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Who is Eligible?


Your group will fall into one of the following categories:


Athletic Camps/Youth Activities:
Cheer and dance camps, football, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and softball camps bring a high level of energy to our campus every summer.  We have racquetball courts, weight room, two gyms, a dance studio, and a rock climbing wall, plus athletic fields, running track, and tennis courts.  To check out availability of our athletic facilities and trainer services please contact the SOU Athletics Office at 541-552-6772.


Oregon Public Educational Institutions:
An optional way to enhance the educational experience of your students is to enroll in educational programming through the Shakespeare Studies Visiting Group Office.  This is an outstanding way to immerse your students in the study of theater. For more information please visit the Shakespeaere Studies Visiting Group Office webpage or call 541-552-6333.


Other Educational Groups: (Including Oregon private schools)
Other educational organizations are required to register for a minimum of four (4) hours of educational programming through the Shakespeare Studies Visiting Group Office.  Alternatively, some groups qualify by holding their own classes on campus when the group's instructor has been appointed adjunct faculty through the Shakespeare Studies Visiting Group Office or extended campus programs.  Adjunct status must be renewed yearly.  For details about educational programming please visit the Shakespeare Studies Visiting Group Office webpage or cal 541-552-6333.


Lodging Rates

Handling large groups of people is what we do best at SOU! 
You'll find our entire staff eager to make your visit work smoothly.

Lodging Rates

Rates are per person, per night.

Standard Rooms

Single Room $50.00
Double Room $30.00


Suite Rooms (Private Bathroom)

Single Room $85.00
Double Room $55.00


From June through August, there is an additional fee of $5.00 per person per night for assignment to halls with either air conditioning or kitchenettes when requested. We do make every effort to accommodate special requests.


Meal Rates

Meal Rates

Our convenient dining options allow you to choose which meals you want each day to match your group’s schedule. In The Hawk Dining Commons our customers will enjoy a variety of foods created by our dedicated culinary team. The Hawk provides foods for vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers alike. From home-style classics to ethnic cuisine and healthy entrees, there is sure to be something for everyone.  Each group member will receive a convenient meal card with the meals on it that you selected for your group. 

Discounted rates are available for youth-aged groups. For more information on our campus food services and to view catering and boxed lunch options, please visit our SOU Catering webpage.

Meal cards are for The Hawk Dining Commons only.  We also have The Landing, a convenience store next to The Hawk, that accepts cash or card, which provides snacks and drinks to go.


Hawk Dining Commons Meal Prices

  Youth Groups Adult Groups
Breakfast $6.50 $7.50
Lunch / Brunch $7.50 $8.50
Dinner $9.50 $11.00



Hawk Dining Commons Meal Hours

Academic Year
  Breakfast / Brunch Lunch Dinner
Weekdays: 7:00 am - 10:30 am 11:00 am - 1:30 pm 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Weekends: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm



  Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Daily: 7:00 am - 8:30 am  11:00 am - 1:00 pm 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Quick Facts

  • You need to have a minimum of 15 people in your educational group and stay a minimum of two nights
  • All bedding -including pillows and towels- is provided for your group
  • Bathrooms are shared and are located "down the hall"
  • Lodging is available year-round
  • Your group will be assigned to a special conference hall. Our SOU students are housed in their own residence halls
  • You have until 30 days before your arrival on campus to make changes in your number of participants or meal plan
  • Campus parking permits may be purchased upon arrival
  • Buses are not permitted to park in campus lots
  • Alcohol is not allowed in public areas on campus; all indoor areas are smoke-free
  • Youth groups are required to have chaperones (one adult to ten minors)
  • Pack flip flops and a robe for trips to the bathroom; bring an alarm clock and hair dryer
  • Four hours of theater classes are a requirement for all groups who do not have adjunct status or are not with an Oregon public school. For details contact the Shakespeare Studies Visiting Group Office at or 541-552-6333
  • Only university age students or older receive exterior door keys; all participants receive room keys
  • Each hall is "locked down" at night
  • A staff member is available from 7 pm until 7 am to assist your group
  • Staying at SOU is a great way to introduce your students to university life and to open up a whole new world of experiences for them. Imagine the possibilities!


Program Adviser Check-List

We are pleased you have chosen Southern Oregon University for your educational program and we look forward to helping you plan your visit! Please keep and use this checklist to arrange your stay on campus.

Make your reservation:


  • Call (541) 552-6375 or email your date inquiry to
  • Complete the Conference Registration Form
  • Once your paperwork is approved you will receive a Conference Group Agreement
  • Return your signed agreement and deposit
  • Submit a certificate of insurance showing your group has general liability insurance with a minimum coverage of two million dollars ($2,000,000) per occurrence


One month before arrival:


  • You may change the number of participants and your meal plan up to thirty (30) days before your arrival
  • Send a roommate roster
  • Send an itinerary
  • Provide a cell phone number so we can contact you on campus in case of emergency


Packing for Ashland is easy!


  • We provide all bedding: sheets, blankets, pillows and towels
  • Bring layers of clothing, a lightweight jacket and good walking shoes. Even the theater is casual dress!
  • Bring a robe and flip flops for trips to the bathroom
  • As a suggestion, leave expensive electronics and jewelry at home.



Pictures and Floor Plans of Halls


The residence halls at Southern Oregon University are smoke and incense free.  Our halls are designed to be comfortable and friendly. There are six options on campus for conference housing: Cox Hall, Baker Hall, Greensprings Complex, McLoughlin Hall, Shasta Hall, and Madrone Apartments.

For descriptions of each residential area, click below:






Conference Services
(541) 552-6375
Fax (541) 552-6380