Penland housing is quite simple. Buildings are not air-conditioned - the climate is moderate and you can count on cool temperatures at night. Furnishing is basic: a bed and a place to put your clothes.
This year, we are pricing our housing in two tiers: standard and economy.
Standard housing includes rooms that are a bit larger and, in some cases, are in buildings that have been recently constructed or renovated. The "dorm" option in standard housing refers to rooms that house four people.
Click here to see some pictures of standard rooms at Penland.
Economy housing includes rooms that are a little smaller; many are in older buildings, and a few are located one-half-mile from the center of campus (let us know if this will present a physical hardship for you). The "dorm" option in economy housing refers to rooms that house up to fifteen people.
Click here for some pictures of economy rooms at Penland.
Housing assignments are made shortly before the session begins. We do our best to match students with the type of housing they request, but this is not always possible, and we cannot honor requests for specific rooms or buildings.
Students staying on campus pay for all meals as part of their room and board charge.
Penland provides excellent, nutritious meals made with fresh ingredients, some grown here on campus. There is always a vegetarian option, but we cannot accommodate special dietary needs such as vegan, wheat-free, sugar-free, lactose intolerant, or those who eat meat at every meal.