Lodging

A block of hotel rooms and a block of dormitory rooms on the Bloomington campus have been reserved for people attending the Institute.

HOST HOTEL:  INDIANA MEMORIAL UNION (IMU)
900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN USA 47405
812.856.6381

The Indiana Memorial Union will serve as the location for registration, sessions, and most social events.  For your convenience, if you are looking for hotel accommodations, we encourage you to reserve a guestroom at the IMU.  In addition to being the location for Institute activities, the IMU is located in the center of campus and is in easy walking distance to many of Bloomington’s downtown shops, cafes and restaurants.  Hotel rooms may be shared at no additional charge.  IMU rates are based on a charge for the room, not a charge for the number of people staying in a guestroom.

Rates & Reservations
In order to secure a hotel room at the Indiana Memorial Union, contact the hotel directly or reserve your room online.  When phoning for your reservation, you must identify that you will be attending the Rhetoric Society Institute in order to obtain a room.

Online reservation: http://imu.indiana.edu/hotel/
Code:  RHETORIC2017
Phone reservations: (812) 856-6381
Room rates: current rooms rates vary from $125-$190 depending on room type; rates are for the room itself and are not based on the number of people occupying the room.  All rooms are currently subject to a 12% tax.

Reservation cut- off date: April 21, 2017
Parking: free to hotel guests

ON-CAMPUS DORMITORY HOUSING:  WILLKIE RESIDENCE CENTER
(Graduate Students Only/not available for faculty members)

Willkie Residence Center
150 North Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN  47406
812.856.4804

For graduate students seeking moderately priced accommodations, we have reserved a large block of rooms at Willkie Residence Center.  Willkie is a renovated dormitory consisting entirely of single, air-conditioned rooms with two single rooms connected by a locked entry full bath.  This residence center is reserved for adults during summer conference months and is well suited for those seeking moderately priced, yet private accommodations.  Each room is simply decorated, but attractively furnished with bed, desk, chair and closet. Bed linens will be provided, but it is necessary to bring your own toiletries.

There is about a 10-12 minute walk from Willkie to the Indiana Memorial Union and the classrooms where many Institute activities will take place.

Rates & Reservations
In order to reserve a dorm room, you must request and pay for a room when you register for the Institute.   Should you wish to cancel or change your reservations after you have registered, you may do so by re-entering the registration system and making the change.

Room rate: $52.00/night/room + tax (currently 12%)
Parking: free in lot located behind the dorm

OFF CAMPUS ACCOMMODATIONS
There are hotel options outside of the IU Bloomington campus.  Some hotels are located within walking distance; some are a short drive from campus.  Check out the Visit Bloomington web site for off campus lodging (https://visitbloomington.com/visitors/hotels).

Attendees electing to stay at off campus hotels who wish to drive to campus and park their car on campus may do so in the two parking lots adjacent to the Indiana Memorial Union.  There will be a fee for parking in these lots.  Discount parking passes will be available at the registration check-in desk for Institute participants.  The approximate discounted parking fee is currently $12/day.