The Gathering begins Sunday July 3. On-campus housing (including camping) during the Gathering is available only for full and half-Gathering attenders. Housing on Friday, July 1 is limited to those attending a Pre-Gathering Event and approved volunteers. Prior to Friday, July 1, housing is only available to staff and approved volunteers. On-campus housing is not available after Saturday morning, July 9.
General Housing Information: There are several grouping of dorms on campus. The non-AC dorm is very close to the dining hall while the AC dorms are closer to the Student Center and workshop spaces. There are accessible dorms with elevators that are both AC and non-AC. There are a limited number of accessible ADA dorm rooms available.
There are limited refrigerators in the dorms and it they will be reserved for those with medical needs. Please bring a cooler for snack and food needs.
The College will provide two bed sheets, a pillow, a pillowcase, a towel & washcloth, and a light blanket for all beds. You may want to consider bringing an extra blanket. No linens are provided for children sleeping on the floor. Please bring a bedroll and towels for children on the floor.
Internet Access: The College reports that there is free wireless in all of the rooms of all of the dorms, and throughout campus
Non A/C Standard Dorm Rooms: There is one dorm on campus without air conditioning. The dorm rooms have semi-private bathrooms, with two rooms sharing a bathroom. There are not living rooms or kitchenettes in the suites.
A/C Standard Dorm Rooms: There are multiple dorms on campus with air conditioning. The dorm rooms have semi-private bathrooms, with two rooms sharing a bathroom. There are not living rooms or kitchenettes in the suites.
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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 will be able to contact a Gender Diversity Liaison for information and support.
At the 2023 Gathering, there will be no tent or RV camping on campus at Radford University. There are several campground under a 20-minute drive from campus. We recommend making reservations early - read more about camping off-campus.
There are hotel and motel options in the area, most at least a mile from campus. Learn more about Gathering hotel options.
The Gathering meals will be all-you-care-to-eat. Read more about meal plan choices and special diets.
Early housing: Friends arriving before Sunday, July 3 for a pre-Gathering event or workgrant pay Early Arrival room fees (a few early volunteers may receive an early housing fee waiver.)
Early meals: The Gathering meal plan begins with dinner on Sunday evening, July 3. Attenders of pre-Gathering retreats, or those who are otherwise on campus starting Friday night 6/26, can choose to purchase a pre-Gathering meal package that goes from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. See the pre-Gathering meal plan options. If you want just one or two meals, you will be able to purchase them on site in the cafeteria (at a price higher than pre-purchased meals.) There are also several restaurants and cafes in easy walking distance of campus.
High School early arrival: Please read special arrangments and responsibilities regarding early arrival by High Schoolers.
Pets are not allowed at the Gathering. Trained service animals are permitted - please arrange in advance with the Gathering Office.