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Travel & Lodging Information

By Air

Oshkosh has a regional airport (ATW – Appleton International Airport) 25 minutes from campus that offers both domestic and international flights. Delta offers six arrivals and departures each day, and United offers two flights in and one flight out daily. It is a roughly 55-minute flight to Chicago and 1 hour flight to Minneapolis. Prices are generally competitive. Major airports in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis are also within an easy or very feasible drive. Shuttle vans for transport to and from ATW and Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee are planned to be arranged.

Driving

UWO is conveniently located within the city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Stores, restaurants, and a great local brewery are within walking distance from campus, the latter and several others lying next to the Wiouwash State Trail, a 22-mile walking and biking trail that starts along the Fox River on campus, or the new city Riverwalk, which is contiguous with the Wiouwash and provides access to additional amenities in downtown Oshkosh.

The City of Oshkosh operates a well-functioning bus system (including four hybrid buses) with numerous stops on campus and throughout the city, which connections to neighboring cities as well. For more information regarding route times, bus stop locations, and pricing, refer to their website.

Nearby cities easily reached by car include Green Bay (45 minutes), Stevens Point (1hr), Madison and Milwaukee (1.5hrs), Chicago (3hrs) and other places in IL (University of Illinois, 5hrs), Minneapolis-St. Paul (4hrs), Michigan’s Upper (Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech, ~4hrs) and Lower Peninsula (University of Michigan and Michigan State,~6hrs), Indiana (Purdue University, 5 hrs) and Iowa (University of Iowa, 4.5 hrs, Iowa State, 6hrs).

Transportation

Participants staying at the Best Western will receive a complimentary shuttle ride from the ATW airport to hotel. For those traveling from the Milwaukee MKE airport, Uber is available (rates start at $100). Below are other shuttle/taxi options:

 
UWO has arranged shuttle runs from ATW to the Taylor Hall dorms. Pick up will be outside baggage claim at the airport. For returning flights, pick up will be in Lot 13 across High Street from Taylor Hall. Below is the shuttle schedule:

Saturday, June 1st – 1 Shuttle
– Departs ATW at 8 p.m., arrives at Taylor Hall at 8:45 p.m.

Sunday, June 2nd – 2 Shuttles
– Departs ATW at 4 p.m., arrives at Taylor Hall at 4:45 p.m.
– Departs ATW at 8 p.m., arrives at Taylor Hall at 8:45 p.m.

Friday, June 7th – 2 Shuttles
– Departs from Taylor Hall at 4:40 a.m., arrives at ATW at 5:25 a.m.
– Departs from Taylor Hall at 6:50 a.m., arrives at ATW at 7:35 a.m.

Hotel Lodging

The conference hotel is Best Western Premier Waterfront, located one mile from campus (about a 15-minute walk) on the waterfront and on the walking/bike trail. It recently underwent a $10 million+ renovation and is now the top hotel in the area. Even so, rates will be reasonable. The hotel has blocked 150 rooms from the bulk of the conference at a rate of $96 per night. Amenities include free shuttle service from and to ATW, pool and spa, restaurant and lounge in house, fitness center, game room, complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet, attached parking, downtown location, water views, refrigerator, and microwave and coffee maker in every room.

To reserve rooms within the block, please call the hotel directly at +1 920-230-1900 and mention the ISSRM room block.

On Campus Lodging

Taylor Residence Hall has been designated as the on campus lodging option the the annual ISSRM Conference. You are invited to contact our Gruenhagen Conference Center Guest Reservations Line at 920-424-1106 between the hours of 7 am and 12 midnight daily to make your reservation. These rooms are conveniently located within easy walking distance of conference meeting spaces and the university recreation center. In addition, the rooms are within walking distance or short bus ride to downtown Oshkosh, the aforementioned walking/bike trails, several local and chain restaurants, two breweries (and a third is a 30-min bike ride on the Wiowash), and Menominee Park, a great urban park along Lake Winnebago.

Details related to our lodging amenities are as follows:

Taylor Residence Hall:
– All lodging rooms are air conditioned and include a 4.2 cubic foot refrigerator as well as a microwave.
– All rooms are carpeted and include desks, dressers and two single beds.
– Each room includes bed sheets, blankets, towels, and soap.
– Dorm bathrooms are communal and not attached to any lodging room.
– The rate is $40 per night, and must be guaranteed with a credit card when you call for reservations.
– The earliest arrival date is June 1 at 12 noon.
– The latest departure date is June 9 at 12 noon.

Click here to view the room layout.

Taylor Hall is conveniently located in the center of our University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus, and thus close to all resources.

We look forward to welcoming you!