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Dorm Accommodations

The Gathering begins Sunday July 3. On-campus housing (including camping) during the Gathering is available only for full-time and half-time Gathering attenders. Prior to Friday July 1, housing is only available by special arrangement.  On campus housing is not available after Saturday morning, July 9.

Dorms without air conditioning.  The traditional dorms have double and single rooms along a hallway with community bathrooms. They have one elevator per dorm, and wheel-in entrances.  Kitchens and refrigerators are limited in these dorms.  Friends with medical needs will have priority usage of refrigerators.

Dorms without air conditioning will not show up as a housing option when the rooms are all full. However, there is a waiting list and it is highly likely that those needing this option will be moved off the waiting list. If you need a room without air-conditioning and do not see that option on your registration form, please register for the waiting list. On the next page you will be asked to indicate whether or not you are able to stay in an air-conditioned room. If you have any questions, please contact the Gathering Office.

Dorms with air conditioning. The traditional dorms have double and single rooms along a hallway with community bathrooms. The dorms have one elevator and accessible entrances. There are limited kitchens and refrigerators. Friends with medical needs for a refrigerator will have priority use of it.

This campus has a variety of housing types with and without AC.  The basic rooms are singles and doubles but there are also triples and quads.  Friends with medical needs will be give priority to best meet those needs.

Linens.  Each bed comes with two sheets, pillow & pillowcase, towel, washcloth, hand towel, and a light blanket. 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 the availability of housing, bathrooms, or other Gathering facilities appropriate to their gender identity and expression are welcome to contact Kody Hersh, [email protected],786-246-2566, for information and support.

Tent Camping

FGC has arranged for a field on campus for tent camping. There is a per-person fee and a site fee (only one tent per site).

Porta-potties will be at the campsite and showers and bathrooms will be available on campus. Read more.

Small RVs and Sleeping in Cars On Campus

One parking lot is available for small RVs and Friends sleeping in their cars under these conditions: 

  • The standard fee is for an RV which fits in one parking space.  If your RV is larger, please call the Gathering office, 215-561-1700 option 2..
  • No awnings or tents.
  • No electrical, water or sewage hookups.
  • Friends select RV camping when they complete the registration form.

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


Click to see a list of some nearby hotels. (We do not have a block of rooms reserved this year.)


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 3 pay Early Arrival Room Fees.

Early meals: The Gathering meal plan begins with dinner on Sunday evening July 3.  Early cafeteria meals may be pre-purchased by June 10 via your on-line registration form. 

Prior to the Gathering, the campus sandwich shop will be open these hours for retail purchases:

                            Tuesday June 28 through Saturday July 2, 9 am to 1 pm
                             Sunday July 3 8:30 am to 4:30 pm                      

In St Joseph there is an Italian restaurant, several pizza places, and a diner.  All of them are about 3/4 of a mile from the center of campus.  There is a gocery store 1.25 miles from campus.

 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.