ON CAMPUS LODGING AND CAFETERIA MEALS
Lodging and eating on campus are the most convenient and fun way to get the most intense convention experience.
NEW FOR 2017 – WE ARE NOT OFFERING THE PREPAID MEAL CARDS, BUT EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE MEALS IN THE CAFETERIA. Payment can be made with credit/debit cards or cash.
Standard Dorms have two single beds per room with bathrooms down the hall. They’re on upper campus, close to the action.
South Hall apartment-style dorms have two, three, or four separate, lockable, single-bed bedrooms that share an in-suite kitchenette and bath. Space is limited in South Hall. It’s reserved on a first-come-first-served basis, so register early. Singles in South Hall have the lowest availability, so consider sharing a suite with friends. South Hall is on lower campus and is farther walking distance from the center of activity. South Hall has kitchenettes have no cooking equipment, utensils or supplies, so you must bring your own if you want to cook.
If you’d like to share a room with another member (other than your guest), you can each register and pay separately, but please register at the same time and list your friend’s name on your form.
WE DON’T ASSIGN ROOMMATES IN THE STANDARD DORMS. IF YOU ARE NOT SHARING A ROOM WITH EITHER YOUR GUEST OR A ROOMMATE THAT YOU DESIGNATE, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY.
It is likely we will run out of suites in South Hall by the end of registration, so if you would be willing to share a larger suite with another member (but still have your own locking bedroom and in-suite bath), please indicate when you register. We will refund the difference in your fee if you registered for a single.
Please indicate when you register if you need to be on a lower floor or have other needs. Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify us at least 30 days in advance.
Those not wishing to stay on campus should check our website for a list of area motels. There are no motels within walking distance of PLU, so you’ll need a car.
Sunday night lodging may also be added to your dorm package if you’d like to stay over an extra night.
Cafeteria Meals served in the campus dining hall (located in the same building as our exhibition) are the most convenient way to stay fueled during the convention. Meatless options will be available for vegetarians. We are not offering meal card this year, but it will be just as easy to pay using your credit card (with no chance of any unused funds left on your meal card). If paying cash, we suggest you budget at least $100 for meals.
In addition to the cafeteria meals and nearby snack bar, there are several eateries within a short walking distance of campus. We’ll include a map in the convention program. And there are plenty of grocery stores and eateries within driving distance of campus if you have a car.
Motels/Hotels/B&Bs – See our list of nearby lodging, many of which are within a 10 minute drive of PLU. You will need to have a car if you stay off campus. Check www.traveltacoma.com for more local lodging info. Be sure to check a map to make sure you are within the vicinity of PLU. The motels off I-5 near Hwy 512 (mostly on Hosmer St) are closest to the convention site, but a few in Puyallup off Hwy 512 are a quick freeway drive. Downtown and north Tacoma have some swankier hotels and nice B&Bs, but the drive will be between 20-30 minutes.
RVs and Camping
RVs are allowed to park in the designated lots on campus (with no hookups or shower privileges).
Majestic Mobile Manor in Puyallup is the closest full service RV park, 10 miles from PLU, and about a 20 minute drive. The closest campground, Dash Point State Park near Federal Way, is 21 miles from PLU and about a 40 minute drive one way.