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Gathering Fees

This information is about the 2017 Gathering. Check back in mid-winter 2018 for information specific to the 2018 Gathering at the University of Toledo.

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Find details on the half-Gathering options, payments, deposits, cancellations, and additional fees.

Fees Described

Every full-time and half-Gathering attender pays three fees:

  • a Program Fee
  • a Lodging and Campus Fee
  • a Meal Plan Fee

Part-time attenders pay a daily program fee and can purchase meals on site. On campus housing is not available to part-timers but is available to half-Gathering registrants.

Children on the floor must bring their bedroll, pillow, and towel.

Attenders may choose to purchase other items: early arrival rooms, shuttle tickets, t-shirts, and an attenders directory. Fees for these additional purchases will be posted by April, 2017.

Financial aid is available. Learn more.

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2017 Program Fees

Adult Program $395    Young Adult Program(18-35 yrs) $360 Half Gathering (Adults only) $240    Young AdultProgram(18-35 yrs) $220 Infant through High School Program
(up to age 18, read more) $175 Family Discount on Program Fees (for families with dependents) 15% Adult part-time program & campus fee,
adults only (per day)$95

Family Discount (since 2014)

A family consisting of one adult plus dependents is eligible for a 15% discount on Program Fees. Full-time students under age 24 are usually dependents. Note that a spouse or domestic partner is not considered a dependent. However, if the family consists of at least one adult and one dependent, then the discount also extends to a second adult spouse or domestic partner. Dependents are registered oldest to youngest, and third, fourth and fifth dependents will not be charged a program fee.

A grandparent plus dependents also constitute an eligible family. (“Dependent” means dependents of the grandparent, or dependents of another adult in the family who is not attending the Gathering.)

See examples and read more about the Family Discount.

If you are not eligible for a Family Discount, the first registrant indicates that s/he is "not registering with dependents" and subsequent registrants respond to the question "Which registrant are you?" with "Other adult without dependents."

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2017 Lodging & Campus Fees

"Double" refers to a single bed in shared room with two beds

Little Child=birth to 4 yrs · Child=5-11 yrs · Youth=12 yrs to rising ninth grade ·
High School=rising 10th grade - 18 yrs and in HS program FULL- AND HALF-GATHERING FEES Full-
Gath Half-
Gath Full-Gathering   Adult Adult High School Youth Child 5-11 Little Child Single, air conditioning, apartment $420 n.a. n.a $315 $315 $315 Single, no air conditioning $338 $169 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. Double, no air conditioning $238 $119 $208 $208 $208 $208 On floor (see Family Housing Notes) n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. $39 $39 In RV on campus (First person) $150 $75 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. In Tent on campus (First person) $207 $104 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. RV or Tent additional per person fee $57 $30 n.a. $10 $10 $10 Commuter $75 $50 n.a. $25 $25 $25 EARLY ARRIVAL ROOM FEE,
per night
              Single, air conditioning, apartment $70 $n.a. n.a. $50 $50 $50 Single, no air conditioning $50 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. Double, no air conditioning $40 $n.a. n.a. $35 $35 $35 HS on floor (see conditions)n.a.n.a.No chargen.a.n.a.n.a.Child on floor (birth–age 11)n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.No chargeNo chargeRV on campus (first person)$15n.a.No chargeNo chargeNo chargeNo chargeTent on campus (first person)$25n.a.No chargeNo chargeNo chargeNo chargeRV or Tent additional person$10n.a.No chargeNo chargeNo chargeNo charge

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2017 Meal Plans (dinner July 2 to lunch July 8)

Everyone staying on campus or in a Gathering camping/RV site must choose a meal plan   Adult
High School Youth Child 5-11 Little Child Breakfast, lunch & dinner $198 $100 $198 $198 $159 No charge Lunch & dinner $150 $75 $150 $150 $120 No charge Cafeteria breakfast & lunch, and
cooperatively cooked dinner $135 n.a. n.a. $135 $112 No charge Cafeteria lunch and
cooperatively cooked dinner$87n.a.n.a.$87$63No charge

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2017 Pre-Purchased Early Meals (any meals before dinner on July 2)

This year there will not be any pre-purchased meals before Sunday dinner (July 2). If you arrive early for a pre-Gathering event or workgrant, you will need to purchase each meal you want at the cafeteria. See single meal prices below.

Cash Meal Prices

Attenders staying off-campus and part-timers will be able to purchase individual meals at the cafeteria. Any pre-Gathering meals (before Sunday dinner) will also be at these prices.


  • Breakfast: 8.00
  • Lunch: 11.00
  • Dinner: 14.00

HS, Youth, and older children (ages 5-17)

  • Breakfast: 6.40
  • Lunch: 8.80
  • Dinner: 11.20

There is no charge for ages 4 and under.

Sample Rates

Here are some sample rates* to help you plan your budget:

$831 Adult (36 yrs. and older)
$581 High schooler
$373 11-year-old, on the floor
$2078 Family with two adults, one 10-year-old, and one 3-year-old

*Sample rates assume shared rooms, full-time attendance, and a three-meal per day meal plan. We assume children 11 and under will have the floor rate.

Find details on the half-Gathering options, payments, deposits, cancellations, and additional fees.

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