CNS 2012 Atlanta/Decatur: Lodging Information

Registration desk opens at 3:00 pm on Friday July 20, 2012. When you arrive, go to Evans Hall (Agnes Scott Campus, click here for campus map) to register (and if you requested student accommodations, you will be assigned to a dorm room). Registration is open from 8:30 am to 11 pm on Saturday and Sunday and then during meeting hours on all other days.  All registration are in Evans. Late arrivals (after 11pm till 1am) for dorm room: phone numbers will be posted on the door of EVANS Hall, which will ring the person who will give you your assigned dorm room. Our CNS2012 website (Local Info & Travel) gives explicit directions on how to get to Decatur and to the campus.

Student Accommodations

 NOTICE: Online booking has been closed. New registrations will be possible onsite.

 NOTICE: When you arrive, go to Evans Hall (Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Agnes Scott Campus, click here for campus map) to get your assigned dorm room. Late arrivals (after 11pm till 1am): phone numbers will be posted on the door of EVANS Hall, which will ring the person that will give you your assigned dorm room.

NOTICE: All dorm rooms are supplied with complete bedding: sheets, pillow cases, and blankets.  Towels are also provided.  We do not provide bath soap, shampoo or toothpaste.

E-mail for booking inquiries: Calabrese, Ron

Winship   Daily overnight accommodations that include complimentary light breakfast will be available at Agnes Scott College.

  These are dormitory style rooms with one or two single beds, air conditioned, and shared bathroom (males and females

  on separate floors).


alt   Rates (payment must be made at the booking time):

  Single Occupancy: $80 person/night  CLOSED

  Double Occupancy: $55 person/night - Roommate request and payment (for both) must be made at the time of booking.  CLOSED


Earliest check in date is Friday, July 20th, 2012 and the latest check out date is Friday, July 27, 2012. There are few single rooms available. Room occupancy will be made on a first come first served basis. To reserve your spot you must complete the registration form early which will become available on the same date. 

Notice: There is no wireless Internet available in the dormitory rooms. However, rooms have an Ethernet data port for each resident, but you must bring your own cable.

NOTICE: All dormitory room requests made before  July 1, 2012 will be honored. Individual confirmation notifications will not be sent out.


Conference Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott

Address: 130 Clairmont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030 (Formerly Holiday Inn Decatur Conference Center)

Directions to/from Agnes Scott (walking distance ~11min):

Cross campus toward E College Ave; Take passage under the rail road bridge to cross E College Ave;

Walk on Church St. till E Ponce De Leon Ave; Take left on E Ponce De Leon Ave; 

Turn right onto Clairemont Ave; Destination on the left.

Reservation by phone (Marriott Central Reservations): 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the OCNS conference

Reservation via web site: and use code EDBEDBA for King room or code EDBEDBB for Queen/Queen room

Room rate: $119 plus tax

Deadline for getting a room reservation at this rate is: June 30, 2012

A limited number (50) of rooms are available at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott ( in downtown Decatur very close to Agnes Scott at the very competitive rate of $119 plus tax.  The hotel is very close to the Decatur MARTA train stop.  Included is free wireless internet and shuttle service to Agnes Scott by arrangement.  Parking is an additional $8 per calendar day.  Because we had to contract to obtain this very low rate we are obliged to fill the rooms as much as possible.  Therefore, we ask that only people who will occupy the room for at least 4 nights make use of this special rate.  Most rooms have two Queen beds (1.52 m wide and 2.03 m long) and are suitable for sharing; about 40% have a single King bed (1.93 m wide and 2.03 m long).

If demand is high for these rooms with the minimum 4 night stay then we may be able to increase our quota if they fill early enough.

NOTICE: The first night (Sat also Fri) there are only Kings available and then for subsequent night only Doubles (twin-two beds).  Try switching rooms after the first night from King to Double.  This necessitates two reservations though.

Map of Hotels Downtown and Nearby Decatur, GA