Families and teacher workshop participants who stay on campus in Emerson Hall enjoy a break from the stresses of traffic and everyday life while they are immersed in institute. Bedrooms include twin size bunk beds, chests of drawers, a closet (bring your own hangers!) and desks. Most rooms share an adjoining in-suite bathroom. There is no air-conditioning in the dorm rooms. There are vending machines and laundry on the first floor, and the building has elevators to the underground parking and upper floors. There is free parking during the summer on campus.

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In addition to the nightly charges listed below, there is an additional one-time $20 charge to cover the linen packet of sheets, pillow, and towels. There is no discount for bringing your own linens. No one under 18 may stay on campus without an adult.

Single Occupancy  – $78/night/per person.

Double Occupancy –  $68/night/per person.

Triple Occupancy (limited availability) – $55/night/person.

Child rate (ages 5-10) – $40/night/person

Baby rate (ages 0-4) – no charge

If you are a parent staying with a child, you are charged double-occupancy for yourself and child rate for your child.

The institute does not arrange roommates. If you register for single occupancy and later find a roommate, we can refund the difference when you let us know by July 1st.

No cooking is allowed in dorm rooms. Those staying on-campus should purchase a meal plan. Please visit our Meals page for additional information. 

For information on local hotels or other accommodations, check this SPU page