Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gathering Location

The fountain outside the Student Union, where many Gathering activites will be held
Centennial Mall, by the Student Union
The atrium of the fieldhouse, where many workshops will be held
The Ottawa River runs through the University of Toledo campus
Ottawa East, one of the dorms we'll be using
A shaded path near the dorms
The waterslide into one of the Rec Center pools
Downtown Toledo at dawn (courtesy of Visit Toledo)

The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

The University of Toledo is located in Toledo in northwest Ohio. Toledo sits on the Maumee River and Lake Erie, and is about 60 miles south of Detroit, MI.

University of Toledo has a large contained main campus.  A small river runs through the campus which has wide pathways and many open green areas with trees and grass. There is a trail which connects the University to the wonderful Toledo MetroPark system. At the 2018 FGC Gathering, we will use the beautiful and spacious Student Union, comfortable dorms (all air-conditioned), and a recently created classroom building.

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Field Trips at the Gathering

Once you are at the Gathering, sign-up on site for trips offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Costs vary. This year, there will be organized field trips to:

Islamic Center of Greater Toledo

Seven Eagles EARTH Center

Charles H. Wright African American Museum

Boat ride to the Toledo Harbor Light

Canal Boat on Maumee River

Toledo Museum of Art

Imagination Station

National Museum of the Great Lakes

Learn more about Field Trips at the 2018 Gathering

Extend your trip to the Great Lakes region