Maps and Area Information
The School of Physician Assistant Studies is located in the 1329 Building (also known as the Health Science Center Administrative Services Building) at the corner of SW 16th Avenue and SW 16th Street. It is situated two blocks from Shands Hospital and the UF Health Science Center, just a few miles from Exit 384 on I-75.
Numerous websites contain maps that may be helpful to visitors to the University and the School of Physician Assistant Studies. Visit the following websites for maps and additional information on driving routes, parking, and lodging:
Driving Routes (http://www.ufl.edu/about-uf/directions/). This webpage provides directions to U.F. from several Florida cities and interstates
Parking (www.parking.ufl.edu/). This webpage identifies parking facilities for visitors. Click on “Parking” and select “Parking Maps” and “Visitors” for complete information.
Health Science Center (http://www.health.ufl.edu/about_the_hsc_Find_Us.shtml). This webpage also provides a link to HSC Gainesville parking and shuttle.
University of Florida Campus (http://campusmap.ufl.edu/?id=0725in). This website provides a selection of 13 maps showing different sections of the UF campus. Map #5 (SE Campus) shows the “Health Science Ctr. Admin.Services” building, home of the PA Program, at the bottom right-hand side of the map.
Gainesville Area (http://www.visitgainesville.com/Lodging/). This map shows the city of Gainesville as well as a list of various establishments and services such as lodging and entertainment. By clicking on any of the hotels and motels listed, visitors can locate the lodging’s proximity to the UF Health Science Center.
Lodging and Dining
The list below is provided by the School of Physician Assistant Studies to applicants invited for interview and identifies hotels and motels closest to the School as well as several major restaurants in the vicinity.
Near I-75 and Archer Road (Highway 24) @ Exit 384:
Cabot Lodge 3726 SW 40th Blvd. 352.375.2400
Gainesville Inn & Suites 4021 SW 40th Blvd. 352.373.0392
Holiday Inn Express 3905 SW 43rd St. 352.376.0004
Hampton Inn 4225 SW 40th Blvd. 352.371.4171
Comfort Inn West 3440 SW 40th Blvd. 352.264.1771
Courtyard by Marriott 3700 SW 42nd St. 352.335.9100
Country Inn & Suites 4015 SW 43rd St. 352.375.1550
Near I-75 and Newberry Road (Highway 26) @ Exit 387:
La Quinta Inn 920 NW 69th Ter. 352.332.6466
Newberry Inn 7413 W Newberry Rd. 352.332.8001
Clarion Inn 7417 W Newberry Rd. 352.332.7500
Days Inn I-75 7516 W Newberry Rd. 352.332.3033
Baymont Inn and Suites 6901 NW 4th Blvd. 352.332.8292
Near I-75 and NW 39th Ave. (Highway 222) @ Exit 390:
Best Western Gateway Grand 4200 NW 97th Blvd. 352.331.3336
Near campus/downtown/ SW 13th St.
Holiday Inn University Center 1250 W University Ave. 352.376.1661
Rush Lake Motel 1410 SW 16th Ave. 352.373.5000
Days Inn 1901 SW 13th St. 352.376.2222
Best Value Inn 1900 SW 13th St. 352.372.1880
Comfort Inn University 2435 SW 13th St. 352.373.6500
Paramount Resort 2900 SW 13th St. 352.377.4000
Hilton UF Conference Center 1714 SW 34th St. 352.371.3600
Many restaurants are located near Exits 384, 387, and 390 on I-75, just a few miles from the campus. Archer Road, which leads from the medical campus west to I-75, boasts a mall which adds a number of popular chain restaurants to the list. Included in these are Carrabba’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel, Crisper’s, Sonny’s BBQ, TGI Friday’s, and Panera Bread. SW 13th Street offers IHOP, several Chinese/Thai restaurants, and Mexican food. In addition, both areas offer many fast-food establishments.