Travel & Logistics
If you're selected to attend the Texas MBA Diversity Forum, below is some helpful information for planning your trip to Austin. Be on the look-out for more details coming soon.
Official Start & End of the Event
The official event starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 with a welcome reception. The event officially closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016.
Evening in Downtown Austin (Friday, November 4th)
Experience a Friday night out in Austin with current MBA students (Location: TBD. Not a UT-sponsored event)
Here is a Google Map with Texas MBA Diversity Forum event location information for your reference.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area
1617 North Interstate 35
Austin, Texas, 78702
The hotel is located across the highway from campus and is about a 20 minute walk or short cab ride away from the McCombs School of Business, where the Diversity Forum events will be held. More information about the hotel can be found here.
The Texas MBA Program is pleased to cover the cost of your stay on Friday night. You will check in on Friday, November 4 and check out on Saturday, November 5. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m. You will be paired with a roommate while attending the Diversity Forum. All incidentals are the responsibility of the guest. If you plan to check out on Saturday, you are welcome to bring your luggage to McCombs and we'll store it for you throughout the day.
If you would like to stay at the DoubleTree Hotel on the nights of Thursday, November 3, or Saturday, November 5, a block of rooms has been reserved under the name "Texas MBA Diversity Forum." If you are interested, please call the DoubleTree Hotel at 512-479-4000 to reserve rooms for either Thursday or Saturday night at our $259/night rate.
The University of Texas campus is located approximately 12 miles (20-30 minutes) from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Taxis are readily available at the airport and will cost about $25 to get from the airport to the UT Austin campus. Taxis are also available at the DoubleTree Hotel for transportation back to the airport. Travel and transportation expenses are not covered.
Please note: Due to a recent city ordinance, Uber and Lyft are currently unavailable within the Austin city limits.
There will be no off-campus events during this Diversity Forum, however, if you prefer to have your own mode of transportation during your stay in Austin, here is a list of rental car companies at the Austin airport.
If you drive to campus, we recommend parking in the Brazos Garage, which is located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and Brazos St. Day parking (8-24 hours) at Brazos Garage costs $18.
If you can no longer attend the Diversity Forum, please email Diversity@mccombs.utexas.edu and let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another applicant.
Forum session dress is business casual attire. Evening and social events are Austin casual! Austin weather can be unpredictable in the fall, but around mid November it is light jacket weather.
Rene Martinez - Associate Director of MBA Admissions, Rene.Martinez@mccombs.utexas.edu
Patrice Buffkin - Texas MBA Events Coordinator, Patrice.Buffkin@mccombs.utexas.edu
General Inquiries - Diversity@mccombs.utexas.edu