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Director: Lori Northrup
Secretary: Eric Allen
ighr@samford.edu
205-726-IGHR (4447)
Samford University Library
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35229


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IGHR Housing

The Kelley kids -- Brady, Sherril, Callie, and John Jr. -- circa 1923 Housing On Campus
Housing details subject to change.

IGHR is usually able to offer a limited amount of on-campus housing for the duration of the Institute. Although we typically do not know what residence halls we will be assigned until the spring, we always request the Beeson Woods student apartments for use by our attendees.

Please click HERE for Beeson Woods floorplans and photos.

Private Room: $290.00 Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon
Shared Room: $220.00 Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon
  • Housing cost includes meals in the University Cafeteria. Box lunches will be served from a central location on Monday and Tuesday. Other meals on those days will be served in the University Cafeteria as normal.
  • You must provide your own soap and linens: sheets, pillows, towels, and blankets. A linens packet is available for purchase during the week. Please click HERE for more information on the packet as part of our downloadable registration guide.
  • Meal tickets, parking passes and residence hall keys can be picked up on Sunday at registration in the Library.
  • Attendees typically check in starting at 2:00 p.m. CT on Sunday and have until 3:00 p.m. CT on Friday to check out. There is no provision made for early check-in or late check-out.
  • There is no provision made for housing on campus either the Saturday night before or Friday night after IGHR.
  • Transportation will be available between the residence halls, the cafeteria, classrooms, and the library.
  • Attendees are strongly encouraged to review the on-campus housing floorplans/photos prior to registration. Attendees with noise/privacy concerns should consider either purchasing a private room or staying in one of the Conference Hotels during the Institute.
  • Deadline for changes to on-campus housing is May 30th.


Housing Off Campus
Housing details subject to change.
Below is a list of local hotels convenient to IGHR. Each year we identify "Conference Hotels" -- these hotels will feature a group rate for the Institute and shuttle service will be provided between them and the Samford University campus.

Best Western Carlton Suites -- CONFERENCE HOTEL
140 State Farm Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-940-9990
  • 4.7 miles from Samford University.
  • Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet.
  • Complimentary Manager's Reception (cocktails and snacks) Monday-Thursday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Indoor pool, fitness center, business center, and washer/dryer room.
  • Group rate available: $89.00/night King Suite, $99.00/night Double Suite, $129.00/night Jacuzzi Suite
  • Click here for the hotel website.

Courtyard by Marriott -- CONFERENCE HOTEL
500 Shades Creek Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
205-879-0400
  • Guests staying here will be eligible for Marriott Rewards points.
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Complimentary internet.
  • Group rate available: $89.00/night
  • Click here for the hotel website.
  • Click here to book online.

Drury Inn & Suites -- CONFERENCE HOTEL
160 State Farm Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-940-9500
  • 4.7 miles from Samford University.
  • Complimentary hot QUIKSTART breakfast.
  • Complimentary evening beverages and snacks served daily from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access.
  • Complimentary long distance for one hour every night.
  • Group rate available: $88.00/night King, $88.00/night Double Queen, $108.00/night 2-Room Suite
  • Click here for the hotel website.
  • Click here to book online.

Residence Inn by Marriott -- CONFERENCE HOTEL
50 State Farm Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
205-943-0044
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet.
  • Complimentary weeknight evening socials with light dinner and drinks.
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Complimentary internet.
  • Group rate available: $89.00/night 1-Bedroom Suite
  • Click here for the hotel website.
  • Click here to book online.

Hampton Inn
30 State Farm Parkway
Homewood, AL 35209
205-313-2060
  • 4.7 miles from Samford University.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast.
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access.
  • Click here for the hotel website.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
60 State Farm Parkway
Homewood, AL 35209
205-290-0150
  • 4.7 miles from Samford University.
  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • Click here for the hotel website.

TownePlace Suites (across from Lowe's)
500 Wildwood Circle
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
205-943-0114
  • Click here for the hotel website.



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