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 worse with each passing year. Conference organizers are currently working with university parking officials, and will provide more information on parking options in January. Thank you for your patience.
Spring in Oxford is a busy time, so we encourage you to make reservations early.
Special Rates at Two Area Hotels
The OCB has arranged a special rate of $119 at two local hotels. A limited number of rooms are available, so call as early as possible. The cut-off for the special rate is February 20, 2014. Make sure to tell the staff that you are with the Oxford Conference for the Book Group.
Inn at Ole Miss (120 Alumni Drive, University, MS 38677)
The Inn is within 3-5 minutes walking distance of the Overby Center.
Special nightly rates ranging from $109 – $169.
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.