Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is located within Norfolk itself, 9 miles/15 km from Old Dominion University. Taxi transportation is easily available. Groups can book shuttles with James River Transportation for a $30 fixed rate. James River Transportation offers accessible shuttles.

Those wishing to attend both days have two main options for lodging:


The first is SpringHill Suites by Marriott, located across the street from campus. The room block is now closed, but you can still book at the regular rate. Please contact Chris Manucal to book (757-375-2470).

  • Parking in the garage next to the hotel is free with room booking. Attendees can park either on the first or fifth floor of the garage.
  • Accessible rooms are available with this block, but attendees must call 24 hours after booking to make note of the need for an accessible room (757-423-4100).
  • This conference rate is only available for Thursday and Friday nights.


The second is the student dormitories option. There are only a limited number of rooms so this option should be pursued as soon as possible—there are no rooms guaranteed to attendees. This option is more central to the conference activities and is more affordable, running approximately $35-45 per night, plus $7 for parking per day.

For layout options, click here: Dorm Layout Options

To book a room, click here: Book Dorm Room

To contact housing with questions, click here: University Conference Services