following times:

Thursday, April 6
6:30 am – 10:30 am
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday, April 7
6:30 am – 10:30 am
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 9
6:30 am -1:00 pm

Shuttle service will be allocated based on the estimated number of registrants staying in hotel properties. The shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes. Although specific pick-up and drop-off times cannot be provided, we urge attendees to ride the earliest shuttle possible to ensure a timely arrival on campus for the plenary sessions and/or presentation sessions.

The shuttle routes will be color-coded, and each of the buses will be marked with the route color. All shuttles will pick up and drop off from Central Avenue.

Downtown Hotel Shuttle Routes

  • Duck Route (Yellow) serves DoubleTree by Hilton-Downtown, Holiday Inn Downtown, Peabody Hotel.  The Peabody Hotel is the central pick-up/drop-off location for this route.
  • Elvis Route (Purple) serves Crowne Plaza Memphis-Downtown and the Sheraton Memphis-Downtown. The Sheraton is the central pick-up/drop-off location for this route.
  • Beale Route (Gray) serves Best Western Gen X Inn, Comfort Inn Downtown, Courtyard-Downtown, Sleep Inn Suites at Court Square, SpringHill Suites, and The Westin Memphis Beale Street. The Sleep Inn & Suites is a central pick-up/drop-off location for this route; The Westin will have its own pick-up/drop-off point.

East Memphis Hotel Shuttle Routes

  • BBQ Route (Red) serves Hilton Memphis East.
  • Shelby Route (Green) serves Homewood Suites-Poplar, Four Points by Sheraton, and Memphis Marriott East. The Four Points will be the central pick-up/drop-off location; Marriott East will have its own pick-up/drop-off point.
  • Tiger Route (Blue) serves Courtyard-Park, DoubleTree by Hilton-East, Hampton Inn-Poplar, Embassy Suites, and Hampton Inn-Shady Grove. The Hampton-Inn Shady Grove will serve as the pick-up/drop-off point for Embassy Suites; all other hotels will have its own pick-up/drop-off point.

Southern Memphis Shuttle Route

  • River Route (Pink) serves Quality Suites-Thousand Oaks and Crown Plaza Memphis East. Both hotels will have its own pick-up/drop-off point.


Parking is very limited, so please use the shuttle service provided to and from the NCUR hotels. The following parking options for charter buses and individual drivers are below:

Cars and Vans
Individual drivers should park in the Southern Lot directly across the street from the Rec Center. The street address is 620 Echles Street, Memphis, TN 38152. The U of M Blue Line bus will be available to shuttle attendees from this parking lot to the conference facilities.

Charter Buses
A remote parking lot is available for charter buses at the Park Avenue Campus Lot 63. The address is 950 Getwell Road, Memphis TN, 38152.  The U of M’s Blue Line will shuttle NCUR attendees to the main campus.