TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE NATIONAL ADVOCACY CENTER
- NAC Guest Services
- Guest Services
- Telephone Services/Important Phone Numbers
- Local Cable Television Guide
- Airline Telephone Numbers
- Local Taxi Companies
- Local Transportation Information (Evening or Airport Shuttle)
- University of South Carolina Campus Shuttle
- Ice Machines, Vending Machines, and Microwave Ovens
- NAC Dining Room Hours
- Local Restaurants
- Five Points
- University of South Carolina
- Columbia Museum of Art
- McKissick Museum
- South Carolina State Museum
- Koger Center for the Arts
- University of South Carolina Bookstore
- Carolina Coliseum
- Township Auditorium
- The Colonial Center
- Riverbanks Zoo
EXERCISE AND FITNESS
You may check into the NAC upon arrival. NAC check-out time is 1:00 PM, although you may request a late check-out. Luggage can be stored in the library.
All rooms are equiped with internet access, cable TV, telephone with voice mail, safe, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron/ironing board.
The NAC accepts credit cards in the meeting room, gift shop, and at the front desk.
Dry Cleaning and Guest Laundry
For dry cleaning service information, see the garment ticket located in the closet or check with the Front Desk. Place your garments in the bag provided, identify the type and number of items on the garment ticket, and drop the ticket off at the Front Desk. For your convenience, washers, dryers, and laundry soap are available. They are located in the C wing at C111L, C211L and 311L.
The NAC Gift Shop is stocked with DOJ, NDAA, UST, and NAC apparel, snacks and gifts. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m daily. It is located in the C wing, first floor, room C110B. per week.
The NAC’s Guest Services Manager can make arrangements for you to attend sporting and cultural events in the Columbia area while attending a class or weekend plans if you want to stay longer to enjoy all that South Carolina has to offer. If you have questions, you can call (803) 705-5000 and leave a message for the manager or e-mail her at NACConcierge@gwm.sc.edu.
We have a browsing library on the first floor of the NAC. We encourage you to exchange books from our selection in the library or donate new or used books (paperbacks and hardbacks) to the library during your stay. If you wish to take a book along when you leave, please return it by mail or bring it (and/or others) back when you return for another course.
The Department of Justice Federal Credit Union has provided an ATM machine in the lobby area. There is a user fee of $2.50 for non-members.
Room keys (card keys) must be returned to the front desk before departure.
You may receive facsimile transmissions free of charge at (803) 705-5038. These will be left at the front desk, and a message light will be turned on in your room.
All rooms are equipped with internet access. Internet access is also available in the break-out rooms
in the residential area of the NAC. The computers have WordPerfect and
Microsoft Word available. They are located in Rooms B129B, B229B,
B329B, C138B C238B, and C338B.
There are two HOME Connect email rooms at the NAC for employees of United States Attorneys Offices and some DOJ Divisions. Sixteen computers have been installed to allow students to access their Email and Word Perfect files while at the NAC. The rooms are located on the Lower Level of the building and are open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For additional information on any of the following, please contact the Front Desk:
|Lost and Found||Messages||Newspapers|
|Room Keys||Safe Deposit Boxes||Security||Towels|
|Vending Machines||Wake-Up Calls|
For Your Safety and Security
Students and instructors are required to enter the building through the main entrance on Pendleton Street. All attendees will be required to present their NAC badge to the guard each time they enter the building and should wear it when in the building.
Precautions recommended by the American Hotel and Motel Association
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES are available at the Front Desk, or in each room, for safeguarding your valuables. Under state law, the hotel is not responsible for loss of articles unless they have been properly secured in these boxes. Always be sure to secure your DEADBOLT LOCK when in your room.
Use the PEEPHOLE and fully identify all visitors. If you doubt anyone's identity, please contact the Front Desk and ask if someone from the staff is supposed to have access to your room and for what purpose.
Do not needlessly display guest room keys in public or carelessly leave them on restaurant tables or other places where they can be easily stolen.
INSURE that all windows and connecting doors are LOCKED.
INSURE that you have removed all valuables from your vehicle and locked your car. Do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry.
Do not invite STRANGERS to your room.
Note the location of EMERGENCY FIRE EXITS displayed on your guest room door.
DIAL 0 to report fire or smoke. Use the STAIRS instead of the elevator during a fire emergency.
You need to have your NAC ID to re-enter the NAC at all times. Always pay attention and check out parking lots before entering them. If you see any suspicious activity, please report your observation to the staff.
- Emergencies: Press red emergency button on set or dial 911. University Police will respond to all types of emergencies.
- Room-to-room dialing: Call Front Desk
- Local Columbia area: 9 + 7 digit number
- Toll free calls: 9 + 1 + (800 or 888) + 7 digit number
- Long Distance: All billable calls must be dialed collect or with telephone credit card. Other long distance carriers are:
- Directory assistance: Local or long distance directory assistance is a billable call. Use your calling card to dial 555-1212 for local information or (area code) + 555 - 1212 for long distance information.
- If you need any assistance please call the front desk at 7- 5000
- Conference Information Desk:
- Housekeeping: Call Front Desk
- Lobby: 705-5008 or 705-5009 (house phones)
- Security: 705-5010
- Transportation: dial 0
POINTS OF INTEREST:
- THOMAS COOPER LIBRARY 7-6841
- THOMPSON STUDENT HEALTH CENTER 7-3174
- SC STATE HOUSE INFORMATION 898-8000
Parking passes are available at the front desk for $4.00 per day. They should be displayed in the driver's side rear window. This permit entitles the user to daily parking at any of the GREEN University of South Carolina meters in the designated lots, not on the street. Money in the meters is not necessary with these permits.
