Image of the Goldsworth Valley dormitories

On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing is provided in the co-ed residence halls of the Goldsworth Valley I, II, and III complexes. Registration for on-campus housing is a part of the Congress registration process.

On-Campus Housing Rates

The housing rates for the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies are $36.00 per night for a single room and $30.50 per person per night for a double.

Any rooms booked to on-site registrants will be billed at the single rate, although two attendees who want to share a room may do so.

All on-campus rooms will be singles unless specific requests are received for double rooms, with roommate specified at the time of registration. Please make your travel arrangements before making your on-campus housing request. Plan carefully and indicate special housing requests at the time of registration. Every effort is made to accommodate timely housing requests, but keep in mind that not every request can be fulfilled.

If you and a colleague request sharing a double room, we must be in receipt of both registrations before either will be processed.

Floor plan of a suite in the Goldsworth Valley III dormitory complex.If you and a colleague or colleagues request sharing an adjoining bathroom (i.e., ask to be suitemates), we must be in receipt of all registrations before they will be processed.

Room assignments are indicated on the pre-registration packet, and keys are picked up at registration in the Eldridge-Fox lobby of the Goldsworth Valley III dormitory complex. Rooms may be reserved for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights of the Congress, but neither earlier nor later.

The campus housing offered through the Congress was designed for WMU undergraduates, and bathrooms are usually shared. Those who require hotel amenities such as air-conditioning, refrigerators, and private bathrooms will find them at area hotels, where rooms can be booked through Discover Kalamazoo's centralized hotel booking system.

Western Michigan University is, under the laws of the State of Michigan, a smoke-free facility. In 2014, smoking is permitted outdoors at specified distances from university buildings. In 2015, WMU will be an entirely tobacco-free campus.

Homeland Security

The address of on-campus housing for Homeland Security purposes is:

            1903 W. Michigan Ave.
            Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Bed Linens

Each attendee staying in on-campus housing is issued a blanket, a pillow, bed linens, towels, a washcloth, a bar of soap, and a plastic drinking cup.

Check In

You may check in around the clock between noon on Wednesday and the end of the Congress.

Check Out

All Congress attendees must vacate their rooms and turn in their room keys by noon on Monday.


Refunds for registration fees, on-campus housing, and cafeteria meals are made only if notification of cancellation is received by the close of pre-registration (fifteen days before the Congress). No refunds are made after that date.


Off-Campus Accommodations

Image of the Radisson Hotel Congress attendees may choose to stay in local hotels. The Radisson Plaza Hotel, the main off-campus site, as well as the Baymont Inn, Best Western Suites, the Comfort Inn at WMU, the Fairfield Inn–West, Four Points by Sheraton, the Hampton Inn–West, the Holiday Inn–West, the Red Roof Inn–West, Staybridge Suites, the Super 8, and Towneplace Suites offer conference rates for Congress attendees.

Centralized Hotel Booking

Centralized hotel booking for the 2014 Congress is closed. Those hoping to reserve a room at conference rates must phone the hotel directly and ask whether the hotel is still willing to offer a room at the conference rate. Otherwise, reservations can be made at any available rate directly with the hotel. Please identify yourself as a Congress attendee.

2014 Hotel Rates for Congress Attendees


Radisson Plaza Hotel  $141.00–$181.00

Baymont Inn $90.00
Best Western Suites $114.99
Comfort Inn at WMU $104.00-$114.00
Fairfield Inn–West $104.00
Four Points by Sheraton  $114.00
Hampton Inn–West $127.00
Holiday Inn–West  $124.00
Red Roof Inn–West $89.99
Staybridge Suites  $129.95–$159.95
Super 8  $69.99
Towneplace Suites  $117.00

Room rates do not include 11% state and local taxes.

Smoking is prohibited in hotels with inside corridors in the state of Michigan. No hotel on this list offers smoking rooms.

Shuttle Service

The Radisson Plaza Hotel, the main off-campus site, Four Points by Sheraton, and the Holiday Inn–West provide shuttle service to and from the airport.

The Medieval Institute provides shuttle service to campus and back from the Radisson Plaza Hotel on Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.; and on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until midday, with buses departing every 40 minutes.

Shuttle service is offered during the Congress to and from the Baymont Inn, Best Western Suites, the Holiday Inn–West, the Red Roof Inn–West, and Staybridge Suites on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and on Sunday until midday, with buses departing every 60 minutes.



  • The Goldsworth Valley dormitories
  • Floor plan of a suite in the Goldsworth Valley dormitories
  • The Radisson Plaza Hotel

The Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5432 USA
(269) 387-8745 | (269) 387-8750 Fax