Gathering Accommodations

At the 2024 Gathering, there will be on-campus housing in Haverford College dorms. You may also choose to stay elsewhere and commute to campus. There will also be tent camping on campus.

The Gathering begins Sunday June 30, 2024. On-campus housing during the Gathering is available only for full Gathering attenders. Housing on Friday, June 28 is limited to those attending a Pre-Gathering Event and approved volunteers. Prior to Friday, June 28, housing is only available to staff and approved volunteers. On-campus housing is not available after Saturday morning, July 6.

General Housing Information

The dorm rooms available at Haverford College are air conditioned, single rooms, some grouped together in suites. The following photos show the layouts of single rooms and suites at Haverford.

There are several groupings of dorms on campus.

There are also accessible dorms with elevators. There are a limited number of accessible ADA dorm rooms available. There are limited refrigerators in dorm lounges and they will be reserved for those with medical needs. If you require a refrigerator for medication, please inform us upon registration. A linen package will be available for $22. If you prefer to bring your own linens, please note that the beds are extra-long twins

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

Further Information About Dorms

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 will be able to contact the Gender Diversity Liaison for information and support.

Tent and RV Camping 

We have space for tent camping on Haverford’s grounds. The photos above are from 2019.

Friends are reminded that there are no fires on the grounds and trash must be picked up/packed out daily. A bathroom trailer will be provided, and Friends can shower in the Athletic Center.

RV camping is still being discerned as to whether we’ll be able to park at Haverford. If that is the case, there will be no power, water, or sewage hook-ups on site.


There are hotel, motel, and bed & breakfast options in the area, including within a few blocks of campus. Learn more about Gathering hotel options.


The Gathering meals will be all-you-care-to-eat. Gathering registrants have these choices regarding food during the Gathering.  Each registrant makes one choice for the period starting with dinner on Sunday, June 30, through lunch on Saturday, July 6 (or throughout their half-Gathering registration period). 

  • Three meals a day in the cafeteria
  • Two meals a day (lunch and dinner) in the cafeteria
  • No meal plan (commuters and day pass only)

Meals will be served in the cafeteria, with options to take food outside to eat in outdoor eating areas.

Commuters may choose a meal plan or purchase individual meals for cash in the cafeteria. Part-time attenders may purchase individual meals for cash in the cafeteriaThere are also several restaurants within walking distance of campus.

Special Diets: Vegetarian and vegan and gluten-free dishes will be a part of all meals. Friends with medical dietary needs may be accommodated in the college cafeteria if they provide specific information about their requirements when they register.

Early Arrivals

Early housing: Friends arriving before Sunday, June 30 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, June 30. Attenders of pre-Gathering retreats, or those who are otherwise on campus starting Friday night 6/28, can choose to purchase meals on site in the cafeteria. There are also several restaurants and cafes in easy walking distance of campus.

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

No Pets

Pets are not allowed at the Gathering. Trained service animals are permitted – please arrange in advance with the Gathering Office.

Photo from Unsplash.

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