Information useful when traveling to BYU and the ECEn Dept.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brigham Young University
450 Engineering Building
Provo, Utah 84602
Department office: (801) 422-4012
Department secretary: (801) 422-4013
Fax number: (801) 422-0201
The BYU Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department (ECEn Dept.) is located on the
fourth floor (Room 450) of the new
Engineering Building (EB) that is just south of the
Clyde Building (CB) on the Brigham
Young University Campus in Provo,
Utah. (Note: The EB is new enough that it does now show up on many
Provo is located in 4200 ft high Utah Valley and just less than
an hour south of
Salt Lake City in the State
Provo enjoys a small town
atmosphere with 105,000 residents, a nice business community, and
two large universities. The 11,750 foot Mount Timpanogas dominates
the skyline north of the city and the 23 mile long Utah Lake is
just to the west. Perhaps Provo's biggest claim to fame is that
it is the home of Brigham Young University.
There are numerous
hotels in Provo which are convenient to the BYU campus.
The international airport
in Salt Lake City is the closest major airport to Provo and
BYU. It is a major hub for Delta
and Southwest airlines. You
can either rent
a car at the airport or take the bus shuttle service to Provo. The shuttle
service can drop you off at your hotel or at the BYU Wilkinson Center.
Salt Lake Airport to BYU (driving)
To get to the Provo area from the Salt Lake City airport if you are
It is approximately a 40-50 min drive from the Salt Lake City Airport to Provo. From the
airport head take I-80 eastbound to the
I-215 interchange. Take I-215 southbound toward Provo (follow the
signs). Take I-215 South 3 or 4 miles to the I-15 interchange. Turn
right (southbound) onto I-15 toward Provo. Travel I-15 South for about
45 miles to Orem City (which is just north and west of Provo). Here is a link from Google Maps.
Route from I-15 to BYU Campus (Detailed
Map part 1) (Simple
Map part 2) (Intermediate Map)
To get to the BYU campus from I-15 take the University Parkway exit
(exit 269, marked as the BYU exit - east bound (left over the freeway).
Follow University Parkway east to the BYU campus (about 4.4 miles).
On the way you will pass a large
mall on your left and go down a curving hill into Provo. At the bottom of
the hill go past three lights to turn right (southbound) onto
Canyon Road. Note: right before Canyon Road you will
cross over University Ave. [Yes, you are ON University Parkway
and crossing University Avenue]. Travel about 0.2 mile south
on Canyon Road and turn left (east) at the second light
onto Bulldog Blvd (1200 N) and drive up the hill. Turn right
at the light. This is the main entrance to campus. The visitor's lot is on
An alternate entrance to campus, and the one recommended, is to NOT
turn onto University Ave but continue east on University Parkway past the
stadium on your left until 900 East. A large building close to the road
is on the left, with an open field on the right. Turn right (south) on
900 East and proceed about 0.5 mile south to Campus Lane, which is just past
the light at 1200 N/Birch St. Turn right. The east vistor parking
To the Engineering Building and Clyde Building
Map [which unfortunately has not been updated to show the new Engineering building just south of the Clyde Building]) (Intermediate scale map)
To get to the Clyde Building [CB], walk westward between the Wilkinson
center on the right and the white Crabtree Technology building with its
green windows on the left. At the top of the hill where a drive descends into an
underground garage, turn left. The Clyde Building [CB] is the second
building on the right. (Second building south of the Wilkinson Center). The Engineering Building [EB] is the building south of the CB. To get to it, walk past the descending drive and turn left. The EB is the second buildinging on the left. Alternately, your can turn left at the light down the hill (east of the Crabtree building). Walk south past the power plant. The EB is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department office is on
fourth floor of the Engineering Building in room 450 EB. The MERS lab
is on the
fourth floor of the Clyde Building in room 480 CB. The Engineering Building has Harvey's cafe on the second floor. The campus bookstore and a cafeteria are available
at the Wilkinson Center north of the engineering buildings.
Note: BYU does not permit smoking anywhere on campus. Coffee and
tea are not available on campus.
(Navigatible BYU campus map)
(old PDF BYU campus map [which unfortunately does not dow the new engineering building])
The average winter temperatures in Provo and Salt Lake City average
40F but can be below 0F at night. Summer temperature can range up
100F. Provo is in a large mountain valley at an altitude of
approximately 4400 feet.
Provo, Utah Weather
Some the world's best skiing
is within an hour and half of Provo. Nearby
ski resorts include Park City, Park West, Deer Valley, Alta,
Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, and Sundance (Sundance is only 25 minutes
from Provo up Provo Canyon). Both downhill and cross-country skiing
are available. Equipment rental is available and there are beginner
through advanced slopes at all resorts.
A good sight-seeing stop is Temple Square (home of the famous
Mormon Tabernacle Choir) in downtown Salt Lake City (1 hour north of Provo).
Free tours are available in most languages. There are
lots of other tourist activities
to do in Utah, including a quite a number of National Parks and