Important: Notice that the conference will take place at the Student Union Ballroom (Room 421), not in the Physics Department. To find the location of the Union, look for “Ole Miss Union” on the campus map available here. It’s the large brown building next to The Circle.
If you are planning to fly to Oxford, the closest airport is Memphis (MEM). From Memphis you can either rent a car or use the University of Mississippi’s shuttle service (ask of Drew Pruitt). If you let us know your arrival and departure times, we can try to schedule shuttles to pick up groups of people from the airport.
We have booked a block of 30 rooms at Super 8 (2201 Jackson Avenue West; the phone number is 662-234-7013, and you should get a special rate of $62.99). We also booked a block of 30 rooms at University Inn (1101 Frontage Road; the phone number is 662-234-9500, and you should get a special rate of $75.00/night plus tax). The block at Super 8 will be released on March 18 and the block at University Inn will be released on April 1, so please make your reservations before those dates. In both cases, please mention that you will attend the Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting to obtain the special rate.
We also temporarily blocked all available rooms at the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn (3 kings at $169 each and 5 suites at $189 each; Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn are run by the same manager), but please book at Super 8 or University Inn if you don’t have your own means of transportation to move around town. If you call Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn to make a reservation, mention that you are coming for the Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting and use confirmation number 88024176. The rooms have been temporarily booked in my name (Emanuele Berti) on behalf the Ole Miss Physics Department. All you would need to do (after calling the hotel to make the reservation) is give the front desk worker your credit card when you check in.
Another convenient accommodation to attend the conference is The Inn at Ole Miss, located on campus. You can try to call them, but when we last called, all rooms were booked because of a tennis tournament.