Information useful when traveling to BYU and the ECEn Dept.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brigham Young University
459 Clyde Building
Provo, Utah 84602
Department office: (801) 422-4012
Department secretary: (801) 422-4013
Fax number: (801) 422-0201
The BYU Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department (ECEn Dept.) is located on the
fourth floor of the
Clyde Building (CB) on the Brigham
Young University Campus in Provo,
Utah. Provo is located in 4200 ft Utah Valley and just less than
an hour south of
Salt Lake City in the State
Provo enjoys a small town
atmosphere with 105,000 residents, a nice business community, and
two large universities. The 11,750 foot Mount Timpanogas dominates
the skyline north of the city and the 23 mile long Utah Lake is
just to the west. Perhaps Provo's biggest claim to fame is that
it is the home of Brigham Young University.
There are numerous
hotels in Provo which are convenient to the BYU campus.
The international airport
in Salt Lake City is the closest major airport to Provo and
BYU. It is a major hub for Delta
and Southwest airlines. You
can either rent
a car at the airport or take the bus shuttle service to Provo. The shuttle
service can drop you off at your hotel or at the BYU Wilkinson Center.
Salt Lake Airport to BYU (driving)
To get to the Provo area from the Salt Lake City airport if you are
It is approximately a 40-50 min drive from the Salt Lake City Airport to Provo. From the
airport head take I-80 eastbound to the
I-215 interchange. Take I-215 southbound toward Provo (follow the
signs). Take I-215 South 3 or 4 miles to the I-15 interchange. Turn
right (southbound) onto I-15 toward Provo. Travel I-15 South for about
45 miles to Orem City (which is just north and west of Provo). Here is a link from Google Maps.
Route from I-15 to BYU Campus (Detailed
Map part 1) (Simple
Map part 2) (Intermediate Map)
To get to the BYU campus from I-15 take the University Parkway exit
(exit 269, marked as the BYU exit - east bound (left over the freeway).
Follow University Parkway east to the BYU campus (about 4.4 miles).
On the way you will pass a large
mall on your left and go down a curing hill into Provo. At the bottom of
the hill go past three lights to turn right (southbound) onto
Canyon Road. Note: right before Canyon Road you will
cross over< it>University Ave. [Yes, you are ON University Parkway
and crossing University Avenue]. Travel about 0.2 mile south
on Canyon Road and turn left (east) at the second light
onto Bulldog Blvd (1200 N). This is the main entrance to campus.
To the Clyde Building (Navigatible Campus
Map) (Intermediate scale map)
The main entrance to the BYU campus is at the intersection of Canyon Road
and Bulldog Avenue (Provo 1200 N). Traveling east on Bulldog Avenue (1200 N)
the road curves up a hill. Go past the traffic light at the top of the hill and under
two white pedestrian bridges. The road makes a sweeping right curve
here and is known as North Campus Drive. There is one visitor's lot on the
right at the curve just past the second bridge at the start of the
sweeping curve. The closest visitor's lot is further along the road
past four traffic lights. Turn left (eastbound) at the fourth light.
You will have driven past the white Law School building [JRCB on map]
on the left and under another pedestrian overpass. You should see
the visitor's lot is on the left which is part of the huge parking
lot behind the Law School building. There is a booth there. Be sure
to park legally or you'll get a ticket. [Note: if this lot is full,
return to the other visitor's lot back along where you came from near the
second pedestrian bridge. It also has a guard booth.]
To get to the Clyde Building [CB], walk eastward across the street
you turned left. It is up a small hill. The student union building
(known as the Wilkinson Center [WILK]) is on your right. The white
Crabtree Technology Building [CTB] with it's green windows is on
the left. At the top of the hill where a drive descends into an
underground garage, turn left. The Clyde Building [CB] is the second
building on the right. (Second building south of the Wilkinson Center).
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department office is on
fourth floor of the Clyde Building in room 459. The MERS lab
is in room 304. The campus bookstore and a cafeteria are available
at the Wilkinson Center.
Note: BYU does not permit smoking anywhere on campus. Coffee and
tea are not available on campus.
(Navigatible BYU campus map)
(PDF BYU camputs map)
The average winter temperatures in Provo and Salt Lake City average
40F but can be below 0F at night. Summer temperature can range up
to the high nineties. Provo is in a large mountain valley at an altitude
approximately 4500 feet.
Provo, Utah Weather
Some the world's best skiing
is within an hour and half of Provo. Nearby
ski resorts include Park City, Park West, Deer Valley, Alta,
Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, and Sundance (Sundance is only 25 minutes
from Provo up Provo Canyon). Both downhill and cross-country skiing
are available. Equipment rental is available and there are beginner
through advanced slopes at all resorts.
A good sight-seeing stop is Temple Square (home of the famous
Mormon Tabernacle Choir) in Salt Lake City (1 hour north of Provo).
Free tours are available in most languages. There are
lots of other tourist activities
to do in Utah, including a quite a number of National Parks and