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The option to select on-campus house is found within the workshop application.  Please be sure to fill out all housing and dietary concern questions so that we can plan appropriate parking, lodging and lunch accommodations for you.

Off-Campus Lodging: You can make your own arrangements at area hotels.  A complete list of local hotels and motels can be found at  The Aloft Hotel is the closest hotel and is walkable to our building (~14 minute walk/4 blocks/0.6 miles away).

On-Campus Dorm Housing: We will reserve a block of rooms at University Towers, a modern air-conditioned private dormitory located approximately two blocks from our building on the main campus and is within walking-distance of several fast-food restaurants. This facility contains a swimming pool, lounges, a parking deck, fitness center, and cafeteria. Please note, however, this is a low-cost dormitory facility, not a luxury condo. Numerous student groups are also housed here for summer programs and it can be lively at times. Baths are shared by two adjacent rooms and can be locked off on each side. A one time pick up of linens will be provided (2 flat sheets for a full (double) bed, blanket, thin pillow, pillowcase, 1 bath towel and 2 washcloths). You may want to bring an additional pillow, towels and/or blanket for the entire week.  Each room includes a small dorm refrigerator and a microwave. Check in Sunday afternoon or evening and check out on Friday morning. Parking is included in the weekly housing fee of $240 for a single room.

Commuters and those staying locally – please let us know this too in case there are last minute concerns to communicate.  There is a place on the form for you to indicate this.

Meals: Lunches are included in your tuition Monday-Thursday and will be provided in or near the workshop building. When filling out the application form, we will provide a place for you to indicate any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

If you stay at University Towers, you may purchase individual meals (breakfast $6.50 and dinner $8.00) directly at the main desk at University Towers at the time of each meal.  Meals at University Towers are simple with student campers in mind. Lunches will be provided within the workshop Monday – Thursday.

For those of you who prefer the flexibility of eating elsewhere, there are many restaurants of all types and price ranges in Raleigh, many within walking-distance of campus. Feel free to ask Patty Aune for suggestions or check out a more complete list of Raleigh restaurants at:

Parking: Campus parking is limited and restricted. If you stay at University Towers, you will park in their private deck. We will also provide free parking for local participants and those who stay in nearby hotels or motels but you must inform us of your housing plans. 

  • If you have a state issued Handicap Parking permit and need accommodations for this on campus, please be sure to indicate that on your application so that we can arrange alternate parking plans for you.
  • If you fail to inform us of your plans, lose your parking pass, or change your mind at the last minute, you will have to use the University’s daily pay lot ($2/hour). Most street parking is limited to two hours in surrounding residential areas. 

Things to do in Raleigh: If you are not familiar with Raleigh and you have energy left in the evening to get out.