Ashland University features award-winning dining services. Lunch is served in the University Dining Hall ("Lower Convo"), and dinners are catered each night. A strict vegetarian option is provided at each meal; however, students with very specific dietary restrictions and preferences should consult the Residency Menu before deciding to purchase the meal plan. All rooms on campus are equipped with full kitchens if it is determined that the menu will not suit your dietary needs. Students should notify the Administrative Director of dietary restrictions and special requests on their residency preference sheet.
Communal meals during the summer residency are an important step toward community-building. All faculty and visiting writers take part in both lunch and dinner throughout the two weeks. Students are highly encouraged, but not required, to dine with the program. Students can choose between two meal plans: dinner only or both lunch and dinner. Students who opt out of the meal plan may join the program for lunches in the dining hall by paying at the register upon entering. See the rates below.
Restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance of the University, and the Eagle's Nest, a snack bar with dining and coffee selections in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center, is open all day for students who opt-out of the meal plan. The program provides hot beverages in the lobby of the classroom buildings each weekday morning before workshops begin, and water bottles are provided prior to the afternoon craft seminar.
2013 Dinner Only Option: $240
2013 Lunch and Dinner Meal Plan: $375
On-campus housing is available for students. Each apartment is an air-conditioned, fully-furnished suite of two bedrooms (four people in each suite) with a full kitchen. Students may request to buy-out a room in an apartment if space is available.
Students may request a single room in Ashland University dormitories. The dormitories have common bathrooms on each floor, a shared, full kitchen, and are air-conditioned.
A linen package is available for students upon request. The linen package includes towels, sheets, a blanket, and a pillow.
2013 Room Rates:
Senior Apartments: $35.50/night Single Room in Campus Dormitories: $25/night Linen Package (includes pillow, sheets, blanket, and towels): $21.50 (not included in rate below)
2013 Total Room Cost for 14-Day Residency:
Senior Apartments: $500 Single Room in Campus Dormitories: $350
Here are a few general items you may want to pack for the summer residency.
Personal toiletries and shower items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush)
Slippers or sandals for shower
Paper and pens
Flash drive or other portable storage device
Printer (printers are available in labs as well)
Cups/mugs, silverware, and/or plates for kitchen, if desired
Pots, pans, spatula, etc., if desired
Cell phone charger
Coffee maker, if desired (coffee and tea are provided in the lobby of the buildings prior to morning workshops)