Visiting Oxford

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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 MississippiContact Outreach at 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
Parking passes are necessary for visitors on the UM campus, and parking is only allowed in designated lots. The closest visitor parking to conference sites is on University Avenue, along the Grove and near the Lyceum on the University Circle.  For a map, please click here. 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.

Please click here to view the UM Parking Office’s info page for visitors. 

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.

A note:
The Downtown Oxford Inn will be closed due to renovation and construction during the 2014 Conference.