Travel and Lodging

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 the shuttle is unavailable and you do not want to rent a car, another option is to take a taxi (this could be cheaper than the shuttle if you are sharing your ride). There are taxis at the airport in Memphis, or you can try to book one using the following phone numbers:

  • 662-236-5557 (Angel Taxi)
  • 662-701-7310 (Oxford Taxi)
  • 662-832-8636 (Hotty Toddy Taxi)

We have reserved a block of 30 standard rooms at The Inn at Ole Miss, located on campus. Please call them on the phone (662-234-2331) and mention that you will attend the “Gravitational Wave Workshop” (booking code: 3063) to get the negotiated rate of ($94+tax)/night for standard rooms. Please note that you cannot get the negotiated rate if you make your reservation online. The block will be held until February 1, 2017.

Cheaper (off-campus) options include:

University Inn, 1101 Frontage Road
rate: ($75.99+tax)/night,
phone number 662-234-9500.

Super 8, 2201 Jackson Avenue West
rate for double rooms: ($79.99+tax)/night,
phone number 662-234-7013.

Other lodging options are listed here.

If you are staying off-campus, you will need to purchase a “visitor parking permit” as detailed on this page, which also contains a map of the visitor parking areas on campus.