The Accessibility volunteer team is eager to hear from Friends about specific needs which must be met to enable their attendance and full participation in the Gathering. We will do all that we can to meet these needs. For example, golf cart shuttles are available for Friends with mobility limitations. When registering, please check all “Accessibility Needs” that apply, adding appropriate details.

Accessibility at Western Oregon University for the 2023 Gathering

The Western Oregon University campus is fairly compact and mostly flat with a hill at one end. Buildings are connected with sidewalks. The classroom buildings, Student Center and the dorms are accessible. 

Dorm and Living Accommodations: There are several groupings of dorms on campus. There are accessible dorms with elevators. There are a limited number of accessible ADA dorm rooms available. There are no air-conditioned dorms at Western Oregon University. If you need air conditioning, you will need make to other housing arrangements and register as a commuter.

There are small refrigerators in every dorm room. There are limited refrigerators in dorm lounges and they will be reserved for those with medical needs. More about housing

Other forms of accessibility

  • Financial Accessibility – FGC wants Friends of all financial means to attend the Gathering.
  • Fragrance Sensitivities  – The Gathering includes people with asthma and chemical sensitivities which are triggered by fragrances. Help these Friends stay healthy by doing your best to bring fragrance-free toiletries (or buy them at the Gathering Store). If you have fragrance sensitivities or allergies, read about steps taken to limit air-borne allergens and fragrances at the Gathering.
  • Airport Transportation – we are working to offer transportation for motorized scooters and anyone who needs a ramp or lift to get into a vehicle.
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