Parking, Check-In, Orientation, Class Changes

Staying Here:

Each week’s events begin on Sunday evening with supper, then Orientation, and end with Friday night’s events, so you may plan to arrive Sunday, (prior to 5:00 PM, if possible), and leave on Saturday morning; check-out time is 8:00-10:00 AM.   Attendees who are attending more than one week in a row will be responsible for their own meals for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.  Housing assignments are made a few weeks preceding the Gathering so if you have special needs regarding housing, please let us know as soon as possible.


Here is a map showing designated parking areas..  Please utilize the designated parking areas, as we cannot assist you with any tickets you may receive while on campus.  If you have special parking needs, please contact the office at least two weeks prior to your arrival. You will receive a parking permit at Check-In and will not be ticketed while in a designated parking area, while you check-in.  Please keep in mind that all roads on campus are fire lanes and not for parking (or jamming).
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Check-in & Orientation

Check-in begins in Bryson Gym at 2:00 PM on the Sunday that begins your week and continues until 6:00 PM, when we break for supper. Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. Orientation will be held at the Pavilion at 7:00 PM.  Check-in resumes in Sunderland Hall 1st floor lobby (or porch) at 7:30 PM, continuing until 10 PM.
Please note: Although check-in begins at 2:00 PM, dorm rooms will not be ready until 3:00 PM at the earliest.

The Housing Coordinator will be available at check-in for questions about your room assignment.  The Housing Office (Sunderland 112) will be open, with a few items, such as fans, that you can check out. If you have any issues with your room, you can report them to the Housing Coordinator or at the Housing Office.

If you have a child in the Children’s Program, there will be a short meeting with Melissa Hyman, Children’s Program Coordinator, in the lobby of Sunderland Hall at 6:30 PM.

Class Changes

If you need to check the status of classes for which you are waitlisted, the Operations Team will be available during Check-In.

Those who wish to request class changes can do so by submitting our new google form.


You will be emailed a copy of the request.
If you have another class change to request, please submit another form.

Requests are processed in order of submission.
Any class change requests made by email or text up to June 20, do NOT need to be resubmitted.

Note: We will not have time to respond to class change requests. You will receive an update on your Check-in packet upon arrival. You can ask about your place on a waitlist at Check-in on the Sunday of your arrival.
[If your status in a class is the deciding factor on your attendance, please send us an email and highlight that need in the subject/opening of the email so that we can assist you.]

The Class Add/Drop period ends at 6:00 PM on Monday.
This gives you a full day to sit through the classes you are registered for and see if they are a good fit.

If you are unable to fill out the class change request form using your smartphone or a personal computer, you can use a chromebook located at Check-In on Sunday or at the Sunderland Lobby Information Table on Monday. You can ask our team questions at those times/locations as well.

A QR Code to the Class Change Request Form will be posted at various locations in Sunderland and at Check-In.