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Dorm Accommodations

The Gathering begins Sunday July 5. On-campus housing (including camping) during the Gathering is available only for full-time and half-time Gathering attenders. Prior to Friday July 3, housing is only available by special arrangement.  On campus housing is not available after Saturday morning, July 11.

Dorms without air conditioning.  These traditional dorms have double and single rooms along a hallway with community bathrooms. They have two elevators per dorm, and wheel-in entrances.  There is a kitchen on each floor, shared by approximately 100 people.  Friends with medical needs for a refrigerator will have priority use of it.

Dorms with air conditioning.  Each double (shared) room in this dorm has a private bathroom.  Each single room shares a bathroom with the neighboring single room.  The dorms have elevators and accessible entrances. There is at least one kitchen on each floor available to dorm residents (approximately 100 people per floor). All Friends with medical needs for a refrigerator will have priority use of it.

Linens.  Each bed comes with two flat sheets, pillowcase, towel, washcloth, light blanket, and pillow. No linens are provided for children sleeping on the floor.

Internet Access:  The University reports that there is free wireless in all of the rooms of all of the dorms, and throughout campus.

Housing Clusters

All registrants (except High School Program participants) are assigned to general housing unless they choose a specific housing cluster.  Read more about housing clusters.

Friends with concerns about accessing housing, bathrooms, or other Gathering facilities appropriate to their gender identity and expression are welcome to contact Kody Hersh, kody.hersh@gmail.com,786-246-2566, for information and support.

No On-Campus Tent Camping

There is no tent camping on campus.  Friends may choose to use commercial campgrounds in the region. We are hoping that nearby camping will be possible. Please check this webpage for more information in mid-December.

Small RVs and Camping In Cars On Campus

One parking lot immediately adjacent to one of the dorms without air conditioning is available for small RVs and Friends camping in their cars under these conditions: 

  • The vehicle must fit within a conventional parking place.  Trailers may not be detached.
  • No awnings or tents.
  • No electrical, water or sewage hookups.

Friends in this car-and-rv-camping lot may use the bathroom and showers in the nearby dorm. They must chose an on-campus meal plan (they may not choose the "no meals" option).

Hotels

Click to see a list of nearby hotels.

Meals

The Gathering meals will be all-you-care-to-eat.  Read more about meal plan choices and special diets.

Early Arrivals

Early housing: Friends choosing to arrive before Sunday July 5 pay Early Arrival Room Fees.

Early meals: The Gathering meal plan begins with dinner on Sunday evening July 5.  Early cafeteria meals may be pre-purchased by June 10 via your on-line registration form.   

High School early arrival: Please read special arrangments and responsibilities regarding early arrival by High Schoolers.

No Pets

Please don't bring your pets to the Gathering.