Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts

Twenty-Ninth Annual National Conference:
The Character of the University

Baylor University
Friday, October 18-Sunday, October 20

Travel Information


The conference will be held on the campus of Baylor University. Participants will register or check-in on the second floor of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which is located at the corner of 3rd Street and Bagby Ave. Ongoing transportation from the Hitlon Waco and Courtyard hotels will be provided.

Please check-in at your hotel first, and then take the shuttle to campus to register at the conference.



Waco, Texas, is conveniently located in Central Texas, approximately one hundred miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth and one hundred miles north of Austin. Interstate 35 runs through the center of Waco, and Baylor University is immediately east of the highway at either the University Parks or 4th/5th Street Exits. Please drive directly to your hotel when you arrive for the conference and check-in. The Hilton Waco is located at 113 SOUTH UNIVERSITY PARKS DRIVE, WACO, TEXAS, 76701, and the Courtyard hotel is located at 101 WASHINGTON AVE, WACO, TX, 76701. From there, you can ride a shuttle to campus.

Due to ongoing construction on I-35 in Waco, please check TxDOT regularly for lane closures and exit changes near the Baylor campus. For the most up-to-date information on the project, follow TxDOT on Twitter @TxDOTWacoPIO. Delays are expected to occur during this work. Plan your travel by visiting


When planning your travel, please keep in mind that, in addition to Waco Regional Airport (ACT), four airports in Dallas, Austin, and Killeen are within a two-hour or less drive to Waco via Interstate 35: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), and Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK).

Shuttle Service from Dallas Airports to Waco

The Waco Streak provides scheduled airport shuttles to DFW and Love Field four times daily. For more information, call 254-772-0430.

Transportation from other airports outside Waco will require a rental vehicle. Visitors arriving at Waco's airport will take the Hilton Waco shuttle directly to the hotel.

Additional Information

Additional hotel and travel information can be found on the city of Waco's website:


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