Pearl Hacks Travel

How do I make it to Pearl Hacks 2017?

Location and Parking

Pearl Hacks will be held in Sitterson Hall, Chapman Hall, and Carroll Hall on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. The address of our venue is:

    201 S. Columbia Street
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Free parking is available within easy walking distance of Pearl Hacks beginning at 5:00pm Friday afternoon if you choose to arrive early. Please make sure you are not parking in any restricted areas!


All carpool reimbursements have to be preapproved.

A carpool consists of 3 or more students intending to participate in Pearl Hacks.

Once you receive registration information, email us at with subject line "Carpool Reimbursement". List the names of participants who will carpool together and which schools, city and state you will be traveling from. You may be asked to submit reimbursement documents prior to or after the event in order to receive your travel grants. Qualifications for carpool grants are as follows:

  • RSVP via link in your email
  • Drive yourself and at least 2 passengers to Pearl Hacks
  • Make sure everyone checks in (even if you have to come late)
  • Submit a project

We cannot make exceptions to this policy. Limit one per carpool.

Grant Amounts

Maximum one-way distanceTotal grant amount
0 to 50 miles$0
51 to 100 miles$20
101 to 200 miles$40
201 to 300 miles$60
301 to 400 miles$80
401 + miles$100

Charter Buses

We will be offering buses this year! We will have 3 buses. The bus stops are as follows:

  • New York University -> Rutgers - New Brunswick -> University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Maryland - College Park -> Howard University -> University of Virginia
  • Florida State University -> University of Florida -> Georgia Tech

Bus signups have been sent out already, but it's not too late to still register! We will still consider you as long as there is room on the bus. If you have questions regarding buses and signups, please email

Bus Schedule


We are sorry to say that we have run out of funds for flight reimbursements since we have received so many requests! We will not be able to reimburse anymore flights from now on. Again, we are so incredibly sorry about this! If you have any questions, please email us at

International Travel

We love international participants! Unfortunately other than Canada, Pearl Hacks cannot provide assistance for international travel or visa paperwork. However, if you do make it to Pearl Hacks, send us an email with subject line: "International Participant". The transportation team would love to show you around Chapel Hill if time permits!


If you have any questions, please email us at