Complete guide from the Visit Oxford, MS Tourism Office.
Guests traveling by air to the Oxford Conference for the Book should book flights to the Memphis International Airport (MEM) . A variety of national rental car services are available at the airport, or guests may elect to hire shuttle service through the Office of Outreach at the University of Mississippi. Contact Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-915-5132. Taxis are available in the town of Oxford, and some companies can arrange special airport pickups. Taxi companies include Angel Taxi (662-236-5557), Zingo Taxi (662-234-1000), Rock Star Taxi (662-701-7019), and Delta Transportation of Oxford (662-822-8726).
The drive from Memphis to Oxford is approximately 68 miles. A map from the airport to the Overby Center on the University of Mississippi campus (where most Conference events take place) can be found here.
Parking at the Conference
Because of the growth of enrollment at the University of Mississippi, parking for visitors on campus is extremely tight and gets more challenging with each passing year. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Parking passes are necessary for visitors on the UM campus, and parking is only allowed in designated lots. Please click here to view the UM Parking Office’s info page for visitors. The OCB will mail passes for requests we receive up to March 10. Please click here to sign up to attend the conference and request a pass, or email email@example.com. After that, guests may purchase and print their own passes for $1/day by clicking here, or purchase a pass at the Welcome Center on University Avenue, adjacent to the Grove, upon arrival at the conference each day.
Spring in Oxford is a busy time, so we encourage you to make reservations early.
Special Rates at Hotel
Hampton Inn Oxford – Conference Center (103 Ed Perry Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655)
The Hampton Inn is a 10 minute drive from the Overby Center.
Special nightly rate of $129.
For more ideas, see the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau for a list of area hotels.
The Downtown Oxford Inn will be closed due to renovation and construction during the 2014 Conference.