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OACAC Conference 2012

Housing & Travel

On Campus Housing

Those who wish to stay on campus will be housed in the University of Denver's Nelson and Nagel Halls. On campus housing will be available beginning Sunday, July 8th through Friday, July 13th and is $75/night including breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Both Nelson and Nagel Halls have microfridges (combination microwave and refrigerator) in each suite.

Off Campus Housing

OACAC has arranged a special rate of $135 per night, including breakfast, at the Courtyard Marriott located near campus. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (303) 757-8797 x 249 or by calling Marriott National Reservations at (800) 321-2211. The Courtyard Marriott is located approximately 2 miles from campus, those staying at the hotel are encouraged to rent a car or consider alternative transportation to campus.

Special University of Denver rates may also be available at a number of hotels in the area. When contacting these hotels, be sure to ask for the DU (or lowest possible) rate.

Airport Information

Denver International Airport (DIA) is located approximately 30 miles from the University of Denver campus. Driving time to campus can vary between 30-45 minutes. Please visit DIA's website for additional information.


American Airlines is offering a 5% discount on the lowest applicable published air fare for travel to Denver (DEN) July 6th-16th using Promotion Code 9772BH. Reservations can be made online or by calling American Airlines at 1-800-433-1790.

Super Shuttle is offering round trip transportation from Denver International Airport (DEN) to the DU campus for $38. Reservations can be made online using the discount code OACAC. Additional information on booking can be found here.  

Transportation can also be arranged by contacting the following:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car or 1-303-757-3475 Reference Account #: 12A3497

Metro Taxi 1-303-333-3333

Yellow Cab 1-303-777-7777

The best address to use for arrival on the University of Denver campus is Nelson Hall, 2222 South High Street, Denver, CO. 80210.

Directions to Campus

DU's campus is easily accessible from I-25, the main route running through the Denver metro area north/south. Campus lies just south and west of the intersection of I-25 and University Blvd.

From Denver International Airport (DIA) take the ramp onto Pena Blvd

  • Take exit 282 to merge onto I-225 Southbound toward Colorado Springs/Aurora
  • Take exit 1B to merge onto I-25 Northbound toward Denver
  • Take exit 205 for University Blvd
  • Turn left onto Southbound University Blvd
  • Turn right onto E. Evans Ave
  • Take first left onto S. High St
  • Take a left into Nelson Hall Hourly Parking where you can park for a short time while you pick up your registration materials

The drive from Denver International Airport to the University of Denver will take approximately 30-45 minutes. A map of campus can be found here.

On-Campus Parking

OACAC Conference attendees are encouraged to purchase a parking permit due to the limited availability of public parking in the area. Parking permits will be sold at the conference registration tables for $15 (cash only) for the week. Please park in Nelson Hall Hourly Parking while you register for the conference and purchase your parking permit. 

Conference participants who will stay in Nelson and Nagel Halls will park in Lot N, while those who commute to campus will park in Lot E.