Welcome to Grandparents University® Housing!



New Center West opened in fall 2010. The residence hall is located on Mark Street between Main & Huff Streets. All rooms are air conditioned suites with beautiful views of campus and the bluffs. Each floor has full kitchen facilities near lounge spaces with a large screen TV. Suites are designed as 2 bedroom/4 person units and 4 bedroom/4 person units with single bathroom in each suite.

Please review this information before you contact us. We get many of the same questions, so chances are you'll find what you need online.

New Center West provides free wireless Internet connections and a lounge with kitchen on each floor. Each suite has a bathroom. All bed linens, blankets, pillows, towels, and washcloths are stocked in each room. Accessibility suites are available.
No. New Center West has a kitchen on each floor of the residence hall. If you have medicine or other health-related items that need to be refrigerated, please indicate this on your registration form and notify us in advance of arriving on campus. Special arrangements can easily be made if we receive advance notice.
You have two options for staying at New Center West. You can stay one night or two.

One night: The cost for staying one night at New Center West is included in your registration fee of $295.00 as are the meals on Thursday and Friday - one continental breakfast Thursday morning at New Center West; Friday breakfast, two lunches in Jack Kane Dining and Warrior picnic.  Children must stay in suite with Grandparent. Each suite contains four single bedrooms with linens. Suites can accommodate a maximum of four people. You will be paired with another same gender Grandparent & Child to share a suite. If there are two Grandparents and two children of the same family, they will be assigned one suite together.  If you wish to have a private room for two people there will be an additional charge of $40.00.

Two nights:  If you wish to stay an additional night(s) the cost is $80.00 per night and does not include meals.  Children must stay in suite with Grandparent. Each suite contains four single beds with linens. Suites can accommodate a maximum of four people. You will be paired with another same gender Grandparent & Child to share a suite. If there are two Grandparents and two children of the same family, they will be assigned one suite together.

Identify other family member names when registering and every effort will be made to accommodate your rooming request.
Guests staying in New Center West must check-in by 10:00 pm.
Yes. 2 breakfast, 2 lunches and Warrior Picnic will be provided.  Meals are provided with both Grandparents University options - whether you stay in the residence hall or choose to not stay.  Meals  are served in Jack Kane Dining, Kryzsko Commons.  The Warrior Picnic will be outdoors, weather permitting.
Yes, the fee is $259.00 if you do not stay in the Residence Hall  however, this program is designed to have participants engaged in the full campus experience which includes staying in the residence halls, eating meals in the cafeteria, attending various classes, etc.  You are welcome to stay in a local hotel, however, you will still need to pay fees for registration and meals.

Yes, we offer a meals-only plan for non-participating adults and/or children.  The fee is $45.00 per person (adult or child).  You will get meal tickets and will eat in Jack Kane Dining with other Grandparents University participant.

A list of packing items is available here. This list is based on recommendations from past camps participants and may help you best prepare for the 2-day experience. Specific details will be sent to all participants several weeks before the event.