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The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is located at 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 in the historic quarter of Arizona State University, just Southeast of University Club and Old Main.
The closest parking is the Fulton Center Parking Structure on the Northeast corner of University Dr and College Ave (300 E. University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281), less than a five minute walk away
The closest light-rail stop is College Avenue and Veterans Way, about a ten minute walk away.
To learn more about getting here, you can view the information below.
You can also view an interactive map of Arizona State University, download a campus map, or drop by for open hours every first and third Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ASU is located just a few minutes off the Loop 202 via exit 6 or 7 (Priest Drive / Center Parkway and Scottsdale Rd / Rural Rd, respectively).
Park in the Fulton Center Parking Structure off University Blvd (just east of College Ave on the North Side of University). The Fulton Center is the closest lot to the Center and less than 5 minutes away. Please note that, while parking in the Fulton Garage is generally available, it can become more difficult during football games or other local events.
Parking is $3 an hour or $15 all day Monday through Friday and free on the weekends.
If the Fulton Lot is full, we recommend Visitor Lot 67 off S Forest Ave near the University Towers garage or Visitor Lot 20 on S Mill Ave and W 9th St. Outside of these lots, parking at ASU can be difficult and time-consuming.
Please be aware that ASU and the City of Tempe are also extremely vigilant about parking enforcement, ticketing, and towing.
For more information about parking, you can visit ASU's page about parking on the Tempe campus.
Valley Metro light rail service is available throughout Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa (with additional service to and from Sky Harbor International Airport at 44th St and Washington).
Our light rail stop is College Ave and Veterans Way. To get to the Piper Center from this stop, simply walk south down College Avenue until you come to the traffic light at University Blvd. Arizona State University will be directly in front of you. Cross University Blvd and head slightly left / southeast, where you’ll see a large fountain in the middle of a plaza. University Club will be located on your left to the east. Old Main will be located in front of you to the south. The Piper Writers House is located between these two buildings to the southeast just a few hundred feet away.
For more information about public transportation, download a Valley Metro system map, view the light rail schedule, or visit the Valley Metro website. You can also visit the Transportation page at Arizona State University.
The Piper Writers House is located in a small historic building on the Northwest corner of Palm Walk and Tyler Mall.
Our closest buildings are:
If you are coming from the North end of campus (Fulton Parking Structure, University Dr, College Ave):
Alternatively, instead of taking a slight left towards Old Main and University Club to the West:
If you are coming from further East (University Bridge, Sun Devil Stadium, Wells Fargo Arena, Veterans Way):
If you are coming from the East end of campus (McAllister Ave, Tyler Street Structure):
Walk West up Tyler Mall. The Noble Science Library and Engineering Center G will be on your left; the Goldwater Center for Science and Engineering, the Crepe Club, and Wexler Hall will be on your right.
Cross Palm Walk. The Piper Writers House will be on your right.
If you are coming from further South (Rural Road Parking Structure):
Alternatively, you can also:
If you are coming from the South end of Campus (Apache Blvd):
If you are coming from further West (College Ave)
If you are coming from even further West (Forest Ave)
If you are coming from the West end of campus (Mill Ave, Myrtle Ave, Visitor Parking Lot 20 or 14, 10th St Parking Structure):
If you are coming from further South (10th St):