Accommodation and Transportation






Rides from Hartford, CT

We are planning to provide a free pick-up service between the Bradley Airport (Hartford, CT) or the Hartford train/bus station/terminal and UConn campus during the conference period. If you are interested, please let us know the time of your arrival or departure well in advance (preferably no later than the end of September) so that we can arrange a ride. Please understand that we cannot guarantee everyone a ride, i.e. this service will be limited and will be provided only on request.

Accommodation information

Reservations should be made before OCTOBER 1, 2004. Any reservations made after this date will be based on availability.

The NELS 35 organizers have blocked a number of rooms at the Nathan Hale Inn, conveniently located on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus, a 5-minute walk from the venue of the upcoming NELS.

We have been able to secure reduced rates for NELS participants as follows:

Special Group Rate (10/21/04 - 10/24/04)
Single/Double Occupancy
(Triple/Quad under request)

Please note that the triple and quad occupancy is available on request, but is still based on a two-bed room. If you are on a low budget and would like to share the fixed price of the room with more than one person, it is a good idea to reserve the room as a group. If you need help in finding one or more people to share a room with, let us know well in advance. However, we cannot guarantee that we will find the perfect match for everyone.

We have been recently informed that the University of Connecticut Homecoming Weekend is scheduled to take place on the same weekend as NELS 35. This series of events includes a home game of the UConn Football team. While this may add a little excitement to the campus, it may also make finding accommodation a bit more problematic since everyone will be competing for hotel space. The NELS organizers do have a contract with Nathan Hale Inn, however we strongly encourage potential participants to make their reservations as early as possible, whether they will be staying at the Nathan Hale or in other local hotels.

Reservations should be made before OCTOBER 1, 2004. Any reservations made after this date will be based on availability. Once the block is full, rooms and rates will be based on availability. To make a reservation and get the discounted rate state that you are with the NELS CONFERENCE!

Call 860-427-7888 or email

More information can be found at:

Please do not make reservations using the website. It will not calculate your group rate.

If you don't make your reservation on time, it is likely that the Nathan Hale will be all booked. The closest alternative is the Best Western Hotel in Mansfield (next to Big Y). Keep in mind that in this case, local transportation (bus) is a bit limited (especially during the weekend). So you may have to drive your own car or ask for a ride to us.


Traveling to and from UConn can be fairly easy with the right amount of planning. You can choose between driving, flying, or taking a bus/train.

For participants coming from the New England area driving is one of the best options. The University of Connecticut Storrs campus is easily accessible from highway I-84 and Routes 6, 44 and 32, which are well-connected with the rest of the area. As an additional benefit, you will enjoy the beauty of New England's Fall colors! For driving directions and maps see the following link:

If you intend to arrive by plane, the closest airport is Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, only 50 minutes away from campus. Other major airports include Logan International Airport in Boston, MA (1 hour and 45 minutes), JFK International Airport, NYC (around 4 hours), Tweed Airport in New Haven, CT, and T.F. Green in Providence, RI (1 hour). CT Transit provides shuttles from Bradley International to Hartford, CT. Bonanza Bus Lines also provide service from Hartford, CT to the UConn Storrs campus. Other shuttles are available through CT Limo from JFK and La Guardia airports. For information on these shuttles check the following link:

For buses to Storrs see:

Amtrak trains are available from New Haven, New York (Penn Station) and Boston (South Station) to Hartford, CT. Metro North also offers a New York (Grand Central) to New Haven, CT connection.

The Lodewick Visitors' Center offers a wealth of information on traveling to UCONN. Their webpage is:

See here information about Parking. Also, feel free to contact the organizers for additional information.