NOTE: There are two venues for the November 1-2 Symposium on Race and Racism.

  • The Olmos Memorial Lecture  will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in Booth Auditorium. Booth is located off of Bancroft Way, west of the  corner of Bancroft Way and Piedmont Avenue  (across from the International House). Look for a stairway from the street into a courtyard. you will see double glass doors straight ahead. walk through them, turn right, and you will have arrived at the entrance to booth auditorium.
  • The Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Goldberg Room in Simon Hall. The entrance to Simon is on Bancroft Way, just west of Piedmont Avenue and across the street from the International House. The Goldberg Room will be on your immediate left as you enter Simon Hall.

Directions to the Sather Gate Garage (public parking) located just off of Telegraph Avenue, between Channing and Durant. Open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. except holidays.

To reach that lot, take Hwy 80 toward Berkeley. Then take the University Ave. exit and go all the way up University to where it dead-ends onto Oxford. Turn right onto Oxford; at the second street (Durant), turn left and go up Durant until you see the orange parking structure on your right, just below Telegraph Avenue. Go up several levels, past the short-term parking, park, and exit on Telegraph. Walk north on Telegraph until it dead-ends at Bancroft Way. Turn right and walk up the hill almost to the corner of Bancroft and Piedmont/Gayley. You will then be at the Boalt complex, from which you can enter either Booth Auditorium or the Goldberg Room. When you return to the garage, you'll enter on Durant via a corridor with a candy store on the right. Walk to the left of the store, and the payment window will be easy to find. Pay, return to your car, and exit the garage.

AC Transit
AC Transit bus service provides transportation for commuters to and from San Francisco and throughout Alameda and Western Contra Costa County. There are several AC bus lines that come near the campus
area such as lines: #65; #52; #51; #18; #40; #15; #9; #7, F and U. For additional lines and information contact AC Transit at (510) 839-2882 or

Shuttle/limo services from either San Francisco or Oakland airports:
510/864-4000 or 415/467-1800. $16 + $10 for each additional passenger.

Express Airport Shuttle
800/675-1115. $15.

510/568-7433. $15 door-to-door, $10 to a hotel.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Trains operate from Fremont, Richmond, Bay Point/Concord and San Francisco/Daly City. A map indicating the route and stops of each train is located at each station. The Berkeley BART station is just 1-1/2 blocks west of the Berkeley campus. For travel information, contact BART at the Oakland office (510) 465-2278, the San Francisco office (415) 989-2278, or
From San Francisco:

  • From San Francisco: Board BART and transfer at the 12th Street or MacArthur station to a Richmond train or for direct passage (except on Sundays) - board a Richmond train in San Francisco (refer to BART maps).
  • Get off at the Berkeley Station (aka Downtown Berkeley).
  • Exit the station; you will be on Shattuck Ave. Then follow directions “From BART to the symposium site,” below.

From the Oakland Airport:
The Oakland Airport is approximately 15 miles from UC Berkeley.

  • At the airport take the AirBart Shuttle to the Oakland Coliseum BART station.
  • Board a Richmond bound BART train and get off at the Berkeley Station.
  • Exit the station; you will be on Shattuck Ave. Then follow directions “From BART to the symposium site,” below.

From BART to the symposium site by foot:

  • Walk south on Shattuck Ave. until you reach Bancroft Ave. Turn left and go up the hill almost to where Bancroft dead-ends at Piedmont/Gayley. This is a 20-30-minute walk. You can enter either Booth Auditorium or Simon Hall and the Goldberg Room from this location.

From BART to the symposium by shuttle bus:
Walk one block north on the east side of Shattuck (away from the Bay), almost to the corner of Shattuck and Addison. You will see a bus stop with a sign for “Bear Transit.” Take the bus marked “P” or “Perimeter,” which runs every 12-24 minutes, Mon.- Fri. from 6:48 a.m. to 7:19 p.m., and costs $.50. Ask the driver to let you off at the Law School’s Simon Hall, a large building at the corner of Bancroft Way and Piedmont. To return to BART, take a Perimeter bus from the same corner bus stop or take the #7 bus from the stop located directly in front of Simon Hall ($1.75). Ask the driver to let you off at the downtown BART station.

From BART to the Hotel Durant by bus:
When you exit the Downtown BART station, look for a Ross clothing store on the west side of Shattuck. You will see a bus line information sign in front of the store. Take the #7 bus ($1.75) and ask the driver to let you off on Durant Avenue, as close to the Hotel Durant as possible.

Visitor Center:
From the Berkeley BART Station on Shattuck Avenue, walk east on Center Street for 1 block then north (left) on Oxford for approximately 2 blocks to Visitor Services in University Hall.

For a campus map of the UC Berkeley Law School complex, click here.