Unfortunately MLA’s housing block is full, BUT rooms are STILL available outside the block.
If you are going, you can reserve a room by calling OnPeak or by using OnPeak’s reservation system on MLANET at
MLA’s dates overlap UT Austin’s pre-graduation activities with commencement scheduled on Saturday, 5/23 and as you can imagine there is a big demand for rooms.
We are are working to get additional rooms for the MLA block. OnPeak and MLA have requested the additional rooms and when approved, more rooms will be opened in the online reservation system.
Why didn’t MLA and OnPeak get a bigger block of rooms?! MLA is on the hook (in the form of penalties) if we don’t fill our room block. MLA has been penalized before for failing to fill our room block. So MLA and OnPeak are careful about the size of the block due to the high cost of penalties for unsold rooms. Basically, we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. Book a big block of rooms and people don’t stay in the conference hotel and MLA gets financially penalized. Book a smaller block of rooms and we sell out of our block and people have a hard time getting the block rate. Neither way is perfect, you just hope you can guess close to size block you need.
According to MLA, as we get closer to the meeting, rooms open because there is significant wash of about 10% – 20%. These rooms will be shown on the online system as soon as they become available.
Bottom line: Don’t wait any longer to get a room. Anyone who needs a room should make their reservation NOW!