Room and Board


Convo - DesertsAshland 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. Hot beverages and fruit and muffins are provided each weekday prior to workshops. 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.

2018 Lunch and Dinner Meal Plan: $357
2018 Dinner Only Option: $250
2018 Lunch Only Option:  $117


Senior Apartments

On-campus housing is available for students in two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. Each apartment is an air-conditioned, fully-furnished suite (four people in each suite) with a full kitchen. Apartments do not have utensils, plates, pots and pans, cups, etc.

Students may request to “buy-out” a bedroom in an apartment for double the rate listed below, as long as space is available.

A linen package is available for students upon request. The linen package includes towels, sheets, a blanket and a pillow.

Take a Virtual Tour of the senior apartments

Single A/C Dorm Room

Front of Andrews HallStudents may also request a single room in Ashland University dormitories. Each dorm room has a single bed, desk, closet, and dresser. The dormitories share one common living area and restroom and kitchen facilities on each floor. While the dorm room is private, the dormitory itself may be shared with other students from the University community during the summer residency.

A linen package is available for students upon request. The linen package includes towels, sheets, a blanket and a pillow.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Ashland University dorm space

Andrews Hall Floor Plan

Off-Campus Options

Students requiring a more private living environment are encouraged to consider the Surrey Inn, Georgia Belle Bed & Breakfast and College House Bed & Breakfast are within walking distance of campus. Jenny Wade Bed & Breakfast is a short drive away. Additional housing options off-campus are also available.

It is the responsibility of the student to find alternative housing and transportation to and from campus if the student chooses not to stay on campus.

2018 Total Room Cost for 11-Day Residency:

Senior Apartments: $440
Single Room in Campus Dormitories: $330
Optional Linen Package (includes pillow, sheets, blanket, and towels): $30