University housing will be available for accomodation during the seminar. There are two general options for campus housing to choose from thus far:
- residence hall room
- individual apartments
In each instance, we will try to locate participants in close proximity. Each option can be either single or double occupancy. Both halls and apartments have large lounge areas where participants can meet in groups.
The residence hall (Buchanan Towers) option comes with linen service and the rooms are equipped with a small refrigerator and stove. Apartments are in the university’s Birnam Wood facility. This 132-unit complex is located within a five-minute walk of campus.
The apartment option can also include linen service and cooking utensils for a one-time fee. The apartments have two bedrooms linked by the kitchen and living room. Utilities are provided. You may, however, house up to four people in one unit, so perhaps we might arrange a sharing plan?
There are also a variety of meal plans available, depending upon your preferences. Those who do not want meal plans may purchase a “Declining Balance Card” to cover any meals at any time of day or in any dining facility; others may wish to have full service—breakfast, lunch and dinner—in the student commons dining hall, which in 2012 will be in near proximity of both the residence hall and the apartments we will use. (One may also purchase a different combination: lunch only, or lunch and dinner, etc.)
For those who wish to bring cars, parking will be available. Cars, however, are not absolutely necessary in Bellingham, which has a dependable, regular bus system. Four lines serve the campus and connect it to downtown—also an easy walk away—and to county parks, Lake Whatcom, shopping, and the airport.
We will help make arrangements, of course, for participants with families and/or participants with special physical needs.