Travel and Accommodations

Hotels & Reservation Instructions

There are a number of hotels near the University of Arizona campus. The hotels listed below are offering a discounted rate for NCLC participants. When making reservations, please be sure to mention that you are with the National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC). To ensure conference rates, please use the information provided below rather than using national reservation phone lines. Unreserved rooms are normally released a few weeks before the conference, so you are advised to book your rooms early to take advantage of discounted rates! 

Hotel Address Distance to UA Breakfast Shuttle Cost Reservations Priority Deadline 
Marriott University Park 880 E 2nd Street 0.2 mi No No $162/night Click Here January 10th
Best Western 1015 N Stone Ave 1.4 mi Yes No $175/night (520)622-8871  January 19th
Aloft Hotel 1900 E S. Speedway .5 mi No No $139/night Click Here January 18th 
La Qunita Inn & Suites 102 N Alvernon Way 2.7 mi Yes No $109/night (520)795-0330 February 14th
Riverpark Inn 350 S Freeway 3.0 mi Yes Yes $104/night (800) 551-1466 February 14th
Double Tree Suites-Reid Park 445 S Alvernon Way 4.2 mi Yes Yes $112/night Click Here January 27th 
Double Tree Suites-Williams Center 5335 E Broadway 4.7 mi Yes No $144/night Click Here January 24th

*Please note pricing does not include taxes.

Travel Information

Car - Take the Speedway exit off I-10 and go east to campus. Campus is bordered by:

  • Euclid Ave - West
  • Speedway Blvd - North
  • Campbell - East
  • 6th St - South

Airplane - You will land in Tucson International Airport. Upon arrival exit the airport going north on Tucson Blvd. Tucson Blvd will turn into Benson Highway. Bear right onto Kino Parkway continuing north which will turn into Campbell Ave. Continue north to campus. If you choose to fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, it is about a 2 hour drive to Tucson.  Each participant is responsible for all transportation between the Tucson airport, The University of Arizona, and any hotel. 

Airport Shuttle - Arizona Stagecoach offers shuttles to and from the Tucson airport and the University of Arizona. Click here to go to their website.

Bus - To get from the to the University of Arizona campus, take the #6 bus northbound to Euclid/6th. Go several blocks through campus to Old Main. Click here for a link to the schedule and map. This bus comes every 30 minutes and takes about 30 minutes to travel from the airport to the UA.

Streetcar - The Tucson SunLink Streetcar is now open! The SunLink takes riders from the University Medical Center to lively Downtown Tucson with 4 stops on the UA campus!  A 1-day SunGo ticket costs $4 and is valid for 24 hours after activation. A one-way full fare costs $1.50.  Click here for information on how to purchase a SunLink Pass.  The SunLink stop near the Student Union Memorial Center is:  2nd St./Highland Ave.

Taxi - It is about a 9 mile ride to The University of Arizona campus from the Tucson airport. Click here for a list of taxi companies listed on the Tucson International Airport website. These taxi companies are not endorsed by NCLC or The University of Arizona.

Parking Informtion:
The closest parking garage to the Student Union is the 2nd Street Garage at the corner of 2nd Street and Mountain (The 2nd street garage is $12 per day and is not free on the weekend). The next closest garage is the Highland Garage at 1240 N Highland Ave. On Friday, there is a fee for parking ($12 max per entry). Parking in Highland Garage on Saturday and Sunday is free.