Hotel and Travel

All program sessions of the State Funds Annual Conference will be held at the Omni Severin Hotel. The Reception and Annual Dinner will be held in the Quarterback Suite of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Omni Severin Hotel
40 West Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (800) 843-6664; Fax: (317) 687-3612

Hotel Reservations Deadline for CIC Rate: April 8, 2013
Room Rate: $134 single/double per night (includes Internet access)


The recently renovated, four-diamond Omni Severin Hotel is located in the heart of the entertainment district in downtown Indianapolis. It offers contemporary amenities while maintaining its historic charm. The Omni Severin is connected to the Circle Centre Mall and to the convention center via skywalks and is just a short walk to Lucas Oil Stadium and Conseco Fieldhouse.

To book your hotel reservations online at the CIC group rate, use CIC's hotel link.
Alternatively, you can call the hotel directly at (800) 843-6664 and state that you are with the Council of Independent Colleges' 2013 State Funds Annual Conference. The reservation cut-off date is Monday, April 8, 2013. Any reservations made after that date can be accommodated only on a space- and price-available basis.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.
Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Airport Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is 13.5 miles from the Omni Severin Hotel. Transportation options include:
  • Taxi service from the airport is approximately $35–$39 one way.
  • The airport shuttle, Downtown Indy Express, is $10 per person. It runs every 30 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. To reserve a shuttle, call 1-800-589-6004 or visit It is approximately a 23 minute ride to the hotel.

Hotel Parking
Self-parking is available approximately one block from the hotel in the Pan Am parking garage ($22 for 24 hours per car without in/out privileges). Onsite valet parking is available for $29 per night. If guests leave their cars in valet after 3:00 p.m. on the date of check-out, there will be an additional $20 charge.

Dress Guidelines
Business casual wear is appropriate throughout the Conference. Business attire is suggested only for the Reception and Annual Dinner on Monday, April 29.