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Conference Lodging in the Campus Residence Halls

We have reserved a block of rooms in the campus residence halls that are available for lodging during the conference. The South Hill Residence Halls have suite-style accommodations that resemble small apartments without a kitchen. They are a short 5-minute walk from the meeting rooms. (Note that the closer hotels are about a 30-minute walk away, and the nicer hotels are not within walking distance.)

The residence hall units are air-conditioned single and double-occupancy room. As mentioned above, these are suite-style arrangements with two bathrooms and one lounge area shared among three-four bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a twin bed, dresser, and chair for each guest. Accommodations are clean and comfortable, but they do not have amenities such as televisions or alarm clocks. A telephone is provided in each bedroom and bedrooms have access to the campus wireless network. On-campus housing includes a parking permit valid in a parking lot near the residence hall. For more detailed information of on-campus housing, please refer to this Residence Hall Housing Information.

Lodging in the Resident Halls is sold as a package. The basic package provides three nights of lodging during the symposium dates (check-in June 8 and check-out June 11). Most of the bedrooms have capacity for two people, but it is also possible to purchase a room for single occupancy at a higher rate. If you have a roommate in mind, you will be able to specify this request when registering.

If you choose to stay in the Campus Residence Halls, payment will be made when you register for the conference. (See the Conference Registration page.) As part of the registration process, you will also specify your arrival and departure dates and (if applicable) indicate your roommate.

Residency Rates
  Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
(per person)
Basic Package (June 8-11) $216 $150
Early arrival (June 7) or
late departure (June 12, 13)
(Per additional night)
$72 $50

Because there is a single bathroom shared among the bedrooms of each suite, the campus housing administration would prefer that roommates be of the same sex. There may be some flexibility in this policy, however. If you would like to share a room with someone of the opposite sex, please contact the conference chair, David Mount.

Hotel Information

If you would rather not stay in the Residence Halls, there are a number of hotels in the area. The following list is provided for your convenience in order for arranging your own accommodations. As a rule, hotels in College Park are closer and less expensive, but their quality is somewhat spotty. Many offer a courtesy shuttle service to the University. Check with the hotel when making your reservation.

Hotels in College Park
Quality Inn
   About 0.8 miles
7200 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
800-221-2222 301-345-4900
Clarion Inn
   (formerly Best Western)
   About 1.6 miles
8601 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
877-424-6423 301-474-2800
Comfort Inn and Suites
   About 2 miles
9020 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
877-424-6423 301-441-8110
Ramada Limited
   About 2.2 miles
9113 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
800-272-6232 301-345-4900
Howard Johnson Express
   (co-located with the Ramada)
   About 2.2 miles
9113 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740
800-446-4656 301-513-0002
Days Inn
   About 2.2 miles
9137 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
800-328-7466 301-345-5000
Super 8 Motel
   About 2.2 miles
9150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740
800-800-8000 301-474-0894
Econo Lodge
   About 2.8 miles
9624 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740
877-424-6423 301-474-0003
Hampton Inn
   About 2.9 miles
9670 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
800-426-7866 301-345-2200
Holiday Inn
   About 3.3 miles
10000 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
800-465-4329 301-345-6700
University of Maryland Inn and
Conference Center

   On campus, but space is very limited
3501 University Blvd E
Adelphi, Maryland 20783
800-228-9290 301-985-7300
Hotels in the General Vicinity
Greenbelt Marriott
   About 4 miles
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
800-676-5975 301-441-3700
Courtyard Greenbelt
   About 4 miles
6301 Golden Triangle Dr
Greenbelt, MD 20770
800-321-2211 301-441-3311
Holiday Inn Greenbelt
   About 5 miles
7200 Hanover Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
888-465-4329 301-982-7000
Sheraton Washington North Hotel
   About 6 miles
4095 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
800-325-3535 301-937-4422
Fairfield Inn Capital Beltway
   About 6 miles
4050 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
800-228-2800 301-572-7100
Residence Inn Silver Spring
   About 6 miles
12000 Plum Orchard Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20904
800-331-3131 301-572-2322
Courtyard Silver Spring North
   About 6.5 miles
12521 Prosperity Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
800-321-2211 301-680-8500
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
   About 8 miles
13700 Baltimore Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707
800-228-2800 301-498-8900

Parking on Campus

Conference participants staying at the Campus Residence Halls will be provided with free parking passes for a surface lot. (Although there is nearby space for loading, the surface parking lot is a good 10-minute walk from the Residence Halls and about a 5-minute walk from the meeting rooms.)

For participants driving to the meeting, parking is available at any of a number of pay parking lots around campus. The closest facility to the meeting rooms and residence halls is the Mowatt Lane Garage, a large garage located just a couple minute's walk from Van Munching Hall and the South Campus Residence Halls. The parking garage has spaces both for visitors and campus permit-holding faculty/staff. (So note the signs for visitor parking on entering.) The rates are $2.00 per hour, with a $10.00 per day maximum. A cashier is on duty 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

A more complete description of campus parking facilities can be found on the web page of the University's Department of Transportation Services. You can also download a Campus Parking Map (pdf) or visit the Interactive Campus Map.

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