Travel and Lodging


Directions to Dekalb can be found at:

Cole Hall, site of the meeting, is centrally located on campus.


Parking Accomodations


Parking on campus is available in the Visitor Parking lot, 200 Carroll Ave., Dekalb, IL, 60115.  

Day parking is $5. Parking is free from 7pm Friday night until Monday morning at 7am.


Hotel Accommodations  

A block of 30 rooms has been reserved at the Holmes Student Center Hotel on the NIU campus for the Midwest Mesoamericanist meetings. The  rate for a standard room, single or double occupancy (either one king bed, one queen bed, or two twin beds) is $71.00 plus tax, per night. Suites are also available by contacting the NIU Holmes Student Center Hotel. Those attending the meeting are encouraged to reserve their rooms before March 14th, after which time the block of rooms at this rate will not be held. Reservations can be made at 815-753-1444 and guests should mention "Midwest Meso-Americanists" for the guaranteed rate.  

Parking is free in the visitors lot for Holmes Student Center Hotel Guests. A few suites are available. To make reservations call 815-753-1744.

Holmes Student Center


Additional hotels in DeKalb and the neighboring city of Sycamore are listed below.

  • Super 8, DeKalb                                815-748-4688
  • Baymont Inn and Suites, DeKalb         815-748-7100
  • Best Western, DeKalb,                       815-758-8661
  • Stratford Inn, Sycamore                     815-895-6789
  • Holiday Inn Express, Sycamore           815-748-7400
  • Country Inn and Suites, Sycamore      815-895-8686
  • Comfort Inn, Sycamore                     800-424-6423