NIRSA Region V Conference & Student Lead On

Hotel & Travel

September 20-22, 2019 • Brookings, South Dakota

Conference Hotel

Days Inn of Brookings (605) 692-9471; 6 blocks east and 4 blocks south of the Wellness Center. As of September 12 there were 28 rooms available left in our conference block. ALL other hotels in Brookings are sold out on this weekend. This block will get released eventually (was supposed to be on Aug 30 but is still in place) so do try to book your rooms ASAP.

Blocks of rooms (2 person/2 queen) are available at the rate of $99/night (through Sept 1, $139/night after) when making a reservation reference “Campus Rec Conference Block”

Check in is at 3:00pm, check out by 11:00am. Free continental breakfast and free wi-fi access for guests. Hotel also has an indoor aquatics center/pool, fitness space, and spacious lobby area. Rooms will be available to check in on Friday, September 20 and checkout on Sunday, September 22.

Student Attendees

Will have the option to stay in the Welless Center at no cost.


If you are planning on flying, there are two airports within an hour that will be able to accommodate your travel plans. Watertown, SD has service operating to and from Pierre, SD and Denver, CO through Aerodynamic, Inc. and is very reasonably priced. The Sioux Falls airport is a larger airport with a much more comprehensive flying schedule and has an Enterprise Rent-a-Car service on site.

If you are driving from the south, drive north on I-29 and take South Dakota exit 132 or 134 in Brookings. The university is about 1 mile to the left of the exit. If you are driving from the north, drive south on I-29 and take South Dakota exit 134 or 132 in Brookings. The university is about 1 mile to the right of the exit. If you are driving from the east, you can take I-90 West until you reach I-29 junction in Sioux Falls and head north. Use the same exits as listed above to get to SDSU. Coming from northern and central Minnesota, Brookings has State Route 14 that runs directly west into Brookings from central Minnesota. If you are driving from the west, it is recommended to use I-90 East and turn north when you reach the I-29 junction in Sioux Falls. Head north on I-29 until you reach Exit 132 or Exit 134. Once you arrive in Brookings most of the city’s hotels are all located right off of exit 132 and are easily accessible via the interstate.