Don’t want to stay in a dorm on campus? There are several hotel and motel options in the Radford area. All are at least a mile from campus. Here is a Google map of nearby options.  We also suggest websites like Kayak to find a locations and rates that works for you. (Gathering staff have been given a personal recommendation for the Radford La Quinta Inn.)


At the 2022 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.

Claytor Lake State Park

Claytor Lake State Park is located in Dublin, VA, about an 18 minute drive southwest from Radford University. Claytor Lake has tent camping, RVs sites with electric and water, and cabins and yurts to rent, including some with a lake view. It is part of the Virginia State Park system, and there is a discount for VA residents.

Read more about camping & cabins at Claytor Lake State Park or make reservations online

How to register

If you are staying off-campus, choose “Commuter” when registering for the Gathering. Registration opens April 11, 2022.

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