Location & Lodging


Old Main clock tower overlooking Fayetteville

Old Main clock tower overlooking Fayetteville

The NEH institute will be held from June 14-27, 2020 on the campus of the University of Arkansas (UA), which is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a picturesque community situated in the heart of the Ozark Mountain region. Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing areas of the United States. In 2019, Fayetteville was ranked #4 in the Best Places to Live by U.S. News and World Report.

Participants will have access to a variety of campus amenities, including a research library and state-of-the-art technology centers, and the campus is located within walking distance of downtown Fayetteville. Participants who are interested in doing so also have the option of attending theatrical performances at the Walton Arts Center and TheatreSquared, which was recognized by American Theatre Wing as one of the nation’s best emerging theaters.

Lodging and Accommodations

Institute participants who do not live in NW Arkansas will be housed on-campus in residential housing. We have blocked a group of super-suite style rooms, with single bedrooms and shared bathrooms (2 people per full bath). Participants will also purchase a campus meal plan along with their University Housing contracts. The daily cost of housing, meals, and linen service combined is approximately $65/day to be deducted from the participant stipends ($2,100 total stipend will be awarded per participant). More information about on-campus housing at the University of Arkansas for conferences and special groups can be found on the conference services page.

Air Travel

Fayetteville is located approximately 30 minutes from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Bentonville, Arkansas. Participants traveling to the Institute by airplane should choose XNA for quickest access. Ground transportation is available from the airport to the University of Arkansas, and there will be some opportunities for group transportation to UA for those arriving on Sunday, June 17. For alternative air routes, Tulsa International Airport is located approximately 2 hours from Fayetteville.

Area Attractions

Institute participants will take group trips to several nearby educational attractions including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas as well as the Fayetteville Public Library in downtown Fayetteville.

Participants who wish to extend their stay in Northwest Arkansas beyond the scheduled Institute days of June 14-27, 2020, may find more information about local area attractions at Explore Northwest Arkansas.