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A limited number of rooms at The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center will be available at a discounted rate of $249 plus taxes per night from Saturday, June 28th through Wednesday, July 3rd. More information and a reservation link will be emailed to the person listed as the payment contact upon completion of your registration.  Please make sure this person forwards the confirmation email to all of those in your party. We highly recommend booking your room as soon as possible to take advantage of this special rate which is only available until June 13, 2024 and is subject to availability. For more information about The Gaylord and its amenities, please click here.  

Reagan National Airport (15 minutes) or Baltimore-Washington Airport (45 minutes) are the closest and most convenient airports to and from The Gaylord.  The Gaylord does not provide airport shuttles.

On-site parking at The Gaylord is available.  As of December 2023, self-parking is $36 daily and $18 hourly. Valet parking is $59 daily.  There are also several parking garages and lots in the surrounding area—please visit this page for details.

Other nearby accommodations include the following. .


No refunds are available for registration.

Registrants will have the option to transfer their paid registration to another member of their institution if requested in writing via email by Friday, June 14, 2024. Please send the following information to dsufoundation [at] desu.edu: Original Registrant’s Name, Department Title, Institution Affiliation, Date and Time, valid Telephone Number. Transferring Registrant’s Name, Department Title, Institution Affiliation, Date and Time, Email address and/or Telephone number. * Please make sure all email address and telephone numbers are valid.

Delaware State University (DSU) and the DSU Foundation are not responsible for any reimbursements of hotel costs and fees due to flight delays and/or cancelations, other traveling arrangements or inclement weather.

Photography/Video Release Form

In consideration of my participation in the 2023 HBCU Philanthropy Symposium, upon the terms herewith stated, I hereby give to DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY, its legal representatives and assigns, those for whom DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY is acting, and those acting with its authority and permission:

a) The unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures, and video or audio recordings of me or in which I may be included intact or in part, composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, audio, video, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever.

b) I also permit the use of any printed, video or audio material in connection therewith.

c) I hereby relinquish any right that I may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy, printed matter or audio/video that may be used in conjunction therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

d) I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless Delaware State University, its legal representatives or assigns, and all persons functioning under its permission or authority, or those for whom it is functioning, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture, video, or audio recording, or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

e) I hereby affirm that I am over the age of majority and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release and agreement prior to its execution; I fully understand the contents thereof. This agreement shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.