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Getting to BYU

Information useful when traveling to BYU and the ECEn Dept.

Mailing address:

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brigham Young University
459 Clyde Building
Provo, Utah 84602

Phone numbers:

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 of Utah.

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 driving: (Airport Access). 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) (Simple 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 the 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)

Weather

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

Tourist Stuff

Skiing

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.

Sight-Seeing

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 the like.