On-campus housing is provided in the co-ed Goldsworth Valley residence halls. Registration for on-campus housing is a part of the Congress registration process.
The housing rates for 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016) will be published in February. The 2015 rates were $36.75 per night for a single room and $31.25 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.
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.
Western Michigan University is a tobacco free campus.
Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
The address of on-campus housing for Homeland Security purposes is:
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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.
If you have booked on-campus housing through pre-registration, you may check in around the clock between noon on Wednesday and the end of the Congress.
If you hope to arrange on-campus housing on site, you must arrive when on-site registration in the Eldridge-Fox lobby of the Goldsworth Valley III residence halls is open:
Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-midnight
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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 (April 27 in 2016). No refunds are made after that date.
Congress attendees may choose to stay in local hotels. The Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, the main off-campus site, as well as the Baymont Inn, Best Western Plus Suites, the Comfort Inn at WMU, the Courtyard by Marriott, the Fairfield Inn–West, Four Points by Sheraton, the Hampton Inn and Suites–West, the Holiday Inn–West, the Red Roof Inn–West, Staybridge Suites, and TownePlace Suites offer conference rates for Congress attendees. Those wishing to reserve rooms at conference rates need to contact hotels directly. If phoning, please make sure to mention the International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites
Online reservations (group code 51MED)
Best Western Plus Suites
Comfort Inn at WMU
Courtyard by Marriott
Four Points by Sheraton
Hampton Inn and Suites–West
Online reservations (group code: MED)
Online reservations (group code: W9M)
Red Roof Inn–West
Online reservations (group code: B025MED512)
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 offering conference rates to congress attendees offers smoking rooms.
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.
The Medieval Institute offers shuttle service 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.