During FOBA 2024 Conference

  • For conference problems you may call 503-741-7983. This is the FOBA day manager.
  • For campus non-emergency issues, please call Western Oregon University  at 503-810-9591.
  • In case of emergencies, call Campus Public Safety at 503-352-2230 or from on-campus phones dial 2230. This number is for emergencies ONLY, please.

The Conference Information Desk will have someone available to help you in the Richard Woodcock Education Center from 8:00am to 7:00pm Wednesday thru Saturday and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.


Meals

If you have signed up for meals (full meals or lunch only) you will be given meal information at check-in, including meal times.

DescriptionThursday 14th JulyFriday 15th JulySaturday 16th JulySunday 17th JulyMonday 18th JulyTuesday 19th July
Breakfast
n/a
7:30am-8:30am
7:30am-8:30am
7:30am-8:30am
7:30am-8:30am
7:30am-8:30am
Lunch
n/a

12:00pm – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dinner
5:00pm-6:30pm
5:00pm-6:30pm
5:00pm-6:30pm
5:00pm-6:30pm
5:00pm-6:30pm
n/a

Please do not go to the cafeteria before our assigned time. The cafeteria will be open earlier and serving food to other groups: we are not scheduled to eat then and need to wait for our assigned hours. You may stay in the dining hall after meals if you wish.

  • If you have purchased a meal package (full meals or lunch only) you were given a wristband. Please present your wristband to the cashier at the Valsetz Dining Hall cafeteria whenever you go for a meal.
  • There are two coffee shops on campus, one inside Werner University Center (Cafe Allegro) and one located within the Hamersly Library (The Press) where you can pick up a quick bite or beverage. Note that hours are subject to change during the summer: for the most up-to-date hours and menus please visit Western Oregon University Campus Dining page. WOU is situated in the heart of downtown Monmouth. Many restaurants are located within walking distance for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you did not purchase a meal package you cannot buy food from the cafeteria. Please do not go to the cafeteria before our assigned time. The cafeteria will be open earlier and serving food to other groups; we are not scheduled to eat then and need to wait for our assigned hours. You may stay in the dining hall after meals if you wish.


Forest Grove Recommendations:

Restaurants:

Cafe & Drinks:

  • Kafe – Toast, tea and boba
  • Slow Rise Bakehouse – honest to goodness bakery
  • Telvet Coffee – Handcrafted espresso drinks, and other favorite drinks from around the world.
  • Campus Starbucks

Staying on Campus

For non-emergency dorm room assistance call 503-810-9591. Use this number for late arrivals, lock-outs, problems with your room, etc.

  • Housing will be in the Ackerman Hall dorm rooms with shared and private bathrooms in the hallway. Each room includes a small refrigerator and microwave oven, in case you wish to store some soda or juice or make tea or instant coffee. However, no cooking and eating utensils are supplied; you should plan to bring your own if desired. These rooms are non-smoking facilities. Double Rooms: Approximately 162 square feet. Single Rooms: Approximately 115 square feet
  • The dorm has elevators at both ends of the building, but is not air conditioned. If you wish to share your dorm room with someone specific (maximum 2 people per dorm room), please note that on the registration form; otherwise, all rooms will be assigned as single occupancy.
  • The WOU campus is Non-Smoking, Alcohol and Drug-Free. This includes the dorm rooms.
  • Laundry rooms located on floors 2-4. Use of the laundry facilities is free in Ackerman Hall, but you must provide your own detergent.
  • Community kitchen located on the 4th floor
  • There are no phones in the Ackerman dorm rooms. You will need to use your own cell phone if you feel a phone is necessary. There are public phones on campus; they require a credit card.
  • Housekeeping on campus does not work like housekeeping at a hotel–they do not come into each room every day while we are on campus. This means things like garbage cans are not emptied every day. If necessary there is a dump bin outside the laundry room you can use to empty garbage cans from your room.
  • Opened in the Fall of 2010, Ackerman is one of the most environmentally sustainable residence halls in the nation! Nestled into The Grove, Ackerman is the closet hall to the center of campus, and offers housing for conference attendees.
  • 4 Floors, 3 Wings per floor
  • Offers same gender community bathrooms and two single stall bathrooms located in each wing
  • Common space, laptop bars and study nooks in each wing

Take a virtual tour of Ackerman Hall

Please note: In the virtual tours on the WOU website, most dorm room beds are shown raised higher so a dresser can fit beneath it, but during the conference the beds that will be occupied by attendees will be lowered to a normal height. All dorm rooms also include a microwave and small refrigerator/freezer and while they are not shown in the video tours, you can see them in the Matterport tours. Ackerman Hall has a small number of single rooms, so attendees may be assigned a double room, but with guaranteed single occupancy.  If you know you want/need to share a room with a spouse, friend, or partner – you should each request that when you register.

Ackerman Dorm Room

All Staff and Attendees may park for free during the conference in Lot H, located in the center of the campus. The address for the lot is: 354 Monmouth Ave. N, Monmouth, OR 97361.

Overnight parking is allowed only in Lot H and you MUST use the permit that will be given to you with your dorm room keys.

Directions via Google Maps


Not Staying on Campus

If you are not staying on campus, Forest Grove offers these housing alternatives.

  • McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, 503-992-9533 or 877-992-9533
    Built in 1922 as a Masonic & Eastern Star home, this historic lodge was renovated in 2000 and includes a restaurant. See their web page at: www.mcmenamins.com/grand-lodge
  • Best Western University Inn & Suites, 3933 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, 503-992-8888.
    Complimentary full breakfast, indoor pool, exercise facility, and free wireless internet access in all guest rooms are some of the amenities. See their web page for reservations at:
    http://bestwesternoregon.com/hotels/best-western-university-inn-and-suites/
  • America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, 3306 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, 503-357-9000
    A complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, and complimentary wireless internet access are some of the amenities. See their web page at:
    http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=853

All these motels are located along Pacific Avenue, Hwy. 8, in Forest Grove. The distance from the Pacific University campus: America’s Best Value Inn is 1 mile, The Grand Lodge is 1.1 miles, and Best Western University Inn is 1.5 miles.

There are many other motels in the Hillsboro area. Look for one that has easy access to Highway 26 or Highway 8, the Tualatin Valley Highway.

All Staff and Attendees may park for free during the conference in Lot H, located in the center of the campus (see map below). The address for the lot is: 354 Monmouth Ave. N, Monmouth, OR 97361.

Day use parking is allowed in lot H on campus. No permit is needed in the summer but DO NOT park in any “Reserved” space. Day parking is also available on the street. Most street parking has a two hour limit.