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2012 Accommodations


In addition to the local hotels that can be found in an online search, Bridges Towson 2012 Conference participants have the option of staying on campus in the West Village Commons residence halls, which are within walking distance of the conference site. On-campus housing is recommended by the conference for all participants. Please note that the entire university is smoke-free.

The availability of rooms in the residence halls is limited. The rooms will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Eventually, any unoccupied rooms will be released to the university to be used for other conferences and meetings on campus.

Bridges Conference Parking Permits

In order to park your car in the university parking lots you need to purchase a permit. The permit is valid for the entire conference that includes the extra optional days. The cost for a permit is $10 for the entire event.

You need to register with Reza Sarhangi in this regard.

Housing Facilities in the West Village Commons

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Barton and Douglass Residence Halls (The Bridges Conference Headquarters)

accommodations_3The two new premium mid-rise Barton and Douglass residence halls were opened in August 2011. All the rooms have private bathrooms, mini refrigerators, and microwaves, along with many floor lounges and large multipurpose rooms. The rooms in the Resident Halls feature one-bedroom units with two twin beds and a private bath. Linen packets are available at check-in and include; fitted and flat sheets, blanket, pillow, pillow case, two full sets of towels and bath soap.

West Village Commons, a state-of-the art dining facility and activity center features the two mentioned new residence halls and parking facilities.

Designed by GWWO Architects, the new $31.5 million, 86,000-square-foot West Village Commons building provides retail and dining areas, meeting rooms, spaces and a large multi-purpose room.

The Rates

A room for Single Occupancy: $72 per night, which includes breakfast, lunch, service charges, and taxes.

A room for Double Occupancy: $112 per night, which includes breakfast, lunch, service charges, and taxes.

In order to give conference participants extra time for sightseeing in the region, the management has agreed to allow residents to extend their stays by up to two nights before and/or after the conference, at a discounted rate. Note that these extra nights do not include meals; residents will need to purchase breakfasts and lunches offsite.

To book rooms please visit:

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(Rates include breakfasts and lunches for the July 24-29 period.)

Date July 22 July 23 July 24 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31
Night Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
Singles $54 $54 $72 $72 $72 $72 $72 $72 $54 $54
Double Rooms - 2 Beds $76 $76 $112 $112 $112 $112 $112 $112 $76 $76


The peak nights for the residences will be the six nights of July 24–29. Guests will be expected to arrive during the afternoon of July 24 and depart by 2:00pm on the 30th. The reservation may optionally be extended to include the nights of July 22, 23, 30 and 31.