On-Campus Lodging and Meals
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There are three dorm packages from which to choose. Dorm packages include housing, bed linens, a pillow, and three meals a day. Students can opt for different accomodations than their parents (i.e. students can stay in the dorms with their friends with a chaperone, while parents stay in a hotel.) However, an appropriate chaperone MUST stay with the students. Please note that you must sign up and pay for all dorm packages before the deadline, Tuesday May 20.
Roommate Requests - If you would like to be housed with a certain person or near another participant/group, you must indicate this in your housing registration. Lodging assignments will be made in the order registrations are received. Payment for all roommates must be paid via credit card (online) or check (by mail) or purchase order by the registration deadline, Tuesday May 20.
Chaperones - At least one person must be designated as the chaperone for every 15 students listed for accommodations in the dormitories. If both male and female students are registered with the group, it is strongly recommended that both male and female chaperones be assigned.
Children Under 4 - There is no charge for children younger than four who will stay in a room with their parents. Please note this clearly in the 'comments' area on the online reservation form. No bed or linens will be provided for this child.
Double Occupancy - All rooms are double occupancy. If no roommate is indicated, one will be assigned. Assigned roommates will be from the same affiliate.
TEACHERS - if you are scheduling accommodations for your entire group (not just for yourself), please log into your account and pay for students there. This will allow you to pay for all members of your group at once without entering into each student’s record. This is especially helpful when submitting payment from your school, either by purchase order, check or credit card.
Please note that in an effort to keep entire state delegations together and accommodate housing requests, dormitory housing may be mixed gender on some floors. Bathroom facilities will remain separate. The university makes every effort to ensure that the designated chaperones are with their students.
Microwaves and refrigerators are not available in individual sleeping rooms. However, you may use any of the refrigerators and microwaves in the common areas of your residence hall, if they are available.
Box Lunch Request - If you have purchased a meal plan, you can request a box lunch by visiting the Lodging/Meal Registration station at the Stamp Student Union during housing check-in. Box lunches are convenient if you plan to go off-campus or if you will be far away from The Diner during your judging time periods.
If you have special lodging needs for health conditions, please mail a letter outlining your needs along with medical documentation such as a doctor's note. This must be received by May 20, 2014.
For questions regarding housing and meals at the University of Maryland, contact Conferences and Visitor Services at 301-314-6637 or email NHDhousing@umd.edu.
On-Campus Lodging Check In
When you arrive, go directly to the Stamp Student Union. Lodging registration will be held on Saturday from 2:00-8:00 PM, on Sunday from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, and on Monday from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. You will receive your room assignment and meal card at this time. Room Keys will be given out at the service desk in each residence hall. Campus greeters will be stationed in the registration area to direct you to your residence hall and answer your questions about the campus.
Late On-Campus Lodging Check In - If you arrive on campus after 8:00 PM, you should go to Denton Hall to receive your room assignment and meal card. The telephone number to the Denton Hall desk is 301-314-3368.