Symposium Site

The 2012 Symposium on Second Language Writing will take place at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.


Accommodations are available at the Union Club Hotel (in the Purdue Memorial Union, adjacent to Stewart Center). Please mention the Symposium to receive the discounted rate. Reservations may be made by calling +1-800-320-6291 or +1-765-494-8900.

Additional rooms have been held at the Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette. Please reference the group code S2NDLW to receive the reduced contracted rate. Reservations may be made by calling +1-765-743-2100.

For more information, contact:

The Union Club Hotel
The Union Club Hotel Lobby

For information regarding other hotels and motels in the vicinity, please check out Purdue University Visitor Information Center and the Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau websites.

Purdue University or the Symposium on Second Language Writing is responsible for costs incurred due to cancellation.

Getting to Purdue

From Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Lafayette Limo provides transportation to the Union Club Hotel every two hours, nine times a day.

If you are driving, directions are available from Purdue University Visitor Information Center.

Note: Purdue Airport (aka Lafayette Airport) is no longer being served by commercial airlines.


Parking is available in the Grant Street Parking Garage, which is across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union. Parking is free to Union Club Hotel guests. Please have your garage ticket validated at the Union Club desk prior to leaving the garage.

Where to Eat

Restaurant Recommendations by Luciana de Oliveira
West Lafayette
Walking distance from Purdue campus

  • Maru Sushi (Japanese and Korean)
  • Olive House (Mediterranean)
  • Khana Khazana (Indian)
  • Basil Thai (Thai)
  • Noodles (Eclectic)

Other favorites in WL:

  • Bruno’s (Pizza and Italian)
  • Green Leaf (Vietnamese)
  • Gaza (Korean)
  • Thai Essence (Thai)
  • Maza (Mediterranean, Lebanese, Spanish)


  • Taco Rico (Mexican)
  • Sharma’s Kitchen (Indian)
  • Pepe’s (Tex Mex)
  • La Scala (Italian)