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  • On-Campus Dining
    On-campus lodging does NOT include any dining hall meals.
    The deadline to purchase on-campus dining hall meal vouchers has passed. If you pre-purchased these meals, they are redeemable at Pencader Dining Hall, located directly behind Clayton Hall. Pick up your dining hall meal vouchers at the EMC Registration Desk during Registration hours. No dining hall meals may be purchased on-site—no exceptions.
    Contact Gail Knapp at 302-831-8590 or glanius@udel.edu with questions. 

  • Dining Options on Main Street (PDF)
    10-15 minute walk from Clayton Hall

  • Downtown Newark

Getting to Newark

The Conference will be on Laird Campus, located at the north end of the University of Delaware. The center of campus is approximately a 10-15 minute walk.  
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Most attendees will prefer to fly into either the Philadelphia (PHL) or Baltimore-Washington (BWI) airport.  Both are major airports with car rentals available from most major companies. Despite the similar name, it is not recommend to fly to Newark, New Jersey, which is significantly further away.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Distance from University of Delaware: 35 miles
Drive Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Distance from University of Delaware: 68 miles |
Drive Time: Approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes (varies with traffic)

For those who prefer not to drive, ground transportation can be arranged from Delaware Express (800-648-5466). Advance booking is recommended and may result in lower price.

Single Passenger
*Discounts available for multiple passengers.

PHL to UD: $47
BWI to UD: $158


The University of Delaware is conveniently located near I-95 on the northeast corridor, which stretches from Washington, D.C., to Boston, Massachusetts.
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Amtrak's Newark station (NRK) is .75 miles from the Embassy Suites or 1.7 miles to Clayton Hall. Service to NRK is infrequent. More frequent service is available at Wilmington (WIL), which is about 15-20 minutes away. Car rentals are available at the train station. SEPTA, Philadelphia’s regional rail, is also available, but can be slow.


For those traveling from Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C., Megabus is a low-cost option. The drop-off is right near Clayton Hall. Advanced booking is recommended. 

Local Transportation

For those staying at the Embassy Suites, there is a bus that goes from the Field House (across College Avenue from the hotel) to Laird Campus, where the conference will be held. The easiest stops are the Courtyard Marriott or Christiana Commons.
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