Staying on Campus
Vandervelden Court is a series of small apartments, each with four single rooms, two shared baths and a common area. There is also a small kitchenette (stove, microwave, and refrigerator) so you can store some soda or juice or make tea or instant coffee. These apartments are non-smoking facilities. Vandervelden is not air conditioned and, although the windows open, if the weather is hot, the rooms will be also.
Please remember, this is still a college dorm room. A pillow, bedding and towels are supplied but you may want to bring along some amenities such as a clock, a radio, a light, hangers, ear plugs if you have trouble sleeping, rubber shower slippers, a robe, and your own wash cloth and towels.
When you check in at Registration, you will be issued a building key, a room key, and an overnight parking permit if needed. When you leave at the end of the conference return BOTH keys to the drop box by the laundry room in Apartment Unit A.
The lost key fine for Vandervelden is $300 for the building key and $150 for the room key.
Those staying on campus will have a special sticker on their name bag that is your meal ticket. Please show your badge with the sticker to the cashier at the University Center cafeteria whenever you go for a meal.
Our cafeteria meal hours are:
Breakfast 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Lunch 12 noon – 1 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Although the cafeteria will be open and serving food outside these hours, we are not scheduled to eat then and attendees need to wait for our assigned hours so as not to interfere with other campus groups getting their food. These are serving times, but we can stay in the dining hall at the tables longer if we wish. If you purchase your meal at the POD or bring your lunch, you may still join us in the cafeteria to eat.
Overnight parking is allowed only in lot K and you MUST have a permit which will be given to you along with your dorm room key. Day use parking is allowed in any lot on campus. No permit is needed in the summer but, please, DO NOT park in any space marked “Reserved”. Day parking is also available on the street.
The laundry facilities in Apartment Unit A are available to attendees. You can get a card in the University Center and put money on it for use of the washer/dryer.
There are no phones in the Vandervelden Court Apartments. You need to bring your own cell phone if you feel a phone is necessary. There are public phones on campus; they require a credit card.