Transportation and Lodging

Getting Around the Twin Cities

There are a number of ways to get to and from the conference venues. The Green Line has a stop at the West Bank, continuing west into Minneapolis and east into Saint Paul. In downtown Minneapolis, the Green Line intersects with the Blue Line, which can be taken south to the airport. The public transit system in the Twin Cities also contains a number of bus routes with stops at the University of Minnesota. Finally, there are numerous Uber and Lyft drivers who can help with transportation if you do not want to take public transit.


Minneapolis has many hotels for conference-goers to stay. We have secured a deal at the Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown for twenty double-rooms that cost $99/night. The hotel offers a shuttle service to the University of Minnesota and is located on several major bus lines. To reserve a room using this special offer, use the following link –

Beyond this, there are many hotels near the University of Minnesota for you to consider. The following three hotels are the closest to Andersen Library and Heller Hall. We have included price estimates for these hotels as of December 2017. There is a chance that these prices will change between then and March:

Days Hotel on University
2407 University Avenue SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414
$157 per night for a room with two beds, about a thirty-minute walk to the conference venue or a six-minute trip on the light rail

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
$195 per night for a room with two beds, very close to the conference, less than a five-minute walk to the conference venue

The Graduate Minneapolis
615 Washington Avenue SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414
$259 per night for a room with two beds, located close to campus, about a twenty-minute walk to the conference venue or a three-minute trip on the light rail.

There are many other hotels in downtown Minneapolis that provide easy access to the conference via public transit or private shuttle services. Aloft Minneapolis and DoubleTree Suites Minneapolis are a few options in the downtown area. You can also look for hotels that are slightly further away but are located on either of the light rail routes described in the “transportation” section above. Every hotel that we have mentioned in this email is well within walking distance of numerous excellent restaurants. Minneapolis also has a substantial number of AirB&B hosts, who generally offer individual rooms in houses/apartments at a price cheaper than hotels.