Conference Locations

Old Main - University of South Dakota
Muenster University Center - University of South Dakota
Danforth Chapel - University of South Dakota

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vermillion at the rate of $110 for a two-queen room. The block of rooms is under "John R. Milton Writers' Conference."

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1200 N. Dakota Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
605-624-7600

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Getting Around

The Holiday Inn is within walking distance of the Muenster University Center and other campus locations, while the other hotels require a short drive. Off-campus events, held in downtown Vermillion, are about a 10-15 minute walk from campus or a 20-25 minute walk from the hotel. There is also a public transit system that will take you anywhere in Vermillion. 

For those who are driving, University of South Dakota parking passes will be available. If you need a parking pass, they will be available at the registration desk. All parking in downtown Vermillion is free.

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Dining Options

While some meals will be available for purchase through the conference, you will be responsible for getting some meals on your own. There are a variety of options available at the Muenster University Center and around Vermillion.

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Directions from Regional Airports to Vermillion

Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX)
2403 Aviation Blvd., Sioux City - 46 miles from Vermillion
712-279-6165

Start out going NORTHEAST on Ogden Avenue
Turn LEFT onto Mitchell Street
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto Aviation Boulevard, which becomes First Street
Merge onto I-29 N via the ramp on the LEFT toward SIOUX CITY
Take the SD-50 exit, EXIT 26, toward VERMILLION/YANKTON
Turn LEFT onto SD-50 W
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SD-50L W (Cherry Street)
USD’s campus will be on your left

Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD)
2801 N. Jaycee Lane, Sioux Falls - 66 miles from Vermillion
605-336-0762

Start out going SOUTHEAST on N Jaycee Lane toward N Minnesota Avenue
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto N Minnesota Avenue
Turn RIGHT onto W Russell Street, which becomes W Maple Street
Merge onto I-29 S toward BERESFORD
Merge onto SD-50 W via EXIT 26 toward VERMILLION/YANKTON
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SD-50L W (Cherry Street)
USD’s campus will be on your left

Eppley Airfield (OMA)
4501 Abbott Drive, Omaha - 134 miles from Vermillion
402-661-8000

Start out going NORTHWEST on Abbott Drive toward Fort Court
Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on Abbott Drive, which becomes John J Pershing Drive
Turn LEFT onto Dick Collins Road/Historic Davenport Street
Turn RIGHT onto N 31ST ST/Historic Bluff Street
Merge onto I-680 E toward I-29
Merge onto I-29 N toward SIOUX CITY/DES MOINES
Take the SD-50 exit, EXIT 26, toward VERMILLION/YANKTON
Turn LEFT onto SD-50 W
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SD-50L W (Cherry Street)
USD’s campus will be on your left