The designated areas are the Pendleton Street Garage in the lower levels (only at the green meters); College Street (from Pendleton, take a right on Barnwell then right on College St.); and the small lot on Henderson Street. Click here for parking lot maps.
The green meters on the street are NOT considered a DESIGNATED AREA. If you park there, you will be ticketed. The NAC cannot be held responsible for tickets that guests receive as a result of parking in any non-designated areas.
If you need to locate the designated areas, maps are available at the front desk, or any front desk associate can give you directions.
Please note that the University requires head-in parking only. This means that if you back into a parking space you will receive a ticket whether or not you have a permit.
National Advocacy Center Operational Protocol
The National Advocacy Center (NAC) is a business facility dedicated to professional training for federal, state, and local prosecutors. While it has similarities to hotels, university facilities, and other public buildings, it operates under very specific rules and procedures. You will be responsible for following these rules and procedures upon arrival:
- Legal Jurisdiction - The NAC operates under both federal and state legal jurisdiction.
- Public Building Designation -The facility is governed by the Federal Public Building Regulations which can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations (a copy of which is posted in the building). Special attention should be paid to the regulations pertaining to weapons and alcohol.
- Weapons - Weapons, especially firearms, are prohibited on the premises of the NAC. If a program participant brings a firearm to the NAC, it must be surrendered to the security officer at registration and will be picked up by the University’s Police and stored. It will be the responsibility of the participant to retrieve the firearm upon leaving the training program. (This provision does not apply to licensed law enforcement agents.)
- Decorum -This facility is designed for training to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of program participants in their work, and an atmosphere conducive to that purpose is expected. Conduct and behavior inconsistent with this purpose will not be permitted.
- Dining Room - All program participants are welcome to eat and drink as much as they desire in the NAC dining room; however, no food or beverages are to be taken out of the dining room at any time.
- Alcoholic Beverages -Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at the NAC are restricted to the facility lounge during the hours of operation. Alcoholic beverages are permitted in individual guest rooms. Conduct and behavior inconsistent with this purpose will not be permitted.
- Access and Security - All program participants will receive a photo identification card upon admission to the building and registration at the facility. It is the responsibility of the participant to maintain and safeguard this ID. The facility is guarded and monitored by security cameras. Visitors of participants must sign in and wait at the guard station in the lobby for approved entry, and then must be escorted while in the facility. Visitors are the responsibility of the participant being visited, who must control the location, duration, and conduct of these visits. All visitors must leave the facility by midnight.
- Non-participant Overnight Guests - In keeping with the concept of a business facility dedicated to training, the guest rooms are limited to single occupancy by properly credentialed program participants. If a program participant anticipates overnight visits by friends, family members, or other persons during a training course, it is the responsibility of that participant to secure off-premises housing for those persons.
- Dress and Attire - Dress at the facility must be appropriate for the occasion. Business attire will be expected at all trial and advocacy courses. Business casual attire will be expected at all other training sessions (no jeans, shorts, tank-tops, t-shirts) unless otherwise noted. Auditoriums at the NAC are kept at moderately cool temperatures. You may want to bring a sweater or jacket to wear during class. Dress in the lounge and other common areas is casual but consistent with the decorum of the building. Participants visiting the workout facility may dress appropriately for those events.
- Attendance - Attendance at training sessions is mandatory, and prompt appearance at training sessions is expected.
- Smoking - The building is a no-smoking facility. Smoking is restricted to specifically designated areas.
- Parking -Participants who drive to the NAC will be required to purchase parking passes for use at surrounding garages and meters. Passes are available for periods as short as one day and are available for purchase at the front desk.
- Telephone Charges - All long distance and other telephone charges incurred in the facility guest rooms must be paid for by credit card at the time the charges are incurred. Charges cannot be billed to rooms.
- Violations - Violation of facility policies is cause for expulsion from the facility.
American Airlines 800-433-7300
Delta Airlines 800-221-1212
United Airlines 800-241-6522
US Airways 800-428-4322
Blue Ribbon Cab 754-8163
Checker-Yellow Cab Company 799-3311
Gamecock Cab Company 796-7700
A free shuttle service to transport attendees to local restaurant areas is available Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:45 PM.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE
Bus service will be provided to transport attendees between the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and National Advocacy Center on the day before a course is scheduled to begin and on the day a course ends. Arrival service runs during peak times only, every hour on the hour from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. (The last shuttle departs at 11:15 PM.) The bus pick-up area is on the service road outside the door leading from baggage claim area 1. If you arrive or depart before bus service begins or after bus service ends, or on a day when no bus service is scheduled, please take a taxi to the NAC. We are located at 1620 Pendleton Street on the campus of the University of South Carolina. The average taxi fare from the airport to the NAC is approximately $17.50 - $20.00.
Departure service times will be posted at your class registration area. This service is free and you must sign up.
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Dining Room, A112
- AM BREAK:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Dining Room, A112
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Dining Room, A112
- PM BREAK:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Dining Room, A112
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Room A304 (a limited dinner menue is available until 10:00 p.m.)
- Room A303 - cardiovascular equipment (3rd floor, next to the lounge)
- Hours: Open 24/7 - cardio
- C-Wing, Room C310B - weight room
- Hours: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Ice and Vending Machines:
There are vending machines on all three floors in both wings of the building. Included are ice, snack, sundry, and drink machines. There are also microwave ovens available for your convenience.
NAC Service Hours
NAC guests are on their own for dinner. Local restaurant information is available in the lounge, from our concierge, or your class registration area. Also, there is a delivery guide in your room.