Useful & Beautiful


400 David Hollowell Dr., Newark, DE 19716, (302) 737-0900 [website] [map]
Located next door to the Clayton Hall Conference Center on UD’s Laird Campus, the Courtyard Newark University of Delaware offers all the services and amenities of a fine, business-class hotel, while also enhancing the educational and research opportunities for faculty and staff in the University‚Äôs internationally respected hotel, restaurant and institutional management program.
Conference attendees may take advantage of a speical rate of $134/night, single or double occupancy; please mention the “Useful & Beautiful” conference when making a reservation.

640 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19713, (302) 453-9700 [website] [map]
Amenities at this all-suite hotel include free breakfast, manager's reception, and complimentary local shuttle.
Conference attendees may take advantage of a speical rate of $129/night king size bed, $139/queen size bed, single or occupancy; please mention the “Useful & Beautiful” conference when making a reservation. For online booking click here.

630 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19713, (302) 453-1700 [website] [map]
Across the street from the Howewood Suites, the Sleep Inn offers free wifi in all rooms and continental breakfast.
Conference attendees may take advantage of a speical rate of $69/night, single or double occupancy; please mention the “Useful & Beautiful” conference when making a reservation.


Getting to the Conference

The University of Delaware is located in Newark, DE, 12 miles south of Wilmington, DE, directly on I-95—roughly halfway between New York and Washington, DC.

More information regarding travel to/from Newark, DE is available from the University of Delaware Transportation site and the the transportation webpage of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Thanks to a Matching Grant from the Delaware Tourism Office, the Greater Wilmington CVB offers discounts on Amtrak, Delaware Express, and Entertrpise Rent-a-Car to those coming to the conference and related events

Driving directions
Click here for driving directions.

Rental car
(800) 261-7331 [website]
Mention Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau corporate name WIL and code 17A9633 when booking, or type this code into the "Coupon, Customer, or Corporate Number " field when using the online form (three-letter corporate name entered on next page). Receive discounts—including weekend specials (Friday thru Monday) —50% off regular rates!

Philadelphia International (PHL) is the nearest airport, about a 40-minute drive from Newark, DE. All terminals are served by the SEPTA R1 Airport Line, making it possible to travel to Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE by train, but see below.
(302) 454-7800 [website]
Provides transportation from the Philadelphia airport to UD by shuttle.
Conference attendees receive a 7% discount off regular prices. For booking online click here.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is a 90-minute drive to the south. Note that there is no shuttle service between BWI and any point in Delaware. It is possible to take an Amtrak train from the BWI Airport rail station to Wilmington, DE and to Newark, DE, but see below.

(800) 872-7245 [website]
Amtrak, the national rail network, serves Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE. Wilmington is a major stop on the Northeast Corridor between Bosotn and Washington, DC, with frequent trains. Service to Newark, DE is, however, limited to a single train per day in each direction.
Conference attendees are eligible for a 40% discount on companion fares. For booking online click here.

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)
(215) 580-7800 [website]
Local R2 Wilmington/Newark Line service between Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE, with connection at University City to the R1 Airport Line termianting at Philadelphia International Airport. This commuter rail system provides several morning and late afternoon/evening trains, Monday–Friday, between Philadelphia central city and Newark, DE; there is additional service, Monday–Saturday, between Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE.
Important note: While the Newark, DE station is within walking distance (if you have light luggage) of the University of Delaware Library and the Embassy Suites and the Sleep Inn hotels, no taxis or local buses are available.

(800) 231-2222 [website]
National bus company, serves Wilmington, DE.
DART (Delaware Transit Corporation)
(302) 652-3278 (New Castle Country) or (800) 652-3278 [website]
State of Delaware-operated bus system, with routes connecting Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE. Several buses stop on or near the University of Delaware campus. Note that you may have to chage buses in Rodney Square in Wilmington or at the Newark Transit Hub and that service is severely reduced at night and on weekends.


Conference Venues

University of Delaware Library [map]
Bayard Sharp Hall, University of Delaware [map]
Clayton Hall Conference Center, University of Delaware [map]
Old College Gallery, University of Delaware [map]
Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware [map]
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate [map]
Delaware Art Museum [map]
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts [map]