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It is important to note that lodging and food are paid for by the conference. Your hotel will be booked directly by the conference.

Travel Funds

We strongly encourage you to ask your department or home institution for travel funding. Limited travel grants are available to participants unable to secure full travel support. If you find that you need to request a travel grant, please send an email to the Local Organizing Committee. All flights to be reimbursed by the APS CUWiP at TAMUCC need to be preapproved before purchase. Procedures for reimbursement will be finalized and posted here and in the FAQ's before the conference begins.

Lodging and Parking

Omni Hotels & Resorts

900 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone: (361) 887-1600

Website: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/corpus-christi

Hotel will provide a free transportation between the airport in Corpus Christi and the hotel.



Shuttle Service: Complimentary scheduled hotel airport shuttle service from 4:30 a.m. – midnight daily. Please contact the hotel at 361-887-1600 with Airline, Flight Number, and Estimated Time of Arrival to arrange. Shuttle pick up is outside of baggage claim. Approximate 15 – 20 minute wait.


Parking for Omni Hotel Guests listed in the picture below.

Parking Rates: Self Parking  $5 (Entrance located on Water Street), Valet Parking  $22

Conference Venue

The main conference sessions are held at the Bay Hall building on the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi campus. Shuttle transportation will be available from the Omni Hotel to Bay Hall every morning, and then back to the hotel after the end of the sessions (see shuttle schedule). Parking will available at the Sanddollar Parking Lot near the Bay Hall building in case you wish to drive.


Reception from 6:30 to 8:00PM on Friday January 18th at the University Center;

Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:00AM on at Saturday January 19th and Sunday January 20th at Omni Hotel;

Lunch from 12 and 1PM on Saturday January 19th and Sunday January 20th at the University Center;

Conference banquet dinner from 7 to 9PM on Saturday January 19th at the University Center. 

Booking Travel

When making travel plans, please keep in mind that the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is in the Central Time Zone.

After notification of your acceptance to the conference, you should immediately plan your travel options. We encourage coordination among students from the same institution to minimize travel costs. Please note that it is expected that students obtain travel support from their home institutions. However, if they are not able to cover these expenses, travel funding is available upon request to CUWIP2019@tamucc.edu for a limited number of students with significant financial need.

If you are receiving travel support, it is imperative that you work with us to make your arrangements to ensure a full reimbursement. Your travel costs must conform to the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi travel policies for full reimbursement; there are no exceptions. All flights to be reimbursed by the APS CUWiP at TAMUCC need to be preapproved before purchase. Please contact us with any questions.

Getting to Corpus Christi, Texas

By Plane: The Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) (10 mi 15min) is served by United, Southwest, and AmericanAirlines.

Other airports which will need a rental car to get to/from the Omni:


If you know your flight information during the time of making the hotel reservation, please, pass this information to the hotel operator (if reservation is made by phone) or you can input your flight information on the “comments” section (if reservation was made online).

If the flight information is not known until later, you can send email to ccreservations@omnihotels.com with the following information: Full Name, confirmation # and flight information or call the hotel directly at 361-887-1600 to add your flight information. Please, remember that the email (ccreservations@omnihotels.com) is only for flight information purpose.

If the shuttle does not fit your needs, Corpus Christi also has rideshare options such as Uber and Lyft. 


By Car



By Bus

Corpus Christi Bus Station - Greyhound

Address: 602 N Staples St, Corpus CHristi, TX 78401

Main: 361-226-4393

Tickets: 361-882-2516

Hours: Monday-Sunday 6:30am-11:30pm

Website:  https://locations.greyhound.com/bus-stations/us/texas/corpus-christi/bus-station-680670


During January the temperature averages from a low of 60 degrees (F) to a high of 67 degrees (F) with high humidity.