Information below is for the 68th Symposium.


Most conferees will be accommodated and check in at Lane Avenue Residence Hall (LARH).
Overflow will be accommodated in Jones Tower.

LARH and Royer Activity Center have the same hours of operation - open 24 hours a day
*Check-in for LARH: LARH, 328 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus OH 43201.
*Check-in at Royer Activity Center, 85 Curl Drive for accommodations in Jones Tower, 101 Curl Drive.
*We will let you know by email if you are assigned to Jones Tower and need to check-in at Royer Activity Center.

CHECK-IN information for Lane Avenue Residence Hall 328 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus OH 43201 and Royer Activity Center, 85 Curl Drive

Lane Avenue Residence Hall 328 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus OH 43201 and Royer Activity Center, 85 Curl Drive will open at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, June 16 and remain open 24 hours a day. If you wait until check-in to pay your dorm bill, the Symposium Registration desk (2017 McPherson Lab) will accept MasterCard/Visa. You will be expected to pay the post-May 15 rate of $62/night for single, $30/night for regular double and $29/night for student double.

NOTE from the dorm:
Check-In Begins: Sunday June 16th at 8:00am
Check-Out Ends: Saturday June 22nd at 3:00pm
Linen Requested: Full (bed linens, towel service, and bathroom soap)
Locations: Lane Avenue Residence Hall and Royer Activity Center
Parking: Sold from 8:00am - 10:00pm at both locations
The LARH and Royer Activity Center desks will be open 24 hr/day.
Accommodation arrangements for guests staying June 15th or after 3:00pm on June 22nd will be communicated individually by June 7.

If you would like accommodations on Saturday night, June 15, call The Blackwell. Identify yourself as being with the Molspect Conference to get the OSU discount.

NOTE: If you stay at a hotel on Olentangy River Road, there is a city bus (COTA route #7, Neil (southbound)) that runs along Olentangy River Road, down Neil Avenue, through the OSU campus and has a stop at Woodruff Avenue and College Road. This is just in front of the Chemistry complex. The schedule says you can catch it on the West side of Olentangy River Road at 8:03am and it will get you to campus by 8:18am. The schedule says this bus runs about every 20-30 minutes. The one-way fare is $2.00. You can purchase Day Passes (unlimited trips) for $4.50 (cash, the driver carries no change) on the bus. This pass can then be used on any local COTA bus route.

Rates subject to change. Accurate as of 4/13. Hotels close to campus include:

***If you do not receive the rate mentioned at the corresponding hotel above, please email

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