Getting to CSUN

            All conference events take place at the University Student Union’s East Conference Center. The Tujunga and Van Nuys Rooms are on the first floor of the East Conference Center. The Flintridge Room is on the second floor of the East Conference Center. Take a look at a campus map to get oriented. The USU is on section F4 of the map.

            If you are taking an Uber/Lyft/taxi to campus, you can type in “University Student Union CSUN” as your destination and you will be dropped at a convenient spot on campus.

            If you are planning to drive and park on campus, there is visitor parking near G3, B4 and B5 parking lots. There are information booths at these lots where you can buy a daily parking pass. The G3 lot is the closest to conference activities at the University Student Union. You can type in "Lot G3 California State University Northridge" or "Information Book #3 California State University Northridge" into Google Maps for easy navigation. 


For your stay in the San Fernando Valley, we recommend that you book an Airbnb near the CSUN campus or, for a traditional hotel experience, stay at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in the Van Nuys neighborhood.

If you would like to be walking distance to campus and nearby dining options, an Airbnb near CSUN is your best bet.  There are numerous Airbnb options (entire apartments/houses or private rooms) adjacent to campus, close to Reseda Blvd to the west of campus or Zelzah Ave to the east of campus.  Please note that there is a strip of restaurants on Reseda Blvd between Plummer and Rayen Street.

If you would like to stay at a hotel, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Airtel Plaza for a reduced rate of $159/night. To reserve your room, call Airtel at 877-939-9268 and mention the Kristeva Circle Conference. Or follow this link to use the Kristeva Circle group code CS102518. Please be aware that the Airtel Plaza is not walking distance to campus. If you are staying at the Airtel, you can arrange an Uber, Lyft or taxi to take you to campus for conference events.

If you have any questions about these or other lodging options, please don’t hesitate to ask Sarah Hansen at



We encourage you to fly into the Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR, formerly known as the Bob Hope Airport) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

From Burbank, it is a quick 20-30 minute Uber/Lyft  to CSUN or the Airtel Plaza. While prices into Burbank can be a bit more (+$50) expensive, it is also a more peaceful airport, closer to CSUN and the hotel.

From LAX, it is a one hour Uber/Lyft to CSUN or the Airtel Plaza. If you are staying at the Airtel, there is also the option to take the Flyaway Bus Service from LAX to Van Nuys. From the outside arrivals level of LAX, look for green Flyaway Bus signs. Board the Flyaway headed to Van Nuys (not Union Station or Hollywood) and pay the fare ($9.75) when you arrive in Van Nuys. The Airtel Plaza is a short walk (half mile) or very short drive from the Van Nuys Flyaway stations.