Travel and Lodging


Ohio Northern University is located in the village of Ada, Ohio, located a short distance from interstate 75 in northwest Ohio.  

Air travel: the nearest airports to Ada, Ohio are Dayton International (DAY) and Toledo Express (TOL), both of which are around 75-85 miles from campus.  Detroit Metro (DTW) is also an option, though it is further away.  Since there is no shuttle or bus service between the airport and the ONU campus, renting a car is necessary to get to campus.  Once at the airport, follow the driving directions to campus (below).

Driving: For driving directions and maps, see the following webpage:

The Inn at Ohio Northern University is an outstanding luxury hotel on the campus of ONU. From free WiFi to nightly turn-down service and endless amenities in every room, the Inn strives to ensure every stay is comfortable and convenient. Experience exceptional and highly personalized service.

For 2014, lodging rates at The Inn for the Midwest AAR (mention "Midwest AAR" for this rate):
  • $89 for a single
  • $10 per additional person

All reservations must be made directly with The Inn.  Rates include a light breakfast (ask for more details when registering).  For reservations or more information, please call 419.772.2500 or visit

The Holiday Inn and Suites in Lima, Ohio (a 15-20 minute drive from campus) also have a special MAAR rate.  Reservations can be made by calling 419-879-4000 and mentioning the Midwest AAR.  

  • $89.99 for a single or double room

Because many undergraduates participants do not have institutional funding to participate, conference organizers will attempt to match interested undergraduate students with students from the host institution for housing in dormitories. Space will be limited, however.  Interested undergraduates should contact Forrest Clingerman at no later than 1 March.