Housing & Travel

Conference technical sessions and poster sessions will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University (OSU). A campus map is available here.

Visitors to The Ohio State University campus have a number of housing options, including on- and off-campus venues. The following list is provided by the Local Organizing Committee.

Campus Map

On-Campus Housing

Photo Credit: Ohio Union Photos

The Residences on 10th

This new dormitory facility is an affordable option that is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the conference venue. Accommodations are in the form of three-bedroom suites with separate shower, sink, and toilet facilities, as well as a common living room with a refrigerator and microwave. Rooms are air conditioned, and free internet access is available through WiFi@osu. Rates are $35/night + 4% credit card fee for a room shared with another individual (you may specify) or $65/night + 4% tax for a single room. Requests fo ADA compliant or other special needs may be made.

Address: 230 W 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

Click here for reservations at The Residences on 10th .

Photo Credit: Anthony Killian

The Blackwell Inn

The Blackwell is an upscale hotel like none other, featuring the very best in guest service and comfort, and the highest levels of technology and resources. Located on the Fisher College of Business campus of The Ohio State University, The Blackwell offers a restaurant, lounge, and other facilities and is about 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the Ohio Union conference site. You may walk across the campus or catch an OSU circulator bus between these locations.

Address: 2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 1–614–247–4000
Toll-Free: 1–866–247–4003
E-mail: blackwellreservations@osu.edu

Click here for reservations at The Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center.

Off Campus Housing

Photo Credit: Marriott Website

SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU

The SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU hotel is located about 1.5 miles from the conference site and provides suite style accommodations:

  • Free high speed Internet
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • Complimentary Hotel Shuttle within a three-mile radius
  • On-site parking

For reservations, please use the following contact information:

Address: 1421 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Phone: 1–614–297–9912
Toll-Free: 1–877–901–6628

Click here for reservations at the SpringHill Suites Columbus.

Additional Hotels in the Vicinity

There are a variety of hotel options in the vicinity of the OSU campus. Please see https://www.uhdcolumbus.com/map/ for a map.



There are several parking garages on campus to choose from. Both the Ohio Union North and the Ohio Union South Garage are a stone’s throw away from the Union itself. Should those be full, there are other parking garages available on campus.

To view available parking garages and their rates, click here.

About the campus

There are a variety of facilities and services on campus of The Ohio State University, including cafes and bistros, sporting venues, libraries, special collections, and art and theater venues. For more information, click here.

The edge of OSU’s campus is marked by High Street. Choose from a variety of restaurants along it or walk down it to “the art and soul of Columbus”—the Short North.


John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is 9.4 miles away from The Ohio State University’s campus. Transportation options to and from the airport include:

Once on campus, you can make use of CABS, the campus area bus service, to get from one end of the campus to another.


If you require a visa to travel to the ICSMA18 conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA, please contact TMS Meeting Services at mtgserv@tms.org.