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Southern Association for Women Historians Travel and Lodging

Conference Location

The conference will take place at the Bryant Conference Center (BCC) at The University of Alabama. The street address for the conference venue is:

Bryant Conference Center | 240 Paul W. Bryant Drive | Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Hotel Block Cut-Off Date Rate Amenities

Hotel Capstone
320 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


May 15, 2018

King or 2 Queen- $135.00 + taxes and fees


  • adjacent to campus
  • on-sit dining at Legends Bistro
  • complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Keurig coffee/tea maker
  • hairdryer
  • iron/board
  • room service available 
  • outdoor pool

Hampton Inn Tuscaloosa-University
600 Harper Lee Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404


 May 16, 2018

King or 2 Queen- $99.00 + taxes and fees


  • “On the House” Hot breakfast, “On the Go”
  • breakfast bags
  • fresh baked cookies in the evenings
  • wireless high speed Internet access
  • 100% Hampton Guarantee
  • free local and 800 calls
  • iron/board
  • coffeemaker
  • hairdryer
  • access to local gym
  • outdoor pool
  • interior corridors

On Campus Dorm Housing

Reserve your room by selecting the On Campus Dorm Housing option on the registration form. Visit the Register tab for information on how to register. 

After you register, Lauren Lewis will follow up with you with more information regarding the On Campus Dorm Housing.


$33.33 per night

You will be responsible for bringing XL twin sheets, blanket, pillow and towels for the room.

Sheets, blanket, pillow and towels are available to rent for an additional $45.00. 

  • twin bed
  • dresser
  • 4 people to a dorm
  • private rooms
  • 2 people share a bathroom


Nearby Airports

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama's largest airport serving the Greater Birmingham area, including Tuscaloosa. It is home to four major airlines, servicing over 100 daily flights to 25 cities for more than 2.6 million passengers each year: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. The airport is approximately a 60 minute drive from The University of Alabama. 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, also known as Atlanta Airport, is a major international airport located 200 miles or approximately 3 hour drive from The University of Alabama. 

Driving Directions from the Airport

- Take Interstate 20/59 West until you come to Exit #73 for US-82 McFarland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa.

- Turn right (north) onto McFarland Blvd. and proceed north for approximately 2 miles to University Blvd.

- Take the AL-215/University Boulevard exit toward University of Alabama. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Alabama 215S.

- Turn right onto AL-215 S/University Boulevard E. 

- Take a slight left onto Paul W. Bryant Drive. Drive approximately ½ mile. 

- Bryant Conference center will be on the right. Hotel Capstone is a bit further on the right, just before the Regions bank.


Birmingham Door to Door and Scuttle Shuttle, LLC are companies that transport individuals from the airport to their destination and back. Call to schedule a pick-up time/place and drop-off time/place. They will ask if this is a one-way trip or a round trip. Have credit card information ready to pay over the phone, payment will be scheduled a few days before the pick-up date. Prices may vary.

Birmingham Door to Door, 205-591-5550 or

Scuttle Shuttle, LLC, 205-471-7433 or


Uber may pick-up passengers on the Airport’s Arrivals/Lower Level terminal curbside. Sign-up to ride with Uber and follow these steps: 1. Request when you’re ready to walk outside and choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage storage needs, 2. Exit on the arrivals levels and head to the passenger pickup area which is where all Uber driver-partners at BHM meet travelers for pickup, 3. Confirm your location and when prompted in the app, enter your airline and door number so your driver knows where to find you.

Rental Car

The BHM Rental Car facility is located in section 1B on the ground level of our parking deck and features a variety of options in rental car companies. All rental cars may be picked-up or dropped-off in the parking deck located on the ground level. Please contact your rental car company in the event of a delayed flight for all inquiries concerning your reservation.

Rental Company Operating Hours Local Counter Reservations


7 days a week- 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.




Monday through Friday- 5:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday- 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday- 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.




Monday through Friday- 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday- 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday- 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.




7-days a week- 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.




Sunday through Friday- 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday- 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.





For more information, contact Sea Talantis at or 205-348-3014 or Lauren Lewis at or 205-348-6222.