Housing/Meal Package Pricing

This year we are offering housing and meals as separate packages, as follows:

5-night package, Tuesday night through Saturday night
No single night with exception of extra night. Linens not included; linen rental: $10 $225
All Meals
Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch
No single meal option $175
Lunch Only Package
Wednesday through Sunday
No single lunch option $65
Additional Night (Sunday)
Includes dinner Sunday and breakfast Monday
For those needing to stay over after the conference $80
Linen Rental
Includes pillow, blankets, two flat XL twin sheets, towel, and washcloth


There is a fully-operating cafeteria on the campus serving three meals a day. As separate packages you can purchase all the meals or just lunches. Whether you are staying on-campus or off, you can purchase the lunch package which will allow you to have lunch in the cafeteria Wednesday through Sunday. This can be especially handy if you are staying off-campus and would prefer not to go into town for lunch each day.

The cost of the lunch-only meal package is $65.

Additionally, if you are staying on-campus or off, you can purchase the full meal package. This full meal package will allow you to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the cafeteria from Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch.

The cost of the full meal package is $175.

Individual meals in the cafeteria cannot be purchased.

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.

On-Campus Housing

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.

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.

The cost of the five night housing package is $225.

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.

If you need to stay over Sunday night, there is an additional charge of $80.00. This includes Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast.

Bed linens and towels can be added for a one-time charge of $10 per person.

  • Linen Package includes: 1 pillow, 2 blankets, two flat sheets, a towel and a washcloth.
  • Towels are cotton
  • Linens (the sheets and pillowcases) are 55% cotton and 45% polyester. 
  • The two blankets may either be 100% cotton or a cotton/polyester blend.
  • Pillows are plastic (not linen) covered, like a hospital may use. Pillow case is included.
  • Laundry facilities are free to use for anyone staying in the dorms, and are located on floors 2-4. You will need to provide your own laundry detergent and/or fabric softener sheets.

Please Note: Individual nights cannot be purchased. Minors under 18 cannot be accommodated.

Off-Campus Housing

There are many places to stay in the Salem area, from which you can drive to Monmouth in about one half-hour. Monmouth & Independence also have several places to stay, including:

The College Inn 503-838-4438

MaMere’s Guest House 503-917-8745

The Independence Hotel 503-837-0200


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.

Campus Map

To give you a sense of the WOU campus, here are the buildings and areas that will be utilized during FOBA 2024. For more comprehensive campus maps, visit WOU website